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Rating: 3.7

3.78 reviews

Rating: 4.3

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Rating: 4.0

4.0
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Accreditations:
School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS

The school is ideally located, in the heart of the city's shopping and entertainment district right on the C-Train public transit line. More

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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780C$ 748C$
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

The school is located in the main business district, in a ‘no pay’ train zone, which international students love. It is also close to Calgary Tower, the Calgary Central Library and a... More

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General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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825C$ 825C$
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Accreditations:
School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS

Located in the city centre, one block away from the C-train stations in a very convenient neighbourhood. Banks, shops, convenience stores, restaurants and cafes are easily accessible.... More

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General English GE20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 30
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730C$ 699C$
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Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 8 reviews

thanks to this school, I've met students from around the world. I've been able to discover different cultures. we discover the other students through the activities that are offered, so What I liked the most were the activities.
it is very well acceuilli in 'school. Bridget, Steve, and teachers allow us to improve our English and are listening to us when we have problems. It s 'it feels very good in this school. I really did not want to return to France I wanted to stay in Calgary. If I 'could have j ' have extended my stay.

30 July 2015
Course: General English Plus - 3 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Marie
France

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 8 reviews

Personal atmosphere, puzzles :D, Curling
The teachers of TOEFL courses should have some contact information regarding the exam, not just a link.

21 February 2012
Course: Intensive English - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Tanja
Deutschland

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 8 reviews

The people were really nice
I chose them because they have really good information about schools in many places and are a really good intermediate between the school and the student the first time you ask for information, and also their web page is complete and full of information about the schools.

13 September 2009
Course: General English Plus - 4 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Oscar
Mexican

Key Facts about Calgary

Calgary: Calgary was host of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games as well as home of the World Famous Calgary Stampede. It has many wonderful attractions, including the Canada Olympic Museum and historic Heritage Park. The Banff National Park and Lake Louise are a short drive away. Hiking, camping, horseback riding and world class skiing and snowboarding await you all year round.

According to Mercer 2019, Calgary ranks 32 in terms of quality of life.

Population: 1,020,000

Elevation: 1048 m. above sea level

Time zone: +3h. (GMT -7)

Region: Alberta,

Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.7473 USD)

Calgary quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6

4.6 (19 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 5 (rankings of universities in Calgary)

High season: July

Low season: May

Average course price per week (High season): 315 C$

Average course price per week (Low season): 292 C$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:73* (27% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:69* (31% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average):6.90 C$ (10% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Arrival Airport

Calgary International, Alta. (YYC) - 10 km. from Calgary city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 12,00 CAD, 33 minutes.

Main stops: YYC Airport Domestic Terminal, SB Centre at 4 Ave SW

Taxi: 46 C$, 18 minutes drive to city center of Calgary

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Fort Lauderdale International, Honolulu International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Maui Kahului, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Orlando International, Palm Springs International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego International, San Francisco International, Seattle / Tacoma International
  • United Kingdom: London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester

Weather in Calgary

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Events in CalgaryBest time to take a language course in Calgary

January
The High Performance Rodeo
The High Performance Rodeo

January 2021The High Performance Rodeo is a multidisciplinary arts festival where live dramas and theatre performances play a central role. Staging contemporary and often unconventional dramas, this is the most important festival of its kind in Western Canada and is a major event for lovers of drama and the arts.

July
Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede

July 2021Annual non-profit event known around the world for its famous rodeo. There are also shows, live music, a parade, plenty of food and a fair complete with games and rides for the entire family. The Stampede is touted as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Folk Music Festival
Folk Music Festival

July 2021Shining a spotlight on the less conventional musics of the world, the Calgary Folk Music Festival features international and local musicians for performances and jam sessions to celebrate both the diversity and similarities of musical cultures across the globe.

August
Marda Loop
Marda Loop

August 2021Attracting tens of thousands of participants every year, Marda Gras is a festival for the whole family featuring all kinds of circus and street performances in the Marda Loop, the main shopping and tourism district of South Calgary.

Carifest
Carifest

August 2021Dedicated to Caribbean culture, Carifest showcases Caribbean art, food, entertainment, and more. This joyful day starts off with a colourful parade of wild and traditional Caribbean costumes through the city streets and the party continues at Shaw Millennium Park.

What to do in Calgary

Flames Central
Flames Central
Bow
Bow
Glacier Skywalk & Rocky Mountains
Glacier Skywalk & Rocky Mountains
Calgary Tower
Calgary Tower
The Calgary Stampede (Rodeo)
The Calgary Stampede (Rodeo)
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    FAQ about schools in Calgary

  • 699C$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Calgary. The average cost of a language course in Calgary is 279C$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at OHC English as the best.
  • OHC English has received the best overall rating in Calgary.
  • OHC English, located in 1212 - 1st St. SE, Unit 116 has been voted as the school with the best location in Calgary.
  • OHC English was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at OHC English is the best rated accommodation in Calgary.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Canada is 12 weeks.
  • The student price index in Calgary is 73.15. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Calgary with 4.6 stars out of 5.
  • In Calgary electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Calgary is Calgary International, Alta. (10.2 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Calgary.

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