Best language schools in Kelowna (ranked based on student reviews)

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Rating: 4.0

4.03 reviews

Rating: 4.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7

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International Gateway Kelowna is located in Kelowna city in the Okanagan Valley, in the south of Canada's British Columbia province. The school is in downtown Kelowna, on the main shopping... More

Course Categories (12)Accommodation (1)Facilities (13)
Practical ESL Full Time - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
750C$ 720C$
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by QE (Quality English)

The school lies between Okanagan Lake and rolling mountain ranges. Students will be welcomed to a friendly and modern campus which is close to public transportation and the lake. More

Course Categories (7)Accommodation (2)Facilities (4)
General English Course 25 - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
870C$ 834C$
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Kelowna

Rating: 4

4.0 | 3 reviews

The thing that I liked most about the school is the relationships between the students and the opportunity to learn about different cultures.
I payed for 7 months of school and I think that it is very unprofessional that I didn't receive a book. Even the photocopies were just bad quality. They repeated more than 15 classes with the same themes and exercises. They put me with lower level students for classes during the winter because there were not enough students to open my level and in my experience if a person wants to learn good English conversation they need to be talking with people better than them in English.

14 April 2014
Course: Practical ESL Full Time - 30 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 3 reviews

the teachers are very capable
excellent school

14 August 2013
Course: Practical ESL Full Time - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 3 reviews

being able to interact with so many people from all over the world
They are very good in creating a strong community of students and teachers, we all are friends

14 August 2013
Course: Practical ESL Full Time - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years


Key Facts about Kelowna

Kelowna: Kelowna is a dynamic city of 109,000 people in British Columbia?s Okanagan Valley. It boasts all the amenities of a major city - fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant cultural life - yet orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive of the downtown core. Kelowna has a Cultural district that is home to several local theatre groups, a symphony orchestra, museums and numerous art galleries.

Population: 126,000

Time zone: +2h. (GMT -8)

Region: British Columbia,

Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.7572 USD)

Kelowna quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.3

4.3 (3 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.

High season: July

Low season: November

Average course price per week (High season): 224 C$

Average course price per week (Low season): 339 C$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:72* (28% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:72* (28% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average):6.81 C$ (10% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Arrival Airport

Kelowna International (YLW) - 11 km. from Kelowna city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 7,00 CAD, 80 minutes.

Main stops: Northbound 5640 block Airport, Eastbound Transit Way at Alumni Ave Bay D; Eastbound Transit Way at Alumni Ave BAy C, Westbound Highway 97 at Bertram

Taxi: 37 C$, 13 minutes drive to city center of Kelowna

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Phoenix Sky Harbor, Seattle / Tacoma International

Weather in Kelowna

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Events in KelownaBest time to take a language course in Kelowna

International Wine Festival
International Wine Festival

January 2021Festival celebrating the wines of this rich, fruit growing region. Most of the main events are held in and around Kelowna and have a definite culinary gourmet edge to them. Be sure to attend one of the family-friendly grape stomping parties.

Spring International Wine Festival
Spring International Wine Festival

May 2021Located in what has been called the "world's second-best wine region", this event invite you to live a unique wine experience. Ranked in the top 100 events in the USA in the last 16 years, this is one not to be missed!

Canada Day
Canada Day

01 July 2021Celebrate Canada Day by participating in the special activities organised each year. The main events take place in the following parks: Waterfront, Jim Stuart and Kerry and also in Prospera Place and include concerts, a food fair and an arts & crafts fair, and a fireworks display.

Fall International Wine Festival
Fall International Wine Festival

October 2021Kelowna largest yearly event with over 200 participating stalls specifying in wineries-tasting, music, art, cooking and wine classes. The Okanagan was recently rated the world's number one wine destination by USA Today and Huffpost.

What to do in Kelowna

Kasugai Gardens
Kasugai Gardens

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    FAQ about schools in Kelowna

  • Students rated the activity program at International Gateway Kelowna as the best.
  • International Gateway Kelowna has received the best overall rating in Kelowna.
  • International Gateway Kelowna was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 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 Kelowna is 72.4. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Kelowna with 4.3 stars out of 5.
  • In Kelowna electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Kelowna is Kelowna International (11.2 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Kelowna.
  • In Kelowna the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group.
  • Schools in Kelowna offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TEFL / TESOL, IELTS.
  • In Kelowna there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: English & Football, English & Ice Hockey, English & Yoga, English & Oenology.

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