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

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Why 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.
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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: Genera English Full time 25 - 30 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 3 reviews

the teachers are very capable
excellent school

14 August 2013
Course: Genera English Full time 25 - 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: Genera English Full time 25 - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years


What school directors said about Kelowna

Dale Lockhart

1. Kelowna is Canada’s #1 resort destination and offers the country’s best weather and mildest climate with the least amount of rain and snow as it is a semi-desert. 2. Over 95% of city residents speak English as a first language so students learn faster in this TRUE immersion destination.

Key Facts about Kelowna

Population: 126,000

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

Region: British Columbia,

Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.8038 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): 250 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):6.42 C$ (10% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Public transportation in Kelowna

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Events in KelownaBest time to take a language course in Kelowna

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.

What to do in Kelowna

Kasugai Gardens
Kasugai Gardens

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

    FAQ about schools in Kelowna

  • International Gateway Kelowna has received the best overall rating in Kelowna.
  • Students rated the activity program at International Gateway Kelowna as the best.
  • International Gateway Kelowna was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 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.

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