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

You are interested in learning English in Ottawa? We have researched all the details about the best English language schools in Ottawa for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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Why Ottawa? As the capital city of Canada, Ottawa is a vibrant, safe community offering visitors tradition, historic sites, monuments and beautiful parks. It is considerably smaller than other major cities in Canada such as Vancouver and Toronto, and for this reason it is often an attractive choice as it is a more manageable size and often cheaper. It still has a lively feel and should not be dismissed for its nightlife, which still beats into the early hours of the morning. Cold winters can not be escaped in Canada, so why not embrace them, and in Ottawa you can do just that with skiing, skating and even snowshoeing options to keep you entertained on a chilly day!
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Key Facts about Ottawa

In the latest 2019 Mercer the quality of life in Ottawa was ranked 19 among 231 cities worldwide.

Population: 813,000

Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)

Region: Ontario,

Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.8088 USD)

Ottawa quality of life rating:

Rating: 3.9

3.9 (20 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 Ottawa)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 220 US$

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

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:67* (33% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:50* (51% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:62* (38% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average):6.38 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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