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31 English Language Schools in Vancouver 2024

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Best English schools in Vancouver by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
LSI - Language Studies International
Students < 18 years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
Students < 18 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
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TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
Students 18-30 years
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(16)
Students 18-30 years
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(23)
Students 18-30 years
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(3)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
Students 31-49 years
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(12)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
ILSC Language School
Students 50+ years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
Students 50+ years
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(3)
Students 50+ years
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(4)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
Students all ages
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(34)
Students all ages
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(8)
Students all ages
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(20)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
Quality of teaching
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(32)
Quality of teaching
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(5)
Quality of teaching
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(7)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
Oxford International Education
Leisure programme
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(5)
Leisure programme
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(37)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
Oxford International Education
Value for money
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(5)
Value for money
4.1

Rating: 4.1

(32)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
EC English
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Location of school
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(5)
Location of school
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(27)
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Vancouver ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Vancouver

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Vancouver
145 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Vancouver
Nightlife
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Geographic setting
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Public transport
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Climate
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Cleanliness
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Affordability
3.2

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Shopping
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Safety
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What our students said about Vancouver

Vancouver is a beautiful city, you can experience a lot and get to know many cultures. Food prices are relatively expensive compared to Europe. You shouldn't visit China Town in the evening because the main street is full of homeless people with tents. People are relatively open and sometimes approach you out of the blue and ask you how you are. You can also just take the bus to Whistler without any problems.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Mark-Julius Germany

Vancouver is a nice city to visit, but it's more about the nature in the surrounding that make it a special place. You can be at first surprised by the amount of homeless in downtown. And living there is a bit expensive.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Yar

Anytime again. I don't know any city that combines so many different things: internationality, nature, big city, hiking, skiing, water sports, sightseeing, culture, art ....

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Antje Germany

The economy and the climate of most cities in Canada are similar. People in here are un - enthusiastic, not like American.

3.0

Rating: 3/5

Xiaoli China

Great city, great surroundings, very friendly people, it’s really worth going there.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Dietrich Germany

Beautiful city, lots to do but in my opinion there is a lack of culture.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Daniel Canada

Vancouver is a city of exchanges and is safe for young people

1.0

Rating: 1/5

Nina France

What school directors said about Vancouver

The modern cosmopolitan city of Vancouver makes for an exceptional setting. Year after year, Vancouver continues to be ranked one of the most desirable places to live by The Economist Group’s Global Liveability Report. Located between the ocean and the mountains, with parks and beaches surrounding its harbour, the picturesque city with spectacular green views attracts visitors from all around the world. With modern conveniences that include trendy restaurants, convenient public transportation, and multiple shopping & entertainment districts, Vancouver has a lifestyle that you will easily adapt to and enjoy.

Erika HerndierDirector of LCI Language School, lives in Vancouver since 2004

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Vancouver

LCI Language School

There are two or three teachers whose teaching methods are good. Other teachers teach by playing games. Generally, the first class in the morning and afternoon from Monday to Thursday, which is more formal, the others classes are including some interactive. The extra classes on Friday are paid speaking activity. This week, the teacher was sick, so a new teacher led us to play word guessing games in the class. The class went by but there wasn't much knowledge that we can learn from the school. Compared with the other students who have been here for half a year, their English is not very good and I don’t feel that they have improved a lot.
The learning experience is just so so.

30 May 2024
Course: English Language Course (Full-time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 40 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 53 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

The number of students per class was very good!

16 November 2023
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 33 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 20 reviews
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada

Good location, and in general it was a good teaching.

5 October 2023
Course: General English - Intensive Program - 8 weeks
Student age: 30 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 34 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

I particularly liked the location of the school. It is very central and easy to reach. The school also offers free activities several times a week. I chose this school again because I had a great experience with it a few years ago. I was there for 2.5 weeks and had great teachers. My English improved a lot during that time and the lessons were fun. This time, too, I had two great teachers who were attentive to the students and provided assistance. Overall, you get a warm welcome at the school and the staff are friendly and helpful.

10 June 2023
Course: Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 20 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

In the school, consideration is given to the individual strengths and weaknesses of the students. This enabled me to improve in the areas relevant to me. The small class size has made a decisive contribution to my progress and I would definitely visit the school again. To get the best experience, you should take part in some activities, especially at the beginning. The organisation of the language course was very quick and straightforward and if any questions arose, I always received an answer very promptly.

17 November 2022
Course: Intensive 25 - 5 weeks
Student age: 26 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 20 reviews

Information about Vancouver

Why Vancouver? Vancouver is Canada´s 3rd largest city beautifully situated with ocean and mountains surrounding the city. The city boasts Stanley park with a 10 thousand acre park of forest, beaches, cicling and running paths. With the beauty of the natural environment and the city's role as a haven for former hippies and counter-culture types, it is not too surprising that organisations such as Greenpeace sprang up here. But Vancouver is also the commercial and cultural heart of Canada's West Coast and a major convention and tourist destination.
What we like about Vancouver
  • Milder climate than other Canadian cities.
  • Lots of outdoor activities to try.
  • Incredibly beautiful city - famous for its urban planning.
  • Diverse city, with heaps of restaurant options.
What we dislike about Vancouver
  • High crime rate.
  • Overall an expensive city to stay.
Population: M  600,000
Time zone: +2h. (GMT -8)
Region: British Columbia, Greater Vancouver Regional District
Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.7263 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to Canada and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 04 Jun. 2024 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Canada in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Canada on the official website - Government of Canada.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 497 C$
Average course price per week (Low season): 313 C$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 74* (26% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 63* (37% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:75* (25% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average): 7.23 C$
    (2% more expensive than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
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Water Temperature
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Best time to take a language course in Vancouver
May
International Children's Festival
International Children's Festival

27 May 2024 - 02 June 2024Dedicated entirely to shows and performances for children and their families, every year the programme of the International Children's Festival includes circus performances, comic theatre and other fun and funny events and activities.

July
Canada Day
Canada Day

01 July 2024The city of Vancouver hosts some great Canada Day celebrations: attend the daytime waterfront party at Canada Place followed by a parade and fireworks at Burrard Inlet in the evening; or a full day of events and festivities on Granville Island, especially popular with children.

City Hall
City Hall
Granville Island Public Market
Granville Island Public Market
English Bay Beach
English Bay Beach
Chinatown
Chinatown
Gastown
Gastown
Downtown
Downtown
Yaletown
Yaletown
Coal Harbour
Coal Harbour
Vancouver International (YVR) - 7 km. from Vancouver city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Yvr-Airport Station, Sea Island Centre Station, Bridgeport Station, Oakridge-41St Avenue Station, King Edward Station

4 per day, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Vancouver International Airport-"Departures", Oakridge Mall/41st & Cambie, Vancouver General Hospital/12th & Cambie

Taxi: 20 minutes drive to city center of Vancouver

Q&A - Questions and answers about Vancouver

  • Yes, we have some partner schools in Vancouver that offer evening programmes. Let us know what your preferred dates are and we can provide you with more details.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 11, 2024
  • At the time of writing, the schools DEA Canadian College and ILSC Language School (ILSC) offer a Medical English programme.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 07, 2023
  • No, unfortunately this is not possible, as the schools themselves are responsible for arranging accommodation for their students. That is why a school cannot offer you accommodation if you do not also book a course with them.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 19, 2023
  • When you book your course, it's possible to pay a pre-payment through our platform, but it's not possible to pay the full amount. The remaining balance will have to be paid to the school directly, according to the instructions on your invoice.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 14, 2023
  • You will pay the accommodation fee together with the remaining balance of your course fees, all of which will be paid to the school, not to the host family. The confirmation email that you will receive once your booking is confirmed will explain when and how to make this payment.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 17, 2023
  • In Vancouver, the school has different options for Academic Preparation/Pathway Programs. The programmes prepare students for higher education study and focus on the needs of each student and their educational goals. Let us know what your preferred dates and course duration are and we can you send detailed information.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 17, 2022

FAQ about schools in Vancouver

  • Select "Children and Teenager English Camp " at the top of the page and click "Calculate Price Comparison" to see all the junior programs offered by all of our partner schools in Vancouver.
    You can choose a course for your child based on the age range specified in the course name.
    Click the course name to go to the school page to view the course details, and check the breakdown of the cost in the calculator on the school page.
    Susan Wang, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 10, 2023
  • Not to worry, the school shall give you a level test before you start your programme, to make sure that your selected programme is the correct level for you.

    After completing your registration, we will ask the school to send us all the relevant information so you can take your level test and start on the optimal course for your needs.
    Fraser Provan, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Jun 17, 2022

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