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20 Pathway Academic Preparation courses in Vancouver offered by 11 language schools - 12 week English course.

English courses to prepare for entering university studies in Vancouver, Canada. Click here to see Educational System in Canada and Student Guide.

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Oxford International Education, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (50 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Type of Academic Preparation:Foundation (to enter bachelor)

Course Content:

100%English language lessons
0%General academic skill training

Affiliated universities and colleges:
Acsenda School of Management Algonquin College Arbutus College Blanche Macdonald Centre Capilano University CodeCore College Columbia College Coquitlam College Cornerstone International Community College of Canada Corpus Christi College Dorset College Evergreen College Holland College IBT College JRS College John Casablancas Institute Lakehead University Lambton College LaSalle College Laurentian University Oxford College of Arts, Business & Technology Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Royal Roads University Saint Mary’s University Seneca College Sheridan College Sprott Shaw College Thompson Rivers University Toronto Film School University of Canada West University of Regina Vancouver Film School Vancouver Institute of Media Arts Yorkville University
Universities and colleges with guaranteed placement:
*guaranteed upon successful completion of Pathway Program and completion of the required English level for a particular Educational Institution, timely submission of all the necessary documents, and meeting other enrollment requirements of University/College. Acsenda School of Management Algonquin College Arbutus College Blanche Macdonald Centre Capilano University CodeCore College Columbia College Coquitlam College Cornerstone International Community College of Canada Corpus Christi College Dorset College Evergreen College Holland College IBT College JRS College John Casablancas Institute Lakehead University Lambton College LaSalle College Laurentian University Oxford College of Arts, Business & Technology Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Royal Roads University Saint Mary’s University Seneca College Sheridan College Sprott Shaw College Thompson Rivers University Toronto Film School University of Canada West University of Regina Vancouver Film School Vancouver Institute of Media Arts Yorkville University
Max. students per class: 16
Required minimum language level: Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Starting dates: Every Monday

Comments:
This course prepares students for higher education study and focus on the needs of each student and their education goals.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
Oxford International Education, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 25 (50 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Type of Academic Preparation:Foundation (to enter bachelor)

Course Content:

100%English language lessons
0%General academic skill training

Affiliated universities and colleges:
Acsenda School of Management Algonquin College Arbutus College Blanche Macdonald Centre Capilano University CodeCore College Columbia College Coquitlam College Cornerstone International Community College of Canada Corpus Christi College Dorset College Evergreen College Holland College IBT College JRS College John Casablancas Institute Lakehead University Lambton College LaSalle College Laurentian University Oxford College of Arts, Business & Technology Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Royal Roads University Saint Mary’s University Seneca College Sheridan College Sprott Shaw College Thompson Rivers University Toronto Film School University of Canada West University of Regina Vancouver Film School Vancouver Institute of Media Arts Yorkville University
Universities and colleges with guaranteed placement:
*guaranteed upon successful completion of Pathway Program and completion of the required English level for a particular Educational Institution, timely submission of all the necessary documents, and meeting other enrollment requirements of University/College. Acsenda School of Management Algonquin College Arbutus College Blanche Macdonald Centre Capilano University CodeCore College Columbia College Coquitlam College Cornerstone International Community College of Canada Corpus Christi College Dorset College Evergreen College Holland College IBT College JRS College John Casablancas Institute Lakehead University Lambton College LaSalle College Laurentian University Oxford College of Arts, Business & Technology Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Royal Roads University Saint Mary’s University Seneca College Sheridan College Sprott Shaw College Thompson Rivers University Toronto Film School University of Canada West University of Regina Vancouver Film School Vancouver Institute of Media Arts Yorkville University
Max. students per class: 16
Required minimum language level: Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Starting dates: Every Monday

Comments:
This course prepares students for higher education study and focus on the needs of each student and their education goals.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
LSI - Language Studies International, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (50 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Affiliated universities and colleges:
43: American International College, Arkansas State University, Fisher College, Grossmont Community College, Los Angeles Film School, Manhattan Institute of Management, National University, Platt College, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, San Francisco State University, Schiller International University, University of Central Florida, University of South Carolina, Niagara College, Wilfred Laurier University, Toronto Film School, Lambton College, New York Film Academy...
Universities and colleges with guaranteed placement:
43: American International College, Arkansas State University, Fisher College, Grossmont Community College, Los Angeles Film School, Manhattan Institute of Management, National University, Platt College, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, San Francisco State University, Schiller International University, University of Central Florida, University of South Carolina, Niagara College, Wilfred Laurier University, Toronto Film School, Lambton College, New York Film Academy...
Max. students per class: 16
Required minimum language level: Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Starting dates: 07 Sep. 2020

Comments:
This programme prepares students for the academic challenges they will face at top colleges and universities both with the general language and the academic skills. Some of the skills taught in this programme are: University research and presentation skills, effective communication in academic situations, exam skills and techniques, note taking and organising and essay writing skills.
The recommended start dates for this course are:
- 06 Jan
- 06 Apr
- 07 Sep.
Accreditations:
School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
Pathway Academic Preparation LSI - Language Studies International (PDF)
LAB - Languages Across Borders, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (60 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Specific programmes available:
  • Art & Design
  • Media & Communication
  • Music

Type of Academic Preparation:Vocational education and training (VET)

Course Content:

25%English language lessons
30%General academic skill training
45%Degree specific lessons

Affiliated universities and colleges:
15: LaSalle College (Vancouver and Montréal), ACSENDA School of Management, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Regina, Alexander College, Corpus Christi College, Arbutus College, Northwest Community College, Cornerstone International Community College of Canada, Brighton College, Canadian Tourism College, Sprott Shaw College, LCI Barcelona, LCI Mebourne
Universities and colleges with guaranteed placement:
15: LaSalle College (Vancouver and Montréal), ACSENDA School of Management, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Regina, Alexander College, Corpus Christi College, Arbutus College, Northwest Community College, Cornerstone International Community College of Canada, Brighton College, Canadian Tourism College, Sprott Shaw College, LCI Barcelona, LCI Mebourne
Max. students per class: 16
Required minimum language level: Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Starting dates: 05 Oct. 2020

Comments:
Accreditations:
School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS School accredited by QE (Quality English)
ILSC Language School, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (50 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Type of Academic Preparation:Foundation (to enter bachelor)

Affiliated universities and colleges:
160 partners
Max. students per class: 15
Required minimum language level: Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Starting dates: 10 Aug. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020, 30 Nov. 2020

Comments:
Take this course and gain the language skills and academic abilities to be able to succeed in college or university. The length of your course will vary depending on your starting minimum level. After successful completion of this course, you won't require to take the IELTS nor the TOEFL examinations to enter one of the school's partner universities.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
International House , Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (50 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Academic Preparation:Foundation (to enter bachelor)

Affiliated universities and colleges:
nearly 20 Universities and Colleges: University of Regina University of Prince Edward Island University of the Fraser Valley Royal Roads University Victoria Thompson River University Sprott Shaw College Acsenda College Art Institiute of Vancouver Bishop Universtiy Alexander College New York Institute of Technology Vancouver Film School Canadian Tourism College
Universities and colleges with guaranteed placement:
nearly 20 Universities and Colleges: University of Regina University of Prince Edward Island University of the Fraser Valley Royal Roads University Victoria Thompson River University Sprott Shaw College Acsenda College Art Institiute of Vancouver Bishop Universtiy Alexander College New York Institute of Technology Vancouver Film School Canadian Tourism College
Max. students per class: 16
Required minimum language level: Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Starting dates: Every Monday

Comments:
This course is designed for students who would like to continue their studies at a College or University in Canada or the US. The school has a good number of partner institutions that will accept students successfully completing the Pathway Program.
Accreditations:
School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
Pathway Academic Preparation International House  (PDF)
Pathway Academic Preparation International House  (PDF)
VanWest College, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 20 (50 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Academic Preparation:Foundation (to enter bachelor)

Max. students per class: 15
Required minimum language level: Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Starting dates: Every Monday

Comments:
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a series of challenging courses that will prepare the student in core subject areas that are generally encountered in academic settings. Courses cover a variety of relevant and interesting topics, both Canadian and international.
This course will also provide a solid foundation of language skills to help prepare him/her for high stakes official exams such as IELTS or CAE.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS School accredited by QE (Quality English)
Tamwood Language Centre, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 28 (45 minutes per lesson)
Affiliated universities and colleges:
26: University of Regina, Bishops University, Royal Roads University, Lampton College, University of Prince Edward Island, Acadia University
Max. students per class: 15
Required minimum language level: Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Starting dates: Every Monday

Comments:
Accreditations:
School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)
ELS Vancouver LAL Partner School, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (50 minutes per lesson)
Max. students per class: 15
Required minimum language level: Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Starting dates: 12 Aug. 2020, 26 Aug. 2020, 02 Sep. 2020, 09 Sep. 2020, 23 Sep. 2020, 30 Sep. 2020, 07 Oct. 2020, 21 Oct. 2020, 28 Oct. 2020, 04 Nov. 2020, 18 Nov. 2020, 25 Nov. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020, 16 Dec. 2020, 23 Dec. 2020, 30 Dec. 2020

Comments:
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (45 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Affiliated universities and colleges:
65: Algonquin College, Capilano University, Centennial College, University of Manitoba, etc
Max. students per class: 18
Required minimum language level: Upper intermediate (B2) or higher

Comments:
This Academic Program consists of 16 weeks at ILAC to improve your academic English skills plus 16 weeks at Douglas College (3 full-time College Courses).
Students at Douglas College can take university courses on the following branches:
- General Arts,
- Business,
- Science and Technology,
- Hospitality and Tourism.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (45 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Affiliated universities and colleges:
65: Algonquin College, Capilano University, Centennial College, University of Manitoba, etc
Max. students per class: 18
Required minimum language level: Advanced (C1) or higher

Comments:
This Academic Program consists of 16 weeks at ILAC to improve your academic English skills plus 16 weeks at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (3 full-time College Courses).
Students at KPU will be bale to take 9 credits on the following streams:
- Philosophy, Culture and Identity.
- Critical Thinking,
- Human Resources Management,
- Introduction to Criminology,
- Social & Cultural Anthropology.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (45 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Affiliated universities and colleges:
65: Algonquin College, Capilano University, Centennial College, University of Manitoba, etc
Max. students per class: 18
Required minimum language level: Upper intermediate (B2) or higher

Comments:
This Academic Program consists of 16 weeks at ILAC to improve your academic English skills plus 16 weeks at Thompson Rivers University (4 full-time University Courses).
Students can take university courses on the following branches:
- Digital Art and Design,
- Political Studies,
- Sociology,
- Music,
- Theatre,
- Visual Arts.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 32 (45 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Type of Academic Preparation:International year one bachelor

Affiliated universities and colleges:
65: Algonquin College, Capilano University, Centennial College, University of Manitoba, etc
Max. students per class: 18
Required minimum language level: Advanced (C1) or higher
Starting dates: Every Monday

Comments:
Designed to match the fast pace of young adults'learning.
University Pathway as principal course and then choose two electives among speaking, grammar, idioms, Canadian culture, Business, Academic skills, English through Drama or Music, etc.
The program includes a free gym membership.

Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (45 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Affiliated universities and colleges:
65: Algonquin College, Capilano University, Centennial College, University of Manitoba, etc
Max. students per class: 18
Required minimum language level: Upper intermediate (B2) or higher

Comments:
This Academic Program consists of 16 weeks at ILAC to improve your academic English skills plus 16 weeks at Niagara College (5 full-time College Courses).
Students can take college courses on the three following streams:
- Business: Fundamentals of International Trade, Writing Strategies.
- Tourism: Hospitality and Tourism Marketing.
- Arts & Science: Fundamentals of Psychology.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 38 (45 minutes per lesson)
Affiliated universities and colleges:
65: Algonquin College, Capilano University, Centennial College, University of Manitoba, etc
Max. students per class: 15
Required minimum language level: Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Starting dates: Every Monday

Comments:
This program focus on writing and researching, and provides students the knowledge and skills to write essays up to 1,500 words. Students learn reading and note-taking strategies for academic lectures, sophisticated grammar, advanced vocabulary, and precise pronunciation techniques.
In short, this program prepares students for Canada’s challenging higher education standards.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (45 minutes per lesson)

Location: Language School

Type of Pathway Programme: Universal, non-specific to area of study

Affiliated universities and colleges:
65: Algonquin College, Capilano University, Centennial College, University of Manitoba, etc
Max. students per class: 18
Required minimum language level: Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Starting dates: 14 Sep. 2020

Comments:
This Academic Program consists of 16 weeks at ILAC to improve your academic English skills plus 11 weeks at La Salle College (4 full-time College Courses).
At La Salle students will be able to take classes on the following courses:
- Graphic Design,
- Baking and Pastry Arts,
- Hospitality Management,
- Digital Philosophy,
- 3D Modelling,
- Game Art and Deisgn,
- Interior Design,
- Fashion Design.
To start classes at La Salle, students must have achieved a high Advanced level of English.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 30 (45 minutes per lesson)
Affiliated universities and colleges:
65: Algonquin College, Capilano University, Centennial College, University of Manitoba, etc
Max. students per class: 15
Required minimum language level: Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Starting dates: Every Monday

Comments:
This program focus on writing and researching, and provides students the knowledge and skills to write essays up to 1,500 words. Students learn reading and note-taking strategies for academic lectures, sophisticated grammar, advanced vocabulary, and precise pronunciation techniques.
In short, this program prepares students for Canada’s challenging higher education standards.
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
Kaplan International English, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 27 (45 minutes per lesson)
Max. students per class: 15
Required minimum language level: Elementary (A2) or higher
Starting dates: 17 Aug. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 19 Oct. 2020

Comments:
Accreditations:
School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
Kaplan International English, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 35 (45 minutes per lesson)
Max. students per class: 15
Required minimum language level: Elementary (A2) or higher
Starting dates: 17 Aug. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 19 Oct. 2020

Comments:
Accreditations:
School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS
SSLC Sprott Shaw Language College, Vancouver
Lessons per week: 26.5 (60 minutes per lesson)
Max. students per class: 15
Required minimum language level: Upper intermediate (B2) or higher

Comments:
Accreditations:
School accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS

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