Canada, the country of the Maple Leaf, World Class Ski Resorts, Untamed Nature, Modern Cities, shares a thousands miles border with the United States USA, the single most powerful nation in the world. Too much of what Canada achieves, and has to offer, is overlooked by the rest of the world because of the influence of its southern neighbor. But when Canada is considered on its own terms, it becomes apparent that this vast and beautiful nation has much more to offer than it usually gets credit for.
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Canadian major cities are: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Quebec, Halifax, Winnipeg, Victoria, Niagara Falls.
Canada is the world's second-largest country in total area, after Russia. It stretches from the northern border of the continental United States all the way up to close the North Pole.
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Culturally, Canada "has historically been heavily influenced by English, French, Irish, and Scottish cultures and traditions. In more modern times, Canadian culture is now greatly influenced by American culture, due to the proximity and the migration of people, ideas, and capital" . This does not mean, however, that Canada does not have a distinct national culture of its own. In fact, several highly regarded figures on the world arts stage have come from Canada, including the filmmaker Atom Egoyan and the writer Margaret Atwood.
It is, however, for sports that Canada is perhaps most famous, and nowhere is this more apparent than with hockey, the national pastime and the nearly universal passion. "Canada's six largest metropolitan areas have franchises in the National Hockey League (NHL), and there are more Canadian players in the league than from all other countries combined. The three major junior leagues that together comprise the Canadian Hockey League have a combined total of 49 teams in Canadian towns or cities, from all 10 provinces. There are also strong women's leagues across the country" . Other popular sports include lacrosse and the curiously beguiling sweeping game called curling.
Canada is such a vast and diverse country that defining it is an effort in futility, and this is exactly why attending college there is so rewarding. From the ethnic melting-pot of international cities like Toronto to the rugged frontier of the North Western territories, Canada is a nation that defies easy description or understanding. The best way to fully grasp the immensity of it, and to reap the greatest rewards, is simply to live there. The benefits are as potentially vast as the land itself.
To complement morning ESL program ESL students can choose from a large number of Options. Students can choose to focus on their specific needs or weaknesses in order to reach their education and career goals quicker.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM / All English Levels
The curriculum is realistic, using authentic materials. Students can choose either our "Communication" program which is conversation-based, and helps develop listening skills, fluency, and vocabulary, or "Academic English" which teaches reading and writing, in addition to speaking and listening skills. Students can choose to study from 15 - 30 hours per week. All levels of English are welcome.
EXAM PREP COURSES
The institute offers three internationally recognized exam courses for students seeking to enter Canadian or American universities or businesses. Our exam prep courses prepare students to achieve their best possible exam result. Each course includes essential language skills, and test-taking strategies, including mock exams with past papers.
Business English courses are designed to provide international students with an opportunity to learn essential English business skills, improve their job prospects and earning potential in the new global economy.
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International Business English
Increasingly, the focus of international business is conducted in English. The' International Business English program is designed for students seeking to achieve the confidence and communication skills necessary to participate in the global economy.
The program covers the following business areas: human resources & management; sales, advertising & marketing; production & distribution, finance & investment & international trade.
Special emphasis is placed on business vocabulary and problem-solving through case studies. During the course, students will have the opportunity to interact in simulated business situations and to perform various professional tasks. The program includes company visits and guest speakers.
Instructors are experienced professionals in the academic as well as the business world, and they bring their dynamic and unique style of teaching to the program. Many of our instructors have lived or worked abroad, and thus have an understanding of cultural differences in the workplace.
Class sizes are small in order for instructors to give students individual attention.
Session 1: Jan International Sales & Marketing
Homestay is safe, friendly and fairly inexpensive. Living with a Canadian family is highly recommended as it provides complete immersion in Canadian culture and an opportunity to practice your English. While in homestay, students can experience all the customs, foods, sports, and music that make up the "Canadian way of life".
A host family can be a couple, or a single adult. They may have children or they may not. Most of our families have been actively involved in our homestay programs for a number of years. All of the families have been carefully chosen because of their desire to provide students with a pleasant study abroad experience. Each home has been visited and approved by our Homestay Coordinator.
Homestays with Canadian families are $750 per month and include 3 meals a day plus a private room. Extra nights are $27.00
For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, an apartment shared with an English speaker may be the ideal choice. A number of apartments are within walking distance of the campus. All apartments contain a kitchen with refrigerator, conventional oven and microwave. Students who choose this option will need to do their own cooking, cleaning and buy groceries.
The cost to share an apartment varies between $650 - $1,500 per month. In addition to the rent, students will need to pay half of the first month's rent as a damage deposit. Below find an example of a recent vacancy:
Example of an Apartment for Rent
Shared accommodation - a beautiful, brand new building with all the amenities
such as pool, workout room, sauna & hot tub, your own room with en-suite
bathroom, enclosed balcony with a view of the city and mountains. Share
with working female. $700 month. It is within walking distance.
Most students attending our English language school will arrive at Vancouver's International Airport.
A licensed, transport service will meet you at the airport and drive you to your destination.
The cost for this service is $75.
Please be sure to inform English language school of your Arrival and Departure information as soon as you have that information. The Airport Reception Form is part of the Online Application Form.
Options Class Schedule
Our English language school uses the most current textbooks, tapes, videos and other real-life teaching materials. Classes are taught by teachers with special training to teach English to nonnative speakers. The English language school curriculum is designed to ensure that you make the quickest possible progress in your English studies. Testing and evaluations are done often as you move through the seven levels of English
We will meet your needs, whatever your level, by encouraging and challenging you to practice your English all the time.
Our Intensive Schedules combine the morning programs with the student's choice of Afternoon Options.
Morning class sets the foundation for learning English There are two programs to choose from. The English Communication Program builds speaking and listening skills and expands vocabulary. It gives students the confidence to use English successfully.
AM English Communication
The English Communication Program builds speaking and listening skills and builds vocabulary. It gives students the confidence they need to use English successfully. The curriculum is practical, with useful daily life skills for beginners, combined with interesting discussion topics and conversation skills for higher levels.
Click here to see an example of a typical Class Schedule
AM Academic English
The Academic English Program provides Intermediate and Advanced level students with a chance to build all skills - discussion, reading, writing, grammar. It is the perfect choice for those going on to university or college, or for those who prefer a well-balance English program.
In the afternoons, students choose from a wide variety of "Options" designed to complement the morning program. This allows students to focus on the areas that they need the most help with - conversation, grammar, test skills, listening, vocabulary, or writing.
Speaking (& pronunciation)
Option 3 - Discussion, Advanced Grammar, Advanced Structure/Syntax
TOEIC TOEFL CAMBRIDGE
Our English language school provides advice and preparation for a number of internationally recognized exams. For students seeking to enter university, college or business, intensive courses for the TOEIC, TOEFL and Cambridge examinations are offered.
The Test Preparation programs include:
While at English language school, students do not spend all of their doing practice exams. Our goal is that at the end of the course not only can you pass the exam, but also that you have learned a lot of English and have enjoyed your time at our English language school.
TOEIC PREPARATION COURSE
The "Test of English for International Communication" is an international standardized test designed to evaluate your ability to understand English as it is used in business, traveling and other professional real-life situations. Both sections of the TOEIC test - Listening Comprehension and Reading - are covered in detail. Oral practice focuses on the use of Business English Through a combination of our morning ESL programs (Business, Academic English or English Communication) and afternoon TOEIC program, students will develop the practical business skills necessary in business today.
The "Test of English as a Foreign Language" is one of the most widely recognized tests for nonnative speakers of English preparing to study at a North American university or college. The exam has been totally revised, so it is important to build skill in speaking, as well as reading, writing and listening. In class, and using our new computers, students will do intensive practice to prepare for the exam. Our TOEFL IBT (Internet-Based Test) Option in the afternoon combines well with our morning Academic English Program to provide students with all the skills they need to achieve a high TOEFL score.
CAMBRIDGE FCE PREPARATION COURSE
The Cambridge "First Certificate in English" is the most popular Cambridge University English as a Foreign Language Exam. It is recognized internationally in commerce, industry and by many educational institutions as proof of a high level of competence in English The course is designed to prepare students for an increased level of competence in all language skills corresponding to all five parts of the exam: Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.
CAMBRIDGE CAE PREPARATION COURSE
The Cambridge "Certificate in Advanced English" is an advanced course designed for students who are reaching a level of English that is adequate for study and for work. Recognized internationally, the CAE is valuable for those who wish to study abroad, or for anyone who wants to develop a career, which requires language skills.
CAE Test Date: June 14, 2006
Study Abroad Options
English language school offers Options in the Afternoon so that students can focus on the skills or knowledge that is most important to them. Teachers will help you choose the options that are best for you. The options allow each student to design the program that suits them, whatever their English goal.
You can continue in the same option for more than one session, or change options at the beginning of a new session. A few options are not offered in every session.
Speaking (& pronunciation)
Option 3 - Discussion, Advanced Grammar, Advanced Structure/Syntax
1 English language school Language Institute "Meet-the-World" Scholarships
English language school welcomes and encourages students from around the world to study English in Vancouver, Canada. Each year, English language school Language Institute offers 100 scholarships to students studying at English language school. The scholarships are worth $200 each. To receive a scholarship, simply request a "Meet-the-World" Scholarship when you apply for an English program that is 25 hours or longer. Scholarships are only available to students who apply directly to English language school.
2 Tuition reduction for long-term students
Register for 12 weeks or longer and receive a reduced tuition rate.
3 Lower tuition fees for students who are 'Permanent Residents'
Permanent residents and citizens of Canada who have lived in British Columbia continuously for the 60 days prior to application can receive a 75% reduction in tuition fees.
Proof of status of permanent residency in B.C.
Applying for a student Visa
Tuition for 6 months must be paid in full and in advance. A letter of acceptance is then issued to you for the duration of six months. English courses are given Monday to Friday . (When enrolled in this course you may attend our conversation club, free of charge!)
Student visa status must be approved and periodically renewed on the basis of criteria beyond the College's power to either influence or modify.
One must be able to have a sufficient amount of money to be able to study in Canada, or you must prove that funds will be sent to you in Canada.
A medical examination is required to obtain a student visa. In the unlikely event that you are refused for a student visa, your tuition will be refunded, less $100.00 administration fee only when given a letter of refusal from the Canadian Embassy.
If you would like to transfer funds to Canada, you are welcome to use
the College's account. Payment should be made in Canadian funds
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Homestay - Accommodation option to experience the lifestyle and culture by living with a safe host family in a foreign country. In a homestay, international students traveling abroad learn English or another idiom while practicing language skills in a safe home abroad. Home Stays are an affordable short-term housing alternative compared to hotels, hostels, guesthouse accommodation (do not confuse accommodation with accommodation, the correct term) or bed and breakfast stay. Homestay is the greatest experience a student or any traveler can ever have when traveling abroad. Homestays are attractive forms of accommodation for stays from a few weeks to several months where hosts provides guests with meals or kitchen privileges to prepare their own meals at the best way possible. Homestay Hosts are carefully screened to welcome students, corporate interns, university professors, and all kinds professionals that want a more in-depth understanding of that culture. A Home-stay family may become your off duty English ESL teacher abroad when not in school. Home stays can be found all over the world, from Canada to Australia to USA in cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Carmel, Savannah, Maui in Hawaii, and even small towns or sky resorts like Whistler or Lake Tahoe!
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