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Learn English in Vancouver

Vancouver, the pearl of the Pacific, is an ideal destination for an English language stay. This dynamic, modern metropolis offers an ideal learning environment thanks to its breathtaking natural surroundings and deeply multicultural society. Here, learning English goes beyond the classroom: the city itself becomes a lively, interactive learning environment.

Language schools in Vancouver are renowned for their teaching excellence and offer a wide range of programs for all levels.

Living and studying in Vancouver also means immersing yourself in a unique way of life, where the cosmopolitan city meets the wilderness. Between lessons, you can explore rainforests, pristine beaches and breathtaking mountains, or immerse yourself in the urban vibrancy of cafés, art galleries and local markets.

Our selection of language studies in Vancouver

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From €588

Standard English Course in Vancouver - 4 weeks

🛏️ Homeless 📚 Part-time, 15 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 years 🥗 Without meal

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From €3131

Intensive English course in Vancouver - 6 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 Intensive English course, 25 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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From €1845

Business English course in Vancouver - 3 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 20 lessons of general English + 4 of English for work 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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Why study in Vancouver?

Opting for a language stay in Vancouver means choosing a city that is consistently ranked among the best in the world for its quality of life. But what makes Vancouver so special for international students wishing to learn English?

  • 🗣️Un naturally bilingual learning environment: Vancouver is a cultural mosaic where English is the backdrop to everyday life. This creates a natural environment for language learning, where every interaction is a potential lesson.
  • 🏫 High-quality institutions: The city is home to some of Canada’s top language schools, offering certified programs and experienced teachers who use state-of-the-art, conversation-focused teaching methods.
  • 🏞️Un Spectacular living environment: Surrounded by ocean and mountains, Vancouver is the ideal destination for those looking to combine learning and adventure. Access to a wide range of outdoor activities can enrich your stay and provide well-deserved breaks after school.
  • 🏙️ A dynamic and welcoming city: With its many festivals, cultural events and international markets, Vancouver is a city that lives all year round, offering students the chance to immerse themselves in a range of authentic Canadian experiences.
  • 👥 Networking opportunities: Vancouver is a thriving economic center with a dynamic job market. Students on language stays can benefit from valuable networking opportunities and professional contacts.
  • 🤗 Safe and friendly: Renowned for its friendly people and safe atmosphere, Vancouver is a place where students can focus on their studies and social life without worrying about their safety.

In short, alanguage stay in Vancouver is much more than just a learning opportunity; it’s a complete adventure that combines education, exploration and personal fulfillment. Vancouver is a city that transforms you, where every street can become a classroom and every face an opportunity to practice English.

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Our team is available Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, to answer all your questions.

Which are the best English schools in Vancouver?

EC Vancouver School

In the heart of this captivating metropolis, our partner school, EC Vancouver, proudly occupies a building steeped in history. Each classroom is spacious and bathed in natural light, designed to provide a pleasant learning environment.

Facilities at EC Vancouver include 23 computer workstations with Internet access, free Wi-Fi, a dedicated study area, a student-friendly space, a small kitchen, a library and interactive whiteboards for a dynamic learning experience. The school also offers assistance with visa procedures.

Here’s an overview of the English course programs available:

  • General English: 20 lessons per week.
  • General English – Intensive: Choice of 24 or 30 lessons per week.
  • Professional English: 24 or 30 lessons per week.
  • IELTS preparation: Options of 20 or 30 lessons per week.
  • Cambridge exam preparation: 20 or 30 lessons per week.

EC School +30 Vancouver

The EC Vancouver Programme 30+ English school is designed specifically for adult students bringing with them a wealth of life and work experience. It welcomes learners from all over the world, enabling them to share their culture as well as their personal and professional experiences. The aim of the Programme 30+ experience is to enrich the careers and lives of its participants. It offers the opportunity to take advantage of facilities such as Wi-Fi and the 30+ Program student lounge, where you can log on to work and network with other like-minded international students.

ILAC Vancouver School

The International Language Academy of Canada, or ILAC, is a prestigious, award-winning English-language learning institution with campuses in Vancouver and Toronto. Year after year, ILAC gains recognition for its dedication to providing quality English-language education and impeccable customer service. Welcoming students of over 75 different nationalities, ILAC is a culturally diverse institution for the study of English.

Student Support : With a multilingual team fluent in over 40 languages, ILAC is committed to offering its students an enriching and unforgettable experience.

Teaching staff: The teachers at ILAC, all TESOL certified and holding university degrees, bring years of expertise in teaching English as a second language within the Canadian context.

Infrastructure: ILAC’s state-of-the-art facilities boast a refined boutique style in Vancouver and Toronto, both ranked by UNESCO as top cities for quality of life.

ILSC Vancouver School

Our partner school ILSC Vancouver is located in the heart of the city, where its three campuses are within walking distance of a multitude of stores, transportation, restaurants and tourist attractions. In addition to its extensive campus, ILSC offers a wide range of English language programs, including standard and intensive courses, dedicated sessions for the over-30s and targeted training for the Cambridge tests.

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

The cost of a language stay in Vancouver can vary depending on factors such as length of stay, type of course and accommodation chosen. Here’s an estimate to help you plan your budget:

  • Tuition: Language schools in Vancouver offer a range of prices, generally from €100 to €265 per week, depending on the intensity and type of course (general, intensive, exam preparation, etc.).
  • Accommodation : Accommodation options range from host families, often between €760 and €800 per month with meals included, to student residences or shared apartments which can cost between €650 and €1300 per month, depending on the type of room (single or shared), proximity to the city center and amenities offered.
  • Cost of living: For your daily expenses, including food, transport and entertainment, plan on spending between €270 and €550 per month. Vancouver is known as a relatively expensive city.
  • Health insurance: Don’t forget to include the cost of health insurance, which is mandatory in Canada. The cost may vary depending on the supplier and the coverage required.

Approximate total budget
: For a four-week language stay in Vancouver, you can expect to spend, on average, between €2,000 and €3,000, excluding airfare and visa fees.

Money-saving tips :

  • Book in advance: Costs can be reduced by planning and booking your stay and accommodation in advance.
  • Choose all-inclusive programs: Some establishments offer packages that include courses, accommodation and sometimes meals.
  • Cook at home: If you’re staying in an apartment or student residence, preparing your own meals can be cheaper than eating out.
  • Use public transport: Vancouver has an efficient public transport system that can be a cost-effective alternative to cabs or car rentals.
    It’s a good idea to request specific quotes from language schools and examine all the options to find the best value for your needs and budget.

Yes, it’s possible to stay with a host family while studying in Vancouver. This accommodation option is highly appreciated for its deep immersion in the English language and culture. Host families are carefully selected by schools or specialized organizations to ensure that they provide a safe, welcoming environment conducive to learning.
Staying with a host family allows you to practice your English in a daily setting, participate in local family life and discover Canadian customs in an authentic way. What’s more, it can be a cost-effective option, as fees generally include meals in addition to accommodation.
Language study programs in Vancouver often encourage this option for students wishing to maximize their English practice outside class hours. It’s also an excellent opportunity to forge lasting ties with local residents and enrich your stay with a social and cultural dimension.

Other accommodation options are available for students studying in Vancouver:

  • Student residences: Manylanguage schools in Vancouver have their own student residences or agreements with local residences. These accommodations are often located close to campuses and offer an opportunity to live with other international students.
  • Shared apartments: This option lets you share an apartment with other students or tenants. It can be an affordable way to live and gives you the opportunity to make friends and practice English at home.
  • Apartment rental: For those looking for more independence, renting an apartment or studio can be the ideal solution. This offers greater peace of mind and the ability to choose exactly where you want to live in the city.

The administrative formalities involved in learning English in Vancouver depend on a number of factors, including your nationality and the length of your stay.

  • For a stay of less than 6 months: Nationals of many countries do not need a study visa for a program of less than six months, but must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to enter Canada.
  • For stays of more than 6 months: A study permit is required for all language stays of more than six months, regardless of your nationality.

It is important to consult the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website or contact the Canadian embassy or consulate in your country for the most up-to-date and accurate information on visa requirements for your specific situation.

During a language study stay in Vancouver, there are a multitude of activities to do that can enrich the educational experience while allowing you to discover the city and its culture. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Explore Stanley Park: Enjoy nature in the heart of the city. Stanley Park offers miles of trails, beaches and breathtaking views of the city.
  • Visit Granville Island: A perfect place to sample local specialties, explore art galleries and enjoy street performances.
  • Discover Richmond’s night market: Ideal for experiencing a variety of Asian cuisines and cultural events during the summer.
  • Cycle along the Seawall: Ride the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront route for spectacular views of the city.
  • Winter sports in Whistler: Just a few hours from Vancouver, Whistler’s world-famous ski slopes offer exceptional winter activities.
  • Take part in a sporting event: Join local fans for a Canucks field hockey game or other sporting event to experience the Canadian passion for sport.
  • Relax at Kitsilano beach: Perfect for a day of relaxation or watching the sunset after a day of classes.
  • Learn about local history at the Museum of Anthropology: Located at UBC, it offers a fascinating perspective on the culture of the region’s First Nations.
  • Walking on the Capilano Suspension Bridge: an adventure that combines thrills and discovery of the temperate rainforest.
  • Take part in English conversation groups: Many cafés and libraries offer discussion evenings to practice your English.

These activities not only allow you to practice your English in a variety of contexts, but also to immerse yourself in the local way of life and make the most of your language stay in Vancouver.

To choose the right English program in Vancouver, it’s important to consider several key criteria:

  • Determine your learning objectives: Clarify whether you want to improve your general English, prepare for a specific exam like IELTS or TOEFL, or acquire professional vocabulary for the business world.
  • Look for accreditation: Choose schools recognized by Languages Canada or other accreditation bodies that guarantee the quality of teaching.
  • Consider the type of program: Language schools in Vancouver offer a variety of programs, such as intensive English, semi-intensive English, evening classes, summer courses and more. Choose the one that suits your learning pace and schedule.
  • Think about location: Make sure the school is conveniently located for you, whether that’s proximity to housing, easy access to public transport or the availability of facilities like libraries or study spaces.
  • Evaluate class size: Smaller classes generally mean more individual attention and better opportunities to participate and practice.
  • Look into immersion opportunities: Some schools offer extracurricular activities and excursions that can enrich your experience and offer more chances to practice English outside the classroom.
  • Look at alumni reviews: Testimonials can give you an insight into the real-life experience of students and the effectiveness of the program.
  • Compare costs: Pay attention not only to tuition fees, but also to other potential expenses such as course materials, activities or service fees.
  • Find out about accommodation: Whether the school offers on-campus accommodation, helps find host families or advises on independent housing, make sure your options match your preferences and budget.

Take the time to visit schools if possible, talk to admissions counselors, and get a personal feel for the atmosphere and learning environment before making your decision.

Other destinations to learn English in Canada

Language studies in Toronto

Choose a language stay in Toronto and immerse yourself in English in a fascinating city, famous for its diversity and cultural dynamism. Toronto, the pearl of Canada, is the perfect setting for learning English in a welcoming and enriching environment.

Séjour linguistique Montréal

Choose a language stay in Montreal and immerse yourself in English in the heart of a vibrant city, renowned for its unique blend of cultures and creative energy. Montreal, the jewel of Quebec, offers an ideal setting for language learning in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere.

Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

L’Agence Langstart est une agence totalement fiable, avec qui je partirais encore une prochaine fois certainement! Car ils ont su me conseiller, m’aider et répondre à toute mes questions. Grâce a Yousef qui a pris en charge mon voyage j’ai pue partir pendant 3 semaines à Malte pour améliorer mon Anglais. C’était une expérience de folie! Et je ne regrette absolument pas ?
Zahia M
Zahia M
J’ai effectué un séjour linguistique d’un mois à Dubai au sein de l’école ES Dubai. Très belle expérience, un grand merci a l’équipe Langstart pour son accompagnement et ses conseils. Malgré les nombreux allers retours, ils ont toujours été a l’écoute et très réactifs.
Sarah Belaïd
Sarah Belaïd
Belle expérience en Irlande! Merci à Langstart pour les conseils au niveau du choix de la destination, de l'école et du programme de cours. J'ai pu confirmer ma progression en passant le TOEIC à mon retour. Cette expérience a été très enrichissante pour moi et je pense déjà à repartir. Merci pour tout.
Fanny Krier
Fanny Krier
Ma fille est partie 2 mois à Cork avec Langstart. Nous sommes très satisfaits de ce séjour. Ma fille a vécu une très belle expérience et a pu perfectionner son anglais. L’équipe Langstart a su nous rassurer et a toujours été disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Je recommande vivement cet organisme
Antoine Fromont
Antoine Fromont
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique à Manchester et je suis vraiment satisfait de mon expérience. J'ai pu apprendre beaucoup de nouvelles choses sur la culture britannique et améliorer mon anglais. C'était une très belle expérience, je recommande!
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique incroyable à Malte grâce à LangStart. L'enseignement était de qualité et les professeurs étaient très compétents. L'emplacement de l'école était idéal, à proximité de la plage et du centre-ville. J'ai été ravi de l'organisation de LangStart, qui m'a accompagné du début jusqu'à mon arrivée sur place et a prévu ma prise en charge à l'aéroport au moment de mon arrivée. Je recommande les yeux fermés.
Je suis partie en séjour linguistique à Dublin avec Langstart. Mon séjour s’est parfaitement déroulé, l’équipe m’a accompagné jusqu’au départ et est restée a l’écoute une fois sur place. Un grand merci.