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Academic English in Vancouver

Learn the language and specific academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university.

You will focus on areas such as: writing assignments on specific topics, listening to lectures and taking effective notes, and preparing and giving academic presentations.

You will also understand issues such as referencing, how to avoid plagiarism, and other ‘dos and don’ts’ you will need to know at university.

This is a programme combining 20 lessons of General English with 10 Special Focus lessons of Academic English for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to change career and improve your chance of getting a good job
  • You want to learn English for business-world success
  • You need English in your current job
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Lessons per week 20 General English lessons + 10 Academic English lessons per week
Hours per week 22.5
Minimum Length 1 week
Starts Every Monday
Level Intermediate to Advanced

Expectations

Core English

Each week, you will spend 20 lessons specifically improving your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation through varied activities that will also engage your speaking, listening, reading and writing. Every language learner is different, and this is your opportunity to work on the skills you most need.

Academic focus

Your 10 weekly Academic English lessons will focus on areas such as:

Listening to lectures
Understanding academic texts
Report writing
Taking notes
Giving presentations
Expressing ideas and opinions

Real skills

This course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed at college or university while training you to become a more independent learner though self-study skills, and creates awareness of learning techniques required for real success in higher education.

Improve your future

By the end of your experience at EC, important doors of opportunity will have opened for you. You will have improved your English fluency and will have the language, knowledge and skills to confidently deal with all the academic demands and requirements of an English-speaking university.

Testimonial block

  • Andre Pinto Strum

    Andre Pinto Strum

    studied at EC Vancouver

    In May this year I decided to take one month leave to study English and strengthen my CV. Initially, I needed to choose between Canada and USA, and many friends recommended Canada. I searcheda lot about Canada, especially Vancouver, and I realized that in addition to doing a good course in ...

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  • Ayako Uchida

    Ayako Uchida

    studied at EC Vancouver

    The teachers here at EC Vancouver are excellent. They are well educated and very skilful. Also, there are only a few Japanese students, which is great because I don't want to speak Japanese. Vancouver is a very beautiful city. People from Vancouver have a warm heart for students who are learning ...

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  • Elise

    Elise

    studied at EC Vancouver

    I’ve been very impressed with the school organization. At school there is a very friendly Canadian way of life! The first day I wasn’t very confident but then I was getting along with a lot of people coming from different countries. So in the evening the whole “international gang” went ...

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  • Esteban Castillo

    Esteban Castillo

    studied at EC Vancouver

    I like EC Vancouver because all the teachers are really professional and they know how to give a class in an interesting way that is also useful at the same time. The facilities are great and they include a fantastic computer area. I had an incredible time here in Vancouver and ...

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  • Isabela Ferreira

    Isabela Ferreira

    studied at EC Vancouver

    I always liked Canada so I decided that Vancouver could be my new home because it is a safe city and I like the crazy weather, especially the cloudy days!If I could give advice for students that are planning to come to Canada, I would say: "Come to Vancouver to ...

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