Explore an incredible West Coast city and the great Canadian outdoors

English in the City in Vancouver

If you are looking to develop fluency, target core skills, and truly experience your destination through its language, this dynamic course is your gateway to practical use of English.

This Special Focus Programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on language study inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

Spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with classmates, learning English and getting to know the local area.

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want an experiential programme that gives you opportunities to interact with local people.
  • You want to learn about the history and culture of the city.
  • You want to learn English for everyday situations.
Available All year
Hours per week 22.5
Lessons per week 20 General English + 10 English in the City lessons per week
Minimum age 16
Length Minimum 1 week
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15
Level All levels

Expectations

Real immersion

Get outdoors and learn English while directly experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. This is a unique, natural and authentic way to use and improve your English. Practise your English with local people in real situations.

Core English

This course builds your General English skills, and focuses on the language you will need in everyday situations. So in future, wherever you are, you will be able to express yourself clearly and confidently. Improve your speaking, listening and writing.

Special focus

You will spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with your class, visiting places of interest and engaging in activities in the local area.

Themed lessons

Classroom study will also support themes that change weekly, including ‘Describing Art and Culture – Museum Tours’, ‘Talk like a Local – Neighbourhood Visits’ and ‘The Language of Sports – Stadium Visits’.

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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