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East Coast School of Languages, Halifax:
ECSL is an independent Quality English ESL school for adults owned and managed by ESL instructors since 1998. The school caters to motivated students who want to work hard to achieve academic excellence and personal success. ECSL is located in downtown Halifax. Most students are surprised to find such bright colours in a school. They love the warm atmosphere and enjoy relaxing and studying in our spacious student lounge.

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ECSL has capacity for 200 students in 19 classrooms. Class sizes are small – usually between 8 and 10 students, with slightly larger classes for higher academic levels. Minimum age is 17.
ECSL has a diverse student population. In 2012 we welcomed students from thirty countries. We offer 5 main programs of study: English for Communication, University Achievement Pathway (with bridging level), International Business English, Exam Preparation, and Teaching English to Young Learners.

Why Choose ECSL?

Photo of English School in Halifax, CanadaWe understand that your language school experience lasts a lifetime and that choosing where to study is a major decision. It is important that you carefully evaluate a school’s location, philosophy, and learning environment to ensure they match your own learning style.

Is ECSL the right choice for you? Before you decide on a school, ask yourself some questions:
•Are you motivated and hard-working?
•Do you excel when you are challenged to do your best?
•Do you have specific language goals that you want to achieve?
•Do you want to hear and speak only English every day in school?
•Would you like to study and make friends with students from many countries?
•Are small classes and a family atmosphere important to you?
•Are you interested in taking part in fun social activities with your school friends?

If you answered yes to these questions, then ECSL is a perfect match for you!

Quality English Language Education:

Image of English School in Halifax, CanadaECSL offers 6 levels in total. A full-time intensive program is 25 classroom hours per week (at ECSL one hour = 60 minutes) and 5 hours of social activities per week. In each term, students will complete 1 full level taken in 2 six-week sessions. Students sit a midterm exam after the first session and a final exam at the end of term.

Beginner to Advanced Level Courses include:
- English for Communication (EC)
- International Business English (IBE)
- Study English & Work Program
- University Achievement Pathway (UAP)
- Exam Preparation: IELTS + UAP / TOFEL
- Teaching English to Young Learners
- Homestay Program (live with a local Canadian family)

Homestay Program:

Photos of East Coast School of Languages, HalifaxWe strongly suggest our students participate in the Homestay program. Living with a Canadian family is the best way for you to improve your English, learn about our culture and adapt to a new life in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Homestay Program's objective is to provide you with a warm welcome to Canada and lots of support while you adjust to a new culture.

Our homestay families are carefully chosen by our Accommodations Coordinator.  Our families live in safe residential neighbourhoods within a 40 to 50 minute bus ride.

Homestay Information for Students
•Most families live outside of the downtown area in residential areas.
•You will have your own furnished room, for privacy and study.
•You can join the family in activities, and in the evenings for dinner and conversation.
•Your host family will provide you with 3 nutritious meals a day. You may be asked to prepare your own breakfast or lunch.
•Your family will help you discover Halifax and settle in.
•ECSL will try and match you with the most appropriate family. Please remember that we may not be able to meet all your preferences.
•Our Accommodations Coordinator is available to help you with any concerns.

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Address: 1256 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia Ba31Y6, Canada
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Learn English in Toronto with NSL Mondial! We provide top-quality English immersion in small classes. We teach adult and junior international students from around the world of all levels - from complete beginner to advanced.

Offering a professional environment in which to learn English or improve your current English language skills, our Toronto school has a multicultural atmosphere with students from over 20 different countries. This provides lot of opportunities for you to practice your English outside of the classroom.

We also offer an intensive University Pathway Program (UPP) which aims to develop your critical thinking skills, and prepare you for academic study in one of 16 partner college & universities, which are among the very best nationally ranked and internationally recognized third level institutions in Canada.

Before you can apply for the UPP, you must complete the final level of our General English (GE) program.

The largest city in Canada, Toronto is located on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. A safe and friendly city, it is home to people from around the world.

With an excellent public transportation system, Toronto offers an active downtown life, with easy access to parklands and beaches.

We also offer English courses in the following cities in Canada: Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, and Whistler.
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Sol Schools Toronto
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Located in Toronto, Canada's largest city and one of the world's most desirable places to live, Sol Schools Toronto took its first registration in 1996. The school's founding philosophy was to offer high quality English programs in a warm and comfortable atmosphere for students from around the world.

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International House Vancouver
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Study English in beautiful Vancouver, Canada at International House Vancouver (IHV)!

We provide quality English language courses to international students (adults, teenagers, and children) from around the world. Taught by highly qualified and experienced professionals, our accredited programs are truly unique in the flexibility that we offer to our students.

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The school is accredited by the International House World Organisation and Languages Canada, both quality organizations assuring that their members adhere to the highest standards in teaching English as a foreign language.

Our wide range of ESL programs includes General English, IELTS & TOEFL test preparation, university pathway program, Business English classes, private English lessons, working holiday programs, and junior programs for children and teenagers.

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Courses / Programs
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All classes are small, and we ensure that you receive the attention you need to achieve your goals. Our small classes also give you more opportunity to participate in conversation, and begin to communicate more easily from the very first day!

Metropolitan College is located on The Danforth, one of the most vibrant areas of downtown Toronto. Just steps from the Pape subway station, it is easily accessible. The College is surrounded by many welcoming restaurants, distinctive shops, lively bars and pubs, entertaining theater, lounges featuring live music and trendy cafes.
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- Full-time IELTS test preparation course
- Business English / Corporate training classes

Classes are purchased in blocks of 5, 10, 20, or 40 - available on-campus in the morning, afternoon & evening.

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Focus Education Centre of Canada, Mississauga
Courses / Programs
Situated in Mississauga, Ontario, Focus Education Centre of Canada is an English language school that provides English language exam preparation courses to local students and international students.

Our aim is to prepare you to achieve high scores in internationally-recognized English language and post graduate examinations, specializing in group preparation for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

For students who need to reach the IELTS level, we recommend our Focus on English program. This is a general English class that helps students improve their language skills in all areas.

Our group classes are suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

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Student Testimonial:
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English Language / Exam Preparation Courses:

- Focus on English (General English) Program: For beginners to advanced students

Exam Preparation Courses:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
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- MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)

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