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English School in Halifax, Canada

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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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Eurocentres Canada is an English language school with locations in Canada's top study destinations of Toronto and Vancouver. We offer a range of English courses including Intensive English, Business English, preparation for the IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC exams and more. We also offer summer and winter programs for juniors.

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NSL Mondial
Courses / Programs
Learn English in Canada with NSL Mondial! With English language schools throughout Canada, we provide high-quality English courses to adult and junior international students from around the world.

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English Language Classes for Adults
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Kaplan International Canada
Courses / Programs
With 40 English language schools in eight countries, Kaplan International is a world leader in English education and has been teaching English as a foreign language to students and professional since 1967.

Located in Toronto and Vancouver, our English schools in Canada welcome students of all levels. In addition to a wide variety of English courses, we offer exam preparation courses, and internships placement services to help you advance your professional or academic career.

Kaplan International English courses in Canada are ideal for students of all levels, with short and long term courses of various levels of intensity starting frequently throughout the year.

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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).

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

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