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English Courses in Vancouver, Canada

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International House Vancouver:
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. In addition to our English courses for beginners to advanced learners, we offer ESL teacher training programs.

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Why Choose IH Vancouver?

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 Accredited English language school
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. We only employ highly experienced and qualified English language teachers.

• Meet international students from around the world
At IH Vancouver, students from all over the world learn English in a friendly, multicultural atmosphere. 

• Classes suitable for beginners to advanced learners 
The IH World placement test will give you an approximate idea of your English level. Whether you are a complete beginner or at a more advanced level, you will be placed in the class that best suits your level.

• Fun social & recreational activities
IH Vancouver offers an excellent social program, with a wide range of optional in-class, after school, evening and weekend activities. In addition to regular activities, we organize a number of day and weekend excursions to popular destinations, including Whistler, Seattle, and Portland.

IH Vancouver students have the opportunity to participate in seasonal events such as snowboarding, skiing, roller-blading, skating, cultural festivals, beach parties, and much more.

English Courses in Vancouver:

Image of English Courses in Vancouver, Canada- General English courses - 15, 20, 30 or 35 lessons per week
- TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS Test Preparation
- Cambridge English Exam Preparation (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE)
- Business English Courses
- Intuition Homestudy – Living in your English teacher’s home
- Elective English courses which include grammar, writing, reading, listening skills, pronunciation, vocabulary for business, and more..
- English for Academic Purposes / Pathway Program that prepares students for success in universities and colleges in North America
- Summer ESL programs for children ages 5-12, and  teenagers ages 13-17
- Winter Junior ESL program (ages 13-17)
- English language programs for adults 50+
- ESL Teacher Training (including CELTA, TESL Certificate, TESOL Diploma..)

Courses are tailored to be as intensive as you want and to fit in with your schedule. Courses are available throughout the year as you decide which day you wish to start and which day you wish to finish.

Courses run for between 15 and 35 lessons per week, and are perfect for students who need accelerated language courses in an English speaking environment. Courses are also available on a private or semi-private basis.

Student Testimonials:

Photos of International House Vancouver"My time at IH Vancouver was by far the best experience of my life! Having had the opportunity to travel to a country to learn a different language and living in one of the best cities in the world, experiencing a new cultures, making friends of all nationalities and learning a new language with teachers of excellence turned this adventure into something that no one should miss."
-  Raphaela, Brazil

"IH was the best place to learn English! The atmosphere was great and, because I made friends from all over the world, I improve my English naturally. I want to recommend IH Vancouver to everyone!"
-  Ji Jun, South Korea

"I came to Vancouver, Canada in 2013 to improve my English, so that I could go to University to make my dreams come true. I was very lucky to come to International House, Vancouver and I must say my experience here has been amazing. Here they have a huge range of classes, activities and trips. The teachers and staff here are very friendly and they advised me on the best courses for my level.

At International House I did not just learn English but learnt about different cultures and met and made friends with students from all over the world.  If you want to improve your English in a friendly and welcoming environment, this is the school for you! At International House, Vancouver you can live your dream."

-  Fahad, Saudi Arabia

Vancouver - Top City to Study English!

Picture of English Courses in Vancouver, CanadaConsistently ranked by UNESCO as one of the top places in the world to live, Vancouver is a beautiful, safe and friendly city located between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountains.

This location provides the ideal conditions for a variety of outdoor activities such as swimming and hiking in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Vancouver also enjoys one of Canada's mildest climates.

The largest city in British Columbia, Vancouver is one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities in Canada.

IH Vancouver is happy to arrange a private airport transfer for you from Vancouver International Airport.

Accommodation Options:

 Homestay Program:
Living with a host family is an ideal way to immerse yourself in the English language and experience Canadian culture and hospitality for yourself. You will be placed by our Housing Director in a safe, comfortable home in a pleasant neighborhood.

Our host families live approximately 20-45 minutes by bus from the school. They will supply a private room with full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), a dedicated study area, a shared bathroom, TV, internet, laundry facilities etc.

Shared room options and private bathroom options are also available.

• Student House:
Located approximately 30-45 minutes by bus from our school, student house accommodation is available to students aged 19 and over. This is an ideal option for students who want to be more independent.

Both private and shared (2 or 3 students per room) bedrooms are available, with your own study desk and closet. You will share the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry facilities.

TV, telephone and internet access are also available. Meals are not included.

• Other Options:
On request, we can also book an hotel or an independent apartment for the duration of your stay.

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Address: 88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1R3, Canada
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