English Courses in Vancouver - Home Stay

Study Abroad in Canada for Teenagers

This program is open to all students between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age who are looking to learn English in an English speaking country, such as Canada. The ELS school is located in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver and is surrounded by vibrant green mountains and sandy beaches. Vancouver has a dynamic youth scene and students can enjoy a vast range of activities, including hiking, wildlife spotting, theatre shows, festivals, amusement parks and much more!

The program is available in both winter and summer. For the winter program, students are aaccommodated in the main ELS school building located in downtown Vancouver. The summer program is located in the residential area of North Vancouver, a safe and friendly area, close to Downtown Vancouver. All rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped. All students have access to the internet.

ELS Junior - Vancouver
Argyle Secondary School Frederick Road North Vancouver, BC 1131CA

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The ELS Program

ELS offers students between the ages of 13 to 17 years of age a comprehensive 25-hour per week English program. During the course, students will develop key skills relating to grammar and build upon their vocabulary. Canadian culture  will be explored through various interactive activities which will also give students the opportunity to practice their language skills through presentations and role-plays. An additional two hours will be dedicated to vocabulary and reading. Students will improve their speaking skills through practical activities that focus on everyday situations.

Taught by highly qualified native English speaking teachers, these courses are designed for students to develop their English skills through active learning. Weekly courses concentrate on a particular theme and are specially designed for young people, focusing on popular culture, music, cooking, health and technology.

Activities

An educational Field Trip is held every Wednesday afternoon and an additional social activity such as football, beach volleyball, kayaking, bowling, mini-golf, a shopping trip or picnic on Kitsilano Beach is organized every Friday afternoon. Other optional activities are available at additional cost, including whale watching, Laser Tag and visits to amusement parks. At weekends, students will have the chance to take full day or overnight trips to exciting locations such as Whistler, Victoria or the Rocky Mountains at additional cost. Sundays are free to practice English with your host family.

Accommodation

Students stay with a carefully selected, local host family, who will give them the chance to experience Canadian culture first-hand and put their English skills into practice. Most families live in North Vancouver, close to where the summer school is located. Students will be accommodated in a single room with full board: breakfast and dinner are spent with the host family whilst lunch provided in picnic form.

Sunday

Free time with host family

Monday

English classes

Tuesday

English classes

Wednesday

English classes and Education Field Trip

Thursday

English classes

Friday

English classes and Social Activity

Saturday

Optional Full Day Excursion (at additional cost)

This information is given as an example. On-site activities may be different.

Program Dates and Cost

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2 weeks

June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11

2135 CAD

3 weeks

June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4

2888 CAD

4 weeks

June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

3640 CAD

Additional weeks

753 CAD


Program costs include:

  • Comprehensive English Courses

  • Educational Field Trip on Wednesday afternoons

  • Social Activity on Friday afternoons

  • Accommodation with a host family

  • Full board

  • Continuous supervision

  • Textbooks and materials

  • Certificate of completion

  • Transfers from/to Vancouver Airport

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