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International House Vancouver
English language school in Canada
1990, International House - Vancouver (formerly ILLC) has offered ESL classes in a
friendly, personal atmosphere. The school is a member of the prestigious International
House World Organisation and offers a structured learning environment with experienced ESL
instructors. International House - Vancouver is conveniently located just 10 minutes
from downtown Vancouver and within walking distance from Kitsilano beach and Granville
Island. Classes are small, which provides a more intensive learning atmosphere for
students who have the ambition to learn quickly.
For students requiring accommodation,International House - Vancouver offers homestay with
Canadian families, an off-campus dormitory, or a student house. All include three meals
per day, access to laundry facilities, and all are located reasonably close to the school.
IH Vancouver is registered and bonded with the Private Post Secondary Education Commission
of British Columbia and is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Private Language
International House Vancouver (ILLC) is
conveniently located in the heart of Kitsilano, only 10 minutes from Downtown Vancouver!
Within walking distance are Kitsilano Beach, Granville Island, shops, restaurants, and the
express bus stop at Granville and Broadway.
All of our instructors possess a minimum of a TESOL
certificate and average 8 years of ESL teaching experience! Our teachers are friendly,
knowledgeable, and know how to make learning enjoyable.
With 10 levels of classes, anyone from beginner to advanced
ability can find a class that is right for them! In addition to our regular curriculum,
students can choose from a wide variety of certificate preparation courses such as TOEFL,
TOEIC, FCE, CAE, CPE, Business English, Advanced Listening & Speaking and English for
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C-55 Semi-Intensive (am/pm): The Semi-Intensive Program is a part-time program consisting of 2.75 hours of study per day (13.75 hours per
week). Students may take classes either in the morning from 9:00-11:45
(C-55 am) or in the afternoon from
12:30-15:15 (C-55 pm).
C-80 Semi-Intensive Plus: The Semi-Intensive Plus Program is a part-time program consisting of 4
hours of study per day (20 hours per week). This program
is available in the afternoon only from 12:35-16:45.
C-110 Intensive: The
Intensive Program is a full-time program consisting of 5.5 hours of study per day (27.5 hours per
week). This program runs from 9:00-15:15.
C-140 Intensive-Plus: The
Intensive Plus Program is a full-time program consisting of 7 hours of study per day (35 hours per
week). This program runs from 9:00-16:45.
WHICH CLASSES CAN YOU TAKE?
IH Vancouver's regular curriculum consists of courses in
the 4 major language areas; Grammar, Reading and Vocabulary, Listening and Pronunciation,
and Conversation. Each of these classes utilizes a wide variety of textbooks, audio, and
visual materials. Each of IH Vancouver's regular classes are 1.25 hours long.
In addition to our regular curriculum, students can choose courses from a variety of Test
Preparation or Specialized Courses. Every month we offer TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge (FCE,
CAE, CPE), Advanced Listening and Speaking, English for Academic Purposes and Business
English. Each of IH Vancouver's Test Preparation or Specialized Courses are 2.5 hours
TEST PREPARATION COURSES:
All test-preparation courses are 2 1/2 hours
in length and may be taken alone in the Intensive or Semi-Intensive Programs, or in
combination with other courses in the Immersion or Immersion-Plus Programs.
Test of English as a Foreign Language 1 - 6 month courses designed to develop proficiency
in Grammar, Vocabulary, Listening, Writing, and Computer Based Testing. All students are
guaranteed 2 full-length practice tests per month.
TOEIC Preparation :
Test of English for International Communication 1 - 6 month course, similar to TOEFL
but with an emphasis on practical, business related English. All students are guaranteed 2
full-length practice tests per month. Official TOEIC examinations may also be taken at IH
Cambridge Preparation :
FCE, CAE, & CPE This comprehensive program consists of 3 levels ranging from
Intermediate to Advanced. All areas of English are covered and students are guaranteed 2
full-length practice tests per month. Official Cambridge examinations may also be taken at
All specialty courses are 2 1/2 hours in
length and may be taken alone in the Intensive or Semi-Intensive Programs, or in
combination with other classes in the Immersion or Immersion-Plus Programs.
Business English I & II :
Intermediate & Advanced Introduction of business-related articles, vocabulary,
writing, and role-plays set in the work place. Students will gain confidence and
understanding of work-place situations. A variety of audio-visual materials as well as
computers are also used.
Advanced Listening & Speaking :
This advanced course is designed to help students improve their comprehension skills
and allow them to speak freely and debate a wide range of topics. This course draws
heavily on audio-video resources.
English for Academic Purposes :
This highly advanced course is designed for students wishing to continue their studies
at a Canadian University or College. Areas of concentration include academic writing, oral
presentations, and debate/discussion skills.
TESL Course for ESL Students
This is a course for advanced ESL students who would like to learn how to be a great
English teacher. Each weekly module covers topics such as teaching basics, class
management, lesson planning, and teaching techniques for different subjects.
International House Vancouver has an experienced and caring
full time Housing Director who places students in safe, comfortable homes in pleasant
neighborhoods. The approximate bus time is 20 - 40 minutes to and from school. Housing
Director is available 24 hours a day to answer questions and discuss concerns.
All host families are carefully screened and matched with students. Students can request
families with or without children or can choose to live with a single person. The Homestay
Program provides students with the opportunity to live in a Canadian family environment,
practice English with the family members and to share in their day-to-day life. All
homestay families and students have the 24 hour emergency phone number of the Housing
Director and foreign language translators. This is an excellent way to get insight into
Canadian culture and to practice language skills taught at the school.
Canadian Hosts provide:
comfortable, private bedroom
breakfast, bag lunch, and dinner (breakfast and lunch are prepared
by the student)
shared washroom, laundry facilities, telephone, TV, etc
a warm and friendly atmosphere in which to practice English
and experience Canadian culture.
For students looking for an alternative to
homestay, International House Vancouver offers an international atmosphere in the IH
Vancouver Dormitory which is located approximately 15 by transit from the school.
The dormitory program includes:
comfortable, private bedroom
shared washroom, laundry facilities, telephone, TV / VCR, CD player,
Dial-up Internet access is
available in each room at an extra cost.
Students share an apartment - like setting
with other students from IH Vancouver.
(Minimum 1 month stay)
IH Vancouver offers a unique living experience in
our Student House. A large seven-bedroom house is located approximately 15 minutes by
transit from the school.
The house is staffed by a caretaker and
comfortable, private bedroom
shared washroom, laundry facilities, telephone, TV / VCR,
CD player, etc.
free high-speed internet-access with plug-in for laptop.
All residents share in the safe, friendly
environment in this unique housing opportunity. Each day, students take part in the
cleaning and maintenance of the main area of the house. On weekends, students also have a
certain chore to complete.
All students who choose airport transfer, will
be met by an IH Vancouver Representative at the airport and transferred to their housing.
Activities are a great way
to learn about Canadian culture, make new friends and practice English! IH Vancouver
offers students the opportunity to experience a number of different activities each
Vancouver organizes a wide variety of seasonal activities such as skiing, snowboarding,
ice skating, beach volleyball, BBQ's, kayaking, canoeing, golfing, rollerblading and many
more outdoor and indoor events. Throughout the year students can enjoy professional NHL
hockey games and Lacrosse games. Several times during the year, IH Vancouver students have
the opportunity to experience weekend activities such as camping, river rafting,
trips to the Rocky Mountains and more!
IH Vancouver offers many different clubs for students
to participate in after classes. Join the soccer club, basketball club, or softball club
and compete against other ESL schools! The ski and snowboard club is a great way to
experience Vancouver's local ski hills! Join the movie club and watch and discuss the