Vancouver has consistently ranked among the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world and our mission is to provide you with the highest quality academics, accommodations and social programmes while delivering a truly unique Canadian experience

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Studying in small classes, with an average 12 to 13 students per class, and a mix of nationalities, you will soon make the progress you need to achieve your goals in English. The teachers have time to individually support everyone while discovering and correcting linguistic problems. They know how to get the best out of their students, whether in general language skills, business English or preparing for an exam such as the IELTS test. Professional training will bring your English to its peak. Facilities include:
  • Spacious, purpose-built facilities located in downtown Vancouver
  • Student lounge, learning centre, computer lab, interactive whiteboards
  • School Capacity: 280 - 300
  • 21 large classrooms with natural light
  • Free Wi-Fi

Meet the Staff

Sharon Curl – Managing Director North America

Claire Kantowicz – Director of Operations Claire kantowicz

Lucy How – Pathway Programs Director

Pierce McKernan – Junior Programmes Operations Manager

Marina Silva – Marketing and Sales Director Marina Silva

Paula Rush – Registrar Paula Rush

Shummy Kular – Homestay Coordinator

Saleem Nashef – Marketing & Sales Manager

Daniel Hudson – Teacher 

Ryan Chan – Cambridge Exams and Resources Co-ordinator  Ryan Chan

Mathew Malone – Assistant Director of Studies Mathew Malone

JP Millan – Teacher Juan Millan

Kent Hachkowski – Teacher Kent Hachkowski

Matthew “Falcon” Elliott – Teacher Matthew Elliot

Patrick Gorman – Teacher Patrick Gorman

Aaron Chapman – Teacher Aaron Chapman




Contact Us

250 – 815 W Hastings St
BC V6C 1B4

TELEPHONE: +1 (604) 688-7942



Vancouver is the third most important location for the North American film industry and is surrounded by a landscape that is worthy of a film itself. Three high mountains surround the city and Vancouver Island lies close to the mainland and protects the harbour from the wild Pacific Ocean. It was recently ranked North America’s best city for sports and also boasts friendly residents and a vibrant multi-cultural heritage.

This is an outstanding opportunity to learn and improve your English at our fantastic and long-established schools, while exploring Canada’s famous culture and sites.



Qualified and welcoming families provide students with private rooms, a place to study and the experience of living with a North American family. Students have the option of full or half board. We adhere to a policy of one student per language per home. All of our host families have been carefully selected and counselled on welcoming international students into their families. We carefully monitor our homestay program to guarantee that all students have positive experiences and during the first week of school alone, we check in with students on three occasions to ensure that they are happy with their family.

  • On-staff Accommodations Coordinator
  • All host families carefully inspected and monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure quality standards and a positive environment for students
  • Bi-weekly homestay contracts
  • Host family evaluations performed throughout the student’s stay
  • Convenient locations
  • Checks are done three times during the student’s first week to ensure their comfort and satisfaction
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off available

GEC Granville

GEC Granville is conveniently located by the Yaletown district, steps to the Granville Entertainment District and minutes away from Granville Island and Stanley Park. All guest rooms are thoughtfully furnished featuring flat screen TVs, microwaves and mini fridges. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet is available in all suites and housekeeping is done weekly. There is also a workout room open 24 hours equipped with a treadmill, stationary bicycles, eliptical, free weights and separate saunas for men and women.

Bed linen and towels provided – Yes
Air conditioning – Yes
Security card access – Yes
Overnight security staff – Yes
Coin laundry – $2 per load (7am to 11pm)

Check in: 3pm
Check out: 11am
Approximate distance from the school: 20 minutes on foot, 10 minutes by bus

Viva Suites

Viva Suites is located within walking distance from restaurants, shops, Pacific Centre Mall and the entertainment district. It consists of 1 to 6 bedroom apartment suites that are beautifully furnished and decorated. Every apartment suite is complete with a full sized kitchen with appliances, living room, dining room and laundry room. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet is available in all suites and housekeeping is done weekly.There is also a workout room open 24 hours equipped with a treadmill, stair climber, stationary bicycle, universal gym, free weights and a sauna. Watch the video:

Bed linen and towels provided – Yes
Air conditioning – Yes
Security card access – Yes
Overnight security staff – Yes

The reception is located on the second floor and it’s open from 8:30am to 5pm
Approximate distance from the school: 20 minutes on foot, 10-15 minutes by bus


The YWCA’s location is ideal: at the doorstep of Vancouver’s entertainment and sports scene. Or stroll down Robson Street to the heart of downtown discovering trendy shops and restaurants. There are mini-refrigerators and telephones (extra charge applies) in every room, three television lounges, and shared kitchen facilities.

Private Washroom? No (sinks in each room) Individual (single occupancy) washrooms on each floor.
Are keys provided to residents? Yes
Is there a night security person on duty? Yes, 24 hour service desk.
Is safekeeping of valuables possible? Yes

Bed linen and towels are provided. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available. Shared kitchens available.
Approximate distance from the school: 15 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by bus

Check in time: 3:00 pm
Check out time: 11:00 am


Vancouver offers a blend of natural beauty, year round outdoor activities and urban excitement. The city is ranked one of the best places to live and boasts a multicultural population of 2 million. Our school is in the heart of the heritage district and has delivered high quality programmes since 1990.


Our social program will help you get to know Vancouver, see all the attractions you can’t miss and meet other students from all around the world. Our program includes exciting activities and trips including:

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Granville Island Brewery
  • Beach volleyball, cycling, ocean kayaking, rollerblading
  • Entertainment: dance lessons, movie and karaoke nights
  • Watch a game: The Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps


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Nationality Mix

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