Summer English Course for Teenagers in Vancouver

Summer schools offer an excellent opportunity for teenage students to practice and improve their English skills in a fun, safe and exciting environment. The excellent new Junior syllabus has been carefully designed to meet the special demands of short summer courses.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.

Study

Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 1 week
  • Hours per week: 15
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Typical student age: 12 - 17
  • Typical student mix:
    24% European, 32% Far Eastern, 28% Middle Eastern, 9% Latin American, 7% Asian

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 8 Jul 2017
    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 29 Jul 2017
  • Tuition fees: From 1495.00 CAD

    Tuition length options

    • 1 week: 1495.00 CAD
    • 2 weeks: 2990.00 CAD
    • 3 weeks: 4485.00 CAD
    • 4 weeks: 5980.00 CAD
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 CAD
  • Other expenses:

English lessons

The learning materials that are used in class are exclusively available at this group of schools. They were designed by teachers specifically for their students. Students will typically receive 15 hours of English lessons per week. 

Lessons aim to increase the students’ confidence in communicating in English through engaging and age-appropriate topics and activities. All language is presented in context to show and practice how English is used in the real world and not just the lesson.

Teenage learners need variety

The Junior Syllabus is a well-structured framework for teenage learners. Lessons promote speaking, reading, listening and writing skills practice to increase language fluency but also the opportunity to improve language accuracy with challenging grammar exercises and focus on new vocabulary.

The syllabus is complemented by culture themed lessons, focusing on different aspects of British life, including music, sport, literature and history. They are an opportunity for students to find out more about their host culture and compare their cultural experience and background with that of other students.

Assessment and certification

On arrival all students sit a written and oral exam to identify which level study is the most appropriate for them

Based on continuous assessment throughout their stay all students receive a school Report Card and Certificate of Attendance at the end of their course.

Students have the opportunity of taking the Trinity College GESE during their stay

Sports

The Campus has its own sports centre on-site which includes a sports hall, gym and swimming pool. 

Social Spaces

There are plenty of chill out zones and places to chat and relax on campus.

 

 

Activities

The school offers excellent on-site activities which are tailored to each location, and with a specific theme running throughout.  The on-site programme has a range of choices available, from discos, talent shows and sports competitions, to movie nights and treasure hunts throughout the campus. 

Activities at UBC Vancouver 

  • Themed Film Night
  • Class of 2014 Challenge
  • Drama Workshops
  • Fantasy Fancy Dress Disco
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Around the Campfire Night
  • Beach BBQ
  • Fashion Show
  • Conversation Club
  • Sports evenings

Excursions

The Vancouver programme has the following excursions included:

  • 1 full day and 4 half days into Vancouver
  • 1 full day to Whistler with entrance to Wild Play Ele- ments Park
  • 4 day, 3 night guided trip into Rocky Mountains— Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Falls, the Columbia Ice Fields and more

Vancouver highlights

  • Sight-seeing at Granville Island
  • Canopy Walk and Botanical Gardens
  • 3 day visit to the Rocky Mountains

Vancouver - Week 1

Day → Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Note: 1. This programme is a sample programme only. 2. The scheduling of lessons,activities and excursions are subject to change and amendment. 3. This programme runs on a zig zag basis
07:30 to 08:30 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:30 Arrivals and settling in Tour of Vancouver and Coal Harbor picnic Lesson 2 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 7 Lesson 8
12:45 to 13:45 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 17:30 Testing and lesson 1 BC stadium visit and walking tour Lesson 3 Visit to Stanley Park Lesson 6 Visit to Granville island and laser light show Visit to English Bay
18:30 to 19:30 Dinner            
Evening activities: 20:00 to 22:30

Free time

Free time

Beach BBQ Free time Swimming  Free time Free time
Optional Activity
 
Ice skating

Vancouver - Week 2

Day → Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Note: 1. This is a sample programme only. 2. The scheduling of lessons, activities and excursions are subject to change / amendment. 3.This programme runs on a zig zag basis.
07:30 to 08:30 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:30 Lesson 9 Full day trip to Whistler Lesson 10 Rocky Mountains tour Rocky Mountains tour Rocky Mountains tour Rocky Mountains tour
12:45 to 13:45 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 17:30 Walking tour Pacific Spirit Provincial Park Visit to Whistler village Trip down town for shopping Rocky Mountains tour Rocky Mountains tour Rocky Mountains tour Rocky Mountains tour
18:30 to 19:30 Dinner            
Evening activities: 20:00 to 22:30 Free time Free time Beach BBQ Rocky Mountains tour evening activity Rocky Mountains tour evening activity Rocky Mountains tour evening activity
 
Rocky Mountains tour evening activity
 

As well as an exceptional campus, our Vancouver summer school features a really outstanding activity programme which includes a 3 night, 4 day trek in the Rocky Mountains as well as a full day trip to Whistler Wild Elements Park together with 4 half days and one full day in Vancouver itself. 

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