Language School Vancouver — Eurocentres: Learn English Hollywood-style
At first glance, Vancouver – on the West Coast of North America – comes across as modest and unassuming. But the third-largest metropolitan region in Canada has no reason to hide its light behind the West Coast cities of its American neighbour to the south. Vancouver has the highest quality of life of any city in North America.
Language study abroad in Canada’s model city is therefore absolutely worthwhile. Your English will be picture-perfect – literally. After Los Angeles and New York, in fact, Vancouver is the next most important city for the North American film industry. This status gives Vancouver its nickname: ‘Hollywood North’. However, if you think things are all about appearances in Vancouver, you’re mistaken.The city has an appealingly welcoming and open character – which can only be good for the movies that are filmed there. Fall in love with this dazzling city with Eurocentres and become the star of your English class.
The first thing you notice about Vancouver’s skyline is that the tallest ‘structure’ was created by nature. Three towering mountains surround the city: with their white-powdered peaks, Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour and Mount Strachan enhance the horizon. They aren’t just spectacular cinematic backdrops – they’re also wonderful destinations for day trips. Vancouver itself captivates visitors with its youthful appearance, full of modern architecture. A visit to the Vancouver Public Library – its design is reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome – is just as worthwhile as a tour of the city’s waterfront, where you can find the tent-like Canada Place, originally built to be the Canadian pavilion for the 1986 World’s Fair. These are exciting city-scapes to begin your language travel adventure.
A picture-perfect journey to Vancouver
Arriving by plane is an extremely convenient option. Vancouver International Airport is just 15 kilometres south of the city. Thanks to the Canada Line, which was built for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the airport is directly connected to Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. This station is one of two destination options (the other is Pacific Central Station) in case you decide to travel by train from somewhere in the American Northwest or elsewhere in Canada. This makes it easy to combine your language stay in Vancouver with other travel plans – experience your own personal road-trip movie!
With its colourful events, the world’s first IMAX 3D cinema and cruise ships at anchor, Canada Place (located in Vancouver’s harbour) isn’t just a popular destination – it’s also where you can find the Eurocentres language school. The school is just a few metres away and therefore right in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The entirety of this Canadian metropolis is easy to reach on foot or by bus. It’s important for you to be immersed in the city, the people who live in it and their culture outside of your language classes. You’ll get to know how the language you’re learning is used in natural speech and real-world situations. As an exceptionally multicultural city, Vancouver has a great deal to offer in this regard. These kinds of experiences and opportunities are invaluable when it comes to applying the theory you’ve learned in professional language training to everyday situations.
Broad range of courses during your language study abroad
Above all, you can look forward to the warm Canadian character when you come to Vancouver to study abroad. In general, you’ll find them to be easy-going, polite, friendly and ready to help. The atmosphere in the Eurocentres language school is just as pleasant and familiar. The classes are small, with just 10 to 14 students. This means that the qualified teachers have plenty of time to give each student individual attention. Individual language gaps are therefore easy to notice and correct. Our wide range of courses also ensures that every language need can be met. Whether you’re looking for general language skills, business English or exam preparation (for the IELTS, for example) – we’ll help you fully understand the world of the English language.
Experience a city and a language – for Eurocentres, the experience is key. This is why we offer our language students selected host families who will do their best to make interacting with Vancouverites part of your daily routine during your language stay. There are lovely pockets of the city which most travel guides overlook; discover them for yourself! Use your newly acquired knowledge of the language to chat with your hosts (who have become your friends, too). No matter whether you’re staying with a family with children or someone living alone – you’ll have a quiet, cosy place of your own, where you can dream of past and future adventures.
The student hall of residence: a metaphor for Vancouver
Your second truly wonderful option for accommodation is our student hall of residence, which isn’t far from the Eurocentres language school in Vancouver. Located between the Public Library and BC Place Stadium (where you can go to soccer or Canadian football games), it gives you the opportunity to live right in the middle of the city. At the same time, you can interact more with fellow students from all around the world. You’ll be able to explore the city and participate in other recreational activities together. The student residence hall is a place of cultural dialogue; living there will reinforce the language skills you’ve gained. It perfectly complements the other opportunities of language study abroad in Vancouver.
The sparkling skyline, glittering illuminated fountains in the harbour, wide-eyed language students – Vancouver, Canada, is inarguably one of the brightest stars in the language-travel sky. Filmmakers have long since discovered the city’s charm. Now it’s your turn: take a look behind the scenes of this fascinating city and make it your soundstage as you practice and improve your English. The top-quality language courses and recreational activities that Eurocentres provides, combined with the welcoming Canadian hospitality, will make it an unforgettable experience.
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- 21 Classrooms
- Air conditioning
- Computer room
- Interactive whiteboards
- Learning centre
- Student lounge
- Vending machines
- Wheelchair Accessible
A typical day at Eurocentres Vancouver
Breakfast with the Summers: Chatter and laughter. The little ones are boisterous and full of mischief... a morning in the house of Emelie’s host family. Emelie is attending a long-term course. She is from France and would like to start an international study programme at a later date. She has planned to spend an extended time getting her English up to the required standard. She likes it very much here and is enjoying each day. She has quickly got used to the lively start to the day in her host family’s home. She already feels like one of the family there. She could also have chosen accommodation in a hotel or student hostel, but these options were too impersonal for her. With the family contact, she experiences the day-to-day life of a real Canadian family.
Of course, the language school in Vancouver is fully equipped for modern teaching methods: interactive whiteboards, a media library and a computer room with free WLAN. Emelie particularly enjoys observing the incredible city skyline from the school’s roof terrace during her breaks... Other students prefer to play table football in the student lounge. Vancouver offers so much variety: Vancouver Island, winter sports in the nearby mountains, the beach, water sports, the harbour, the city with its attractive shopping options, Stanley Park – the third largest city park in North America – the Vancouver Aquarium... There is not much time to be homesick when there is so much to do in such a beautiful place.
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