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Welcome to Vancouver English Centre

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www.intercambio.com.br Established in 1993, Vancouver English Centre (VEC) has
become one of Vancouver’s premiere English language learning
centres, enrolling 3,500 students annually from around the
About Vancouver
Visitor Visas and Student Visas Homestay globe. Learn English in one of the most beautiful cities in the

English for Everyone


Vancouver has a vibrant service industry and a growing
(Study Permits) world and the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics. tourism industry. It has become the third largest film
Living with a Canadian family is an excellent way to learn Vancouver
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production centre in North America after Los Angeles and
about Western culture while practicing English. Your hosts
Citizens of some countries such as Germany, Italy, Japan, Lost Lagoon
New York City, earning the nickname “Hollywood North”.
Korea, Mexico and Spain do not need visas to study in Canada
share family activities, holidays and traditions with you as Stanley Park An Ideal Learning Environment High-tech industries, most notably in video game develop-
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well as help you make other new friends in Vancouver. Second
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for less than six months. However, citizens from other Canada has been ranked by the United Nations as the number ment, have expanded in Vancouver in recent years.
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Register online at: www.vec.ca/english/7/ BC, V6B 1E7, Canada
Work and Study
VEC Floor Plan Email: info@vec.ca University Pathways Program
Tel: 1.604.687.1600
Fax: 1.604.687.1660 Young Learners Programs
APPLICATION VEC VANCOUVER

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www.intercambio.com.br
Application & Visa
Downtown Vancouver
250 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1E7, Canada

Vancouver

S tanl ey P ark Caus eway


Beaver
Lake
Third
Beach STANLEY PARK

BC
Welcome to Vancouver English Centre
Established in 1993, Vancouver English Centre (VEC) has
become one of Vancouver’s premiere English language learning About Vancouver
VANCOUVER
centres, enrolling 3,500 students annually from around the
Visitor Visas and Student Visas Homestay globe. Learn English in one of the most beautiful cities in the

English for Everyone


Vancouver has a vibrant service industry and a growing
(Study Permits) world and the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics. tourism industry. It has become the third largest film
Living with a Canadian family is an excellent way to learn Vancouver
Rowing Club
production centre in North America after Los Angeles and
about Western culture while practicing English. Your hosts
Citizens of some countries such as Germany, Italy, Japan, Lost Lagoon
New York City, earning the nickname “Hollywood North”.
Korea, Mexico and Spain do not need visas to study in Canada
share family activities, holidays and traditions with you as Stanley Park An Ideal Learning Environment High-tech industries, most notably in video game develop-
Pitch & Putt
well as help you make other new friends in Vancouver. Second
Beach
for less than six months. However, citizens from other Canada has been ranked by the United Nations as the number ment, have expanded in Vancouver in recent years.
Our Homestay Coordinators work hard to match each Lagoon Dr Ba
countries are required to have Temporary Resident visas to ys
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student to a carefully screened family with a compatible eD
enter Canada. 99N r
here is proper, standard and easily understood.
lifestyle.

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Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, VEC’s campus is

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All homestays include meals and a private, furnished Terminal
Optional sightseeing excursions or social events are offered

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room. If you prefer alternative accommodation, you can rc
lay Centennial Pier Ballantyne
Pier almost daily. We visit Vancouver’s most popular attractions,
apply for a study permit at the closest Canadian embassy or St M
galleries. It is one block from the main branch of the Vancouver
choose to live in an apartment or student residence close elv
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SeaBus
like: Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Science World,

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consulate before coming to Canada. You cannot obtain a

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There are endless opportunities for exploring the natural

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visiting Victoria, Seattle or Whistler Ski Resort. Also, there are

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your English at VEC picnics, parties and sporting events.

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vie

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Vancouver is a recreational paradise. The mild climate of

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St Du Pe t

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on
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ns nd

Pro

Heatley Ave
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Hawks Ave
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St
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Vancouver offers year-round activities. VEC is just minutes from

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t C e See our activities online at www.vec.ca/english/4/

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eight beaches, three ski mountains and Stanley Park’s 1,000

by
Ha

Abbott St
us t E Pender St

rn
rw e

Ho
oo

Columbia St
Pa St
cifi
c
d
St ad
ium
Keefer St
acres of rainforest. It is a two-hour trip to Whistler and Black-

Main St
St Du Andy
Sm Library ns St Livingstone

Gore St
Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom i th Ro m
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Park comb mountains, the sites of several events of the 2010 Winter

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registration and payment, a letter of acceptance from VEC will

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ard Plaza of Pacific Central

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Classroom TOEFL
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Classroom Nations Station

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46 Lab 27 B ak Yaletown

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be sent to you. You will need this letter to apply for your study eS
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permit at the visa office.
Act

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Computer Computer
Pacific Blvd Main Stn

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Classroom
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Arbutus St
Coffee 17

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5
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Cornwall Ave

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Main
Entry Classroom Classroom
42 29 To Hig
Classroom 1A hway
16 W 1st Ave 1
Classroom Classroom W 1st Ave
Computer Classroom 26 19 99A 1
Lab 40 Granville
W 2nd Ave
Before applying for a study permit you must have: Classroom Classroom Island
Cartwrig

Manitoba St
41 30 Classroom
W 2nd Ave ht St

Quebec St
Ontario St
15
Classroom Classroom

Cambie St

Columbia St
25 20
Fa l s e C r e e k
• valid passport Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom
Classroom
W 4th Ave
Classroom Classroom 14
• letter of acceptance from a Canadian school Dining Hall
37 38 39 31 24 21 13 To The University of British Columbia and

www.vec.ca
16
1 UBC Museum of Anthropology W 6th Ave W 6th Ave W 6th Ave

Vancouver International Airport


Granville St
• proof that you can financially support your entire

Hemlock St
Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom
Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom 13
2200 W 7th Ave
36 35 34
stay in Canada 23 22

Fir St
33 32
W Broadway 19 W Broadway E Broadway

• letter from your sponsoring organization if you Classroom


32 2500 W 10th Ave

Oak St
2
are being sponsored City
Telephones

1 2

y
Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom W 12th Ave Hall W 12th Ave

• medical clearance, if required 3 4 5 10 11 12 28


Vancouver English Centre Test Preparation

100 W
1700 W

900 W

100 E
00 W

00 E
ENG 08/2 002
Teachers’
• application fee Room
250 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Director
of Studies
Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom
6 7 8 9 Business English
Register online at: www.vec.ca/english/7/ BC, V6B 1E7, Canada
Work and Study
VEC Floor Plan Email: info@vec.ca University Pathways Program
Tel: 1.604.687.1600
Fax: 1.604.687.1660 Young Learners Programs
CURRICULUM ELECTIVE SPECIAL FURTHER
& SCHEDULE COURSES PROGRAMS STUDIES
Curriculum & Schedules Special Programs Further Studies

VEC Curriculum Schedules


Elective Courses Pathways Program Study in Guadalajara, Mexico
The VEC curriculum will help you develop English skills for VEC offers a variety of schedules and courses. Vancouver English Centre is your gateway to higher education. Vancouver Language Centre (VLC) is our sister school in
real-life situations. Grammar is taught in a communicative The schedules and fees are usually the same for elective and After studying English with us, you can continue studying at a Mexico. VLC offers Spanish and English language instruction, as
manner, with an emphasis on using the structures orally. regular courses, so it's easy for students to take the courses college or university in Canada or the United States. VEC has well as TOEIC Preparation, TOEFL Preparation, Business English,
Communicative methodology is also used for the development they want. Although courses are normally planned in four- links with various institutions that will accept students from a and a TEFL Certificate Program. VLC can arrange for either
of vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation. Teachers work with week sessions, you may register for as many weeks as you wish. Elective Courses Writing specified VEC level completion without a TOEFL or IELTS score. Spanish or English-speaking homestays, along with a variety of
language functions and themes and use various pair and group Some institutions require students to take a standard sightseeing and leisure activities. VLC maintains the same high
Students may take elective courses instead of regular courses. This elective helps students learn how to identify and express placement test. standard of education as the Vancouver school, with qualified
activities to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing Super-Intensive Schedule Electives are offered in half-day time blocks. The fees and ideas through written language and develop Western-style
skills. In afternoon classes the main focus is on speaking and teachers and sophisticated curricula.
listening skills, with some emphasis on reading, writing, The Super-Intensive Schedule is approximately 29 hours of schedules are the same as regular classes so it is easy to apply writing methods. Students compare essays, learn descriptive Business Internship Program Summer Children’s Program Prerequisites: Level 8+
vocabulary and pronunciation. classroom instruction per week. There are morning and for different elective courses. writing techniques and participate in reinforced practice July / August, Ages 6 - 10 Suitable Schedules: A
afternoon classes Monday to Friday. Minimum Age: 15 exercises. VEC offers Writing in three separate levels: Introductory, The Business Internship Program helps people acquire the Website: www.vecpathways.com TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language)
Intermediate and Advanced. language needed to function effectively in an English-speaking This program offers a fun and exciting way for young students
VEC Level System work environment. Language skills are developed through many to learn English and experience the wonders of Vancouver! It
This is a 120-hour, four-week Intensive program that combines
Intensive Schedule Areas for Further Study Options
Business English Pronunciation stimulating, realistic communicative activities. The program is is a balance of classroom activities and field trips based on a • Short – term certificate programs
theory with practical classroom experience.
Each VEC level takes four weeks to complete. Once you know
your current VEC level and the VEC level required by a particular The Intensive Schedule consists of approximately 26 hours of divided into two equal components - classroom study and work weekly theme. There are two full day activities each week to • Undergraduate Prerequisites: For non-native English speakers, TOEFL 80 (iBT)
classroom instruction per week. There are no scheduled classes Business English is appropriate for more advanced students This course helps students improve their pronunciation and experience. The varied content offered in this program is destinations in the Vancouver area. • Graduate
university, you will be able to estimate the amount of time it will who speak English in the workplace. Some of the electives
on Friday afternoons. Students may join optional school field develop more natural intonation and stress patterns. suitable for a broad range of advanced students. The unpaid • PhD TBE (Teaching Business English)
take to begin your program at that institution. This eliminates offered are: Pronunciation is offered in three separate levels: Introductory,
the guesswork that occurs when TOEFL and IELTS scores are trips on those afternoons.
Intermediate and Advanced.
program is offered in 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48-week terms. The Summer Youth Program
• Job Skills • BC and International Economy paid program is offered in 24, 32, 40 and 48-week terms. This 40-hour, Intensive course develops skills for teachers
required for admission and reduces the waiting period for
• Marketing • Business Grammar and Writing
July / August, Ages 7 - 17 APP (Academic Preparation Program) teaching English for international business affairs to
admission to the tertiary institution after VEC completion. You Morning Part-time Schedule & Minimum Age: 18
can apply for admission to the other institution at the same • Power Speaking • Business Communication Additional Elective Courses Website: www.vec.ca/english/3/internship.cfm This program is held at one of the most beautiful university The Academic Preparation Program (APP) is a four-week
executives.
Afternoon Part-time Schedule • Legal English
time you apply at VEC. campuses - the University of British Columbia. Each day Intensive program, designed for students who wish to continue
The Morning Part-time Schedule and Afternoon Part-time IELTS Preparation • Understanding Canadians • French Banff Internship Program students take part in English classes, followed by sightseeing their studies at college or university. Students are taught to TEC (Teaching English to Children)
A placement test is given on the first day of the course to Schedule are for students who prefer not to study full-time. • Listening • Pop Culture or sports activities in the afternoon and evening. apply learning strategies and research skills effectively while
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) This 40-hour, Intensive course develops skills for teachers
evaluate each student’s ability in grammar and communication. Part-time students are integrated into regular, full-time classes • Reading and Vocabulary • Survival English Live in an alpine paradise, among Canada's spectacular Rocky developing independence in reading academic text and
exam is a requirement for immigration to Canada, Australia or teaching English to children.
Students are then placed in separate levels according to their with the option to study only in the morning or afternoon.
the UK. Students prepare for and practice the academic and
• Think In English • Word Power Mountains. After practicing your English skills at work during the Ski/Snowboard Plus English Program writing essays and research papers. Students also participate in
grammar and communication skills. There are 15 levels in total. Morning classes are 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM. Afternoon classes are day, you can go hiking, cycling or mountain climbing in some of Late December ~ February, Minimum Age 13 level-appropriate oral activities, including debates, discussions
Students usually progress to the next level every four weeks. 12:50 PM to 3:40 PM.
general formats of the test, which cover speaking, listening,
Friday Afternoon Electives the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first half of the and presentations. Study in Toronto
reading and writing skills. program consists of language preparation in Vancouver. The Learn English while experiencing some of the best skiing and For students who want to experience one of Canada’s other
These are theme-based classes and were developed with specific second half of the program is a paid practicum in either Banff or snowboarding in North America. Each morning participants Pre-MBA Program major cities, we have a partner school in Toronto, Ontario.
TOEFL Preparation student interests in mind. VEC offers these electives in three Canmore, Alberta. The program is offered in 24, 32, 40 and take part in English classes, followed by afternoon sightseeing
levels: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Selections 48-week terms. or skiing / snowboarding. A full-time, 12-week Intensive program, Pre-MBA includes the
Schedule A - SUPER INTENSIVE (5 days per week) 29 Hours TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Preparation is include: Hello Vancouver, TV Trendz, You’re Hired, Picture This, Lost Minimum Age: 18 fundamentals of business communication, marketing and Online courses
English Com TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI helpful to international students who wish to enter the for Words, Here and Now, Write On, and Story and Stage. Website: www.vec.ca/english/3/internship.cfm
petency Leve Vacation Study Program finance. Teaching and classroom activities focus on all elements VEC also offers the following online courses: Business English,
ls 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes university system in Canada or the United States. This elective
Year Round, Minimum Age 13 of language learning (reading, writing, listening and speaking) IELTS Preparation, TEFL/TESL, English for Hospitality, Hotel
12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes prepares students for the test quickly and efficiently. Our
Level 1
well-equipped computer labs familiarize students with iBT
TEFL Program especially as they apply to the language of the business world. Management, English for IT and General English.
Intro Beginner
Level 2 Schedule B - INTENSIVE (5 days per week) 26 Hours
Learn English while exploring Vancouver! Each morning
Lower Beginn TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI TOEFL to ensure they are completely prepared to take the
Level 3 er Teachers with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) students take part in English classes, followed by afternoon Prerequisites: Pre-tests in GMAT (450+) and TOEFL (iBT 75+) www.vec.ca/english/8/online-courses.cfm
Mid Beginner 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes test. VEC is a recognized TOEFL testing centre. VEC offers
Level 4 training are in demand in Canada and around the world. A TEFL sightseeing or sports activities. This fun-filled program is Four-year undergraduate degree with GPA of 3.0
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12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes No Classes TOEFL Preparation in three separate levels: Introductory,
Level 5 er certificate is a passport to a career that will help you continually designed to offer students a balance of English language Website: www.pre-mba.name
Higher Beginn Intermediate and Advanced.
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Schedule C - MORNING PART-TIME (5 days per week) 15 Hours develop new skills and meet people. Teaching opportunities instruction and Canadian cultural experiences where you will
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
Lower Interm arise frequently as the TEFL industry grows. Our TEFL Program put your language skills to use.
Level 7 ediate 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes TOEIC Preparation
Mid Intermed will enable you to teach English in a number of exotic countries.
Level 8 iate 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes
Upper Interm TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) High School Preparation Program
Level 9 ediate
Level 10
Higher Interm
ediate
Schedule D - AFTERNOON PART-TIME (5 days per week) 15 Hours
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI Preparation is specifically designed to help students achieve Cambridge Preparation
Lower Advanc higher TOEIC scores. VEC is a recognized TOEIC testing centre. Improve your English before starting high school in Canada.
Level 11 ed 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes Cambridge examinations are widely recognized for work and
Mid Advanced 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes VEC offers TOEIC Preparation in three separate levels: As well as grammar and communication, this program
Level 12 study purposes. Students can prepare for the First Certificate in
Upper Advanc Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. includes a unique course called Understanding Canadians.
Level 13 ed Schedule E - AFTERNOON PART-TIME (4 days per week) 12 Hours English (FCE) or the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). VEC is
Upper Advanc a recognized Cambridge testing centre.
Level 14 ed TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
Higher Advanc 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes Group Package Tours are available year round for any age,
Level 15 ed schedule and interest. Contact us for more information.
Higher Advanc 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes No Classes
ed
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Elective Courses Pathways Program Study in Guadalajara, Mexico
The VEC curriculum will help you develop English skills for VEC offers a variety of schedules and courses. Vancouver English Centre is your gateway to higher education. Vancouver Language Centre (VLC) is our sister school in
real-life situations. Grammar is taught in a communicative The schedules and fees are usually the same for elective and After studying English with us, you can continue studying at a Mexico. VLC offers Spanish and English language instruction, as
manner, with an emphasis on using the structures orally. regular courses, so it's easy for students to take the courses college or university in Canada or the United States. VEC has well as TOEIC Preparation, TOEFL Preparation, Business English,
Communicative methodology is also used for the development they want. Although courses are normally planned in four- links with various institutions that will accept students from a and a TEFL Certificate Program. VLC can arrange for either
of vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation. Teachers work with week sessions, you may register for as many weeks as you wish. Elective Courses Writing specified VEC level completion without a TOEFL or IELTS score. Spanish or English-speaking homestays, along with a variety of
language functions and themes and use various pair and group Some institutions require students to take a standard sightseeing and leisure activities. VLC maintains the same high
Students may take elective courses instead of regular courses. This elective helps students learn how to identify and express placement test. standard of education as the Vancouver school, with qualified
activities to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing Super-Intensive Schedule Electives are offered in half-day time blocks. The fees and ideas through written language and develop Western-style
skills. In afternoon classes the main focus is on speaking and teachers and sophisticated curricula.
listening skills, with some emphasis on reading, writing, The Super-Intensive Schedule is approximately 29 hours of schedules are the same as regular classes so it is easy to apply writing methods. Students compare essays, learn descriptive Business Internship Program Summer Children’s Program Prerequisites: Level 8+
vocabulary and pronunciation. classroom instruction per week. There are morning and for different elective courses. writing techniques and participate in reinforced practice July / August, Ages 6 - 10 Suitable Schedules: A
afternoon classes Monday to Friday. Minimum Age: 15 exercises. VEC offers Writing in three separate levels: Introductory, The Business Internship Program helps people acquire the Website: www.vecpathways.com TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language)
Intermediate and Advanced. language needed to function effectively in an English-speaking This program offers a fun and exciting way for young students
VEC Level System work environment. Language skills are developed through many to learn English and experience the wonders of Vancouver! It
This is a 120-hour, four-week Intensive program that combines
Intensive Schedule Areas for Further Study Options
Business English Pronunciation stimulating, realistic communicative activities. The program is is a balance of classroom activities and field trips based on a • Short – term certificate programs
theory with practical classroom experience.
Each VEC level takes four weeks to complete. Once you know
your current VEC level and the VEC level required by a particular The Intensive Schedule consists of approximately 26 hours of divided into two equal components - classroom study and work weekly theme. There are two full day activities each week to • Undergraduate Prerequisites: For non-native English speakers, TOEFL 80 (iBT)
classroom instruction per week. There are no scheduled classes Business English is appropriate for more advanced students This course helps students improve their pronunciation and experience. The varied content offered in this program is destinations in the Vancouver area. • Graduate
university, you will be able to estimate the amount of time it will who speak English in the workplace. Some of the electives
on Friday afternoons. Students may join optional school field develop more natural intonation and stress patterns. suitable for a broad range of advanced students. The unpaid • PhD TBE (Teaching Business English)
take to begin your program at that institution. This eliminates offered are: Pronunciation is offered in three separate levels: Introductory,
the guesswork that occurs when TOEFL and IELTS scores are trips on those afternoons.
Intermediate and Advanced.
program is offered in 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48-week terms. The Summer Youth Program
• Job Skills • BC and International Economy paid program is offered in 24, 32, 40 and 48-week terms. This 40-hour, Intensive course develops skills for teachers
required for admission and reduces the waiting period for
• Marketing • Business Grammar and Writing
July / August, Ages 7 - 17 APP (Academic Preparation Program) teaching English for international business affairs to
admission to the tertiary institution after VEC completion. You Morning Part-time Schedule & Minimum Age: 18
can apply for admission to the other institution at the same • Power Speaking • Business Communication Additional Elective Courses Website: www.vec.ca/english/3/internship.cfm This program is held at one of the most beautiful university The Academic Preparation Program (APP) is a four-week
executives.
Afternoon Part-time Schedule • Legal English
time you apply at VEC. campuses - the University of British Columbia. Each day Intensive program, designed for students who wish to continue
The Morning Part-time Schedule and Afternoon Part-time IELTS Preparation • Understanding Canadians • French Banff Internship Program students take part in English classes, followed by sightseeing their studies at college or university. Students are taught to TEC (Teaching English to Children)
A placement test is given on the first day of the course to Schedule are for students who prefer not to study full-time. • Listening • Pop Culture or sports activities in the afternoon and evening. apply learning strategies and research skills effectively while
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) This 40-hour, Intensive course develops skills for teachers
evaluate each student’s ability in grammar and communication. Part-time students are integrated into regular, full-time classes • Reading and Vocabulary • Survival English Live in an alpine paradise, among Canada's spectacular Rocky developing independence in reading academic text and
exam is a requirement for immigration to Canada, Australia or teaching English to children.
Students are then placed in separate levels according to their with the option to study only in the morning or afternoon.
the UK. Students prepare for and practice the academic and
• Think In English • Word Power Mountains. After practicing your English skills at work during the Ski/Snowboard Plus English Program writing essays and research papers. Students also participate in
grammar and communication skills. There are 15 levels in total. Morning classes are 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM. Afternoon classes are day, you can go hiking, cycling or mountain climbing in some of Late December ~ February, Minimum Age 13 level-appropriate oral activities, including debates, discussions
Students usually progress to the next level every four weeks. 12:50 PM to 3:40 PM.
general formats of the test, which cover speaking, listening,
Friday Afternoon Electives the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first half of the and presentations. Study in Toronto
reading and writing skills. program consists of language preparation in Vancouver. The Learn English while experiencing some of the best skiing and For students who want to experience one of Canada’s other
These are theme-based classes and were developed with specific second half of the program is a paid practicum in either Banff or snowboarding in North America. Each morning participants Pre-MBA Program major cities, we have a partner school in Toronto, Ontario.
TOEFL Preparation student interests in mind. VEC offers these electives in three Canmore, Alberta. The program is offered in 24, 32, 40 and take part in English classes, followed by afternoon sightseeing
levels: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Selections 48-week terms. or skiing / snowboarding. A full-time, 12-week Intensive program, Pre-MBA includes the
Schedule A - SUPER INTENSIVE (5 days per week) 29 Hours TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Preparation is include: Hello Vancouver, TV Trendz, You’re Hired, Picture This, Lost Minimum Age: 18 fundamentals of business communication, marketing and Online courses
English Com TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI helpful to international students who wish to enter the for Words, Here and Now, Write On, and Story and Stage. Website: www.vec.ca/english/3/internship.cfm
petency Leve Vacation Study Program finance. Teaching and classroom activities focus on all elements VEC also offers the following online courses: Business English,
ls 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes university system in Canada or the United States. This elective
Year Round, Minimum Age 13 of language learning (reading, writing, listening and speaking) IELTS Preparation, TEFL/TESL, English for Hospitality, Hotel
12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes prepares students for the test quickly and efficiently. Our
Level 1
well-equipped computer labs familiarize students with iBT
TEFL Program especially as they apply to the language of the business world. Management, English for IT and General English.
Intro Beginner
Level 2 Schedule B - INTENSIVE (5 days per week) 26 Hours
Learn English while exploring Vancouver! Each morning
Lower Beginn TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI TOEFL to ensure they are completely prepared to take the
Level 3 er Teachers with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) students take part in English classes, followed by afternoon Prerequisites: Pre-tests in GMAT (450+) and TOEFL (iBT 75+) www.vec.ca/english/8/online-courses.cfm
Mid Beginner 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes test. VEC is a recognized TOEFL testing centre. VEC offers
Level 4 training are in demand in Canada and around the world. A TEFL sightseeing or sports activities. This fun-filled program is Four-year undergraduate degree with GPA of 3.0
Upper Beginn
12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes No Classes TOEFL Preparation in three separate levels: Introductory,
Level 5 er certificate is a passport to a career that will help you continually designed to offer students a balance of English language Website: www.pre-mba.name
Higher Beginn Intermediate and Advanced.
Level 6 er
Schedule C - MORNING PART-TIME (5 days per week) 15 Hours develop new skills and meet people. Teaching opportunities instruction and Canadian cultural experiences where you will
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
Lower Interm arise frequently as the TEFL industry grows. Our TEFL Program put your language skills to use.
Level 7 ediate 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes TOEIC Preparation
Mid Intermed will enable you to teach English in a number of exotic countries.
Level 8 iate 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes
Upper Interm TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) High School Preparation Program
Level 9 ediate
Level 10
Higher Interm
ediate
Schedule D - AFTERNOON PART-TIME (5 days per week) 15 Hours
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI Preparation is specifically designed to help students achieve Cambridge Preparation
Lower Advanc higher TOEIC scores. VEC is a recognized TOEIC testing centre. Improve your English before starting high school in Canada.
Level 11 ed 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes Cambridge examinations are widely recognized for work and
Mid Advanced 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes VEC offers TOEIC Preparation in three separate levels: As well as grammar and communication, this program
Level 12 study purposes. Students can prepare for the First Certificate in
Upper Advanc Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. includes a unique course called Understanding Canadians.
Level 13 ed Schedule E - AFTERNOON PART-TIME (4 days per week) 12 Hours English (FCE) or the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). VEC is
Upper Advanc a recognized Cambridge testing centre.
Level 14 ed TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
Higher Advanc 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes Group Package Tours are available year round for any age,
Level 15 ed schedule and interest. Contact us for more information.
Higher Advanc 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes No Classes
ed
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Elective Courses Pathways Program Study in Guadalajara, Mexico
The VEC curriculum will help you develop English skills for VEC offers a variety of schedules and courses. Vancouver English Centre is your gateway to higher education. Vancouver Language Centre (VLC) is our sister school in
real-life situations. Grammar is taught in a communicative The schedules and fees are usually the same for elective and After studying English with us, you can continue studying at a Mexico. VLC offers Spanish and English language instruction, as
manner, with an emphasis on using the structures orally. regular courses, so it's easy for students to take the courses college or university in Canada or the United States. VEC has well as TOEIC Preparation, TOEFL Preparation, Business English,
Communicative methodology is also used for the development they want. Although courses are normally planned in four- links with various institutions that will accept students from a and a TEFL Certificate Program. VLC can arrange for either
of vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation. Teachers work with week sessions, you may register for as many weeks as you wish. Elective Courses Writing specified VEC level completion without a TOEFL or IELTS score. Spanish or English-speaking homestays, along with a variety of
language functions and themes and use various pair and group Some institutions require students to take a standard sightseeing and leisure activities. VLC maintains the same high
Students may take elective courses instead of regular courses. This elective helps students learn how to identify and express placement test. standard of education as the Vancouver school, with qualified
activities to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing Super-Intensive Schedule Electives are offered in half-day time blocks. The fees and ideas through written language and develop Western-style
skills. In afternoon classes the main focus is on speaking and teachers and sophisticated curricula.
listening skills, with some emphasis on reading, writing, The Super-Intensive Schedule is approximately 29 hours of schedules are the same as regular classes so it is easy to apply writing methods. Students compare essays, learn descriptive Business Internship Program Summer Children’s Program Prerequisites: Level 8+
vocabulary and pronunciation. classroom instruction per week. There are morning and for different elective courses. writing techniques and participate in reinforced practice July / August, Ages 6 - 10 Suitable Schedules: A
afternoon classes Monday to Friday. Minimum Age: 15 exercises. VEC offers Writing in three separate levels: Introductory, The Business Internship Program helps people acquire the Website: www.vecpathways.com TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language)
Intermediate and Advanced. language needed to function effectively in an English-speaking This program offers a fun and exciting way for young students
VEC Level System work environment. Language skills are developed through many to learn English and experience the wonders of Vancouver! It
This is a 120-hour, four-week Intensive program that combines
Intensive Schedule Areas for Further Study Options
Business English Pronunciation stimulating, realistic communicative activities. The program is is a balance of classroom activities and field trips based on a • Short – term certificate programs
theory with practical classroom experience.
Each VEC level takes four weeks to complete. Once you know
your current VEC level and the VEC level required by a particular The Intensive Schedule consists of approximately 26 hours of divided into two equal components - classroom study and work weekly theme. There are two full day activities each week to • Undergraduate Prerequisites: For non-native English speakers, TOEFL 80 (iBT)
classroom instruction per week. There are no scheduled classes Business English is appropriate for more advanced students This course helps students improve their pronunciation and experience. The varied content offered in this program is destinations in the Vancouver area. • Graduate
university, you will be able to estimate the amount of time it will who speak English in the workplace. Some of the electives
on Friday afternoons. Students may join optional school field develop more natural intonation and stress patterns. suitable for a broad range of advanced students. The unpaid • PhD TBE (Teaching Business English)
take to begin your program at that institution. This eliminates offered are: Pronunciation is offered in three separate levels: Introductory,
the guesswork that occurs when TOEFL and IELTS scores are trips on those afternoons.
Intermediate and Advanced.
program is offered in 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48-week terms. The Summer Youth Program
• Job Skills • BC and International Economy paid program is offered in 24, 32, 40 and 48-week terms. This 40-hour, Intensive course develops skills for teachers
required for admission and reduces the waiting period for
• Marketing • Business Grammar and Writing
July / August, Ages 7 - 17 APP (Academic Preparation Program) teaching English for international business affairs to
admission to the tertiary institution after VEC completion. You Morning Part-time Schedule & Minimum Age: 18
can apply for admission to the other institution at the same • Power Speaking • Business Communication Additional Elective Courses Website: www.vec.ca/english/3/internship.cfm This program is held at one of the most beautiful university The Academic Preparation Program (APP) is a four-week
executives.
Afternoon Part-time Schedule • Legal English
time you apply at VEC. campuses - the University of British Columbia. Each day Intensive program, designed for students who wish to continue
The Morning Part-time Schedule and Afternoon Part-time IELTS Preparation • Understanding Canadians • French Banff Internship Program students take part in English classes, followed by sightseeing their studies at college or university. Students are taught to TEC (Teaching English to Children)
A placement test is given on the first day of the course to Schedule are for students who prefer not to study full-time. • Listening • Pop Culture or sports activities in the afternoon and evening. apply learning strategies and research skills effectively while
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) This 40-hour, Intensive course develops skills for teachers
evaluate each student’s ability in grammar and communication. Part-time students are integrated into regular, full-time classes • Reading and Vocabulary • Survival English Live in an alpine paradise, among Canada's spectacular Rocky developing independence in reading academic text and
exam is a requirement for immigration to Canada, Australia or teaching English to children.
Students are then placed in separate levels according to their with the option to study only in the morning or afternoon.
the UK. Students prepare for and practice the academic and
• Think In English • Word Power Mountains. After practicing your English skills at work during the Ski/Snowboard Plus English Program writing essays and research papers. Students also participate in
grammar and communication skills. There are 15 levels in total. Morning classes are 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM. Afternoon classes are day, you can go hiking, cycling or mountain climbing in some of Late December ~ February, Minimum Age 13 level-appropriate oral activities, including debates, discussions
Students usually progress to the next level every four weeks. 12:50 PM to 3:40 PM.
general formats of the test, which cover speaking, listening,
Friday Afternoon Electives the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first half of the and presentations. Study in Toronto
reading and writing skills. program consists of language preparation in Vancouver. The Learn English while experiencing some of the best skiing and For students who want to experience one of Canada’s other
These are theme-based classes and were developed with specific second half of the program is a paid practicum in either Banff or snowboarding in North America. Each morning participants Pre-MBA Program major cities, we have a partner school in Toronto, Ontario.
TOEFL Preparation student interests in mind. VEC offers these electives in three Canmore, Alberta. The program is offered in 24, 32, 40 and take part in English classes, followed by afternoon sightseeing
levels: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Selections 48-week terms. or skiing / snowboarding. A full-time, 12-week Intensive program, Pre-MBA includes the
Schedule A - SUPER INTENSIVE (5 days per week) 29 Hours TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Preparation is include: Hello Vancouver, TV Trendz, You’re Hired, Picture This, Lost Minimum Age: 18 fundamentals of business communication, marketing and Online courses
English Com TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI helpful to international students who wish to enter the for Words, Here and Now, Write On, and Story and Stage. Website: www.vec.ca/english/3/internship.cfm
petency Leve Vacation Study Program finance. Teaching and classroom activities focus on all elements VEC also offers the following online courses: Business English,
ls 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes university system in Canada or the United States. This elective
Year Round, Minimum Age 13 of language learning (reading, writing, listening and speaking) IELTS Preparation, TEFL/TESL, English for Hospitality, Hotel
12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes prepares students for the test quickly and efficiently. Our
Level 1
well-equipped computer labs familiarize students with iBT
TEFL Program especially as they apply to the language of the business world. Management, English for IT and General English.
Intro Beginner
Level 2 Schedule B - INTENSIVE (5 days per week) 26 Hours
Learn English while exploring Vancouver! Each morning
Lower Beginn TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI TOEFL to ensure they are completely prepared to take the
Level 3 er Teachers with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) students take part in English classes, followed by afternoon Prerequisites: Pre-tests in GMAT (450+) and TOEFL (iBT 75+) www.vec.ca/english/8/online-courses.cfm
Mid Beginner 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes test. VEC is a recognized TOEFL testing centre. VEC offers
Level 4 training are in demand in Canada and around the world. A TEFL sightseeing or sports activities. This fun-filled program is Four-year undergraduate degree with GPA of 3.0
Upper Beginn
12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes No Classes TOEFL Preparation in three separate levels: Introductory,
Level 5 er certificate is a passport to a career that will help you continually designed to offer students a balance of English language Website: www.pre-mba.name
Higher Beginn Intermediate and Advanced.
Level 6 er
Schedule C - MORNING PART-TIME (5 days per week) 15 Hours develop new skills and meet people. Teaching opportunities instruction and Canadian cultural experiences where you will
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
Lower Interm arise frequently as the TEFL industry grows. Our TEFL Program put your language skills to use.
Level 7 ediate 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes TOEIC Preparation
Mid Intermed will enable you to teach English in a number of exotic countries.
Level 8 iate 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes
Upper Interm TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) High School Preparation Program
Level 9 ediate
Level 10
Higher Interm
ediate
Schedule D - AFTERNOON PART-TIME (5 days per week) 15 Hours
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI Preparation is specifically designed to help students achieve Cambridge Preparation
Lower Advanc higher TOEIC scores. VEC is a recognized TOEIC testing centre. Improve your English before starting high school in Canada.
Level 11 ed 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes Cambridge examinations are widely recognized for work and
Mid Advanced 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes VEC offers TOEIC Preparation in three separate levels: As well as grammar and communication, this program
Level 12 study purposes. Students can prepare for the First Certificate in
Upper Advanc Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. includes a unique course called Understanding Canadians.
Level 13 ed Schedule E - AFTERNOON PART-TIME (4 days per week) 12 Hours English (FCE) or the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). VEC is
Upper Advanc a recognized Cambridge testing centre.
Level 14 ed TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
Higher Advanc 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes Group Package Tours are available year round for any age,
Level 15 ed schedule and interest. Contact us for more information.
Higher Advanc 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes No Classes
ed
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Curriculum & Schedules Special Programs Further Studies

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Elective Courses Pathways Program Study in Guadalajara, Mexico
The VEC curriculum will help you develop English skills for VEC offers a variety of schedules and courses. Vancouver English Centre is your gateway to higher education. Vancouver Language Centre (VLC) is our sister school in
real-life situations. Grammar is taught in a communicative The schedules and fees are usually the same for elective and After studying English with us, you can continue studying at a Mexico. VLC offers Spanish and English language instruction, as
manner, with an emphasis on using the structures orally. regular courses, so it's easy for students to take the courses college or university in Canada or the United States. VEC has well as TOEIC Preparation, TOEFL Preparation, Business English,
Communicative methodology is also used for the development they want. Although courses are normally planned in four- links with various institutions that will accept students from a and a TEFL Certificate Program. VLC can arrange for either
of vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation. Teachers work with week sessions, you may register for as many weeks as you wish. Elective Courses Writing specified VEC level completion without a TOEFL or IELTS score. Spanish or English-speaking homestays, along with a variety of
language functions and themes and use various pair and group Some institutions require students to take a standard sightseeing and leisure activities. VLC maintains the same high
Students may take elective courses instead of regular courses. This elective helps students learn how to identify and express placement test. standard of education as the Vancouver school, with qualified
activities to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing Super-Intensive Schedule Electives are offered in half-day time blocks. The fees and ideas through written language and develop Western-style
skills. In afternoon classes the main focus is on speaking and teachers and sophisticated curricula.
listening skills, with some emphasis on reading, writing, The Super-Intensive Schedule is approximately 29 hours of schedules are the same as regular classes so it is easy to apply writing methods. Students compare essays, learn descriptive Business Internship Program Summer Children’s Program Prerequisites: Level 8+
vocabulary and pronunciation. classroom instruction per week. There are morning and for different elective courses. writing techniques and participate in reinforced practice July / August, Ages 6 - 10 Suitable Schedules: A
afternoon classes Monday to Friday. Minimum Age: 15 exercises. VEC offers Writing in three separate levels: Introductory, The Business Internship Program helps people acquire the Website: www.vecpathways.com TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language)
Intermediate and Advanced. language needed to function effectively in an English-speaking This program offers a fun and exciting way for young students
VEC Level System work environment. Language skills are developed through many to learn English and experience the wonders of Vancouver! It
This is a 120-hour, four-week Intensive program that combines
Intensive Schedule Areas for Further Study Options
Business English Pronunciation stimulating, realistic communicative activities. The program is is a balance of classroom activities and field trips based on a • Short – term certificate programs
theory with practical classroom experience.
Each VEC level takes four weeks to complete. Once you know
your current VEC level and the VEC level required by a particular The Intensive Schedule consists of approximately 26 hours of divided into two equal components - classroom study and work weekly theme. There are two full day activities each week to • Undergraduate Prerequisites: For non-native English speakers, TOEFL 80 (iBT)
classroom instruction per week. There are no scheduled classes Business English is appropriate for more advanced students This course helps students improve their pronunciation and experience. The varied content offered in this program is destinations in the Vancouver area. • Graduate
university, you will be able to estimate the amount of time it will who speak English in the workplace. Some of the electives
on Friday afternoons. Students may join optional school field develop more natural intonation and stress patterns. suitable for a broad range of advanced students. The unpaid • PhD TBE (Teaching Business English)
take to begin your program at that institution. This eliminates offered are: Pronunciation is offered in three separate levels: Introductory,
the guesswork that occurs when TOEFL and IELTS scores are trips on those afternoons.
Intermediate and Advanced.
program is offered in 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48-week terms. The Summer Youth Program
• Job Skills • BC and International Economy paid program is offered in 24, 32, 40 and 48-week terms. This 40-hour, Intensive course develops skills for teachers
required for admission and reduces the waiting period for
• Marketing • Business Grammar and Writing
July / August, Ages 7 - 17 APP (Academic Preparation Program) teaching English for international business affairs to
admission to the tertiary institution after VEC completion. You Morning Part-time Schedule & Minimum Age: 18
can apply for admission to the other institution at the same • Power Speaking • Business Communication Additional Elective Courses Website: www.vec.ca/english/3/internship.cfm This program is held at one of the most beautiful university The Academic Preparation Program (APP) is a four-week
executives.
Afternoon Part-time Schedule • Legal English
time you apply at VEC. campuses - the University of British Columbia. Each day Intensive program, designed for students who wish to continue
The Morning Part-time Schedule and Afternoon Part-time IELTS Preparation • Understanding Canadians • French Banff Internship Program students take part in English classes, followed by sightseeing their studies at college or university. Students are taught to TEC (Teaching English to Children)
A placement test is given on the first day of the course to Schedule are for students who prefer not to study full-time. • Listening • Pop Culture or sports activities in the afternoon and evening. apply learning strategies and research skills effectively while
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) This 40-hour, Intensive course develops skills for teachers
evaluate each student’s ability in grammar and communication. Part-time students are integrated into regular, full-time classes • Reading and Vocabulary • Survival English Live in an alpine paradise, among Canada's spectacular Rocky developing independence in reading academic text and
exam is a requirement for immigration to Canada, Australia or teaching English to children.
Students are then placed in separate levels according to their with the option to study only in the morning or afternoon.
the UK. Students prepare for and practice the academic and
• Think In English • Word Power Mountains. After practicing your English skills at work during the Ski/Snowboard Plus English Program writing essays and research papers. Students also participate in
grammar and communication skills. There are 15 levels in total. Morning classes are 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM. Afternoon classes are day, you can go hiking, cycling or mountain climbing in some of Late December ~ February, Minimum Age 13 level-appropriate oral activities, including debates, discussions
Students usually progress to the next level every four weeks. 12:50 PM to 3:40 PM.
general formats of the test, which cover speaking, listening,
Friday Afternoon Electives the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first half of the and presentations. Study in Toronto
reading and writing skills. program consists of language preparation in Vancouver. The Learn English while experiencing some of the best skiing and For students who want to experience one of Canada’s other
These are theme-based classes and were developed with specific second half of the program is a paid practicum in either Banff or snowboarding in North America. Each morning participants Pre-MBA Program major cities, we have a partner school in Toronto, Ontario.
TOEFL Preparation student interests in mind. VEC offers these electives in three Canmore, Alberta. The program is offered in 24, 32, 40 and take part in English classes, followed by afternoon sightseeing
levels: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Selections 48-week terms. or skiing / snowboarding. A full-time, 12-week Intensive program, Pre-MBA includes the
Schedule A - SUPER INTENSIVE (5 days per week) 29 Hours TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Preparation is include: Hello Vancouver, TV Trendz, You’re Hired, Picture This, Lost Minimum Age: 18 fundamentals of business communication, marketing and Online courses
English Com TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI helpful to international students who wish to enter the for Words, Here and Now, Write On, and Story and Stage. Website: www.vec.ca/english/3/internship.cfm
petency Leve Vacation Study Program finance. Teaching and classroom activities focus on all elements VEC also offers the following online courses: Business English,
ls 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes university system in Canada or the United States. This elective
Year Round, Minimum Age 13 of language learning (reading, writing, listening and speaking) IELTS Preparation, TEFL/TESL, English for Hospitality, Hotel
12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes prepares students for the test quickly and efficiently. Our
Level 1
well-equipped computer labs familiarize students with iBT
TEFL Program especially as they apply to the language of the business world. Management, English for IT and General English.
Intro Beginner
Level 2 Schedule B - INTENSIVE (5 days per week) 26 Hours
Learn English while exploring Vancouver! Each morning
Lower Beginn TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI TOEFL to ensure they are completely prepared to take the
Level 3 er Teachers with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) students take part in English classes, followed by afternoon Prerequisites: Pre-tests in GMAT (450+) and TOEFL (iBT 75+) www.vec.ca/english/8/online-courses.cfm
Mid Beginner 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes test. VEC is a recognized TOEFL testing centre. VEC offers
Level 4 training are in demand in Canada and around the world. A TEFL sightseeing or sports activities. This fun-filled program is Four-year undergraduate degree with GPA of 3.0
Upper Beginn
12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes No Classes TOEFL Preparation in three separate levels: Introductory,
Level 5 er certificate is a passport to a career that will help you continually designed to offer students a balance of English language Website: www.pre-mba.name
Higher Beginn Intermediate and Advanced.
Level 6 er
Schedule C - MORNING PART-TIME (5 days per week) 15 Hours develop new skills and meet people. Teaching opportunities instruction and Canadian cultural experiences where you will
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
Lower Interm arise frequently as the TEFL industry grows. Our TEFL Program put your language skills to use.
Level 7 ediate 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes TOEIC Preparation
Mid Intermed will enable you to teach English in a number of exotic countries.
Level 8 iate 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes
Upper Interm TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) High School Preparation Program
Level 9 ediate
Level 10
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Schedule D - AFTERNOON PART-TIME (5 days per week) 15 Hours
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI Preparation is specifically designed to help students achieve Cambridge Preparation
Lower Advanc higher TOEIC scores. VEC is a recognized TOEIC testing centre. Improve your English before starting high school in Canada.
Level 11 ed 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes Cambridge examinations are widely recognized for work and
Mid Advanced 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes VEC offers TOEIC Preparation in three separate levels: As well as grammar and communication, this program
Level 12 study purposes. Students can prepare for the First Certificate in
Upper Advanc Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. includes a unique course called Understanding Canadians.
Level 13 ed Schedule E - AFTERNOON PART-TIME (4 days per week) 12 Hours English (FCE) or the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). VEC is
Upper Advanc a recognized Cambridge testing centre.
Level 14 ed TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
Higher Advanc 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes No Classes Group Package Tours are available year round for any age,
Level 15 ed schedule and interest. Contact us for more information.
Higher Advanc 12:50 PM - 3:40 PM Classes Classes Classes Classes No Classes
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Visitor Visas and Student Visas Homestay globe. Learn English in one of the most beautiful cities in the

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Vancouver has a vibrant service industry and a growing
(Study Permits) world and the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics. tourism industry. It has become the third largest film
Living with a Canadian family is an excellent way to learn Vancouver
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about Western culture while practicing English. Your hosts
Citizens of some countries such as Germany, Italy, Japan, Lost Lagoon
New York City, earning the nickname “Hollywood North”.
Korea, Mexico and Spain do not need visas to study in Canada
share family activities, holidays and traditions with you as Stanley Park An Ideal Learning Environment High-tech industries, most notably in video game develop-
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