British Columbia - CANADA

A world centre of "English as a Second Language" schools

Many of our website visitors from around the world are students enrolled in or considering Vancouver's (and BC's) vast network of English as a Second Language and related schools and institutions dedicated to familiarizing international students with the English Language, North American social and economic environments. Due to the mild climate, relaxed social atmosphere, high standard of livability, large number of recreational opportunities and stable political system, Vancouver has become a major world centre for international students of the english language.

On any given day many thousands of students from around the world blend into Vancouver's cosmopolitan population, especially close to the downtown core where they study,live and play. Some are in town for sessions lasting a few weeks, some for much longer. To support the needs of these individuals an industry has developed catering to their accommodation, dining, entertainment and recreational needs.

We have compiled a variety of websites of interest to this segment of the Vancouver population, now in town or considering coming here in the future. The websites listed here provide specific content and links to much more. We hope these links are useful to you.

General information on education in Canada and BC

Citizenship and Immigration Canada -

Cdn Bureau of Int'l Education (CBIE) -

Assoc of Universities & Colleges of Canada (AUCC) -

Assoc of Canadian Community Colleges -

Support services for students in
or contemplating coming to Vancouver

Vancouver Homestay

Vancouver ESL Programs

Maria's guide for ESL students -

In the interest of providing a listing as comprehensive as possible of ESL institutions in the Vancouver area for those doing research on this subject the following list should be a good source of basic information. This list is not an endorsement or recommendation of any particular institution.

Anderson National College
#A201 - 770 Pacific Blvd.
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5E7

Archer College
788 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 2M1

Assoc of Neighbourhood Houses
of Greater Vancouver(NP)
203-3102 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7

Bodwell Language School
473 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4

Britannia College
342 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6

Canadian Business English Institute
400-1130 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4
604-685 0291

Canadian College of
English Language
1477 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2S6

EF Education Vancouver
A100 - 355 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y9
604-633 0505

Eurocentres - Vancouver
250 - 815 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2

Immigrant Services Soc of BC(NP)
#501 - 333 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 2L7

Inlingua Vancouver
300-816 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
604-605 0960

International Education Community College
322 Water Street
Vancouver, BC

International House - Vancouver
#200 - 1215 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6G 1G7

Intrax International Institute
827 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3G8
604-609 9934

Langara College
International Education(NP)
100 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6

Language Studies Canada
#200, 570 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1B2

Lasalle College International Vancouver
#200 - 889 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3B2

Modus Language Institute
1033 Davie Street 2nd fl
Vancouver, BC V6E 1M7

Mosaic Language Centre(NP)
1522 Commercial Drive - 2nd Fl.
Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y2

Newton College Vancouver
790 - 555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6

Pacific Gateway International College
1155 Robson Street 3rd Fl
Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5

Pacific Global Language Centre
200 - 806 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5

Pacific Immigrant Resources Soc(NP)
205 - 2929 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4C8

Simon Fraser University
at Harbour Centre
English Language & Culture
100 East - 515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Sprott-Shaw International College
530 Seymour Street, 2nd Fl
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5

SUCCESS Training Institute(NP)
38 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1R6

Tamwood International College
909 Burrard Street, 3rd Fl
Vancouver, BC V6Z-2N2

Test College
#470-688 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1P1

University of British Columbia
English Language Institute
2121 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Vancouver Community College(NP)
English Language Skills Dept.
1155 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 4N3
604-871-7241 & 604-871-7537 &

Vancouver English Centre
250 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1E7

Vancouver Andrew Institute
of Bus & Tech
395 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6B 1E7

Vancouver Premier College
of English Language
200 - 1338 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 1H2

VanWest College
200 - 1016 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1H8

Western ESL Services
208 - 2525 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4C1

YMCA International College(NP)
955 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2

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