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Accredited English Courses in Whistler
The English language school in Whistler offers various course options. In order to decide which option is best for you, you you need to consider several factors. What kind of lessons are you looking for? How many weeks do you have available? Do you need to learn English in Whistler for your career? Or for what purpose do you want to learn it? Would you like to have free time after the classes? What is your budget? By answering these questions we can advise you.
The Language Academy offers the following options for English courses in Whistler:
Intensive English Courses in Whistler for Adults
Standard English course (15 lessons per week):
The lessons cover all the essential skills of the language. There are 3 hours of classes per day in the mornings. This leaves afternoons free to explore the area and do activities.
Full-time English course (20 lessons per week):
In addition to covering the essential skills of English, this program offers specialized workshops and optional classes with interactive activities (conversations, discussions, debates, role plays, etc.).
Cambridge CAE Exam Preparation Course:
This program lasts 8, 10 or 12 weeks. It focuses on the skills needed to be able to pass the exam successfully. You will learn strategies by analyzing your weaknesses and do exam simulations. The teachers are specialized in exam preparation.
English + ski/snowboard in Whistler:
The school offers the possibility of combining English lessons with the purchase of a ski pass to have access to the slopes.
English lessons + mountain biking:
The school also offers the possibility of combining English lessons with the purchase of a pass to have access to the slopes in summer.
Ski/snowboard instructor certificate preparation course:
The program includes 2 weeks of general English lessons and 5 hours of preparation for the CSIA/CASI certificate exams. These are internationally recognized.
This personalized instruction allows to focus on the specific needs and objectives of the student. Individual lessons can be combined with a group course. Most students who take this type of course do so because they want to focus on specialized vocabulary and because they want to progress very quickly in a short time.
Description of the language school to learn English in Whistler
Whistler is a major ski resort located 125 km north of Vancouver, British Columbia. It has the largest ski area in North America. The English language school in Whistler is located in the centre of the village, near cable cars and chairlifts.
The classrooms are spacious and bright. The language academy has 10 computers that are available to students, a free Wi-Fi internet connection, and a storage room for sports equipment (skis, snowboards, bicycles, etc.).
The minimum age to register is 17 years, the average age is 22 years. And there are on average about fifty students who come from all over the world. A strict policy requires students to speak only English inside the building and during activities. This rule combined with a friendly atmosphere will ensure that you learn the language very fast.
The professors are experienced and all have university degrees. The staff will always be available to help you, answer your questions, and make you feel welcome.
The language institute offers two accommodation options for its students. Either in a residence (7 rooms, 21 beds), or in a host family (homestay). The latter option consists of a single or double room in the home of a carefully chosen family, while you study English in Whistler.
- In winter: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, parties, movie nights, skating, excursions.
- In summer: canoeing, rafting, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, tennis, outdoor concerts, excursions.
Other language study options in Whistler
How much does it cost to have a language immersion experience in Whistler?
Course prices are not always the same for everyone. The English language school in Whistler offers reduced prices for people of certain nationalities. In addition, prices are different in the summer and the winter. This is due to the high tourist season during the winter months. The best is that you contact us so we send you the costs that will apply to your language stay, including the prices of English courses in Whistler with accommodation.
And of course, your standard of living and consumption habits will also affect the cost of your English language stay in Whistler. We therefore recommend that you check the prices of daily life in Whistler.
Sites of interest
- Learn more about Whistler by reading the tourist information.