Comparing English Language Schools
Vancouver is a major centre for ESL training in Canada. Like many other destinations for international students, Vancouver has good schools and bad schools.
It is important to choose a well managed school before applying. This information might help you select a suitable school.
If they are not full, good language schools in Vancouver will let you observe a class before you apply. This is a good way to become familiar with the school. If the school staff refuse to allow you to observe a class, they might not be confident in their ability to offer satisfactory training.
Although affiliations with professional associations do not guarantee good service, they indicate that schools are making an effort to become good members of the educational community. Poorly managed language schools do not usually have many professional affiliations. Here are some associations that language schools in Vancouver might belong to:
Some charitable organizations, churches, and private tutors offer ESL programs in Vancouver. They sometimes try to attract international students by offering low fees. Students should always consider the quality of the classroom instruction before applying for admission to these schools or programs.
Some tutors and small schools in Vancouver distribute lists that compare the fees and class sizes of other language schools. These lists are not usually accurate and might include information that has been intentionally manipulated. The only way to obtain accurate information about a school is to contact the school directly.
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English Language Schools in Vancouver, Canada
Good language schools in Vancouver are all registered with the government.
There are a number of good English language schools in