About the College
English as a Second Language Program
At VanWest College, we prepare and guide students to meet their goals from start to finish. We provide English courses that meet the demands of students, and under the guidance of personally assigned student advisors, the students will receive individual attention and personalized education plans that are designed to enhance their skills considerably.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is meant for students whose mother tongue isn’t English. The objective of the program is to develop the skill of the student in speaking, writing, and reading, along with sub-skills like vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and more.
The ESL program will strengthen and develop oral/spoken and written English skills, and students are going to learn how to apply strategies for language learning from the beginner to the advanced levels. VanWest College is one of the leading ESL schools in Vancouver and Kelowna, and we encourage our students to take the time to discover more of Vancouver and Kelowna in between their English classes.
English Courses in Vancouver and Kelowna
Book an English course in Vancouver or Kelowna today from VanWest College and discover what makes these wonderful cities such a melting pot of different nationalities. We aim to not only improve the English skills of our students but also teach them everything that Vancouver and Kelowna have to offer, which includes an extensive selection of museums and galleries in the cities.
At our school in Vancouver, the students not only improve their language skills during our effective and enjoyable English courses but also learn what makes Vancouver so great. The city provides an ideal welcoming and diverse environment for a study abroad program and the courses we offer are meant to not only improve their skills but also teach them about life in this great city.
If you are looking for urban and rural in one city, Kelowna will be a perfect destination. Located in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is the place where you will get to have a truly Canadian experience! At our Kelowna campus, you will have a feeling of ‘family’ everyday. You will also explore the city through great after-class activities.
It doesn’t matter what your reasons are for learning English because, at VanWest College, our aim is to not only educate students but also help them master a new language. If you’re passionate about learning about new cultures and developing new skills, we have the perfect courses for you.
So, come and enroll in our English as a Second Language program today and discover what makes VanWest College the best place to learn English.
Each booking includes the following:
- Medical Insurance
- Books and Materials
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- 2 weeks of accommodation
- Airport Transfers
- Visa Review and Agency Support
- Tour of the City
- SIM Card
The study permit is a document we issue that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
A study permit is usually valid for the length of your study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days let you prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend your stay.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDY PERMIT
You can study in Canada if you:
- Are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)
- Prove you have enough money to pay for your:
- Tuition fees
- Living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and
- Obey the law, have no criminal record
- Are in good health and get a medical exam
- Prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires
DOCUMENTS FOR STUDY PERMIT
You need these documents to apply for a study permit:
- Proof of acceptance
- Proof of identity
- Proof of financial support
An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. … With a valid eTA, you can travel to Canada as often as you want for short stays (normally for up to six months at a time). You do not need an eTA for travel within Canada.
The Visa is very simple to obtain. You need:
- Your passport and a valid credit or debit card
- Access to the online form to apply. This form can’t be saved, so have your information ready!
- Pay $7 CAD for your eTA right after you complete the form
- Get an email about your eTA application. Most applications are approved within minutes
- You may need to submit documents before your application can be approved. You’ll know within 72 hours!
- GoLearn will guide you through every step of this process – talk to us today!