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ELS CANADA LOCATIONS

Vancouver, BC

549 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2C2
Tel.: -604-684-9577
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)

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ELS Vancouver is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, only minutes from the waterfront and popular Stanley Park. The Center is in a dynamic, international neighborhood of fashionable shops and cafés, art galleries, theatres and public libraries, all located within walking distance. ELS Vancouver has several established international pathway programs in Canada. Students can take advantage of our pathway programs to enter community colleges or universities in Canada after completing their studies at ELS Vancouver. The Center is easily reached by public transit (two blocks from the Skytrain station) and water taxi (4 blocks from the Seabus), as well as numerous buses.



Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 30
Bank 5
Downtown Area 0
Restaurant(s) 2
Shopping Mall/Outlet 2
Supermarket 5
Bus Stop/Subway 5

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Programs available at this location

Super Intensive English Program

One-to-One instruction

TOEFL® iBT Prep Program

Get the best preparation possible and the confidence you need to succeed!

IELTSTM Prep Program

Get the best preparation possible and the confidence you need to succeed!.

Vancouver Winter Camp

ELS Youth Programs offer a fun and interactive approach to learning English.

Vancouver Summer Camp

ELS Youth Programs offer a fun and interactive approach to learning English.

Half board is two meals per day. Full board is three meals. Homestay includes a private bedroom, Internet and meals. Students can request a private bathroom (additional charge) Homestays are easily accessible by public transit

Homestays - Full Board(Homestay)

Homestays in the area - Full Board

One of the best ways to both speed progress in learning English and gain a first-hand understanding of the people of Canada is to live with a Canadian host family while studying at ELS Language Centers. The Homestay Program is an inexpensive accommodation choice designed to give students an opportunity to learn about life in Canada by living with a Canadian family. Canadian hosts are sensitive to the cultural differences facing students upon arrival. It is their job to help the students adjust to the lifestyle, become familiar with the city and provide support to the students. All of our homestay families speak only English in the home, and high-speed Internet access is guaranteed. Each student will have a private room* in a Canadian home located within a reasonable distance from the Center (an average of 45-65 minutes by public transportation) **. Full Board meal plan consists of 3 meals per day. Students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students use public buses, the sea bus, or skytrains to come to school. For more information about public transportation in Vancouver please visit www.translink.ca *Students may request their own private bathroom an additional charge of $125 per 4-week session. **Students may request a homestay that is located closer to the school for an additional charge of $50 per 4-week session

Price per Session $860
Occupancy Single - For special requests regarding homestay room type (including double placements) please contact the Vancouver Center.
Minimum Age 16
Varies per program
Airport Pickup $115
Meals / week or Meal Credit
21 meals - 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches (5 packed), 7 Dinners

Homestays - Half Board(Homestay)

Homestays in the area - Half Board

One of the best ways to both speed progress in learning English and gain a first-hand understanding of the people of Canada is to live with a Canadian host family while studying at ELS Language Centers. The Homestay Program is an inexpensive accommodation choice designed to give students an opportunity to learn about life in Canada by living with a Canadian family. Canadian hosts are sensitive to the cultural differences facing students upon arrival. It is their job to help the students adjust to the lifestyle, become familiar with the city and provide support to the students. All of our homestay families speak only English in the home, and high-speed Internet access is guaranteed. Each student will have a private room* in a Canadian home located within a reasonable distance from the Center (an average of 45-65 minutes by public transportation) **. Half Board meal plan consists of 2 meals per day. Students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students use public buses, the sea bus, or skytrains to come to school. For more information about public transportation in Vancouver please visit www.translink.ca *Students may request their own private bathroom an additional charge of $125 per 4-week session. **Students may request a homestay that is located closer to the school for an additional charge of $50 per 4-week session.

Price per Session $800
Occupancy Single - For special requests regarding homestay room type (including double placements) please contact the Vancouver Center.
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $115
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals a week (7 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners )

ELS Vancouver Campus ELS Sign at the front entrance. 6th floor entrance to ELS. Student common area on the 6th floor. 6th floor reception desk. Student and guest reception. Students working on individualized learning plans. Superior language instruction. ELS Vancouver is in a high-rise in downtown Vancouver. University pathway counseling and assistance. Student lounge.
  • Computer center
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible

What is Conditional Admission?

Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.

Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.

Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.

What is the Conditional Admission Process?

  1. Find a university via our University Finder
  2. Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
  3. If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
  4. Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
  5. Begin your university program!

Meet the Staff

Stephen Muhleisen

Stephen Muhleisen

Center Director

Stephen joined ELS Vancouver as the new Center Director in April 2015. Since finishing his Education degree at UBC, he has continued to work in International Education for over 20 years. Stephen has lived and worked in a number of countries including Japan, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico and throughout Europe. He is looking forward to working with the great team at ELS Language Centers, Vancouver.

Cindi Jones

Cindi Jones

Academic Director

Cindi joined ELS Vancouver as an instructor in the summer of 2005. In the fall of 2011 Cindi was promoted to the position of Assistant Academic Director of ELS Vancouver, and then in September of 2012 she was promoted again to the position of Academic Director. Cindi’s years of experience and calm, sympathetic demeanor have been invaluable to the ELS team.

Ji Sung Chang

Ji Sung Chang

Registrar

Ji Sung had prior experience in the fields of Education and ESL before joining the ELS Vancouver team as the Registrar in the spring of 2011.

Melissa Nisbet

Melissa Nisbet

Director of Agent Communications

Melissa joined the Vancouver Center shortly before it opened in 1997 as the Director of Admissions. In the fall of 2000, Melissa became the Director of Marketing – Latin America for the Canadian Centers. In 2006, Melissa became the Director of Agent Communications for the Canadian Centers.

Yumi Maruyama

Yumi Maruyama

Recruitment and Partner Support Coordinator

In 2004 Yumi was working as a counselor with ELS Japan when she decided to check out ELS Vancouver firsthand. Yumi enjoyed her 6 month stay in Vancouver so much that in early 2005 she joined the staff as the Director of Agent Relations for Japan, Taiwan and South East Asia. After a few years, Yumi left ELS to travel to Australia and Japan, and then happily returned to ELS Vancouver in the spring of 2009.

Brent Warman

Brent Warman

Student Services Coordinator

Brent joined ELS Vancouver as the Assistant Activities Coordinator in the summer of 2013. He returned back to ELS in the spring of 2014 and was promoted to the Student Services and Activities Coordinator position. He is a native of Vancouver and has lots of experience working with international students and youth in many different respects.

ELS Students Speak at ELS/Vancouver

March 24, 2014

ELS Students Speak at ELS/Vancouver

Kento

Thalisa

Ophelie

Sophie

Wiebke

March 10, 2014

Icaro

December 16, 2013

Students Speak at ELS/Vancouver

October 8, 2013

Conversation Club - Dec 6

December 6, 2016


Students gather in the student lounge every Tuesday after school to practice their English speaking skills with students from all different levels and countries!

Day 1: Orientation Day - Dec 5

December 6, 2016


On Monday we welcomed the newest members of our family!

Graduation Lunch at La Casita - Dec 2

December 5, 2016


Students were taken to La Casita to taste delicious tacos and celebrate those students who graduated this session!

Graduation Ceremony - Dec 2

December 5, 2016


Students and teachers gathered to celebrate and farewell our leaving students! You will be missed!

Canucks Hockey Game - Nov 29

December 5, 2016


Students were taken to Rogers Arena downtown Vancouver to watch the Canucks!

Soho Billiards - Nov 25

December 5, 2016


Students were taken to Soho Billiards in Yaletown to play pool!

Disney on Ice - Nov 24

November 25, 2016


Students were taken to the Pacific Coliseum in East Vancouver to check out the Disney characters perform on ice!

Scavenger Hunt - Nov 23

November 24, 2016


In teams, the students hit the streets of Vancouver City and took photos of a list of items and objects!

Conversation Club - Nov 22

November 24, 2016


Students gather every Tuesday to practice their English speaking skills!

Indoor Paintball - Nov 18

November 21, 2016


Students were taken to Richmond to play indoor paintball!

Texas Holdem Poker Tournament - Nov 17

November 21, 2016


Students gathered after school in the student lounge to test their luck in a Texas Holdem poker tournament!

Conversation Club - Nov 15

November 15, 2016


The conversation club took place this Tuesday! Cultural differences were debated by students.

Public Speaking Club - Nov 14

November 15, 2016


Students were given tips to improve their public speaking abilities! They got the opportunity to practice with their classmates!

In house movie night - Nov 10

November 14, 2016


We watched X-men: apocalypse and shared popcorn and candies!

Fitness Club - Nov 9

November 14, 2016


Students were taken to the Steve Nash GYM to exercise!

Conversation Club - Nov 8

November 8, 2016


Students gather every Tuesday to practice their English speaking skills!

Day 1 Orientation - Nov 7

November 8, 2016


Welcome to Vancouver new students!

Graduation Lunch at Hon's Chinese - Nov 4

November 8, 2016


After the Graduation ceremony students were taken to have lunch!

Graduation - Nov 4

November 8, 2016


Students and teachers gathered to celebrate and farewell our leaving students! You will be missed!

Birthday Celebrations - Nov 3

November 8, 2016


Students got together to celebrate the birthdays of their classmates!

Halloween Party - Oct 28

November 1, 2016


ELS Vancouver threw a big Halloween Carnival in our student lounge where all the classes had to design carnival booths with fun games for their fellow students to play. We also had a costume contest!

ELS Excursion: Booth Prep - Oct 27

November 1, 2016


Students had to create their own Halloween themed, carnival booth for the Halloween Party in the student lounge!

Canucks vs Ottawa Senators Hockey Game - Oct 25

October 27, 2016


Students were taken to Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver to watch the Canucks take on the Ottawa Senators! Go Canucks Go!

Pumpkin Carving - Oct 26!

October 27, 2016


Students got a chance to carve pumpkins and show off their artistic talents!

Pumpkin Carving - Oct 26

October 27, 2016


Students got a chance to carve pumpkins and show off their artistic talents!

Volunteer Club - Oct 24

October 27, 2016


Students made and gave sandwiches to homeless people at Downtown Vancouver

Curling - Oct 21!

October 27, 2016


Students were taken to the Vancouver Curling Club at Hillcrest Community Center to try out their curling skills! The boys team won 4-1!

Public Speaking Club - Oct 20

October 27, 2016


Students were given tips to improve their public speaking abilities! Thanks teachers Ken and Cathie!

JCI Halloween Makeup Demo - Oct 19

October 20, 2016


A Makeup Artist from JCI Institute came to our school to demonstrate how to transform the students into zombies!

Fright Nights at the PNE - Oct 19

October 20, 2016


Students were taken to the PNE at Playland to check out all the witches and werewolves and scary monsters in freaky haunted houses!

Conversation Club - Oct 18

October 20, 2016


Students gather every Tuesday to practice their English Speaking skills! This week's discussion topic was social media: pros and cons.

Smartypantz Mystery Escape Room - Oct 17

October 20, 2016


Students had to use their brains to figure out how to get out of a Doomed Submarine!

Extreme Air Park - Oct 14

October 20, 2016


Students were taken to the Extreme Air Park -Canada’s Largest Trampoline Park- in Richmond!

Fitness Club - Oct 13

October 20, 2016


Students were taken to the Steve Nash Fitness World GYM to exercise!

Graduation Lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory

October 13, 2016


Students were taken to the Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown to celebrate all the students who graduated this session! Congrats to all the grads! We will miss you!

Conversation Club - Oct 12!

October 13, 2016


Students gather every Tuesday to practice their English Speaking skills!

Day 1: Orientation Day - Oct 11!

October 13, 2016


We welcomed the newest members of our family on Monday!

Vancouver Canucks Hockey Game - Oct 6!

October 11, 2016


Students were taken to Rogers Arena downtown Vancouver to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Calgary Flames!

Birthday Celebrations - Oct 6!

October 11, 2016


Students got together to celebrate the birthdays of their classmates!

TBC Indoor Go Karting - Sep 30!

October 3, 2016


Students were taken to Richmond to test their need for speed at the indoor go kart track!

ELS Excursion: The Global Goals - Sep 29!

October 3, 2016


Students worked hard all session to promote the Global Goals Initiative put on by the United Nations and showcased their work!

Whitecaps MLS soccer match - Sep 28

October 3, 2016


Students were taken to a soccer game to cheer our Vancouver Whitecaps!

Queen Elizabeth Park & Ica Skating - Sep 23!

October 3, 2016


Students were taken to Queen Elizabeth Park to take in the spectacular views of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains, and then taken to Hillcrest Community Center for some ice skating!

Biking Around the Sea Wall! - Sep 21

September 22, 2016


Students were taken after school to go biking around the beautiful Stanley Park Sea Wall!

Whistler Day Trip and Bungee Jumping

September 20, 2016


We went on a day trip to Whistler and bungee jumping with our friends of West Treck!

Running Club!

September 20, 2016


Every Thursday after school, students gather and run along the seawall.

Bowen Island Kayaking - Sep 16

September 20, 2016


Students were taken to Bowen Island to try some ocean kayaking and to take in the incredible views of Howe Sound!

Grouse Mountain Eye of the Wind - Sep 14

September 20, 2016


The students were taken to check out the awesome 360° view at the Eye of the Wind!

Conversation Club - Sep 14

September 20, 2016


Students gather every Tuesday to practice their English Speaking skills!

Day 1: New Students Orientation - Sep 12!

September 13, 2016


On Monday we welcomed the newest members of our ELS Vancouver family!

Graduation - Sep 9!

September 13, 2016


Students and teachers gathered to celebrate and farewell our leaving students! You will be missed!

Graduation Lunch at Red Robin - Sep 9

September 13, 2016


Students were taken to Red Robin to celebrate the end of another session!

Birthday Celebrations - Sep 8!

September 13, 2016


Students got together to celebrate the birthdays of their classmates!

Fifa 2018 Wordl Cup Match Canada vs. El Salvador! - Sep 6

September 13, 2016


We went to the match to cheer up team Canada on their path to the Russia 2018 World Cup!

Hike Eagle Bluffs - Aug 31

September 1, 2016


We took the students to hike and check out the amazing view at Eagle Bluffs!

Paintball - Aug 26

September 1, 2016


The students were taken to experience some action and play paintball!

ELS Soccer Game - Aug 24

August 25, 2016


The students were taken to play soccer and have fun with their classmates.

Conversation Club - Aug 23

August 25, 2016


Students gathered outside the Vancouver Art Gallery to practice their English speaking skills!

Vancouver Canadians Baseball Game - Aug 22

August 23, 2016


The students were taken to support our local baseball team and enjoy the fun atmosphere at the field.

Vancouver Aquarium - Aug 19

August 23, 2016


Students were taken the Vancouver Aquarium to check out the beluga whale show!

BC Lions Football Game - Aug 19

August 23, 2016


Students were taken to the football game to support our local team!

Running Club - Aug 18

August 23, 2016


Every Thursday after school, students gather and run along the seawall.

Golf Driving Range - Aug 17

August 23, 2016


Students were taken to the Golf Driving Range.

Conversation Cllub - Aug 16

August 23, 2016


Students gather every Tuesday after school to practice their English speaking skills.

Day 1 Session 9 - Aug 15

August 23, 2016


We welcomed the newest members to the Vancouver ELS Family.

Grad BBQ at Kitsilano Beach - Aug 12

August 23, 2016


Students and teachers gathered at Kitsilano beach to celebrate the session.

Birthday Celebrations - Aug 11

August 23, 2016


Every Thursday of the last week of the session we celebrate birthdays.

ELS Excursion: The Amazing Race - Aug 11

August 23, 2016


In teams, the students hit the streets of Van City to complete assignments and practice their English skills.

Aquabus Tour of False Creek - Aug 8

August 23, 2016


Students were taken to a tour around False Creek to check out the incredible view.

Seattle Baseball Trip - Aug 7

August 23, 2016


Students were taken to a Seattle Mariners baseball game!

Victoria Day Trip - Aug 6

August 23, 2016


The students were taken to Victoria to check out the charm of the capital of British Columbia.

Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge - Aug 5

August 23, 2016


Students were taken to North Vancouver to check out the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge!

Zip Trekking- Grouse Mountain- July 3rd

August 5, 2016


On Grouse Mountain the students zipped between the trees, over the lakes and through the mountains.

U-Pick Berries- July 29th

August 5, 2016


We went to Emma Lea Farm, Delta, south of Vancouver and picked blueberries.

Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival- July 27th

August 2, 2016


We and 300,000 people gathered at English Bay, Vancouver, to watch the firework show.

Conversation Club July 26th

August 2, 2016


The students made conversation about Pride in Vancouver in comparison to their country.

ELS Soccer Game- July 25th

August 2, 2016


The students played a friendly soccer match at the local field.

Satndup Paddle Boarding- July 22nd

August 2, 2016


The students when to Jericho Beach and learnt how to standup paddleboard and swim.

Running Club- July 21st

August 2, 2016


After school , students gather and run along the seawall to Stanley Park

Bike the Seawall, Stanley Park - July 20th

July 21, 2016


56 students rode around Stanley Park after school on Wednesday. Sun, sea and plenty of smiles.

Conversation Club- July 18th

July 21, 2016


A conjuration of students gathered in the student lounge to improve their English with prompted hand card questions.

Whitecaps vs Crystal Palace Soccer Match- July 19th

July 21, 2016


The students watched the Whitecaps play the Crystal Palace in a soccer match, the final score was a 2 all-draw.

Welcome Students To session 8- July 18th

July 21, 2016


We welcomed the newest members to the Vancouver ELS Family.

Victoria Over Night Trip- July 16th and 17th

July 21, 2016


206 students and coordinators ventured to Victoria, Vancouver Island.

Graduation BBQ at Kitsilano Beach- July 15th

July 21, 2016


Students and teachers gathered at Kitsilano beach to celebrate the session.

Instagram Scavenger Hunt- July 14th

July 21, 2016


In teams, the students hit the streets of Vancouver City and took photos of a list of items and objects.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY-July 14th

July 20, 2016


On thursday we celebrated all the students throughout the session.

Whitecaps WSL Soccer Match- July 13th

July 20, 2016


The students watched Vancouver's soccer team.

Lighthouse Park- July 11th

July 20, 2016


The students explored the North Shore's Lighthouse Park.

Happy Eid

July 11, 2016


To end Ramadan, we had an Eid party in the student lounge.

Bowen Island Kayaking- July 8th

July 11, 2016


ELS students caught the ferry to Bowen Island Kayaking

BC Lions Football Game-July 7th

July 11, 2016


The students cheered on the BC Lions at BC Place.

Dinner at Cactus Club- July 4th

July 7, 2016


Students enjoyed dinner at Cactus Club.

TOFINO

July 7, 2016


10 lucky students were able to experience their first Canada Day surfing in Tofino.

TOFINO

July 7, 2016


10 lucky students were able to experience their first Canada Day surfing in Tofino.

Eye of the Wind- Grouse Mountain

July 7, 2016


We discovered how Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, produces one third of the energy they need to run the mountain.

Soccer Game June 27th

July 6, 2016


The students played soccer after school on Sunset Beach.

North Shore Paintball - June 24!

June 29, 2016


Students were taken to North Vancouver to an outdoor paintball facility!

Capilano Suspension Bridge - June 23!

June 29, 2016


Students were taken to North Vancouver to check out the famous Suspension Bridge which spans across the Capilano River!

Running Club - June 22!

June 29, 2016


Students gather every Wednesday to go for a run around the seawall!

Conversation Club!

June 29, 2016


Students gather every Tuesday to practice their English speaking skills!

Day 1 Session 7 New Student Orientation - June 20!

June 29, 2016


Welcome to Vancouver new students!

Graduation Lunch at Boston Pizza - June 17!

June 22, 2016


Students were taken to Boston Pizza in downtown Vancouver to celebrate all the students who graduated this session! Congrats to all the grads!

ELS Excursion - YVR Airport - June 16!

June 22, 2016


Students were taken to the YVR Airport to complete assignments and practice their English skills.

Golf Driving Range - June 10!

June 13, 2016


Students were taken to the golf driving range at the University of British Columbia to practice hitting golf balls!

Hike the Grouse Grind - June 9!

June 13, 2016


Students were taken to Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver to participate in the Grouse Grind hike!

ELS Soccer Game - June 8!

June 9, 2016


Students playing soccer at Sunset Beach in downtown Vancouver!

Brazilian Lunch from 2 Guys With Knives - May 31!

May 31, 2016


2 Guys With Knives Catering Company came to our school and made a Brazilian Lunch for the hungry students!

Volunteer Club - May 30!

May 31, 2016


Students volunteered their time by picking up garbage along English Bay Beach! Good job students!

Sea to Sky Gondola - May 27!

May 30, 2016


Students were taken to the town of Squamish, which is 45 minutes north of Vancouver, to check out the amazing views on the Sea to Sky Gondola!

Session 6 Day 1 New Student Orienation - May 24!

May 26, 2016


Welcome to Vancouver and Session 6 New Students!

Graduation Lunch at Red Robin - May 20!

May 26, 2016


Students celebrate everyone who graduated this session with lunch at Red Robin!

ELS Excursion - Granville Island - May 19!

May 20, 2016


Students were taken to Granville Island to check out the market place and to practice their English speaking skills!

Bowen Island Kayaking - May 13!

May 16, 2016


Students were taken to Bowen Island to try some ocean kayaking and to take in the incredible views of Howe Sound!

Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Soccer Match - May 11!

May 12, 2016


Students were taken to BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver to watch the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Chicago Fire! Go Caps!

Biking Around the Stanley Park Sea Wall - May 6!

May 9, 2016


Students were taken after school to go biking around the beautiful Stanley Park Sea Wall!

Dinner at Rio Brazilian Steakhouse - May 5!

May 9, 2016


Students were takend to Rio Brazilian Steakhouse to try a Brazilian rodizio which is known as an all you can eat buffet!

Smarty Pantz Mystery Escape Room - May 4!

May 5, 2016


Students had to use their brains to figure out how to get out of a Doomed Submarine!

Conversation Club - May 3!

May 5, 2016


Students gather every Tuesday to practice their English Speaking skills!

Vancouver Aquarium - Apr 29!

May 2, 2016


Belugas and dolphins and sharks and jellyfish and much more at the Vancouver Aquarium!

Day 1 Orientation - Mar 29

April 29, 2016


Students were taken to

Graduation and Grad Lunch - Apr 22

April 29, 2016


After the Graduation ceremony students were taken to have lunch!

Ursa the Teraphy Dog

April 29, 2016


Ursa the Therapy Dog visited the students at ELS to release their stress before exams!

ELS excursion Pay It Forward proyects

April 29, 2016


Students made and gave sandwiches to homeless people at Downtown Vancouver

Birthday Celebrations

April 29, 2016


Students birthday's are celebrated at ELS

Vancouver Sun Run - Apr 29!

April 29, 2016


Students participated in a 10km run around downtown Vancouver with 50000 other participants.

Lighthouse Park - Apr 15!

April 18, 2016


The beautiful Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver!

Dinner at Las Margaritas - Apri 13!

April 14, 2016


Tacos, Enchilladas, Sombreros oh my! Students got to taste some delicious Mexican Food at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Vancouver!

Curling - Apr 8!

April 11, 2016


Students were taken to the Vancouver Curling Club at Hillcrest Community Center to try out their curling skills!

One Under Golf Simulator - Apr 4!

April 7, 2016


Students went out for a round of golf, but instead of hitting the golf course, they went to a restaurant and played a round of golf inside!

Aquabus Tour of False Creek - April 1!

April 4, 2016


Students headed to Granville Island for an Aquabus Ferry tour of False Creek!

Running Club - Mar 31!

April 1, 2016


Students meet every week to take a run around the seawall!

Running Club - Mar 31!

April 1, 2016


Students meet every week to take a run around the seawall!

Pool Tournament - Mar 31!

April 1, 2016


Students participate in a pool tournament at ELS!

Conversation Club - Mar 30!

April 1, 2016


Students gather every week in the student lounge to practice their English speaking skills at Conversation Club!

Session 4 Day 1 Orientation - Mar 29!

March 30, 2016


Welcome to Vancouver new students!

Fifa World Cup 2018 Qualifying Match Canada vs Mexico - Mar 25!

March 30, 2016


Students were taken to BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver to check out the Fifa World Cup 2018 Qualifying Match between Canada and Mexico!

Graduation Lunch at Moxies Grill Bar - Mar 24!

March 30, 2016


Students were taken to Moxies Grill Bar in downtown Vancouver to try some delicious Canadian style food!

ELS Excursion - Carnival Fun - Mar 23!

March 30, 2016


Students participated in a school-wide carnival in the student lounge where there was a cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, and many games!

Indoor Paintball - March 18!

March 21, 2016


Students were taken to Richmond to try out their paintball skills!

St Patricks Day Photo Booth - Mar 17!

March 17, 2016


Happy St Pattys Day from the students at ELS Vancouver!

Dinner at Hapa Izakaya - Mar 16!

March 17, 2016


Students were taken to Hapa Izakaya in Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver to try some yummy Japanese food!

Queen Elizabeth Park and Ice Skating - Mar 11!

March 14, 2016


Students were taken to Queen Elizabeth Park to take in the spectacular views of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains, and then taken to Hillcrest Community Center for some ice skating!

Conversation Club - Mar 8!

March 10, 2016


Students meet every Tuesday in the student lounge for a chance to practice their English speaking skills!

Grouse Mountain Sightsee and Ski Day - Mar 4!

March 7, 2016


Students were taken to Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver to see snow for the very first time! Yay SNOW!!!

Texas Holdem Poker Tourney - Mar 2!

March 7, 2016


Students gathered after school in the student lounge to test their luck in a Texas Holdem poker tournament!

Canucks vs NY Islanders Hockey Game - Mar 1!

March 7, 2016


Students were taken to Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the New York Islanders!

Session 3 Day 1 Orientation - Feb 29!

March 7, 2016


Welcome to Vancouver New Students!

Kicking Horse Ski and Snowboard Trip - Feb 26-28!

March 2, 2016


Students were taken to the town of Golden in the Rocky Mountains for a 3 day ski and snowboard trip with our friends from West Trek!

Birthday Celebrations and Molly The Therapy Dog - Feb 25!

March 2, 2016


ELS Vancouver would like to wish everyone who had a birthday this session very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We also had Molly the Therapy dog come in to help the students with the stresses of exams!

Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche Hockey Game - Feb 21!

February 22, 2016


Students were taken to Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Colorado Avalanche! Go Canucks Go!

Indoor Go Karting - Feb 19!

February 22, 2016


Students were taken to Richmond to test their need for speed at the indoor go kart track!

Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Game - Feb 13!

February 16, 2016


Students were taken to Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on their rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs!

Valentines Day Party - Feb 12!

February 16, 2016


Students celebrated Valentines Day by making presentations that showed how they celebrate love in their country!

Dinner at The Flying Pig - Feb 10!

February 11, 2016


Students were taken for dinner at The Flying Pig in Gastown in downtown Vancouver to try some delicious Canadian food!

Snow Tubing at Cypress Mountain - Feb 5!

February 9, 2016


Students were taken up to Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver to slide down the snowy mountain on tubes!

New Student Orientation Session 2 - Feb 1!

February 3, 2016


Welcome to Vancouver new students!

ELS Excursion - Instagram Photo Scavenger Hunt - Jan 29!

February 3, 2016


Students raced around downtown Vancouver to take as many pictures of themselves doing fun things around the city!

Snowshoeing at Cypress Mountain - Jan 22!

February 3, 2016


Students were taken to Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver to go snowshoeing!

Soho Billiards - Jan 21!

February 3, 2016


Students were taken to Soho Billiards in Yaletown to play pool!

Main Street Brewery Tour - Jan 18!

February 3, 2016


Students were taken to the Main Street Brewery in Vancouver to check out how they make beer!

Whistler Ski and Snowboard Trip - Jan 16!

February 3, 2016


Students were taken to Whistler which is 2 hours north of Vancouver for a chance to ski and snowboard and take in the beautiful sights of Whistler Mountain!

Curling - Jan 15!

February 3, 2016


Students were taken to the Vancouver Culing Club at Hillcrest Community Center to try some curling!

Ice Skating at Robson Square - Jan 14!

February 3, 2016


Students were taken to Robson Square in downtown Vancouver to go Ice Skating!

ELS University Fair - Jan 14!

February 3, 2016


Students go the opportunity to meet out university partners at our annual University Fair!

Vancouver Canucks Hockey Game vs Floriday - Jan 11!

February 3, 2016


Students were taken to Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Florida Panthers!

Victoria Day Trip - Jan 9!

February 3, 2016


Students were taken to the capital city of British Columbia to check out the Parliament Building, the Royal Museum and to have lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory!

Snow Tubing at Cypress Mountain- Jan 8th

January 19, 2016


We adventured up to Cypress mountain- 45 minutes from Vancouver and enjoyed the snow, sunset(and the wind in our hair).

In house movie night -Jan 7th

January 19, 2016


We watched Mission Impossible where shared popcorn and candies.

Ceramic Painting- Jan 6th

January 19, 2016


Our students got a little crafty- we enjoyed an afternoon of painting ceramics.

Converstaion Club- Jan 5th

January 19, 2016


After school the students gather in the students lounge and practice their English skills amongst each other, with games and conversations prompt cards.

Converstion Club- Jan 5th

January 19, 2016


The students gather in our common room to practice their conversational skills after a long day of classes- keen learners.

Pancake Breakfast- Jan 5th

January 19, 2016


Pancakes and eggs to kick off the first day of classes for session 1,2016.

Welcome to ELS- Jan 4th

January 19, 2016


Our first session for 2016- Welcome students

Canucks-Jan 1

January 19, 2016


GO CANUCKS

GRADUATION DAY

January 19, 2016


Congratulations to all the students, you all worked so hard!

Birthday Celebrations- Dec 30th

January 19, 2016


At the end of the month we celebrate all the students birthdays in the session.

Cunucks, CLosed Practice - Dec 29th

January 19, 2016


Three of our student mentors attended the Canucks closed practice event at Rodgers Arena

ELS Excursion - Festival of Trees and Gingerbread Lane!

December 28, 2015


Students were taken to the Pan Pacific Hotel and the Hyatt Hotel to check out the Festival of Trees and the Gingerbread Lane competitions!

Ice Skating at Robson Square - Dec 21!

December 23, 2015


Students were taken to Robson Square in downtown Vancouver to try out some ice skating on the only outdoor rink in the city!

Christmas Party in the Student Lounge - Dec 18!

December 21, 2015


To celebrate the holiday season we threw a huge party for all the students and staff in the student lounge, there was food and drinks and games and prizes and we even had a visit from Santa Clause!

Pay It Forward Project - Dec 17!

December 21, 2015


Our Pay It Forward Project is in full swing and this week we stood outside of our school and handed out hot chocolate and hot apple cider to everyone who was cold and needed a warm drink!

Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights - Dec 17!

December 21, 2015


Students were taken to North Vancouver to check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge lit up with thousands of lights!

Cirque du Soleils KOOZA - Dec 16!

December 21, 2015


Students got the chance to check out the world famous Cirque du Soleil performance in downtown Vancouver!

Dinner at Cactus Club - Dec 14!

December 21, 2015


Students were taken to Cactus Club in downtown Vancouver to try different Canadian foods!

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain - Dec 11!

December 21, 2015


Students were taken up to the top of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver to check out the amazing view of Vancouver and to see SNOW!!!

Pay It Forward Project - Dec 10!

December 21, 2015


We at ELS Vancouver have started a new project, the Pay It Forward Project, where our goal is to help people in need in hopes that they will help others in need as well! We started the project off with making and handing out sandwiches to homeless people living in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver Christmas Market - Dec 9!

December 21, 2015


Students were taken to a German-style Christmas market in downtown Vancouver to try German food and buy little gifts for Christmas!

Conversation Club - Dec 8!

December 21, 2015


Students gather in the student lounge every Tuesday after school to practice their English speaking skills with students from all different levels and countries!

Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres Hockey Game - Dec 7!

December 21, 2015


Students were taken to Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver to watch the Canucks take on the Buffalo Sabres! Go Canucks Go!

New Student Orientation Session 13 - Dec 7!

December 21, 2015


Welcome to Vancouver New Students!

Graduation Lunch at La Casita - Dec 4!

December 21, 2015


Students were taken to La Casita on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver to taste delicious tacos and celebrate those students who graduated this session!

Whistler 3 Day Ski Trip - Nov 27-29

December 14, 2015


Students were taken an hour and a half north of Vancouver to the village of Whistler for a chance to go skiing and snowboarding in the world famous resort of Whistler Blackcomb mountain!

ELS Excursion - Vancouver Film School - Nov 26!

December 14, 2015


Our whole school went for a fieldtrip to the Vancouver Film School to learn about the impact that the film industry has on Vancouver's economy!

Disney on Ice FROZEN - Nov 26!

December 14, 2015


Students were taken to the Pacific Coliseum in East Vancouver to check out the Disney characters from Frozen perform on ice!

Indoor Paintball - Nov 20!

December 10, 2015


Students were taken to Richmond to play indoor paintball!

Downloads

2015 ELS Canada University Guide

2015 ELS Canada University Guide

The 2015 ELS Canada University Guide

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2016 ELS Canada Application Form

2016 ELS Canada Application Form

2016 ELS Canada Application Form

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2016 Executive Application Form

2016 Executive Application Form

2016 Executive Application Form

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2016 Fees and Dates for ELS Canada

2016 Fees and Dates for ELS Canada

The Prices and Dates for ELS Canada for 2016

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Center Profile and Neighbourhood Map

Center Profile and Neighbourhood Map

The Center Profile and Neighbourhood Map are emailed with the student acceptance package from ELS Vancouver. The Profile provides information about arriving in Vancouver, what to do on the first day at the Center and more. The map of the area surrounding ELS Vancouver shows students where to find the transit stops, the post office, banks and the public library.

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ELS Canada Brochure

ELS Canada Brochure

ELS Canada Brochure 2015/2016

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ELS Canada Transit Guide

ELS Canada Transit Guide

The ELS Canada Transit Guide for Vancouver and Toronto

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ELS Vancouver Youth Program Brochure

ELS Vancouver Youth Program Brochure

ELS Vancouver Youth Program Brochure

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GEC/Viva residence & apartment 2017 rates

GEC/Viva residence & apartment 2017 rates

Two buildings in downtown Vancouver with excellent options for students. Please note, the $240 Accommodation Placement Fee applies for all students booking this accommodation through ELS.

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Lord Stanley Apartment Hotel 2017 Prices

Lord Stanley Apartment Hotel 2017 Prices

An apartment-style hotel in downtown Vancouver

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Sandman Hotel  Suites 2017 prices

Sandman Hotel Suites 2017 prices

Downtown Suites for rent in the Sandman Hotel.

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Session 13 Activities Calendar

Session 13 Activities Calendar

Session 13 Activities Calendar

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Suite Deals Furnished Apartment 2017 Price List

Suite Deals Furnished Apartment 2017 Price List

Furnished apartments in North Vancouver available for rent.

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