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Learn English in Canada Vancouver & Toronto


Welcome to Eurocentres Canada The Eurocentres Canada Advantage

Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality academics, accommodations and social program while enabling you to have a truly unique experience. In selecting Eurocentres Canada as your destination to study English, you will benefit from our distinct advantages. Exceptional Quality & Recognition:

• Providing excellence in English language training in Canada since 1990. • Full accreditation by Languages Canada (LC), as well as on-going internal audits. • Education Quality Assurance (EQA) Designation the Government of British Columbia’s seal of quality for post-secondary education. • BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) approved Pilot Pathway Project Institution.

Excellent Nationality Mix:

• We ensure an excellent mix of nationalities. You will have the chance to make friends from all over the world! Every year, students come from over 40 countries with a balanced mix of students from Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

Vancouver

Outstanding Facilities:

• Our purpose-built, first-class premises are designed to meet your needs. • Spacious classrooms with natural light create a learner-friendly environment. • We offer modern computer labs, well-stocked Learning Centres and contemporary, stylish student lounges equipped with additional computers, foosball tables and vending machines. • Schools are located in the heart of downtown Vancouver and Toronto.

Toronto

Individual Support:

• As part of the Eurocentres Canada community, you will receive ongoing personal and academic support from trained and qualified staff members who are there to help in every situation.

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Eurocentres Success System Structure of Eurocentres Success System

The innovative Eurocentres Success System has been developed over the last 60 years. Eurocentres is a leader in the field of foreign language training and is frequently consulted by the European Council on matters related to language development. Eurocentres is focused at all times on language learning success. Our longstanding experience has shown that the greatest progress is made when students are supported individually and given feedback regarding their strengths and weaknesses. In today’s heavily specialized world, we recognize that it is also important to focus attention on your specific personal, academic and business needs. The Eurocentres Success System was created as a result of our vast experience and dedication to excellence. It is based on a personalized and specialized approach. Our personalized approach provides individual attention and support. Our specialized approach allows you to focus on areas important to you. Personalization

All Eurocentres Canada students receive close individual attention, including: • A personal interview in addition to a level test upon arrival • Personal feedback about your entry test and recommendations for self-study • Clear learning goals, discussed with you each week • Small class sizes (max. 14 students) • Continuous monitoring of learning progress and diagnostic feedback • Teachers available for one-to-one counselling • Weekly tests and revision lessons • Weekly self-study recommendations • Two lessons per week spent in the Conversation Study Club of the Learning Centre • A final certificate with an accurate and detailed description of your language ability in all areas

Specialization

The Basic (Core Program) Course is offered in the morning. During these 4 lessons we focus on improving your general English skills (grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, writing and speaking). As there are many areas to be covered in a language, you can choose optional subjects in the afternoon such as Business English, Cambridge, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Academic Writing and Speaking, and General English (Fluency) to help you prepare for your future.

The above services are offered to all students. Students selecting our Academic Premier Course, University Success (Pathway) Programs or Private Lessons receive additional benefits. We know that in order for you to reach your goals, you need to feel comfortable and settled in your new surroundings. At Eurocentres Canada, we check the following to ensure that you are happy with every aspect of our school: • During the first week your teacher checks with you that you are satisfied with the course • At the end of week 1 you receive a questionnaire about all aspects of your stay • At the end of each week you have a progress and review session with your teacher • At the end of the course you receive a detailed questionnaire

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Vancouver Vancouver, on Canada’s West Coast, is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It continually ranks among the world’s best places to live. With its mild climate and stunning location, between the North Shore Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, year-round outdoor activities and urban excitement. Relax at one of Vancouver’s many beaches, wander through historic Gastown, explore Stanley Park, hike or snowboard the trails of Grouse Mountain, shop at one of our downtown malls... in Vancouver you can do it all! Eurocentres Vancouver

Conveniently located in the heart of the business district, Eurocentres Vancouver is a fully-equipped modern facility only a few minutes away from an abundance of shops, restaurants and all major transit services. Our Vancouver facilities include large, bright classrooms, a Learning Centre, a Computer Lab, a rooftop courtyard and a student lounge equipped with additional computers, vending machines and a foosball table.

Accommodations

Our Accommodations Coordinator can arrange homestay or residence accommodations. With Vancouver’s excellent public transportation system, most students travel 20-40 minutes to get to school. Many of our host families are located on the beautiful North Shore, at the foot of the North Shore Mountains. All host families and residences are carefully inspected and continually monitored to ensure that you receive the highest quality accommodations.

Courses

Basic 20, Specialized Intensive 25, Specialized Super-Intensive 30, Cambridge Intensive & Super-Intensive, IELTS Basic, Intensive, & Super-Intensive, Language Semester & Year Programs, Academic Premier Course, Intensive, & Super-Intensive Premier Course, English plus Work Experience, Work and Study Program, Winter Language Holiday, On-Campus Summer Program, Winter Youth Program, University Success Program and One-to-One Lessons. IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL and TOEIC specializations are offered through our Intensive and Super-Intensive Courses.

Leisure Time

Vancouver is the perfect setting for outdoor activities with any number of parks, beaches and hiking trails in every corner of the city. Cycle or stroll the seawall and take in the spectacular beauty of Stanley Park. In the winter, ski Grouse Mountain on Vancouver’s North Shore or experience the breathtaking peaks of Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Alpine and Nordic events. Vancouver enjoys an active cultural community with a variety of museums, concerts, theatres and art galleries. For nightlife, Vancouver offers many fine restaurants and exciting nightclubs. = Skytrain or Seabus Station

Activities & Excursions

With sporting activities, parties, clubbing, professional football, sightseeing, NHL Hockey, museums, theatres, weekend excursions, ski trips, Vancouver offers so much and more! Excursions include the world famous Whistler Mountain Resort, Victoria, the Rocky Mountains, Seattle (USA), whitewater rafting, salmon fishing and whale watching. • Over 2 million inhabitants (Greater Vancouver) • 3 hours to Seattle • 10.5 hours to the Rocky Mountains (Banff) • 1.5 - 2 hours to Whistler

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Toronto Toronto is the fifth largest city in North America and the heart of Canada’s business and cultural life. This inviting, cosmopolitan city offers everything that a world class city should: exciting nightlife, excellent restaurants and major sporting events, with exceptional art, music and cultural opportunities. In addition, spacious parks, wonderful beaches and an excellent public transit system all make Toronto a model city. Eurocentres Toronto

Conveniently located in Toronto’s entertainment district, close to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, Eurocentres Toronto is only a short walk from an abundance of shops, restaurants, theatres, night clubs and all major transit services. The Toronto facilities include large, comfortable classrooms, a Learning Centre, a student computer room and a student lounge equipped with additional computers, vending machines and a foosball table.

Accommodations

Our Accommodations Coordinator can arrange homestay or residence accommodations. With Toronto’s excellent public transportation system, most students travel 20-45 minutes to get to school. Toronto is known as one of the safest “big cities” in the world and many host families are located in Toronto’s most attractive neighbourhoods. All host families and residences are carefully inspected and continually monitored to ensure that you receive the highest quality accommodations.

Courses

Basic 20, Specialized Intensive 25, Specialized Super-Intensive 30, Cambridge Intensive & Super-Intensive, IELTS Basic, Intensive, & Super-Intensive, Language Semester & Year Programs, Academic Premier Course, Intensive, & Super-Intensive Premier Course, English plus Work Experience, Work and Study Program, Winter Language Holiday, On-Campus Summer Program, University Success Program, and One-to-One Lessons. IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL, and TOEIC specializations are offered through our Intensive and Super-Intensive Courses.

Leisure Time

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Toronto is a cosmopolitan city with a variety of exciting year-round activities. You can stroll along the Lake Ontario waterfront, explore Yonge Street (the world’s longest street), shop at one of Toronto’s huge shopping malls, attend the Toronto International Film Festival or take in a professional hockey, baseball, basketball or football game. You can wander through one of the many culturally diverse neighbourhoods offering cuisine from around the world. And of course, Toronto has much to offer with exciting nightlife and a multitude of clubs, restaurants and live music venues.

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Activities & Excursions

Enjoy city tours, world-famous musicals, boat cruises, concerts, clubbing, museums, professional sporting events, MuchMusic, the Hockey Hall of Fame and the CN Tower. Excursions include Niagara Falls (one of the wonders of the natural world), the unspoiled nature of Algonquin Park, Canada’s Wonderland, Montreal, Quebec City, Chicago, Washington DC and New York City. • Over 5 million inhabitants (Greater Toronto) • 1.5 hours to Niagara Falls • 5 hours to Montreal • 8 hours to New York City

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General English Courses The Teachers

At Eurocentres Canada, our team of qualified and experienced teachers is committed to your learning success. Varied and systematic teaching plans derived from the Eurocentres curriculum incorporate your learning needs and accelerate your progress.

Level Assessment and Progress

On your first day, you will be tested on grammar, writing, speaking and listening so that you will be placed in a class suited to your level. During your course your progress is assessed through regular testing by your teachers. As you progress, you will change classes to ensure that you are always in the most suitable class for your level.

Private Lessons

Private lessons can be booked separately or in addition to any Eurocentres Canada course. Eurocentres Levels 1-10 Vancouver / Toronto

Basic (Core Program) Course 20

Each language course is based on the Basic (Core Program) Course of 20 morning lessons per week. The Basic Course develops all aspects of your language competence in a personalized program coordinated by your core teacher. Courses integrate grammatical structures and functions, guided conversations, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, writing and vocabulary in order to advance your communicative competency in all skill areas and to ensure a balance of fluency and accuracy. Course Length: 2 - 52 weeks 20 x 50-minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre. 2-3 Study Club sessions per week. Eurocentres Levels 1 - 10 Vancouver / Toronto

Prerequisite

General English courses open to all students 16 years or older.

Specialized Intensive Course 25 or Specialized Super-Intensive Course 30

Build on your Basic (Core Program) Course. The Specialized Intensive or Specialized Super-Intensive Courses start with the Basic Course and add 5 or 10 specialized lessons per week respectively, thus allowing you to develop the specific linguistic skills you require. The afternoon lessons in a Specialized Intensive or SuperIntensive Course are dedicated to the elective class or classes of your choice. Course Length: 2 - 52 weeks 25 or 30 x 50-minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre. 2-3 Study Club sessions per week. Eurocentres Levels 1 - 10 Vancouver / Toronto

Language Semester Program or Language Year Program

6, 9 or 12 months of Basic, Specialized Intensive and Specialized Super-Intensive Courses, which give you a program of optimal quality, duration and value. Course length: 24, 36 or 48 weeks 20, 25, or 30 x 50 minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre. 2-3 Study Club sessions per week. Eurocentres Levels 1 - 10 Vancouver / Toronto

Cambridge Intensive or Super-Intensive Course

Allows you to combine 20 morning lessons studying Cambridge specific material with 5 lessons per week in an afternoon Cambridge Exam preparation elective class and an additional 5 specialized lessons in fluency (Super-Intensive option). Course length: 8 - 12 weeks 25 or 30 x 50-minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre. 2-3 Study Club sessions per week. Eurocentres Level 4 - 10 Vancouver/ Toronto

IELTS Basic, Intensive or Super-Intensive Course

Allows you to choose the best course for you in preparing for the IELTS exam. Take 20 morning lessons studying IELTS specific material or combine it with 5 lessons per week in an afternoon IELTS Exam preparation elective class and an additional 5 specialized lessons in fluency (SuperIntensive option). Course length: 2 - 52 weeks 20, 25 or 30 x 50-minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre. 2-3 Study Club sessions per week. Eurocentres Level 4 - 10 Vancouver/ Toronto

Academic Premier Course

With 35 lessons per week focusing on language development, English skills, exam preparation and academic preparation, this course is ideal if you are seeking to prepare for post-secondary university or college studies in Canada. Course Length: 2 – 52 weeks 35 x 50-minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre. 2-3 Study Club sessions per week. Eurocentres Levels 2-10 Vancouver / Toronto

Intensive or Super-Intensive Premier Course

The ideal course for combining class based instruction with private lessons in a comprehensive program that focuses on your individual needs. Course Length: 2 – 52 weeks 25 + 3 private or 30 + 2 private x 50-minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre. 2-3 Study Club sessions per week. Eurocentres Levels 2-10 Vancouver / Toronto

Class Size: 10-14

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Specialized (Elective) Class Options

Build on your Basic (Core Program) Course with 5 or 10 specialized lessons per week and develop the specific linguistic skills you require. Students can upgrade their course from Basic to Specialized Intensive or Specialized Super-Intensive at any time by adding a Specialized (Elective) Class. A Specialized (Elective) Class can also be taken by itself as a stand alone course (subject to availability).

General English (Fluency)

5 or 10 specialized lessons per week Our General English (Fluency) elective focuses on listening and speaking to encourage students’ development of fluency skills through communicative practice and reinforcement. Presentations, project work and cooperative tasks are used to further develop confidence in spoken English. Eurocentres Levels 1 - 10

Business English / TOEIC

5 specialized lessons per week Our Business English curriculum combines the best in academic business knowledge with practice for everyday business situations. This elective also includes practice with TOEIC. Eurocentres Levels 2 - 10

Academic Writing & Speaking

5 specialized lessons per week This class is designed to focus specifically on writing and speaking for academic purposes. From sentence structure to writing comprehensive reports and oral presentations to formal debates, this class will give you the practice you need to achieve success at an academic level, both for college or university and on standardized English language exams. Eurocentres Levels 4 - 10

TOEFL

5 specialized lessons per week The iBT TOEFL elective class is designed to help you achieve the score you need. Through regular assessment and exam practice, you will develop your skills so you can build confidence and be fully prepared for all parts of the exam. Eurocentres Levels 4 - 10

Cambridge

5 specialized lessons per week The practical nature of the Cambridge exams makes this elective a perfect choice for anyone looking for a solid grounding in all skill areas. With a range of material drawn from different levels: FCE, CAE and CPE, you will benefit from exam skills practice while gaining practical English knowledge at the level best suited to you. Eurocentres Levels 4 - 10

IELTS

5 specialized lessons per week IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. Our IELTS elective class will help you prepare for this exam while improving your overall English language ability. Eurocentres Levels 4 - 10

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Pathway & Work Programs University Success (Pathway) Program

Work and Study Program

During the English language training component of the program, you will learn the skills necessary for academic success by studying and practicing English as it is used in context with an emphasis on improving your vocabulary. There is a strong emphasis on building register, language repertoire and usage, while helping you to recognize and correct your own mistakes. Daily speaking practice is given and written skills are developed systematically with an emphasis on academic writing.

English Plus Work Experience / Internship

The purpose of this program is to provide a solid foundation in English language skills, specializing in English for Academic Purposes. When you enroll in the Pathway Program, you will have 48, 36, 24 or 12 weeks of English language training in our Specialized Super-Intensive Course followed by your post-secondary program at one of our partner institutions.

Upon successful completion of your English course, you will meet the English language requirements at a variety of partner Canadian universities and colleges, eliminating the need for an institutional exam (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL, etc). During the post-secondary portion of your program you will have the opportunity to study at one of our partner postsecondary institutions which include: Thompson River University, Vancouver Island University, Laurentian University, University of Prince Edward Island, Algonquin College, Seneca College and Sheridan College. Here you will be able to work towards earning a certificate, undergraduate degree or post-graduate degree in one of a variety of academic areas. A Conditional Letter of Acceptance from the partner postsecondary institution where you will study will be provided to you upon your acceptance in the University Success (Pathway) Program. Eurocentres Levels 2-10 Vancouver / Toronto

This program helps students improve their English and gain valuable paid work experience. Students will have the opportunity to both expand their language and career horizons and improve their chances in their home countries’ job markets. From coaching during the English portion of the course, to the orientation they receive before their work-study, we take care in placing students with a work-study that is right for them. Students enrolling in the Work & Study Program will have 12, 16, 24 or 32 weeks of English language training in our Specialized Intensive or Super-Intensive Course followed by a paid work experience of equal length. During the work portion of the program students will be placed in positions within the service industry (retail, restaurants, cafÊ, etc). Eurocentres Levels 2 - 10 Vancouver / Toronto This program is the ideal formula for students to improve their linguistic ability while simultaneously gaining new professional work experience. Students taking the English Plus Work Experience / Internship program get a sense of the international business environment, get to know professional colleagues from Canada, expand language and career horizons and improve chances in the job market. From resume writing to interview coaching to setting up interviews at the end of the language course, we take care in placing you with an internship that is right for you. Popular internship fields include hospitality, business, tourism, services, marketing and banking. Eurocentres Levels 5 - 10 Vancouver / Toronto

Business English Diploma

The Eurocentres Canada Business English Diploma is awarded to students who complete the Work and Study Program, the English Plus Work Experience Program or the Specialized Intensive or Super-Intensive Course with the Business English elective option for a minimum of 12 weeks.

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Eurocentres Scale of Language Proficiency

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Holiday & Group Programs Winter Language Holiday

This program provides the opportunity to study English in our Basic (Core Program) Course while experiencing great Canadian winter activities. The program fees include fullboard home stay and airport reception.

Ski / Snowboard in Vancouver

Enjoy one full-day and one half-day of skiing/snowboarding each week at one of British Columbia’s many ski resorts, including the world famous Whistler Mountain, venue of the 2010 Winter Olympic Alpine and Nordic events. Eurocentres Levels 1 - 10 Vancouver / Ages 16+

Winter Activities in Toronto

Experience three exciting afternoon activities each week showcasing Toronto as an active winter wonderland. Sample activities include: cross-country skiing, ice skating, indoor swimming, tobogganing, ice carving, bowling, visiting cultural events and much more. Eurocentres Levels 1 - 10 Toronto / Ages 16+

Program Notes

• Ski and Snowboard equipment and clothing is not included in the program price. Students can either bring their own equipment or rent equipment in Vancouver. Ski and Snowboard equipment can be rented for approximately $30-45 per day, not including clothing. • Students who are beginner skiers or snowboarders are required to take lessons. These will be arranged by the school, but the student is responsible for the costs.

Junior Programs

For information on our On-Campus Summer Program and Winter Youth Program, please refer to the Eurocentres Canada Junior Programs brochure. Vancouver / Toronto

Group Programs

We have extensive experience in creating programs to meet the special needs of particular groups. These programs can be custom designed and can vary in duration and content to suit each individual group. We can create youth groups, high school and university exchange programs, as well as programs for business people or executives. A full range of exciting activities and excursions, including some of Canada’s top sightseeing destinations (Niagara Falls, Whistler Resort, Victoria) can be included with any group program as well as a choice of accommodation types. These programs are designed to develop basic English skills with a practical emphasis, as well as to develop cultural awareness. This enables participants to understand and appreciate all aspects of Canadian life while improving their language ability.

Group Program Features: • • • • •

English language training Accommodations & Placement Airport Transfers Activities & Excursions Free Group Leader

To receive a more information on our group programs, please contact us at info@languagecanada.com. Vancouver / Toronto

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Other Services Accommodations

Homestay, residence and other accommodation options are offered through our unparalleled Accommodations Program. All host families and residences have been carefully inspected and are monitored on an on-going basis by our on-site Accommodations Coordinators to guarantee students a positive experience wherever they choose to stay.

Homestay provides students with private rooms,

Learning Centre

Our Learning Centres are quiet environments for students to improve their skills and enrich their cultural experiences. Each school has a range of multi-media materials that students can use and a lending library ideal for those who wish to study at home. The Learning Centre is also equipped with self-study worksheets (free for students) and other materials to help students enhance their studies.

welcoming Canadian families, the option of full or half board and a policy of one student per language per home. (Adult and General Language Courses).

Counselling

Residences are conveniently located close to the school with

Application Procedures & Policies / Fees / Refund Policy / Calendar of Courses

at least two options in each city.

Other Accommodation arrangements can also be made for hotels, bed & breakfasts or apartments upon request.

Airport Transfers

Trained airport staff provide a warm welcome when you arrive at the Vancouver or Toronto airport. The airport staff will take care of you until you are safely introduced to your host family or checked into your residence. Airport drop-off is also available to ensure a comfortable and worry-free trip to the airport.

Social

Our Vancouver and Toronto schools both have exceptional Social Programs. Our Social Program gives you the chance to make new friends from all around the world.

Study Club, Self-Study, Conversation Club

Study Club is a chance for students to work with their peers on homework or on the study materials freely available in the Learning Centre together with a teacher. Self-study is always encouraged and supported by Eurocentres staff, with recommendations provided in each student’s JET analysis and weekly homework assignments. Conversation Club is a free component of our Social Program and a fantastic opportunity for students to practice their speaking and listening while engaging in exciting discussions about cur­rent events and topics.

Computer Lab

With computer labs in both of our downtown campuses, we offer the latest technology with all language abilities preloaded on our systems. CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) lessons form part of the curriculum and the computer lab is integrated into our self-study plans. Computers can also be used for homework and research projects, e-mail, as well as test preparation. Additional e-mail computers are also available in our student lounges. Wireless Internet is available throughout both Toronto and Vancouver campuses.

Counselling, including multi-lingual services, are available to help students with any aspect of their program and stay.

All information related to your application to study at a Eurocentres Canada school can be found on our website at: www.languagecanada.com.

Medical Insurance

All students must have adequate medical coverage for their study period. Medical insurance can be purchased from the school at the time of registration or upon arrival.

Transfer Between Schools

With sufficient notice, students can transfer between the Eurocentres Canada schools. Courses will be transferred on a pro-rata basis for an equivalent course. Students wishing to transfer between Vancouver and Toronto schools must provide 4 weeks notice prior to transfer. Transfers are subject to course availability and an administrative change fee. If homestay is also needed, students will be required to pay an additional accommodation placement fee.

Courses Abroad

Eurocentres Canada offers ‘language courses abroad’ in 7 different languages at 13 Eurocentres locations worldwide: Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Japan and China.

Eurocentres Canada

Eurocentres Vancouver and Eurocentres Toronto are owned and operated by Vancouver Maple Leaf Language College Inc.

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The World of Eurocentres

Eurocentres Canada Eurocentres Vancouver

#250 - 815 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4 Tel: +1.604.688.7942 Fax: +1.604.688.7985

Eurocentres Toronto

#220-111 Peter Street Toronto, ON M5V 2H1 Tel: +1.416.542.1626 Fax: +1.416.542.9485

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Eurocentres Canada 2011 Brochure  

Eurocentres Canada 2011 Brochure