English Language Schools in British Columbia

Gladwin Language Centre (Abbotsford)

ESL classes for Adults. Tutoring and group tutoring for all ages. University trained TESL teachers.

Gateways Learning Centre (Abbotsford)

Welcome to Gateways Learning Centre!

Gateways Camps (a division of Gateways International Services) (Abbotsford, 45 mins to Vancouver)


Comox Valley International College (Courtenay (near Comox on Vancouver Island))

When you register with CVIC you will be served by a dynamic and exciting team of enthusiastic professionals with a strong background in providing quality English language education and exceptional service. We, and all of the staff at the school, are committed to providing a best quality English program that you will not only enjoy but find most rewarding. We will strive to provide you with the best possible English programs and support to make your efforts successful.

Canada Language Study (Grindrod (near Salmon Arm))

Experience Canadian culture and beautiful nature at this homestay school. Students live with their teacher and other students for total immersion and fast progress. English is fully integrated into daily life. With only 2 or 3 other students you will receive individualized help and a custom program.

International Gateway Kelowna (IGK) (Kelowna)

International Gateway Kelowna (IGK) is Canadian owned and operated and is Kelowna's oldest (est. 2002) and most trusted English as a Second Language (ESL) school. IGK is a member of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, the Kelowna-Kasugai and Kelowna-Veendam Sister City Associations and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Okanagan College (Kelowna and Vernon)

Study abroad to get a degree, diploma, certificate, English As A Second Language (ESL) training or short-term group study. A public institution, the college is located in the scenic, clean and safe southern interior of British Columbia, Canada.

Alpine English School (Kimberley)


Selkirk Secondary School's International Student Program (Kimberley)

Selkirk International

The Mains Way (Nanaimo)


Nanaimo Christian School (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Christian School is a K-12 school offering international students the opportunity to study English in a Christian environment. We have short term programs for winter, spring and summer breaks. Our school is dedicated to teaching English through the word.

Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific (Pedder Bay (29 km west of Victoria))

Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific is a unique two year pre-university school for two hundred students selected from around the world based solely on their personal merit, potential and demonstrated commitment to engage actively in creating a better world.

Camber College (Powell River)

We welcome students from all over the world to Camber College.

Westwind English Academy (Powell River)

Our Promise

Lakeside Preparatory Academy Private Boarding School (Shawnigan Lake (north of Victoria))

Lakeside is an International Private Boarding School for High School Students, located on the beautiful shores of Shawnigan Lake, a resort village just 40 minutes north of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Canada. Shawnigan has been a popular summer recreation and cottage area for over a century, and still remains a favorite weekend getaway spot. Shawnigan’s main attractions include its:

ACE Canada Adventure Camp (Squamish)

ACE Canada Adventure Camp is an ESL summer Immersion camp located in beautiful British Columbia Canada. Our camp is aimed at senior high school and university aged students (16 to 24 years old). We pride ourselves in our size and quality. We offer small group settings (only 20 students per camp) taught by qualified ESL instructors. Mornings at camp consist of English classes and afternoons are for fun. We are located in Squamish BC, about one hour north of Vancouver and one hour away from Whistler Village (site of the 2010 Winter Olympics). Students will experience camping in a natural setting and try exciting new activities such as hiking, horseback riding, rafting, swimming, cycling and more. ACE Canada Adventure Camp is owned and operated by proud Canadians.

Royal college of Business & Technology (Surrey)

Our campus is located in the Canadian province, British Columbia that is also known as “The Best Place on Earth”. We offer 1&1/2 to 2 years long business & technology programs leading to Diploma or Post-Diploma credential outcome. Our current programs are:

Aspire Learning Centre (Vancouver)

Aspire Learning impressively prepares each student for all academic courses in the elementary and high school curriculum. Our programs conform to the requirements set by the BC Ministry of Education.

ISS Language College (Vancouver)

ISS Language College is accredited with the Canada Language Council (CLC)

Vancouver Community College (Vancouver)

Vancouver Community College's international student enrolment ranks in the top 10 of colleges across North America. International students choose VCC because of our reputation for quality of our programs, our faculty, our supportive staff and our record of service to international students as well as the great climate, culture and lifestyle of Vancouver.

Vancouver English Centre (Vancouver)

Canada's Leading Language School

Vancouver Medical English Institute (VMEI) (Vancouver)

English for Medical Professionals

Winfield College (Vancouver)

Study English in Vancouver, Canada in a great English language school!

Inlingua Vancouver (Vancouver)

Learn English at inlingua Vancouver: inlingua Vancouver is part of inlingua International Schools of Languages, with more than 300 language schools around the world. The inlingua method of learning languages is the result of 39 years of experience. Over 500,000 students learn languages with us every year.

University of British Columbia - Intensive English Program (Vancouver)

The Intensive English Program gives full-time English language training in 12-week sessions beginning in January, April and September. We also offer a 10-week IEP session beginning in July. You can come for just one session, or stay for longer – our multi-level program ensures that you will have new challenges and new courses to select from as your English improves. When you successfully complete three courses at one level you will earn a UBC Certificate in English Language for that level.

VTC Language School (Vancouver)

VTC Language School, Vancouver BC, Canada

Alexander College (Vancouver)

Alexander College helps adults, and especially newcomers, become full participants of Canadian society. We provide opportunities for acquiring knowledge, credentials and marketable skills that lead to commensurate employment, or establish a foundation for higher education.

Vancouver Central College (Vancouver)

Vancouver Central College is a private institution that works with newcomers to help them become full participants of Canadian society. The College is known for its exemplary work in providing opportunities that acquire knowledge, credentials and marketable skills that lead to commensurate employment. The programs at the College are offered in the areas of AutoCAD Engineering, Construction Technician, Networking, International Trade, Accounting and Residential Care Attendant.
One of the key features of these programs is that they provide you with industry specific skills that will land you the right job. In addition to the hands on training that is provided in these three to eight month diploma or certificate programs, there is also a practicum option which provides students with the chance to work in a company in the Vancouver area. When students perform well in the practicum, there is also the possibility of attaining full time employment with the company.

Robson College (Vancouver)

A friendly downtown college, named after Mount Robson, the highest local mountain, to reflect our belief in offering the highest level of education and service to our students. We offer a variety of programs to suit the needs of most students. We want you to Succeed in your studies, and enjoy the time you spend here.

Eh Plus English Education Inc. (Vancouver)

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Universal College of Language (Vancouver)

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Pan Pacific College (Vancouver)

Established in 1988, Pan Pacific College is one of the oldest and most respected language and career development schools in Vancouver. Our teaching philosophy is founded on the belief that a positive learning experience is fostered by a strong and vibrant community of students, teachers and support staff. We are proud of our varied and talented body of current students and alumni.

Global Village English Centres (GVEC) (Vancouver & Victoria, Ontario)

High Quality ESL, EFL programs:

Canadian College of English Language (Vancouver (downtown))

The Canadian College of English Language invites the world to study English in Canada. Vancouver's outdoor lifestyle and cosmopolitan flair make it the perfect destination to study English. Some of the courses we offer are Intensive English, Certificate & Diploma in English, Certificate & Diploma in Business, Exam Preparation (TOEFL; TOEIC; IELTS; Cambridge FCE, CAE & CPE), English for Academic Purposes (University of Alberta), Executive English Course...

International Language School of Canada (Vancouver (downtown))

There is a great learning atmosphere at ILSC. We are a very friendly school and we encourage a positive sense of community where you are at ease to converse with others in English or French and develop friendships. In such a setting, you will find that language learning happens in a very natural and effective way.

ATC - Alaya International Training Centre (Vancouver (downtown))

We are a specialized ESL school situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Worldwide Language Institute (Vancouver (downtown))

Worldwide Language Institute provides ESL programs for students seeking to improve their English and gain the professional and academic skills needed to succeed in Canada. Our wide variety of results-oriented programs includes: Business English, Travel and Tourism English, Academic English, Cambridge classes, TOEIC, TOEFL, and TESL. Improve your English and make new friends in a beautiful, exciting city!

King George International College (Vancouver (Robson St), Surrey and Victoria)

KGIC has 5 Campuses, 1500 full-time students, 140 full-time teachers & college assistants and 45 staff (management, departments, overseas offices). We are one of the largest and one of the best ESL & Business institutions in Canada. Since 1996.

Kester Grant College (Vancouver (West Broadway))

Our mission is to provide students whose English is not their first language with meaningful and innovative academic programs that promote the learning of cultural, social, and linguistic skills in a friendly and interactive learning environment.

Little Rae Kids Club (Vancouver (West End))

Vancouver ESL For Kids Program:

VanWest College (Vancouver and Kelowna)

VanWest College celebrates 20 years of English language training in Vancouver!

King George International Business College (also: TESOL) (Vancouver and Victoria, Ontario)


Pacific Gateway International College (Vancouver and Victoria, Ontario)

Our mission is to develop our students into global citizens who build bridges between all countries, cultures, races and creeds. We intend to achieve this by cultivating mutual understanding through teaching English and other fields of study as a means of promoting effective global communication.

Tamwood International (Vancouver and Whistler)

Founded in 1992, Tamwood International College operates a number of carefully designed and managed English language schools across Canada. Tamwood offers English language courses for adults, teenagers and children. All of the Tamwood language schools in Canada have been selected for their excellent locations, their modern facilities, their proximity to popular attractions and their professional environments. All of the language programs that Tamwood offers have been designed to combine the most modern learning techniques with interesting and stimulating subject matter thus making learning English at Tamwood both easy and enjoyable.

Language Studies International (Vancouver, and Ontario)

General and examination courses:

PLI – Pacific Language Institute (Vancouver, and Ontario)

Learn English in Canada with PLI – Pacific Language Institute.

ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada (Vancouver, and Ontario)

Junior, Intensive and Super-Intensive English Programs.

Four Corners Language Institute (FCLI) (Victoria)

Improve your English skills, experience Canadian Culture and make friends with other students from all over the world!

University of Victoria - English Language Centre (Victoria)

12-Week Intensive English Program (ELPI)

Victoria International Academy (Victoria)

Located in beautiful Victoria, B.C. study English, Business, TOEFL, TOEIC and TESL at Victoria International Academy We provide high quality ESL (English as a Second Language) education taught by TESL approved teachers.

GEOS Language Academy, Victoria (Victoria)

GEOS Language Academy – Victoria is located in beautiful downtown Victoria on Vancouver Island. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, and a 15-minute flight from Vancouver International Airport. We can also be reached by an incredibly scenic ferry ride from the mainland; you might even see a killer whale on the way.

Advantage E/J School (Whistler)

Advantage E/J school in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia, is a one-of-a-kind learning institution centered on providing quality language education for students in a supportive and caring environment. Programs are designed so that students will have the most positive and enjoyable experience possible. Our teachers will assist you to get the results you want.

Canadian Sports Business Academy (Whistler)

Welcome to Canadian Sports Business Academy! We are located in beautiful Whistler, BC, host of the 2010 Olympic Games. Our school offers a unique approach to language education. We focus on sports instruction and training to develop English language communication. If you are an outdoor enthusiast (skier, snowboarder, hiker, camper, mountain biker, kayaker, golfer....) and would like to improve your English skills, CSBA is the place for you! Come study in a world-class resort where our qualified instructors are as enthusiastic about their jobs as they are about the time they spend being active.

Global Learning Institute (White Rock)