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SOL Schools Vancouver

Vancouver, CA
322 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Located in one of Vancouver’s most diverse and historic neighbourhoods, Sol Schools, Vancouver is an intimate and friendly school with a unique approach to language learning.

Founded in 1996, Sol Schools International group has three schools in Canada and one in the USA. Sol Schools, Vancouver is a small school with a big reputation.

It is located on the first floor of a newly-refurbished heritage building in the heart of Canada’s third biggest city, just minutes from the world famous harbour. The school has 7, fully equipped classrooms and a capacity to teach 96 students.

Sol Schools, Vancouver offers a fantastic range of courses at all levels which include General English, Business English and exam preparation courses. Classes are taught in small groups of a maximum 12 students (average 8) and the school also has a language lab, library and computer room.

This friendly school also runs an extensive social program which includes quiz nights, basketball club and trips to nearby cities and attractions. Students are housed through the school’s Homestay programme or in hostels and hotels in the city.

Courses

Sol Schools International pride themselves on delivering a unique curriculum to small groups of students. Even in peak times, class sizes are kept at a maximum of 12 students, providing an intimate and intensive environment in which to improve English fluency.

Teachers at Sol Schools, Vancouver are professionally trained and highly motivated to deliver fun and informative lessons. All Sol Schools International teachers are committed to helping you learn the English language quickly and effectively.

The school’s curriculum focuses not on simply working through a text book but through different language ‘themes.’ There are 17 weekly themes which change three times per calendar year. Themes focus on different aspects of language learning using up-to-the-minute teaching materials and resources.

Students explore each theme with their teacher and are actively encouraged to debate each topic in English, both inside and outside the classroom. As well as themes, lessons focus on perfecting the key language skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary. Students are also able to choose from specially adapted elective options which start each Monday.

Type of courses

General English programmes at Sol Schools, Vancouver are offered according to semi-intensive, intensive and one-to-one/two-to-one schedules. All courses focus on four core subjects: Grammar and Idioms, Listening and Speaking, Reading and Vocabulary and Writing and Presentation.

Students following intensive courses can choose from a variety of elective afternoon courses which cover all aspects of English language learning and specialised exam preparation courses. The school also offers private tuition in packages of 10 or 40 hours per week, where students can work with a teacher on an individual basis or in pairs to customise a general english course according to their needs.

Key Facts:

-Semi-intensive: 20 lessons per week, all levels.
-Semi-intensive Plus: 25 lessons per week, including one afternoon elective course choice. All levels.
-Specialized Intensive: 30 lessons per week including two afternoon elective course choices. All levels.
-One-to-One/Two-to-One: Private lesson packages for one or two students. All levels.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3.20pm.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Sol Schools certificate on completion of the course.

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General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £189
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £213
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £240
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

  • SOL Schools Vancouver Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • SOL Schools Vancouver Computer Room
    Computer Room
  • SOL Schools Vancouver Cafe
    Cafe
Location
322 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sol Schools, Vancouver is located in the historic area of Gastown close to the city’s famous Harbour. Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and is situated on the west coast of British Columbia. It is one of Canada’s oldest and most ethnically diverse cities and is known for its artistic and cultural heritage. The city has endless activities to offer students from gourmet dining, bustling nightlife and outdoor pursuits in the surrounding mountains. It has a mild climate and an extensive and efficient public transport system. The city is also compact enough to traverse on foot and offers numerous parks and a clean and safe environment for international visitors.

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