Club 40+ (20 lessons per week plus afternoon activities)

Language Studies International (LSI): Vancouver

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Course description

Course Overview includes:

• Morning General 20 in mixed age classes
• Afternoon activities: 3 p/wk
• Course duration: 1–4 weeks
• Minimum age: 40
• Elementary to Advanced levels

At LSI we welcome mature students of all ages, who are “young at heart” on all our courses throughout the year. In addition at specific locations, we organize social activities which suit the more mature student’s interests. Example activities include visits to: Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, Gastown, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain.

Course topics

The classes stress the use of language in everyday situations. In 2 lessons each day, students will work on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, while in the other 2 lessons, they will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Textbooks and a variety of other materials are used in instruction, including role-playing, newspapers, magazines and other materials.

Class schedule

Course duration
1-4 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Start dates for beginners
Every first Monday of the month
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 50 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
10 Apr 2020, 13 Apr 2020, 18 May 2020, 01 Jul 2020, 03 Aug 2020, 07 Sep 2020, 12 Oct 2020, 11 Nov 2020, 25 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021

LSI Vancouver does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

Elementary
Pre-intermediate
Intermediate
High intermediate
Advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Vancouver.

Class size

Average 12 students
Maximum 16 students

Student age

Age range 40 years old and older

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

100% recommend

based on 25 reviews
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"I can only but recommend!"

Lubica Masiarova, student from Switzerland

Definitely great experience. Introductory session and welcome done personally by the director Kevin, who impressed me. He was perfectly clear and easygoing person, highly appreciated! Linda and Bernard were my teachers and they were truly knowledgeable, kind and understanding. I also met lots of people from different countries, with different cultures and found new friends! I also learned many things about myself that I didn’t even suspect. I know now how it feels when people say they are open-minded, I’ve been convinced to be alike too, but found out that there’s still some room to improve my mindset.
In fact, whole the team of LSI has been doing an extra mile for each of us, I’ll do my best to come over to say hello as soon as I’m back in Vancouver! A huge thank you!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
27 May 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"The LSI is a interesting school and make new friends. The teachers are lovely and pacient."

ISABELLA FONTES DE SOUZA, student from Brazil

My experience was too short, only 30 hours in May, Spring. However the classes was intensive, certainly to getting my best. In the morning grammarly lessons and afternoon I chose business class. The both teachers was lovely, amazing and focused. The students at the mornings classes was 10, I guess. Only girls :). Afternoon was more closely, me and maximum other 3 guys. We learned and always in Monday they applied the test. Depending on my score I would starting in a new class.
The LSI location is perfect, they're located in downtown wich have Starbucks, a lot of food stores to have lunch and dinner.
I liked the school environment. At the time was may many Korean and Brazilian students but unfortunately most of them so young and shy and it was difficult to make new friends.
The director was educated and lovely.

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Date of study
22 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"The opportunity to lern English and make friends."

Indalecio Magalhães, student from Brazil

I had 30 lessons per week and private lessons too. I didn't like the private classes because I didn't have a purpose in them. LSI has excellent teachers, great location and good equipment. I liked the warm atmosphere and also the location of the school, the neighborhood also provides opportunities to reach cinemas, restaurants, cafes a short walk.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
12 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Nice people and lots of talking in English"

Isabelle Jecht, student from Germany

In general, I really liked the teachers, classes, location, facilities and activities, however there were some things which were not clear for me from the beginning on. I expected for example to get a full TOEFL preparation course (morning and afternoon), but in the end I only had those classes in the afternoon. That might have been a misunderstanding, but I also find out that a lot of other people had the same experience as I did. After all I reached my aim and the TOEFL preparation course with Bernhardt were very good. He is the best teacher I had and I really appreciate his work and effort. Also when I was not happy with my morning classes, everyone in the school tried to help me and tried to find a solution. Overall, LSI is a good language school, but for the specific classes there should be more detailed information in advance.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
5 weeks
Date of study
6 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Incredible trip"

Hector Bocanegra, student from Mexico

The English course was very helpful and I had a great time with new friends.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
23 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"I had the opportunity to meet many students from different parts of the world and also improved my english."

Smilla Linke, student from Germany

Classes were great because we had the ability to talk a lot but also review some grammar. Our teacher asked us what is best to work on and that was great because you could improve your skills. Linda understood every student and knew his strength and weaknesses.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
25 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"I improved very much my English skills thanks to LSI."

Veronica Dall'Armi, student from Italy

I really enjoyed every experience and activity in LSI because the teacher (Barclay) was fantastic, since he was interested in listening to us students and we could see his passion for his work. All the staff in LSI was really nice, kind and helpful and I'm just looking forward to come back to Vancouver as I loved the city!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
14 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Great but not so great..."

Hector Gabriel Ortiz Zapata, student from Mexico

The school in general (classes, teachers, location and activities) is great and my experiences doing trips around vancouver with my friends were amazing but i need to say that my homestay family was not good at all... the breakfast and dinner were poor and awful, they didn't give me any toilet paper or towel, I never had any access to the laundry and sometimes Mrs. Fong looked like she was mad at me...
I really recomend the school but not my homestay family.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
5 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Okay"

Breno De Paula Andrade Cruz, student from Afghanistan

Teachers at LSI were very polite. They were really very attentive..

In January and February LSI receives lots of teenagers - in my opinion it was annoying because some of them are not worried about learning. If LSI needs to replace teacher, you would have a big problem! If you have a very nice teacher, you would have a new one who is not good so far.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
11 weeks
Date of study
9 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"LSI really was productive"

Frans Fabricio Celi Sanchez, student from Ecuador

The classes were so interesting, the most important thing was of course the teachers, especially Bernard and Claudio. They had a lot of knowledge and experience, especially Bernard and I appreciate that, because I went to Vancouver to learn English that wasn't a tourist trip for me, because of that my skills improved and I'm really happy with my experience in Vancouver.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
12 weeks
Date of study
9 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"I really enjoyed my stay at LSI Vancouver"

Jean-Vincent Spagnaerts, student from Canada

The school is located downtown.
I decided to stay at the YWCA hotel instead of host family because it was closer and easier every day (just a 15-minute walk).
The teachers and staff were really kind and helpful.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
5 weeks
Date of study
7 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was an excellent experience!"

Eva Svobodova, student from Afghanistan

I only participated in the afternoon (conversation) classes for 14 days. My teacher was very good and I think he's an experienced teacher. The location was easy to access and the facilities were good enough. The activities for students were interesting but the number of places was limited, maybe more students would have liked to participate. Concerning the housing - I cannot evaluate because I've stayed with my father (he has dual citizenship and since 1968 has been living in Vancouver). I liked the attitude of the school staff to every student.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
27 Jun 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"A great experience"

Jean Guy Gilbert, student from Canada

Every thing was okay. The home-stay host was very gentle but the house was a bit far from the school.
The school principal was super nice and they had excellent teachers . An excellent stay.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
4 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was a really nice opportunity for me to meet interesting people as well as improve my English."

Andrej Cizmarik, student from Slovakia

Classes were interesting especially business classes with teacher Ken (was really funny with him). Morning classes were interesting, too, but I found the afternoon definitely better.

Teachers were great. I mean compared to teachers I was used to in my country at most schools, the teachers were great. Could explain everything as well as tell jokes, etc. Also some of them used to tell us interesting stories in connection with different cultures.

The location was great to me since I was staying with my uncle in Vancouver Downtown on Smithe Street, so it was like 7 minutes for me to get there on foot.

Activities looked nice but since I was staying with my uncle I did most activities with him and my aunt. And so I didn't really try any of those activities even though they looked really nice.

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I did not like only one thing but maybe that's just me. On the first day I couldn't find the school. I was expecting a sign or something but after 10 minutes of walking around the address I realized that I could ask somebody at the reception and they helped me.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
14 Jul 2014 - 25 Jul 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was the best experience of my life, everyone should do it."

Bruno Paula, student from Brazil

My overall experience was amazing, my teacher, Steve, was unbelievable teaching me the English tricks that helped me when I went to the street to meet new people.
The LSI location is the best place in the city; it is in downtown near the best places in Vancouver.

The activities arranged by Holly were awesome; all students went and we enjoyed our moments together. We became good friends during these moments.

My home stay was great too; I could sleep, eat, and arrive at home whenever I wanted.

Congratulations LSI and employees. Maybe in the future I´m going to go back to Vancouver and study more.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
30 Dec 2014 - 24 Jan 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Best experience of my life."

Laurent Ricchiuto

I spent a really great time in Vancouver. The school is very well located in Vancouver. The teachers are very kind and very professional! I've made a lot of progress with LSI. I did the Cambridge Test in Vancouver. Thanks to my teacher I passed the test easily. Everything in this school is well done. The activities are diversified and fun.

My home stay family was great! I had a very good relationship with them. We watched movies together and visited Vancouver together.

I will never forget my stay in Vancouver and I will probably go back to this great city.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
14 weeks
Date of study
26 May 2013 - 6 Sep 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"I had an interesting experience at LSI, Vancouver, I like the 50+ Program because I learned also about Canadian culture."

EVA MARÍA GARCÍA LADRÓN DE GUEVARA, student from Mexico

I enjoyed LSI Vancouver.

The location is excellent, very easy to arrive, the director Chris and also Livia are very kind persons. Kevin always had the best attitude to show us nice places at Vancouver in the Activities Program, he is very friendly.

I had 2 teachers, Sharon that put a lot of games in classroom to practice English and Ken that has the knowledge and the pedagogy to teach the language and motivate me a lot to try to improve every day. He is an excellent teacher, loves his job.

It will be very useful to find a way to improve our pronunciation. In general all of my classmates, most of them Asian, have a bad pronunciation, me too, and LSI will have a complete program if all of us, the students, could improve our pronunciation too.

I didn't request housing.

Thanks for your interest in improving LSI !!!!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
7 Oct 2013 - 18 Oct 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Be part of it - even you are not 20yo any more!"

Stefan Pyrek

Unfortunately I only stayed for 2 weeks, but right from the beginning you are part of the LSI family. At LSI Vancouver they find a very good balance between learning English and having fun.
As Chris said "Its all about communication between people!"

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
18 Aug 2013 - 31 Aug 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Thrilling breath of evasion and overloading friendliness"

YUAN WEN-TYNG, student from France

The choice for Vancouver as the city was for discovering the culture and enjoying the landscape and I have no regret.
That trip although quite an expensive one, is the most exciting adventure for anyone who loves nature and a wonderful experience for the one who loves people.

The school located in Downtown made it really convenient for taking a stroll in the city after the lessons. There are many restaurants and a theater nearby. Many fun events are held in summer and you just have to take the bus or seabus to find yourself in one of the many magnificent parks around Vancouver.
Also, there are so many cool activities available like biking in the Stanley park and bungee jumping .

The facilities were clean, they have an elevator and a crowded coffee corner but no room for lunch...

Overall, the warmth and kindness of the people make it the best place to practice language.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
7 weeks
Date of study
1 Aug 2011 - 23 Sep 2011
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Was a great experience. I had many good conversations."

Jose Luis Real Dueñas, student from Mexico

LSI is a very good school. The class dynamics are constructive and you can learn in a comfortable environment.
All the teachers had a great level, not just because they are native speakers but because they know how to teach.
LSI offers to you a bunch of extracurricular activities. You can make many friends at the same time you are learning.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
9 Sep 2013 - 27 Sep 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was a life experience!!"

Hannah Merz, student from Germany

This trip was awesome. I met wonderful people and I saw remarkable places. I will never ever forget this summer.

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Duration of study
6 weeks
Date of study
1 Aug 2011 - 9 Sep 2011
Age group
25 - 34
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was short but intense"

Carme Cerdà Torres, student from Spain

I enjoyed my stay in Vancouver a lot. The school was very nice and people there were so kind! The location was great and I could arrange my own activities. The only thing I didn't like was housing. It was like living in a hotel (I was living completely apart from the family).

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
26 Mar 2012 - 30 Mar 2012
Age group
35 - 49
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Awesome"

Guillermo Javier Cuevas Pineda, student from Mexico

LSI is a good school to learn English. Both in Toronto and Vancouver they make their best so that we can improve our English skills. The classmates, and in general all the people who is involved in make you feel comfortable, and like I say, I had not had such a great time in years. Nevertheless, there are some negative points:
1- In Toronto there were only three teachers, so there were only three levels, so people in intermediate and advanced levels (like me) were mixed together, and I think that is unfair since we all were paying to be in the correct grade, that generated that people in intermediate level felt stressed because the rhythm of the class was so fast, and people who were supposed to be at advanced level felt bored or disappointed. Because of the very few number of teachers, the number of afternoon classes was two, I wanted to take a TOEFL preparation course, but there was not any, so they just put me in a conversation class. The computers available for the students were 7, but 3 of them were broken, and the other 4 worked with Windows 2000 (ten years later), so they were so slow, and only 2 or 3 had real access to internet; even worse, by the end of January, the internet went off, so nobody at LSI had internet in my last week.

2. The HI in Toronto was great, the people were really helpful, they had lots of activities, but there were a lot of robberies, so, even if that is not the fault of the people who work there but of the guests, they should pay more attention to that.

In Vancouver the school was different, they had more computers, all of them were working, the wireless internet worked as well, the number of teachers was enough, they had a variety of options for the afternoon classes, so everybody was satisfied. Although the people who work there are not as friendly as people at LSI Toronto, they are more professional, so that is a real school. Even though in Vancouver the classes were more demanding, I had more fun there than in Toronto, and I am sure that I would have improved my English skills in a better way if I had spent the two months there rather than what I actually did.

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Housing
Duration of study
8 weeks
Date of study
4 Jan 2010 - 26 Feb 2010
Age group
35 - 49
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"S.u."

claudia deja, student from Germany

The accomodation was very very nice, I've stayed there for six days. I've visited the school only three times, the first time we had to do a test and then there was a greeting, the next two days were fine.

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Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
7 Sep 2009 - 11 Sep 2009
Age group
65+
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Unforgettable"

Daniel Cardozo Rivero, student from Mexico

I met wonderful people! The teaching was great and I improved my language skills a lot. My classmates were really nice people. Of course I not only studied English, I also learned a lot from other cultures and different lifestyles. Now, I have to visit many new friends in different parts of the world. I would like to go back to Vancouver and repeat this adventure. Moreover the city is a wonderful place.

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Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
6 Jul 2009 - 31 Jul 2009
Age group
35 - 49
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Housing

LSI Vancouver offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Twin room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 231
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 20 - 60 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 231
At LSI Vancouver, homestays are carefully selected and visited frequently. All family members 19 years and older are required to complete a criminal record check.

Host families are expected to provide the following to our students:
- An English speaking environment (English must be the only language spoken in the student's presence).
- A pleasantly decorated and private room with a standard bed, study desk or table with chair, closet or storage space, and dresser.
- Well-prepared, home-cooked meals (breakfast can be self-serve, while dinner will be eaten with the family each evening).
- Help, advice, and information during the student's stay.
- A friendly and comfortable environment in which students can learn about Canadian life.

Most homes are located 25-50 minutes away from the school by public transport. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Students are usually 16 years old and older.

Homestay - Single room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 243
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 20 - 60 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 243
Our homestays are carefully selected. Learn more about Canadian culture by living in a comfortable, carefully selected homestay.

 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Officers and visited on a regular basis.
 Single rooms (or double rooms if two students book for the same time period).
 Choice of bed and breakfast, half-board, or full-board
 All bed linen and towels provided.
 Good and reliable transport links; average travelling distance is 45-60 minutes by public transportation.
 Executive Supplement available (includes private bathroom and wireless internet).

Homestay - Twin room - Half Board

A$ 274
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 20 - 60 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 274
At LSI Vancouver, homestays are carefully selected and visited frequently. All family members 19 years and older are required to complete a criminal record check.

Host families are expected to provide the following to our students:
- An English speaking environment (English must be the only language spoken in the student's presence).
- A pleasantly decorated and private room with a standard bed, study desk or table with chair, closet or storage space, and dresser.
- Well-prepared, home-cooked meals (breakfast can be self-serve, while dinner will be eaten with the family each evening).
- Help, advice, and information during the student's stay.
- A friendly and comfortable environment in which students can learn about Canadian life.

Most homes are located 25-50 minutes away from the school by public transport. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Students are usually 16 years old and older.

Homestay - Single room - Half Board

A$ 286
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 20 - 60 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 286
Our homestays are carefully selected. Learn more about Canadian culture by living in a comfortable, carefully selected homestay.

 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Officers and visited on a regular basis.
 Single rooms (or double rooms if two students book for the same time period).
 Choice of bed and breakfast, half-board, or full-board
 All bed linen and towels provided.
 Good and reliable transport links; average travelling distance is 45-60 minutes by public transportation.
 Executive Supplement available (includes private bathroom and wireless internet).

Homestay - Twin room - Full Board

A$ 292
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 20 - 60 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 292
At LSI Vancouver, homestays are carefully selected and visited frequently. All family members 19 years and older are required to complete a criminal record check.

Host families are expected to provide the following to our students:
- An English speaking environment (English must be the only language spoken in the student's presence).
- A pleasantly decorated and private room with a standard bed, study desk or table with chair, closet or storage space, and dresser.
- Well-prepared, home-cooked meals (breakfast can be self-serve, while dinner will be eaten with the family each evening).
- Help, advice, and information during the student's stay.
- A friendly and comfortable environment in which students can learn about Canadian life.

Most homes are located 25-50 minutes away from the school by public transport. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Students are usually 16 years old and older.

Homestay - Single room - Full Board

A$ 304
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 20 - 60 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 304
Our homestays are carefully selected. Learn more about Canadian culture by living in a comfortable, carefully selected homestay.

 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Officers and visited on a regular basis.
 Single rooms (or double rooms if two students book for the same time period).
 Choice of bed and breakfast, half-board, or full-board
 All bed linen and towels provided.
 Good and reliable transport links; average travelling distance is 45-60 minutes by public transportation.
 Executive Supplement available (includes private bathroom and wireless internet).

Executive Homestay - Single room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 335
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom and wireless internet
Distance to school: 20 - 40 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 335
Executive Homestays are often of a higher standard than other homestay accommodation. They are evaluated in terms of décor and some have a private bathroom (en-suite or sole use) and/or extra facilities such as a television in the bedroom or access to the internet.

Executive Homestay - Single room - Half Board

A$ 377
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Vancouver
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom and wireless internet
Distance to school: 20 - 40 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 377
Executive Homestays are often of a higher standard than other homestay accommodation. They are evaluated in terms of décor and some have a private bathroom (en-suite or sole use) and/or extra facilities such as a television in the bedroom or access to the internet.

Executive Homestay - Single room - Full Board

A$ 396
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Vancouver
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom and wireless internet
Distance to school: 20 - 55 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 396
Executive Homestays are often of a higher standard than other homestay accommodation. They are evaluated in terms of décor and some have a private bathroom (en-suite or sole use) and/or extra facilities such as a television in the bedroom or access to the internet.
student-residence

SFU Private Residence (May - Sep) - Single room, shared Bathroom - Self-Catering

A$ 426
weekly
Age range: 19 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence (on-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, 24/7 supervision, and sports facilities
Distance to school: 40 minutes by bus
Availability: 01 May 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 426
Location: The west side of the beautiful University of British Columbia Campus. Close to parks and beaches, it is just 40 minutes from LSI Vancouver by public transportation.
Rooms: Single room with single bed, sharing a washroom with others
on the floor.
Private Bathroom: No, shared bathroom.
Meals: Not included in rate. Many restaurants are available on the University campus. Information is available at the Front Desk.
Facilities: Building offers a social lounge with TV, fridge, sink and microwave on every floor. Building is NOT equipped with elevators.
WI-FI: Available complimentary in the Commonsblock. Wired internet available in individual rooms at an one time activation fee. Ethernet cables available for purchase at the Front Desk.
Availability: May 14-Aug 10 in 2019
Other: Bed linens and two towels and face clothes are provided. Linen and towels are changed weekly. 24 hour security. Minimum age 19.
visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged C$ 100 when you register.

Flights and airport transfer

The closest airport to the school is Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Vancouver based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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