Join college and university-aged international students for three or four weeks of language and cultural study in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This program gives you a chance to improve your English, live with a Canadian family, and take part in exciting recreation activities in Canada's beautiful natural environment.

Students can choose the length they prefer:

Three Week Summer English Language Program
August 7 - 24, 2018

Four Week Summer English Language Program
August 7 - 31, 2018



Small classes taught by experienced ESL teachers will work on developing English communication.

Culture and Recreation

Canadian cultural assistants take students on a series of exciting outdoor adventures such as kayaking, a one-day trip to the Whistler Ski Resort or a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium. Students also visit museums and Vancouver's ethnically diverse neighbourhoods.

Sample Schedule

Week One

Monday Welcome and ELI Homestay Orientation
Tuesday ELI ELI
Wednesday ELI Free
Thursday ELI ELI
Friday Discover Vancouver Activity Discover Vancouver Activity

Week Two

Monday ELI Poster Presentation
Tuesday ELI ELI
Wednesday ELI Free
Thursday ELI UBC Museum of Anthropology
Friday ELI ELI

Week Three

Monday ELI ELI 
Tuesday ELI Contact Assignment
Wednesday ELI Kayaking
Thursday ELI Vancouver Aquarium
Friday ELI Closing Ceremony

ELI - English Language Instruction -- 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 am - 3:00pm
Afternoon off campus activities -- 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recreation activities as scheduled

Application for Admission

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of $250. The balance of payment is due one month prior to the start of the program.

The deadline for applications is June 8, 2018. Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate in our program.

Please contact us at for more information and application forms.


The course fee per student includes up to 20 hours of instruction per week and cultural recreation activities.

Three Week Program - $1300 (Canadian dollars) per student*
Four Week Program - $1700 (Canadian dollars) per student*

The homestay fee per student is $38 per night plus a placement fee of $180. This includes accommodation plus three meals a day (bag lunch). Students are placed two per family.

Monthly bus pass (optional) is $100.

Airport reception is $75 (optional). It is only available to students who start homestay immediately upon arrival.

Total Program Cost (including homestay, airport pick-up and monthly bus pass):

Three Week Program - $2377 (Canadian dollars)*
Four Week Program - $3043 (Canadian dollars)*


The balance of the program fee is due one month prior to the start date of the program. A deposit of $250 must accompany each application. The deposit and fee are non-refundable.

*Prices are subject to change.


Three Week Program - August 6 through August 25 a.m.  (19 nights)
Four Week Program - August 6 through September 1 a.m. (26 nights)

Homestay (optional for students) is an important part of the language immersion program. Students stay with carefully selected English-speaking families. Homestay families are interested in sharing their time and culture so that students can practise their English and learn about West Coast living. Students will take part in daily family activities. Many of the language assignments will involve discussions with your host family.

Contact Information

Summer English Language Program
International Education
Langara College
100 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 2Z6
Tel: +1.604.323.5696
Fax: +1.604.323.5996