ESL English Schools in Canada

Good News about English Schools in Canada

Some of the best ESL English teachers in the world are Canadians and they teach English in Canada. The professional English language schools pay teachers from $25 to 45 dollars per hour, have an excellent proven curriculum, use a variety of educational materials, integrate computer CALL programs and audio-visual formats into the teaching process.

The ESL teachers are experienced, certified and have a Tesl Canada rating based on education and experience. The schools provide orientation, homestay, activities and field trips for students. Students can improve their English skills and enjoy their participation in these excellent programs. International agents earn from 3 to 15% commission from these higher quality accredited ESL English schools.

Bad News about English Schools in Canada

English schools that operate only to make profit pay the teachers $10 to 14 dollars per hour, usually have no curriculum - they just use workbook series, they do not have libraries, or computer labs or audio-visual resources.

These poor value schools have larger classes with fewer facilities and less teaching resources. Some of these schools operate un-accredited TESL programs and use inexperienced unsupervised unpaid student teachers for their programs. These sham English language schools should be avoided.

There are a large number of agency owned schools in Canada. Some large agencies from Korea, China and South America have opened "insta-schools" and place students into these "so-called exclusive private schools".

Many of these insta-schools are temporary offices that have no programs, no history of operations, unqualified management and uncertified teachers. International agents earn from 40 to 50% commission from their own sham schools. The sham English language schools should be avoided.

Go to the FAQS Page, Questions to Ask and Consumeralert for additional information.

Parents and Students should make up a long series of questions to know exactly what to expect and receive for your hard earned tuition fees. Students should talk to international students who have attended the school. Students attend regular classes as a trial lesson. Students should use a professional independent education consultant before registering at any private English language school in Canada.

Private English School Price Ranges for 4 Week programs

Budget ESL English Schools for beginners
Budget programs for beginners or intermediate students
3 hours a day $380, 4 hours $525.
Teachers unsuitable, no programs, they try to be friendly to keep students

Average ESL English Schools for beginners, intermediate and advanced.
Average programs for beginners, intermediate
3 hours a day $500, 4 hours $650, 5 hours $800
Some of the teachers have training, some use an individual program

Good ESL English Schools for beginners, intermediate and advanced
Good class programs for beginners, intermediate and advanced
3 hours a day $600, 4 hours $800, 5 hours $1000.
40 hours for toefl, toeic or academic preparation $550.
Most of the teachers have qualifications, a general program is outlined

Excellent ESL English Schools for intermediate and advanced students
4 hours a day $825, 6 hours a day $1185.
40 hours Toeic, toefl academic preparation $600.
Cambridge test preparation 12 weeks $3225
Certified teachers use professional ESL curriculums

Languages Canada

Languages Canada is the result of several organizations merging. The new organization strives to promote Canada as a study destination for both English or French as a second language. They have overhauled their membership standards and are inspecting member schools. This is an excellent start to provide quality control and standards. They have removed several members for using unqualified teachers, breach of contract, ethical violations and other problems.

Please be advised that there are still several un-ethical, immoral and in our experience illegal school operators with memberships in Languages Canada. Membership in Languages Canada does not guarantee students will receive honest or professional language instruction.

ESL in Canada has maintained a list of complaints against ESL schools, career colleges, ESL teachers, ESL tutors, teacher trainers, homestay providers, homestay agents and education agents. We only provide this information to our consulting clients.

Example Listing: Toronto School A1

Located in a modern downtown office building, the class rooms are bright and offer some of the best views in Toronto. The best feature is the calm professional environment, warm caring teachers and staff. Cambridge test pass results are the best in Toronto, excellent Toefl test preparation program. Teachers are dedicated, many have taught in the same location for several years, all are experienced and qualified. Good programs for homestay, activities and educational resources. Discounts for long stay students. Excellent programs for executives aged 35 and up.

6 hours
$1220
4 hours
$1030
Hours $ Registration
fee$100
Homestay
fee: Free
Airport
Pickup
fee: $75.
100 students
/winter
180 students
/summer
20% students
<20
65%age 20-30 10%age 30-40 5%over 40
Teach MED
TESL
# with
MED.
# BA+ BED
+ ESL
# BA, BED # BA +
CELTA
# BA +
TESL
Academic
Director - Y
Curriculum
for each
level - Y
# of levels
- 9
initial tests
- Y
level tests
- Y
Level Changes
Teach + AD
Reading
Class -N
Listening
- N
Pronunciation
-N
Vocabulary
-Y
Conversation
-Y
Grammar-Y
Writing-Y Business
/work-Y
Toefl-Y Toeic-Y Cambridge-Y Cooperative
-N
Free books
-Y
Lending
Policy N
Library
books N
Cassettes
-N
Videos
- N
CALL CD's
- N
Cafeteria
- N
Kitchen- Y TV Movie
Room N
15 Computer 20 Activities
/month
4 Travel trips
/month
Published
Refund
Policy Y
Ratio:12:1
Student/teach
PC/students:
12:1
Modern
Building Y
Public
transportation -Y
Location-
Central
Homestay
coordinator: Y
Homestay
inspections - Y
Homestay
refund policy- Y
Notice
period:
2 weeks
1,2,3,
Meal plans
apartments: Y

350 ESL English Schools in Canada (Not all are Good)

Acadia University, Wolfville - ABCE Language School Ottawa - ABC ESL Canada, Mississauga - Académie Ste. Cécile Intl School Windsor - Academy Canada Intl, Corner Brook - Academy of Canadian English Oakville - ACCESS Intl English Language Centre Toronto - ACE Toronto - Advantage Centre for English Toronto - Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology Ottawa - ALMA English Institute Vancouver - Anderson National College Vancouver - Archer College Hamilton Toronto Vancouver - ASPECT Toronto Vancouver - ATC Alaya International Training Centre Vancouver - Atlantic Canada Language Institute Prince Edward Island - Austin College Vancouver - BabelFish Ottawa - Banff Education Centre Canmore Alberta - Banff Language Institute Banff - Bayview English Centre Canada Barrie - Berlitz Calgary Mississauga Ottawa Toronto Vancouver - Bishop's University Sherbrooke - Bishop's College School Sherbrooke - BLI Bouchereau Lingua International Toronto - Bodwell Language School Vancouver - Bond Language Centre Toronto - Bow Valley College Calgary - Braemar College Toronto - British Columbia Centre for International Education Vancouver - Brock University Saint-Catharines - Bronte College of Canada Mississauga - Bronte Language Centre Mississauga - Business English School of Toronto - Cambrian College Sudbury - Cambridge International College of Canada Toronto - Camosun College International Victoria - Canada English Language School Waterloo - Canada Homestay English School Stratford - Canadian as a Second Language Institute Vancouver - Canadian College of Business & Language Victoria - Canadian College of English Language Vancouver - Canadian College of Management and Technology Vancouver - Canadian Conversation College Calgary - Canadian English Language Centre Toronto - Canadian Flyers International - English for Pilots Toronto - Canadian international academy of business and technology (CIABT) Toronto - Canadian International College of Business and English Toronto - Canadian Language Academy Toronto - Canadian Language Excursions Victoria - Canadian Language Learning College- CLLC Halifax - Canadian Provincial International College Vancouver - Canadore College North Bay - Cape Breton University - ESL Program Sydney - Capilano College North Vancouver - Capital Language Centres Ottawa - Care Language School Toronto - Carleton University - Centre for Intensive Language Education Ottawa - CBEI Canadian Business English Institute Vancouver - Centennial College Scarborough - Centre Linguista Montréal Ottawa Toronto Vancouver - Chilcotin Holidays Gold Bridge - Chinook Learning Services Calgary - CISS Canadian International Student Services Toronto - Clark English Institute Barrie - CLIC Centre de Langues Internationales Charpentier Sherbrooke - CLTA - Center for Language Training and Assessment Mississauga - College of New Caledonia Prince George - College of the North Atlantic Burin - College of the Rockies Cranbrook - Columbia College Vancouver - Columbia International College of Canada Dundas - Communiqued Language Training Centre Toronto - Complete English Teacher Homestay School Perth - Connect School of Languages Toronto - Coquitlam College Coquitlam - Cornerstone Academic College Toronto - Coventry House International Toronto - Cowichan Valley School District Duncan - Creative Boost - Art and Language School Montreal - CultureWorks ESL London - CVIC Comox Valley International College Comox - Delta School District No.37 Delta - Discovery Language Centre Hamilton - Douglas College Douglas College - East-West English College Vancouver - East Coast School of Languages (ECSL) Halifax - Ecole Charade Montreal - Ecole Félix-Leclerc Montreal - Educere International College Calgary - EF International School of English Toronto Vancouver - ELS Language Centers Toronto Vancouver - Embassy CES Vancouver - English Bay College Vancouver - English Interactive Language Centre Toronto - English Language Training College Edmonton - English School of Canada Toronto - English Test Preparation Center Toronto Vancouver - English Time Language School Toronto - Equilibrium International Education Institute Calgary - ESLI Language Centers Vancouver - ESL in Canada Toronto - ESL Wilderness Adventure Eagle Lake - Eurocentres Toronto Vancouver - Excite! English Niagara Falls - Fanshawe College London - Focus International Calgary - Four Corners Language Institute Victoria - Frontier College Toronto - George Brown College toronto - Georgian College of Applied Arts & Technology Barrie - GEOS Language Academy Calgary Ottawa Toronto Victoria - Glenlyon Norfolk School Victoria - Global Community College Calgary - Global English College Vancouver - Grande Prairie Regional College Grande Prairie - Graybridge Malkam Ottawa - Great Lakes College of Toronto - Hawthorn English Language Centre Vancouver - Heartland International English School Winnipeg - Higher Score Toronto - Holland College PEI - Horizon International Language Institute Montréal - HOST International School of English Toronto - Howe Sound School District # 48 Squamish - Humber College Toronto - ILI - International Language Institute Halifax - ILSC International Language Schools of Canada Montréal Toronto Vancouver - Impact In English Toronto - inlingua Vancouver Victoria - Interlangues Language School Ottawa - School District 43 Coquitlam - Gulf Islands Secondary School Salt Spring Island - International Gateway Kelowna - International House Toronto - International Language Centre of Canada ILC Toronto - Intrax International Institute Vancouver - ISS Training Institute Vancouver - iTTTi Vancouver - JLS College Vancouver - Kanata ESL/Outdoor Adventure College Calgary - Kaplan Aspect English Programs Toronto Vancouver - Kester Grant College Vancouver - King George International Business College Vancouver - KIOSK Language Centre Toronto - KTC Language Institute Vancouver - Kwantlen University College Surrey - L'Estrie Language School Ottawa - Lake of the Woods International Sioux Narrows - Lambton College Sarnia - Langara College Vancouver - Langley Schools Langley - Language Lighthouse Maitland - Language Repair Shop Vancouver - Languages International Toronto - LaSalle College Vancouver - Lethbridge Community College - Language Studies Canada LSC Calgary Montréal Toronto Vancouver - LSI - Language Studies International Toronto Vancouver - MacEwan International Centre Edmonton - MacLachlan College Oakville - Malaspina University College Nanaimo - Maple Leaf Academy Calgary - Maxwell International Baha'i School Shawnigan Lake - McDonald International Academy Toronto - McGill University Montreal - McKinsey International College Toronto - Medicine Hat College - Memorial University of Newfoundland - Mennonite Educational Institute Abbotsford - Metropolitan College Hamilton Toronto - Modus Language Institute Vancouver - Mohawk College Dundas - Montreal International Institute of Language Arts - M.I.I.L.A. - Mount Royal College Calgary - MWS Student Camps International Toronto - Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute London - National School of Languages Ottawa - NCA - School of Business & Language Toronto - Nelson English Language Experience - New Westminster International Education - Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology Welland - Niagara Falls Language School - NIC North Island College Courtenay - NISS - Niagara International Student Services Niagara on the Lake - NorQuest College Edmonton - Northern Lights College Fort St. John - Northwest Community College Terrace - Ottawa- Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) - Okanagan College Kelowna Salmon Arm - Omni College Richmond - Omnicom School of Languages Toronto - Pacific-Global Language Centre Vancouver - Pacific Gateway International College Toronto Vancouver Victoria - Pacific Language Institute Toronto Vancouver - Pan Pacific College Vancouver - Point-to-Point Ottawa - Point 3 Language Center Montreal - Prestwick International College Calgary - Prince of Wales School of English Oakville - Pronounce English Language School Toronto - Providence College and Theological Seminary Otterburne - Queen's University Kingston - Queen Margaret's School Duncan - Quest Language Studies Toronto - Red Deer College - Red River Community College Winnipeg - Renison College Waterloo - Revelstoke English Language School - Richmond International High School & College - River East Transcona Schools Winnipeg - River Echo Language School Wakefield - Robson College Vancouver - Royal Cambridge College Vancouver - Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies Toronto - Saint John College University of New Brunswick - Saint Mary's University Halifax - Saskatoon Catholic Schools - School District #42 (Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows) - SEC- Study English in Canada Toronto - Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology Toronto - Sheridan College Oakville - Simon Fraser University Vancouver - Sir Sandford Fleming College Peterborough - SouthBay College Vancouver - St. Clair College, School of Creative Arts & Sciences Windsor - St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish - St. John Centre International ESL Programs Saint-Catharines - St. Lawrence College Kingston - St. Margaret's School Victoria - St. Thomas University Fredericton - Stewart College of Languages Victoria - St Giles Vancouver - Study Abroad Canada - TAIE International Institute Toronto - Tamwood International College Vancouver - Toronto English Academy - Tenon Education Waubaushene - The Applied Linguistics Centre Winnipeg - The English for International Communication Institute North Bay - The English Studio Toronto - The Language Circle Hamilton - The Language Exchange Toronto - The Learning Institute Brampton - The Little English School House Charlottetown - The Toronto English Centre - Thompson Rivers University Victoria - Toronto Languages Plus - UCANDU Toronto College - University Canada West Victoria - University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV) - University of Alberta Edmonton - University of British Columbia Vancouver - University of Calgary - University of Guelph - University of Lethbridge - University of Manitoba - University of New Brunswick - University of Ottawa - University of Prince Edward Island - University of Regina - University of Saskatchewan - University of Toronto - University of Western Ontario - University of Windsor - Upper Madison College Toronto - Vancouver Career College - Vancouver English Centre - Vancouver Formosa Academy - Vancouver International College of English - Vancouver Medical English Institute - Vancouver Premier College of English Language - Vancouver School Board - VanWest College Kelowna Vancouver - VES International English and Sports Coquitlam - Victoria International Academy - Victoria International High School Programs - Village English Mississauga - Westactive English College Whistler - Westcan International School of English Vancouver - Western Imperial College of Canada Vancouver - Western Town College Toronto Vancouver - WestShore Centre for Learning & Training Victoria - West Vancouver School District - Winfield College Vancouver - Wynchemna Language and Learning Centre Calgary - Yukon College Whitehorse - YWCA Calgary Toronto -

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