Language is Culture

Downtown Vancouver lies on the edge of English Bay

Do Canadians have trouble understanding you? Do Canadians confuse you? Why? Communication is more than words. In this course, we study cultural similarities and differences. We look at gestures, body language, intonation and conversation styles. You can communicate better in English if you are culturally aware.
Terms: 4 weeks
Prerequisite: VEC Level 4A
Schedule: Monday to Thursday / 12:50 pm to 3:40 pm

Elective Courses

English Pronunciation Courses
English Listening Courses
Business English Courses
English Business Grammar Courses
Preparation for Business English
TOEFL Preparation Courses
TOEIC Preparation Courses
English Writing Courses
English Through Music and Drama Course
Pop Culture Course
Word Power Course
Survival English Course
English Language Courses

Special Programs

Sightseeing + English

The Vacation Study Program combines morning classes with afternoon sightseeing and leisure activities.  At least one sightseeing activity is usually offered each weekend. 

Internship + English

The Business Internship Program is a Super-Intensive Program for ambitious students and professionals who want to personally experience the Canadian business environment. Although this course emphasizes business skills, it is beneficial to anyone who uses English in their workplace.

TEFL / TESL Programs

Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language

This course is for people with little or no experience teaching languages.  The focus is on teaching English to adults in a practical, efficient manner. 

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate Program

The Vancouver English Centre TEFL Certificate Program is for people are serious about a career in teaching.  It focuses on teaching English to adults in a practical, efficient manner.

Vancouver English Centre encourages English language students from all over the world to enjoy a cultural immersion experience in Canada.  Although we normally have students from up to 30 different countries, we constantly try to improve the diversity of our student body.  Thus, we frequently offer scholarships to students from specific countries.