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Learn English in Vancouver

Spectacular Nature meets urban discovery in Canada’s west-coast, seaside City.

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A relaxed, diverse, & visually stunning coastal city.

Learn English in Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable cities. Vancouver’s amazing landscapes offer outdoor adventures for every interest, from skiing and snowboarding, to hiking, stand-up paddle boarding and bicycling, or just relaxing with friends on local beaches. Combine the outdoors with urban culture at the city’s museums, nightclubs, microbreweries, coffee shops, festivals and more.
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Three international students study English in Vancouver at the ILSC Vancouver lunch area.
  • ILSC Vancouver's three campuses are centrally located steps from shopping, transit, restaurants & more
  • ILSC’s largest campus, with the widest course and program selection
  • Make friends through fun school events and local excursions
  • Unique programs like the Green Leadership Course, Medical English, and the summer family program
  • Join the CSR Committee and work on local and global community initiatives
  • Launched: 1991
  • Minimum age: 16*
  • Average students per class: 13
  • Maximum students per class: 16
  • Centre capacity: 880
* Age 7-17 for Junior Programs
Welcome from our school director, Mardy Arenas

Welcome from our school director, Mardy Arenas

Explore our campus

Explore our ILSC Vancouver campus before you arrive! Our Vancouver language school has three campuses just steps apart from one another, and is designed to support you as you learn English in Vancouver. The school is located in Vancouver’s downtown core, close to everything you might need. Study in our bright classrooms, then keep practicing your English as you connect with new international friends in our student lounges and kitchen areas.

  • 55 Classrooms
  • 7 Student Lounges
  • Kitchens
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi
  • Student Advising
  • Test Centre
  • University Admissions Service
  • Accommodations Placement Service


Student Lounge

Student Lounge







Kitchen Area

Kitchen Area

Explore our English Courses & Programs

Get excited by the variety of English courses available at our Vancouver language school. Whatever your English learning goal, we have options to help you achieve success!

General English
University Pathway
Creative & Cultural English
Academic & Test Preparation
Business English
Junior Programs
Tutoring English
Volunteer Experience English
Medical English
English through Global Social Responsibility Mastery
ESL High-School Bridge Program
Cambridge Mastery
ILSC High School Program: Individual Credits
ILSC High School Program: Foundation Year
ILSC High School Program: Fast Track to Higher Education
Junior Camp at ILSC Vancouver
Junior Camp at ILSC Vancouver Day Only
Junior Camp at the University of British Columbia Skills Plus
Junior Camp at the University of British Columbia
Junior Camp at the University of British Columbia Skills Plus Day Only
Junior Camp at the University of British Columbia Day Only
Family Camp Summer at ILSC Vancouver Day Only
Family Camp Summer at ILSC Vancouver
 Junior Winter Experience at ILSC Vancouver
 Junior Winter Experience at ILSC Vancouver Day Only

Explore our Language Tests

Vancouver is an official test centre for IELTS and Cambridge. If you need one of these specialized language assessments for work, higher education, or immigration we are happy to help.


Your life in Vancouver

Learn English in Vancouver and discover an amazing experience surrounded by beautiful nature. In your free time, walk with friends on the seawall, then stop for a locally brewed beer on a patio. Hike, ski or snowboard in Vancouver’s local mountains, or stay in the city for arts, culture, food, film, and music festivals!

Explore Vancouver on your own, or join ILSC activities and volunteer opportunities to meet other students, connect with locals, and explore all that the city has to offer.

Group of international students from ILSC Vancouver explore Capilano Suspension Bridge outside of their English Study

Things to do in Vancouver


Accommodation in Vancouver

Choose the accommodation that’s right for you. Whether you want to live with a family or live independently, our student accommodation team is here to support you.


Live Independently

Feeling adventurous? Stay with other students or travelers. ILSC can connect you student residence or apartment living options to fit your budget and preferences.

Choose an accommodation in Vancouver:

Where to find us

555 Richards Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V6B 2Z5 tel: +1 604 689-9095
560 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V6C 1W6
540 Seymour Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V6B 3J5

Find out what it's like to study with ILSC

Embark on an exciting language learning adventure and get inspired by a magic mix of new connections, discoveries, and experiences that will help you bring your dreams to life.

Takanori Hidaka
Student Stories

"I wanted to get work experience in Canada, and also this program offers general business classes and then more practical courses. The courses helped me a lot when I worked for a company, because I needed to train new employees, and I knew how to deal with that kind of situation. This program, and co-op term, I think will be really helpful for my future."

Takanori Hidaka, Japan
Michaela Boledovicova
Student Stories

"I like all of my classes, and I really like the way of teaching. I also really like the assignments that we have for group presentations – they’re really fun and it also helps us to learn how to work with people from other countries and other cultures."

Michaela Boledovicova, Slovakia
Daniel Ortiz
Student Stories

"The teachers at ILSC see you as someone who wants to learn a new language to grow professionally and personally.  They are always there to support you, to give you tips and advice. My dream was to learn English and I made it. Honest feedback helped me to work on the areas that I needed to improve."

Daniel Ortiz, Mexico

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