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OHC Language School Vancouver

Address: 322 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6, Canada
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Description OHC Language School Vancouver

  • Year of foundation: 1974
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age of students: 16+ years
  • Type of study: private language school.

Currently, OHC English Centers are among the world's most accredited providers of English courses and programs. The language school was founded in 1974 and has constantly expanded since then: today, teaching is conducted on three continents in English-speaking countries with a high standard of living - the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland. OHC teachers are professional, qualified, friendly, they teach students on accredited courses and programs, helping students learn English with various educational needs.

Walking through the cobbled streets of Gastown, passing by the artists' workshops, historic buildings and unique shops, students learn that the school is just a few steps away from the world's first steam clock. The breathtaking view of the harbor of Vancouver and the mountains just minutes from the school makes learning much more interesting.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in OHC Language School Vancouver

Program name
from 340 $CAD / week

General English - from $ 270 / week.

  • English level - Beginner-Advanced.

The General English course is aimed at mastering basic linguistic skills and teaches how to effectively use English in everyday situations. Students improve their speaking, listening, reading, writing skills, expand their vocabulary, and master the grammar norms. Students with a higher level of language skills develop skills that will allow working in an English-speaking environment, to overcome the language barrier.

Qualified, experienced teachers make learning English fun, help improve language skills, expand vocabulary, improve pronunciation and help to more accurately use English grammar.

General English Plus - from $ 300 / week.

  • English level - Beginner-Advanced.

The General English Plus program gives you the opportunity to develop one additional language skill or additional classes plus the general accredited General English course. 25 lessons per week allow you to quickly reach your goals, choosing topics and areas of study depending on personal goals: students can improve their English, focus on grammatical accuracy, and develop writing skills.

from 390 $CAD / week

Intensive English - from $ 320 / week.

  • English level - Beginner-Advanced.

Studying English at Oxford House College through the Intensive English program helps you progress rapidly and achieve academic goals. The course includes 30 lessons per week (6 lessons per day): general English + selection of individual teaching units (additional practice of spoken English, working out the correct pronunciation, preparing for the TOEFL or Cambridge exam, business English).

from 90 $CAD / lesson

One-To-One Tuition - from $ 75 / h.

  • English level - Beginner-Advanced.

Studying English at Oxford House College is the best way to learn only what you need at a convenient time and in a convenient format. The teacher will develop an individual course program based on a thorough analysis of the student's needs — to improve spoken English, fluency, pronunciation, or written English.

One-to-one courses are suitable for students with any level of English, it is possible to combine it with another course. The school offers individual options:

  • English for IT
  • English for lawyers
  • Business English
  • Technical English
  • Professional English.

Accommodation, housing and food

Many students choose homestay to improve their English, to communicate with native speakers, to get to know Canadian culture better. Homestay provides comfort, supportive environment.

Advantages of family accommodation:

  • Living in a homely atmosphere, learning Canadian culture within the family
  • Great for short or long term stay
  • Homemade food
  • Location - 20 to 60 minutes from campus
  • Organized by the OHC International Accommodation Department, host families are being screened
  • A variety of needs and requests of students is satisfied by a professional team of teachers and administrators.

Types of accommodation in the family

For 1 student

For a couple

Half board with shared bathroom

240 $

$ 205

Full board with shared bathroom

$ 255

220 $

Extra night (half board with shared bathroom)

$ 45

$ 40

Extra night (full board with shared bathroom)

$ 50

$ 45

Access to private bathroom

65 $

65 $

Special diet (vegan, kosher, halal, gluten-free and other diets)

65 $

65 $

Accommodation in the residence:

  • Student residence has a kitchen with the necessary equipment, dishes.
  • Dorm students must be over 19 years old
  • Accommodation - 40 minutes to OHC Vancouver
  • Laundry service available.
  • Each room has a bed, wardrobe and desk.
  • Single / double rooms
  • Room cleaning is done once a week.
  • Pets not allowed
  • There is a bicycle parking
  • Wireless Internet available in all rooms.
  • Iron and ironing board are provided.
  • All rooms are non-smoking.

Types of accommodation in the residence

Single Room

Double Room

Self catering, shared bathroom per week

$ 245

$ 200

Self catering, shared bathroom - per night

60 $

$ 50

Events OHC Language School Vancouver

During extracurricular activities, students are offered a variety of extracurricular activities:

  • Visiting the Vancouver Museum
  • Board games
  • Trips to Seattle, Victoria, to Joffrey Lakes, Harrison
  • Yacht trip
  • Visit parks and gardens
  • Picnics
  • Fireworks
  • Shopping, night market in Richmond.


  • Programs with the study of the English language are conducted under the regular guidance of the teacher, implying mandatory feedback and communication.
  • The maximum class size is 16 people, which allows you to give individual attention to each student.
  • A dynamic and rich social program allows students to regularly practice English, make new friends.
  • Most courses start on Mondays (excluding holidays), the duration is from one week to one academic year.
  • One of the many attractions of OHC Vancouver is the diverse and picturesque surroundings. Located in the historic district of lively Gastown in downtown Vancouver, the school invites you to learn the language in one of the most cultural and ancient districts of the city.
  • Canada has some of the most breathtaking mountain landscapes in the world, a variety of sports and cultural events.

Equipment OHC Language School Vancouver

OHC Vancouver is located on the first floor of a renovated building in a historic and lively area in downtown Vancouver, in Gastown. The school has the necessary equipment and facilities for students:

  • TVs
  • Monitors
  • Dvd players
  • Restroom
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge.
  • Book and DVD library
  • Score
  • Self-study materials
  • Free wired / wireless internet access
  • 7 classrooms, with a maximum class size of 16.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fees at OHC School Vancouver Language School:

Course name

School time

Number of classes

1-4 weeks

5-12 weeks

13-23 weeks

24-35 weeks

36+ weeks

General English

9: 00-13: 20







General English Plus

9: 00-14: 20







Intensive English

9: 00-15: 20







Individual training:

Course name

School time

Number of hours

1-4 lessons

5-9 lessons

10-14 lessons

15+ lessons

One-to-one course



90 $ / h.

85 $ / h.

80 $ / h.

75 $ / h.

Extra charges:

  • Registration fee - $ 140
  • Cost of accommodation - $ 200
  • Summer housing (June 16 - August 11) - + $ 25 / week.
  • Surcharge for housing - $ 75 / week.
  • The cost of transfer from the airport in one direction / in both directions - 110 $ / 200 $
  • First medical insurance (minimum 2 weeks) - $ 2.25 / day
  • Guardianship (notarized) - $ 110.

Extra fees:

  • Special diet food 65 CAD
  • Extra night 50 CAD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 140 CAD
  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 200 CAD
  • High-Season Supplement 25 CAD
  • Transfer (one way) 115 CAD
  • CAE Exam Fee 390 CAD
  • Medical insurance 2 CAD
  • Study materials 55 CAD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Age - 16+
  • Language proficiency level:
    • Beginner-Advanced - for General English, General English Plus courses
    • IELTS Exam Preparation - for the Upper-Intermediate course.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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