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English Courses for Seniors in Canada

We offer English courses for seniors (over 50 years old) in the following cities in Canada: Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria.

Please note that, as an alternative to a course in a language school, you could consider to Study and Live at the Teacher's Home, which is completely different from any other language experience. You live and study in your teacher’s house so there is no travelling to and from school every day. Your teacher is concerned only with your individual requirements and not those of other students because you will be the only student. And you can combine the English course with organised activities (e.g. sport, culture etc.).

 

English Courses for Seniors in Toronto and Vancouver

We welcome mature students of all ages, who are “young at heart” on all courses throughout the year. In addition, the school can organise social activities which suit the more mature student’s interests.

    * 20 lessons (50 minutes each) + afternoon activities
    * Course length: 2 weeks
    * Minimum age: 50
    * Elementary to Intermediate levels

Please note that the English lessons in the mornings are the school’s regular English Course, so you might be in class with students of any age (the minimum age of the school is 16 years old). If you absolutely don’t want to be with much younger students, the school offers one-to-one courses.

 

Sample Activities in Toronto:

- Royal Ontario Museum: The ROM is one of the world’s leading museums of natural history, with a spectacular new design by the architect, Daniel Libeskind.

- Art Gallery of Ontario: The AGO, one of the most distinguished art galleries in North America, has recently been transformed by the architect, Frank Gehry. - CN Tower: The CN Tower, located on Lake Ontario, is one of the world’s most famous landmarks and a symbol of Toronto.

- Toronto Walking Tours: Explore historic neighbourhoods, such as the Distillery District, with its boutiques and cafes, and the 200-year-old St. Lawrence Market.

- Toronto Islands: The beautiful parks and beaches of the Toronto Islands are only a short ferry ride away from downtown Toronto.

- Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls, in the heart of Ontario’s wine country, is an easy drive from Toronto. Combine a trip to the Falls with a winery tour.

 

Sample Activities in Vancouver:

- Vancouver Lookout: We will take you for a short walk around Downtown Vancouver and head towards the Lookout, which is the perfect first stop for visitors and locals alike. It offers a fascinating bird’s eye view of our city.

- UBC Anthropology Museum: The UBC Museum of Anthropology is one of Canada’s foremost museums, renowned for its Northwest Coast Collections and collaborative approach to working with the First Nations and other cultural communities.

- Vancouver Art Gallery: The Vancouver Art Gallery, located in a stunning, turn-of-the century heritage building in the heart of downtown Vancouver, is the 5th largest art gallery in Canada. Its permanent collection of over 9,100 items includes more than 200 major works by Emily Carr and the Group of Seven and illustrations by Marc Chagall.

- Grouse Mountain: Take North America’s largest aerial tramway and see breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf Islands, and snowy peaks as you journey up the mountain side. The tram will take you on a one-mile aerial journey to the Alpine Station, 3700 feet above sea level.

- Vancouver Aquarium & Stanley Park: The underwater wonderland is home to a variety of fish and aquatic animals in natural habitats. Underwater windows provide a rare close-up view of these creatures. The aquarium is located in the famous Stanley Park, which has over 1000 acres of dense West Coast forest. You can walk through marked trails or around the sea wall to take in the views of the boats passing by.

- Granville Island & Brewery: Developed in 1979 from what used to be an industrial area under the Granville Street Bridge, the island features live entertainment and an amazing food market. Sample freshly made fudge and warm donuts or view the colourful houseboats. We will also visit the Granville Island Brewery, where you can taste some locally brewed beer.

 

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English Courses for Seniors in Victoria

Our 50 Plus Summer Program is exclusively for students 50 years or older. It includes the best of Victoria sightseeing with special seasonal and cultural experiences.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. General English (ESL) Take classes at the level that’s right for you. There is a focus on speaking and listening, though all skills will be covered in these classes. Everyone must speak English only in the school. Enjoy a warm and supportive environment while you improve your English.

1:00 – 3:30 / 5:00* p.m. Activities These activities are exclusively for the 50 Plus program and feature the best sightseeing, attractions and experiences in Victoria. An experienced Activity Coordinator will be your guide on all activities, as well as one or two Canadian ladies who love to show visitors our beautiful city.

Activities: Downtown tour, Butchart Gardens, Bookstore/Tea, Flower Basket, Decoupage, day trip to Salt Spring Island, Craigdarroch Castle, BC Museum, Emily Carr House, High Tea, Saanich Fair.

 

- All participants are aged 50 or older
- Upper Beginner and up
- 2 week program
- Power English Mornings (9-12) with students of all ages
- Custom activity program from 1 - 5 pm
- Available any time for 5+ students registering together.

 

DATES AND PRICES