Our center was one of the first and is still one of the leading international language programmes in Canada. The philosophy is that one should enjoy acquiring a second language. We accomplish this through a combination of language instruction, recreational activities and a tour of the Magnificent Rocky Mountains. We offer small courses so that everyone gets to know everyone else. The students know each other as well as all the teachers. The center is unique in so far as the teachers reside and accompany the students to diverse recreational activities offered in the afternoons and evenings.
ESL courses in the Canadian Rockies provide a unique opportunity to learn English and French in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world. Our philosophy is that youths should enjoy acquiring a second language. We accomplish this through a combination of classroom and recreational activities. Daily language classes offered in:
Our Teachers are:
- Teachers with second language training or overseas experience
- Teachers with English language qualifications and experience working with youth
Our classroom provides a formalized method of language acquisition. Each youth receives:
- 50 hours of language lessons (3-week course)
- 66 hours of language lessons (4-week course)
We will introduce the students to a variety of typical North American recreational activities. At M15404, students learn English not only in the classroom, but also on the bus, during lunch and of course during the recreational activities. Every afternoon and every evening a different recreational activity is offered and students are expected to attend these activities, for example:
- rock climbing
- beach volleyball
- Canadian bowling
- hockey... but there is more...
The living accommodation is situated in the student residences in the northwest part of Calgary, one of the most attractive and suburban areas in Calgary. It is a friendly campus for students and those who join the M15404 discover that the campus is a stimulating place to learn and a relaxing place to reside. The students begin their mornings by having breakfast with a teacher, thus strengthening the warm, friendly, and intimate atmosphere.
At noon, the students all meet for lunch. For the mid-day meal, students select from a large variety of soups, salads, vegetables and main dishes: meat, fish and vegetarian. One teacher sits at the table and asks 5 or 6 students from different countries to come and join her/him. This encourages the students to speak English. Evening meals are similar to lunch; students and teachers eat supper together. The students live in spacious, comfortable and modern residences. A student shares a bedroom with one other student and live in an apartment with other students from various different countries. There are usually 4–bedrooms in an apartment, a living room with a TV, and a kitchen. In each bedroom there is a telephone so that students can call home.
June 27 to July 24 (4 weeks)
July 4 to July 24 (3 weeks)
July 19 to Aug 8 (3 weeks)
July 26 to Aug 15 (3 weeks)
July 27 to August 23 (4 weeks)
August 3 to August 23 (3 weeks)
It includes: Housing (accommodation), 3 meals a day and snacks, language lessons, materials and books, T-shirt, telephone card, recreational activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, canoeing, going to the movies, etc., excursions, the one-week camping trip and activities such as mountain biking, horseback riding, Waterworld at West Edmonton Mall, etc., and transportation from the Calgary International Airport to the residences and back to the airport.
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