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Victoria International Academy

offered by supplier M19402 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Class Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination: British Columbia  
Category: Language Schools
Specialty: English  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: flexible
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 105 Canadian Dollar (CAD) per person
Max Price: 275 Canadian Dollar (CAD) per person

ESL: is offered in all 4 schedules, full-time (25 hours / week), semi-time (20 hours / week), part-time morning (15 hours / week), and part-time afternoon (10 hours / week). Morning classes are 4 skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. They also include grammar and phrasal verbs.

Afternoon classes focus on speaking. Conversation, discussion, and debate are some of the areas covered in these classes.

Levels of ESL:
- Beginner
- Elementary
- Lower Intermediate
- Intermediate
- Upper Intermediate
- Advanced

- Placement Test: The placement test is given to students on their first day of class. Students are placed in a class level based on placement test scores.
- Achievement Test: This test is given every 6 weeks. Students can move to a more difficult class level if their achievement test score is high enough.
* Group ESL Programs: VIA group ESL programs consist of 3 hours of ESL instruction every morning, for 15 hours a week. Afternoons are free for students to explore Victoria, Vancouver Island, and surrounding areas, such as the Gulf Islands. These programs are perfect for students capable of traveling independently or have pre-arranged guiding. Programs are from 1- 4 weeks and every student will receive a participation certificate. VIA is located in the centre of downtown and close to the harbour. It is a perfect place to begin shopping, sightseeing, and adventure excursions, such as whale-watching, fishing, and kayaking.
* ESL + Activities: ESL + Activities are perfect programs for groups who want 3 hours of English lessons in the morning and unique escorted activities in the afternoon. The combination of ESL and activities make these programs educational and exciting.

Standard activities: Include harbor tour, ice skating, Craigdarroch Castle, Royal BC Museum, train sightseeing tour to Nanaimo, China Town, kayaking, and BBQ party (seasonal). Choose from our standard programs or create your own program by choosing from the list of special activities.

Special Activities: Ski trips, whale-watching, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, Tofino, Gulf Island tours, Vancouver shopping and sightseeing, bungee jumping, sky diving, Ocean Sciences Center, Space Observatory, golfing, yacht cruising, etc.
* Complete Packages: Complete Activity packages include ESL, activities, homestay, medical insurance, bus pass, phone card, and all material fees. ESL + Activity packages include 3 hours of ESL every morning, a different activity every afternoon, and all meals and accommodation.

Faculty Information:
VIA teachers are TESL Canada-certified, which means they have completed a TESL Canada - recognized program and have a university degree, and have over 1000 hours of teaching experience. All of our teachers are well - qualified and experienced.

Other Activities:
Every Wednesday VIA has Convo Club, which is an activity-based group which does a different activity every week. Please check our calendar for details.

Facility Information:
- 7 classrooms
- Multi-lingual, high-speed Internet lab
- iBT TOEFL and TOEIC Test Centre
- Kitchen with fridge, microwave ovens, toaster oven, water cooler, drink machine, free coffee and tea, etc.
- TV’s, DVD’s, Videos, etc.
- Student lounge with table soccer (Foosball),

- Registration Fee: $125.00 (non-refundable)
- Material Fee: $12.00 per week for Fulltime and Semi-time $10.00 per week for Part-time Programs


ESL Full Time (25 hrs / week):
- 1-4 weeks: $285.00
- 5-8 weeks: $265.00
- 9-12 weeks: $245.00
- 13-24 weeks: $235.00.

ESL Semi-Time (20 hrs / week):
- 1-4 weeks: $245.00
- 5-8 weeks: $235.00
- 9-12 weeks: $220.00
- 13-24 weeks: $215.00.

Part-Time AM (15 hrs / week):
- 1-4 weeks: $205.00
- 5-8 weeks: $190.00
- 9-12 weeks: $175.00
- 13-24 weeks: $165.00.

Part-Time PM (10 hrs / week):
- 1-4 weeks: $160.00
- 5-8 weeks: $135.00
- 9-12 weeks: $125.00
- 13-24 weeks: $115.00.

About This Supplier
Location: Canada
Joined InfoHub: May 2009

VIA(M19402) is a private educational academy located in downtown Victoria, BC, Canada. We specialize in English language training. Programs include ESL, Business English, IELTS, TOEFL, and Groups / Seasonal. The VIA Training Centre offers Fulltime and Online TESL. Since 2002, we have worked steadily to improve...

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