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English for the whole family!

VanWest English for Families program is offered at both in Vancouver and Kelowna BC. Each campus offers a welcoming environment where families will experience top quality English instruction, clean and safe city-life and breath-taking Canadian wilderness. Families will experience Canadian culture while improving the English language level of all family members in a warm and friendly environment. Beyond improving language skills, this exciting program will expand family member cross- cultural understanding and forge new international friendships.

Children aged 5 to 13 will attend courses designed for fun active learning. Imaginative activities and group project work will develop confidence in English communication skills. While their children are at school, parents and other adult family members will attend the General English Program (20 lessons/week). After school, parents may join their children to see the local sights or join in planned school activities. Weekend trips are also available for families who wish to explore farther away from home (extra charges apply).


A variety of suitable family accommodation is available and all are located in excellent central locations, close to public transport and to our schools. Depending on the families’ preference, VanWest can arrange homestays, room-stay, student residence (Kelowna) and hotels. Please contact us for a custom quote.


Adult Schedule:

  • General English Program
  • 20 lessons per week
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Youth Schedule:

  • * 5 - 13 years
  • 20 lessons per week
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • *14+ will join the General English Program

Duration: 2 - 8 weeks

Number of Students: Minimum 2 family members

Start Dates:

    • Winter Program (2016/2017): December 5th, 2016 - February 24th, 2017
    • Summer Program (2017): June 12th – August 31st, 2017
    • Winter Program (2017/2018): December 4th – February 23rd, 2018