English Courses in Calgary for Adults
- Banff National Park
- Multicultural city
- One of the fastest developing North American cities
Calgary is one of the fastest developing cities in North America. This Canadian city has everything you could want from a major city, minus the stress. The Calgarians' relaxed mentality gives this city a sense of calm unparallelled by other cities of its size. Even though the city has so much to offer, the cost of living is relatively low.
Since the 1988 Winter Olympics were held here, the city has become a meeting point for athletes. Calgary embraces this association and encourages athletes to come and stay in the city while preparing and practicing for winter sports.
Banff National Park and Lake Louise lie just outside the city, about 45 minutes away. These natural retreats are well-known for being some of the most magnificent loactions in Canada. Keeping with the natural atmosphere, each year Calgary hosts the “Calgary Stampede”. This festival allows for the ‘city folk’ to get in touch with their old western cowboy spirit. The festival has become so popular that it now attracts visitors from all around the world!
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During your English language course you should definitely take the time to discover more of Calgary and the surrounding area, because this city offers something for everyone. Do you love nature? Then it's not far to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains or the famous Calgary Zoo. If you are interested in art and culture, you can visit the large selection of galleries and museums.
Book one of our fantastic English courses in Calgary and discover the home of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. Ever since the oil boom in the early 1900s, Calgary has become one of Canada’s most important cities, where a mix of different nationalities makes it a multicultural melting pot that is an ideal location for English study abroad programs.
At our school in Calgary students improve their language skills quickly inside and outside our effective and enjoyable English courses. Courses available at our language school in Calgary are Standard English or Intensive English courses. Find more information here about our English language courses in Calgary.
Why take an English course in Calgary?
Study abroad programs in Calgary are particularly special experiences: you have the chance to learn English from native speaking teachers and also discover one of the most exciting cities in North America. Need a break from your sightseeing tour in the modern city? How about a coffee to take away while marveling at the view from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains? Within just a few minutes you can be back amongst the hustle and bustle of the lively Calgary streets. An English language course in Calgary is an investment in your future, and taking one will give you the opportunity to visit unique places, gain rewarding experiences and create new friendships.
- located in the heart of Calgary
- Modern equipment and design
- Large variety of leisure opportunities
Our school in Calgary is furnished with modern equipment and offers:
- 9 comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
- A large lunch area with refrigerator and microwaves
- A computer room with free internet and school-wide wireless(WiFi) internet access
- Study and resource materials available for students
- A reception area
The Sprachcaffe language school offers a range of language courses. The maximum number of students per class is 14, ensuring effective learning.
Our language school is part of a North American network of language schools. Calgary is the "Canada of your Dreams" - a city surrounded by mountains and nature, and full of friendly people. The school is located in downtown Calgary and has been helping students reach their desired English level for more than 10 years. Calgary is conveniently located close to other great cities such as Banff, Edmonton, Whistler, and Vancouver. It is the ideal place for a "language, culture, and adventure" experience.
Just about all of Calgary’s most famous points of interest can be reached on foot or by using public transport from downtown.
Calgary offers countless interesting and exciting activites to take part in in your free time. Why not try canoeing, skiing down the Canadian slopes, or some sort of water sport?
Check out our Calgary Guide for more detailed information.
Our colleagues at the English school in Calgary will be happy to help you organize your leisure program. Of course, the school itself also organizes city tours, trips to museums and theaters, as well as film nights. You will have plenty of opportunities to meet other international students and make lasting friendships.
- Standard courses, Intensive courses, Super-intensive courses
- Includes placement test & certificate
- Qualified native English speaking teachers
- Flexible curriculum
Welcome to Calgary, a modern city set among the picturesque natural grassland and parkland regions of Alberta. As a breeding ground for culture and arts, Calgary is filled with theatres, opera houses, art galleries, museums and music venues with a multitude of festivals and live events happening all year round. This wealth of activity means there is always ample opportunity to practice your language skills outside as well as inside of the classroom
Through our language level assessment tests at Calgary we make sure you are placed at the best level for you before you start your course. You will be in a class with students from all over the world with the same learning needs. The English language courses in Calgary are held from Monday to Friday at our newly-renovated campus in the heart of downtown Calgary. Our professional native English teachers work to create a communicative and dynamic learning environment to suit all student needs. At the end of the course, each student will receive a certificate attesting to the number of lessons taken and the language level achieved.
In our Sprachcaffe language school in Calgary, we offer English courses for all levels from absolute beginners to advanced. We can arrange a specific package to suit you personally, where you choose the duration and intensity of your course and the accommodation option best suited to you. You could choose to take a Sprachcaffe English course in Calgary that lasts from just a few weeks or come and enjoy the Canadian life for several months!
Here is a breakdown of the courses we offer:
|Lessons Per Week*||Minimum Duration||Group size||More Info|
|Standard Course||20||1 week||14||More Info|
|Intensive Course||30||1 week||14||More Info|
|Part-time Course||10||1 week||14||More Info|
|One-to-One Course||10, 20 or 30||1 week||1||More Info|
|** Standard Course / IELTS Exam Preparation||20||approx. 12 weeks||14||More Info|
|*** Standard Course / University Pathways||20||12 week||14||More Info|
- * 1 lesson = 45 minutes
- ** Exam fee not included. Starting dates: every 4 weeks on average.
- *** Placement fee +$300
IELTS & TOEFL Exam Dates 2016
|Start Date||Duration||Exam Date*|
|Approx. every 4 weeks||12 weeks||Approx. every 4 weeks|
- Contact with locals and other language students
- Homestay accommodation option
In order to ensure that your English course is as successful as possible, you need to stay in suitable accommodation which offers you somewhere to relax after an eventful day. We offer homestays accommodation in Calgary.
The Calgary homestay accommodation option offers you many opportunities to communicate with other people – such as the Calgary residents in your homestay or the other students – and thus practice the English you learned during your language lessons. As a result, your learning can continue outside the classroom and you can enjoy your free time with friendly people from around the world.
|Accommodation||Rooms||Board||Facilities||Distance from School||More Info|
|Homestay||( also available)||Typical of destination||Within 60 mins by public transport||More Info|
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Calgary is located in the Grassland region of Alberta, approximately 80 km east of the Rocky Mountains. With approximately 1.1 million inhabitants, it’s the largest city in Alberta, Canada. The “oil boom” of the early 1900s, significantly increased the city’s importance to the world and as a result, many people from around the world made Calgary their home.
The city of Calgary is composed of 4 zones: NW, NE, SE, SW. The city is also divided into roughly 250 neighborhoods.
There is plenty to do while in Calgary, such as winter sports, shopping, markets, museums, exploring, or just simply relaxing. Some of the top visited sites of Calgary are:
- Calgary Tower: The Calgary Tower is a 191 meter, free standing observation tower located directly downtown Calgary. The tower features a revolving restaurant that allows visitors to enjoy a delicious lunch while enjoying a breathtaking view of the city.
- Telus World of Science: This science museum is full of interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational demonstrations. Each year there are more than 300,000 visitors and over 50,000 students who come to explore the museum. In 2006, the museum opened a part especially for kids called the Creative Kids Museum, which offers children art-based learning.
- Calgary Zoo: Since their establishment in 1929, the Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park have offered visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience and interact with wildlife right in the heart of Calgary - only 5 minutes from downtown.
Calgary is located near the foot of the Rocky Mountains. This is the area that people typically think about when they think of Canada. There are more than 300 days of clear skies each year, making Calgary the sunniest city in Canada. The city provides friendly people and beautiful scenery for students to enjoy during their stay.
As it is known as the nation’s sunniest city, Calgary’s climate is usually very dry. The spring months usually provide the most rain. In the winter, the mountains are usually covered in snow, while the city itself gets very little accumulation. Calgary’s winters are known for a local phenomenon referred to as a Chinook Wind. This wind can raise temperatures more than 10 Celsius degrees in a single day! Throughout a typical winter, 3 or 4 times, Calgary will have Chinook Winds that last 3 to 6 days each time.
Not only is Calgary the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, it has plenty of fascinating characteristics in its own right. Since 1912, every year travelers make their way to Calgary to take part in the city’s cowboy culture that’s kept alive by the Calgary Stampede. Also, Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains attract lovers of nature’s true beauty.
After hosting the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988, Calgary has become famously known for its winter sports, such as bobsledding, skiing, and of course, ice hockey.
For those travelers that don’t enjoy sports or nature, Calgary also offers a variety of interesting museums, great restaurants, huge shopping centers and plenty of cultural events to keep you busy throughout your visit.
Downtown Calgary, along Stephen Avenue Walk, you’ll find the main shopping district filled with shops, restaurants, coffee shops and much more…
The Calgary Farmer's Market, found at 4421 Quesnay Wood Drive SW, is the city’s most popular market for fresh produce and a wide range of other delicious local foods.
If you’re looking to “shop-til-you-drop”, here are some of the most popular shopping centers of Calgary: The Core Shopping Centre, the Chinook Centre, the Deerfoot Outlet Mall, Riley & McCormick, Eau Claire Market, Cottage Craft, and, of course, “the Red Mile”.
Discover everything Canada has to offer year round! Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and other exciting sports. Come and enjoy Canada's winter!
- language course as booked
- placement test
- accommodation as booked
- course certificate
Our budget language courses in Calgary offer a variety of accommodation options, course levels and lengths of stay. Choose among standard, intensive, super-intensive and private English lessons. Choose the best accommodation option for you, whether in the school residence or with one of our friendly Canadian host families.
Choose your course type, preferred accommodation and duration and use the tables below to find the corresponding price. This highly competitive price comes with a guarantee of certain services.
Please note that certain additional costs may apply.
- Language course as booked - Non-refundable registration fee: 150 CAD
- Accommodation as booked - Non-refundable placement fee: 200 CAD
- Placement text and certificate included in the price
- Textbook on loan ($10/week, $50 deposit) or on sale at the school
- Letter of acceptance for visa purposes: included in the registration fee