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 practising 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 their majestic and sprawling beauty. 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 course you'll have plenty of time to discover more of Calgary and its surroundings. Do you love nature? Then it's not far to the famous Calgary Zoo or the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. If you're interested in art and culture, you'll be impressed by the city's 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 of the early 1900s, Calgary has become one of Canada’s most important cities, with a mix of different nationalities forming 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 during and beyond our effective and enjoyable English lessons. As well as standard and intensive courses, we also offer part-time, private and exam prep courses too. Find more information here about our English courses in Calgary.
Our School in Calgary
- located in the heart of Calgary
- Modern equipment and design
- Large variety of leisure opportunities
Inside the English School in Calgary
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.
Location of the English School in Calgary
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 travel adventure.
Just about all of Calgary’s most famous points of interest can be reached on foot or by using public transport from downtown.
- Standard courses, Intensive courses and much more
- Placement test & certificate included
- Qualified native English-speaking teachers
- Flexible curriculum
Through our language level assessment tests at Calgary we make sure you are placed in the class that is the right level for you. You will be in a class with students from all over the world with the same learning needs. The English courses in Calgary are held from Monday to Friday at our newly-renovated campus in the heart of downtown Calgary. Our professional native English-speaking teachers work to create a communicative and dynamic learning environment to suit all students' needs. At the end of the course, each student will receive a certificate stating 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 linguists. We can arrange a specific package to suit your personal preferences, where you choose the duration and intensity of your course and the accommodation option best suited to you. You could choose to take a short intensive course for just a few weeks or come and enjoy the Canadian life for a whole season or even longer!
Here is an overview of the courses we offer:
|Lessons Per Week*||Minimum Duration||Group size||More Info|
|Standard Course||20||1 week||14||More Info|
|Standard Plus Course||20 + 4 workshops||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|
|Elective Course||10||1 week||14||More Info|
|** Intensive / IELTS / TOEFL Exam prep||30||4 weeks||14||Intensive + Exam prep|
|*** Super Intensive English for Academic Purposes / University Pathways||40||9 weeks||14||More Info|
- * 1 lesson = 45 minutes
- ** Exam fee not included. Starting dates: every 4 weeks on average.
- *** Placement fee = $300
- Contact with locals and other language students
- Homestay accommodation option
In order to make the most of your English course, you'll need somewhere relaxing and comfortable to stay after each relaxing day. In Calgary we've got just what you need - we have many host families who have been hosting our language students for years and who go out of their way to make Sprachcaffe students comfortable, help them with their English and introduce them to the authentic Canadian way of life.
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 continue to practise the English you learn 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||or||( also available)||Typical of destination||Within 60 mins by public transport||More Info|
★★★★★ Food & Drink
★★★★☆ Nature & Recreation
☆☆☆☆☆ Bathing & Beach
Calgary is located in the Grassland region of Alberta, approximately 80 km east of the Rocky Mountains. With around 1.1 million inhabitants, it’s the largest city in the state of Alberta. 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 traveled to Calgary to make it their home.
There is plenty to do while in Calgary, such as winter sports, shopping, visiting markets, museums, exploring, or just simply relaxing. Some of the most visited sites in Calgary are:
- Calgary Tower: The Calgary Tower is a 191 meter, free standing observation tower located right in 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.
- 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.
Geography and Climate
Calgary is located near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and gets more than 300 days of clear skies each year, making it the sunniest city in Canada. The city is famous for its friendly locals and beautiful scenery.
Calgary’s climate is usually very dry - not surprising, considering it's Canada's sunniest city. The spring months usually provide the most rain. In the winter, the mountains are usually covered in snow, but Calgary itself receives substantially less. Calgary’s winters are known for a local phenomenon referred to as a Chinook Wind. This wind can raise temperatures by more than 10 degrees Celsius in a single day! Over the course of a typical winter, Calgary experiences Chinook Winds 3 or 4 times for 3-6 days at a time.
Shopping in Calgary
Downtown Calgary, along Stephen Avenue Walk, you’ll find the main shopping district filled with shops, restaurants, cafés and much more…
The Calgary Farmer's Market, located at 4421 Quesnay Wood Drive SW, is the city’s most popular market for fresh produce and a wide range of delicious local foods.
If you’re looking to shop 'til you drop, here are some of the most popular shopping centers in 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”.
Prices & Booking
- English course
- placement test
- course certificate
We offer a range of English courses at our school in Sprachcaffe, all for a budget price. Whatever your English ability, choose between standard, intensive, private, part time and exam preparation English courses. What's more, you get to decide how long your course is, whether it's just two weeks, a whole summer, or even longer!
Arrange the Perfect English Course for You
Learning materials can be bought at the school or rented for a small fee.