Unique Selling points
- Prime historic Gastown location, right across the celebrated steam clock, short walk to the transit hub of the city, Waterfront station.
- The school has a successful IELTS Test Preparation Course.
- Extremely high quality teaching staff – experience at the highest levels
- Friendly staff and family atmosphere
Description of the building
GEOS Vancouver is located on the mezzanine level of a historic building with an outlook on steam clock from 2 of the classrooms. Brick walls interior and wooden floors of the school add up to students’ Gastown experience. School is accessible for wheelchairs by elevator. Gastown location allows students convenient transportation by either bus, skytrain or seabus as well as reaching out to most of the downtown locations by walk. Gastown offers outstanding shopping and dining experience and various events in an atmosphere of everything being vintage.
Classrooms: 8 classrooms
Facilities: Computers & Wifi, Kitchen, Student lounge, fully-accessible building
About our students
Average age: 25 (23 in summer)
Minimum age: 16
Average number of students: 60-90 in winter, 120-180 in summer
Nationality Mix: Japan 17,9%, Taiwan 17,9%, Korea 12,8%, Brazil 7,7%, Spain 7,7%
"I like Vancouver a lot, especially during the summer time because I can go to my favorite beach: English Bay! I do love my classes at SC/GEOS Languages Plus too, because they are small classes and I can improve my English in a better way. The staffs and the teachers are very friendly and always want to help you."Rika Tarui (Japan)
"I love Vancouver, especially because there are lots of friendly people and I could get along with foreign friends that I have met at SC/GEOS Languages Plus. I really do like the classes, too, the way the teachers teach is a great way. At this fantastic school I could make lots of friends, which are my best memory from here and of course I could join some activities, like the Ice skating, really great! I want to thank you all the staff and teachers, because they helped me daily to improve my English Skills."Natachtorn Wongsupornchai (Thailand)
"Being in Vancouver is a great experience. It it is not a school only, it's a place where you meet new people from all over the world and learn new cultures. The staff is so nice and always willing to help you, both with your English and with other things you need. All in all, if you're staying in Vancouver you cannot miss studying at SC/GEOS Languages Plus Vancouver!"Alvaro Sanchez Cuervo (Spain)
"Teachers were really helpful, I really liked them. They were really kind and professional. They told a lot of different things I've never known. My class was perfect and I like all my classmates. It seems to me that I've already studying here for some years. I like morning classes with Alison because she always say new things about grammar and vocabulary. And Tomoko's class is good because of great discussions and presentations. I'll remember everybody of the stuff and school! Thank you for the time I've spent here and I'd like to come here again. Thank you!"Stas Gerasimov (Russia)
Emergency number: +1 – 604 – 401 – 6014
Opening hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
Languages spoken by staff: English, Farsi, Spanish, Filipino
Student card: A student card with photo is issued on arrival.
Library service: Study and resource materials available to students.
Text books: No books must be purchased for stays up to 4 weeks, books can be leased for $10 per week, and a deposit must be left. Students staying over 4 weeks are required to purchase their books. Text books cost around $40 and students work with a book for up to 12 weeks. This means about $3.34 per book per week.
Bistro, Snacks and Drinks: Lounge, kitchenette with a fridge and microwave ovens, water cooler; Starbucks, Tim Hortons and food courts are located in walking distance.