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Calgary

Calgary is safe, clean, modern and prosperous. It’s filled with exceptionally friendly people who know just how to make you feel welcome!

Top 5 things to see in Calgary

  • Banff National Park

    Banff National Park

  • Jasper National Park

    Jasper National Park

  • Calgary Stampede

    Calgary Stampede

  • Memorial Park

    Memorial Park

  • Canadian Rockies

    Canadian Rockies

The School

Our Calgary school is located in the main business district, in a ‘no pay’ train zone, which international students love. It is also close to Calgary Tower, the Calgary Central Library and a huge indoor shopping complex, a unique indoor tropical park, theatres, cinemas and restaurants.

Capacity
150
Classrooms
10
Lessons
45 minutes long
Student Computers
10
Students in class
Average 12 (max 15)

School Facilities

  • Student lounge
  • IT lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Student kitchen
  • Self study area
  • Multi-media classroom

ACCOMMODATION

Where you live is key to your happiness and academic success. Whether you prefer the independence of a student residence or the familiarity of homestay, our accommodation options are chosen to offer you the flexibility of choice and quality you deserve.

Homestay

One of our most popular accommodation options, homestay allows you to integrate into family life and practise your English language outside the classroom, over dinner and throughout the weekend with your welcoming hosts. This is a unique way to live and study at your chosen destination.

HOMESTAY

Residence - Hotel Alma

Our Calgary residence offers both single and double occupancy apartments. Located on the campus of the University of Calgary it has 24 hour security and easy access to campus facilities.  Ideally situated the residence benefits from all of the onsite facilities, shops, cafes, restaurants and conveniences the University of Calgary offers

RESIDENCE - HOTEL ALMA

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MEET OUR TEAM

All of our teachers hold teaching qualifications ranging from certificate to diploma level and are committed to continuous development and share our passion for learning with our students.

  • Esther Jones

    Academic Leader                                                      

    Hobbies: Drawing, reading, photography, & poetry.

    Fun fact: Found living in France more intimidating then living in S. Korea or Thailand.

    Favourite quote: “He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles.” ~ C.S Lewis

    Places visited/lived: Canada, USA, Hawaii, Thailand, S. Korea, the UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia, & Singapore. 

  • Kristian Wykes

    Activities Coordinator                                           

    Hobbies: Traveling, learning language, photography, & yoga.

    Fun fact: I love dogs, I have two of my own Shetland Sheepdogs and was a dog foster parent in Rwanda.

    Favourite quote: “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ~ Nelson Mandela

    Places visited/lived: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Kigali, Rwanda; Cape Town, South Africa; Calgary, Canada.

    Languages spoken: English & working proficiency in Portuguese.

  • Taran Chahil

    Student Services Manager                          

    Hobbies: Travelling & photography.

    Fun fact: I love doing gymnastics.

    Favourite quote: “As a snow flake, each day is unique in its way, each day had a new lesson in place.” ~ Unknown

    Places visited/lived: India, Mexico, Jamaica, Cambodia, China, England, Qatar, & the U.S.

    Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi, & Urdu.

  • Zoran Bjelanovic

    Centre Director                                                                      

 
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SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Speak English as much as possible - including at break time, lunch time, in the evening and at weekends! There are social activities arranged every week, an opportunity to make friends and practise your speaking skills.

  • TUE

    19

    JUN 2018

    Bowling Day

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    Bowling Day

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: $12

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Go Bowling!

  • WED

    20

    JUN 2018

    Drama Social Activity

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    Drama Social Activity

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: free

    Meeting point: Room 3

    Why go? Learn some acting and Drama skills with teacher Paula! Free Activity

  • WED

    20

    JUN 2018

    Drama Social Activity

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    Drama Social Activity

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: free

    Meeting point: Room 3

    Why go? Learn some acting and Drama skills with teacher Paula! Free Activity

  • THU

    21

    JUN 2018

    Pizza at Posto!

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    Pizza at Posto!

    Time: 3:45 PM | Price: $20

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? 4-6 PM Happy Hour, 50% off Bottles of Wine and discounted appetizers.

  • FRI

    22

    JUN 2018

    Yoga With Mina

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    Yoga With Mina

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: free

    Meeting point: Room 5

    Why go? Yoga with guru Mina!

  • FRI

    22

    JUN 2018

    Sled Island Music Fest

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    Sled Island Music Fest

    Time: TBD | Price: $24

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Requires Purchase well in advance. the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art

  • SUN

    24

    JUN 2018

    New! Big Falls Tour

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    New! Big Falls Tour

    Time: 9 AM | Price: $109

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? See Kristian for details!

  • MON

    25

    JUN 2018

    Yoga With Mina

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    Yoga With Mina

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: free

    Meeting point: Room 5

    Why go? Yoga with guru Mina!

  • TUE

    26

    JUN 2018

    Escape Room

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    Escape Room

    Time: 4 PM | Price: $25

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Locked in a room, you need to find the missing clues to successfully escape.

  • WED

    27

    JUN 2018

    Drama Social Activity

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    Drama Social Activity

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: free

    Meeting point: Room 3

    Why go? Learn some acting and Drama skills with teacher Paula! Free Activity

  • WED

    27

    JUN 2018

    Cineplex Discount Night

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    Cineplex Discount Night

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: $9

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Let's catch a recent movie for a discounted price!

  • WED

    27

    JUN 2018

    Rooftop Patio Night

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    Rooftop Patio Night

    Time: 4 PM | Price: $15

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Grab some food and drinks at one of Calgary's best rooftop patios.

  • THU

    28

    JUN 2018

    Football Game

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    Football Game

    Time: 5 PM | Price: $20

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Prices Vary, Catch a pre-season game between Ottawa and Calgary~ Check out what American Football really is!

  • FRI

    29

    JUN 2018

    Canada Day Party

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    Canada Day Party

    Time: 1 PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Student Lounge

    Why go? Let's celebrate Canada Day with all things Canada, and learn a bit about the history of this country!

  • FRI

    29

    JUN 2018

    Yoga With Mina

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    Yoga With Mina

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: free

    Meeting point: Room 5

    Why go? Yoga with guru Mina!

  • TUE

    03

    JUL 2018

    Stafford Football Club

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    Stafford Football Club

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Form a soccer club for the school, and play as you wish!

  • WED

    04

    JUL 2018

    Cafe Day

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    Cafe Day

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: $6

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? -

  • FRI

    06

    JUL 2018

    Stampede Park Day

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    Stampede Park Day

    Time: 12:30 PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Student Lounge

    Why go? Free admission to the midway from 11am-1:30 PM. Post Stampede parade, let's go check it out!

  • FRI

    06

    JUL 2018

    Stampede Parade

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    Stampede Parade

    Time: 9 AM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? The best parade in town, right in front of Stafford House.

  • SUN

    08

    JUL 2018

    Stampede Family Day

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    Stampede Family Day

    Time: 9 AM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Free admission to Stampede grounds on Sunday, "families day" from 8 am to 11 am.

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Top 5 Nationalities

  • Mexican
  • Japanese
  • Brazilian
  • Korean
  • Taiwanese

MEET OUR STUDENTS

To browse our student stories, click on their profile image below to read detailed student profiles.

  • Anna

    Anna

    Viet Nam

    My name is Anna. I am from Vietnam. I am studying English because I want to live and work here. I like this school because the teachers are fun and sociable.

  • Claire

    Claire

    South Korea

    My name is Claire. I am from Korea and I was born in Seoul. I am studying English because I don’t speak English very well. This school is different because I have many friends here. I like to make friends.

  • Nguyen

    Nguyen

    Viet Nam

    My name is Nguyen. I came to Canada to learn English. I am learning English because I want to study engineering and find a job. I like this school because the teachers are very good. They are friendly and are always ready to help me. My English is improving every day. 

  • Sarah

    Sarah

    Viet Nam

    My name is Sarah. I am from Vietnam. I am studying English because my English is still very low. I want my English to be better before entering high school. I feel comfortable when I study here because the teachers teach very well. I have many people here who are the same as me; I don’t feel alone. 

 
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Our Courses

We have a range of programmes to suit all english levels. You can count on our experienced teachers to empower and guide you through your journey in English, they go the extra mile to immerse you in their language and culture.

Sample Timetables

The Essential programme consists of the Core Course in the morning.

Morning
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.45-12.15 CORE COURSE

The Standard programme consists of the Core Course in the morning plus one module. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated one afternoon module class
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.45-12.15 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
13.00-14.00                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON

The Intensive programme consists of the Core Course in the morning plus two modules. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated two afternoon module classes
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.45-12.15 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
13.00-14.00                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON
                                                         BREAK
14.15-15.15                                                        MODULE 2

The Super Intensive programme consists of the Core Course in the morning plus three modules. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated three afternoon module classes
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.45-12.15 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
13.00-14.00                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON
                                                         BREAK
14.15-15.15                                                        MODULE 2
                                                         BREAK
15.30-16.30                                                        MODULE 3

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