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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
135
Classrooms
8
Lessons
45 minutes long
Student Computers
11
Students in class
Average 10 (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

YEAR ROUND RESIDENCE - HOTEL ALMA

SUMMER 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. 

  • Graham Mezzarobba

    Academic Coordinator

    Hobbies: Outdoors & playing guitar.

    Fun fact: I can only Karaoke if I'm rapping.

    Favourite quote: “The World is Yours.” ~ Nas

    Places visited/lived: Taiwan, Mexico, Colombia, & Brazil. 

    Languages spoken: English & Spanish.

  • Ishmael Johnson

    Centre Director                  

    Favorite Quote: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

    Fun Fact: I love spicy Mexican food!

    Hobbies: Longboarding, Nature Hiking, Reading, and Video Games
     
    Places visited/Lived: Russia, Boston, New Hampshire, England, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Iceland
  • 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.

  • Metok Rubling

    Student Advisor 

    • Hobbies: Writing, eating at new restaurants, walks, taking naps with my dog
    • Fun Fact: I'm a Third Culture Kid/Adult, meaning I grew up in cultures different from my own background and country of citizenship!
    • Favourite Quote: "The goal is not to be better than the other man, but than your previous self.” -The 14th Dalai Lama
    • Places Visited/Lived: Lived in Calgary, Canada; Addis Abeba, Ethiopia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Visited India, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England, the United States.
    • Languages Spoken: Tibetan and English
  • 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.

 
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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.

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    APR 2019

    Calgary Police Info

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    Calgary Police Info

    Time: 2:30 PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Student Lounge

    Why go? Come learn more about Canadian laws, and what your rights are in Canada.

  • FRI

    26

    APR 2019

    Calgary Comic Expo

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    Calgary Comic Expo

    Time: 12.45pm | Price: $20 (plus transit)

    Meeting point: Lobby

    Why go? Dress up as your favorite movie character and hang out with other nerds! Comic Expo has hundreds of market stalls all selling nerdy awesome things!

  • SAT

    27

    APR 2019

    Big Banff Tour

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    Big Banff Tour

    Time: 9 AM | Price: $90 or $115 including Ghost Town trip!

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Check out glacier lakes, Tunnel mountain and Banff Town. Lunch, GoPro video and transport. Special deal for Banff + Ghost town $115!

  • SUN

    28

    APR 2019

    Lake Louise Skiing!

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    Lake Louise Skiing!

    Time: 6.45AM | Price: $125-$200

    Meeting point: Chinook LRT

    Why go? Let's go skiing! Lake Louise is located near to Banff and has some awesome ski/snowboard runs! $200 covers your admission, transport and rental gear!

  • MON

    29

    APR 2019

    Downtown Tour

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    Downtown Tour

    Time: 3:30 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Lobby

    Why go? Explore the Downtown Core and Devonian garden with Claire!

  • MON

    29

    APR 2019

    Black Panther

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    Black Panther

    Time: 2.30 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Student lounge

    Why go? Watch Black Panther in the Student Lounge and practice your listening skills!

  • TUE

    30

    APR 2019

    Rowley ghost town tour

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    Rowley ghost town tour

    Time: TBD | Price: $35 or $115 including Big Banff!

    Meeting point: Lobby

    Why go? Visit Rowley Ghost town! Tour includes Prairie sunset stops and photos, tour of the town, Go-Pro and drone videos and snacks! $115 for Banff and tour!

  • TUE

    30

    APR 2019

    Avengers Endgame

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    Avengers Endgame

    Time: 3.30 | Price: $12

    Meeting point: Lobby

    Why go? Watch one of the biggest movies getting released this year; Avengers Endgame!!! Since it's discount day, please make sure you pay by the 24th of April

  • TUE

    30

    APR 2019

    Drumheller tour

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    Drumheller tour

    Time: 9am | Price: $110

    Meeting point: Lobby

    Why go? Explore Drumheller/the Badlands - visit Horseshoe Canyon, the Tyrell Museum, the Hoo-Doo's & more!

  • WED

    01

    MAY 2019

    Creative Writing

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    Creative Writing

    Time: 3.30 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Room 3

    Why go? Learn some important writing skills with Metok!

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    02

    MAY 2019

    SAIT pathways info

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    SAIT pathways info

    Time: 12:15 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Room 3

    Why go? Learn about how you can get in to SAIT at this information session!

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    MAY 2019

    SAIT pathways info

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    SAIT pathways info

    Time: 12:45 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Room 3

    Why go? Learn about how you can get in to SAIT at this information session!

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    02

    MAY 2019

    Free Museum Night

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    Free Museum Night

    Time: 4:30 PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Lobby

    Why go? Check out the Glenbow Museum on the free admission night!

  • FRI

    03

    MAY 2019

    Bowness Park

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    Bowness Park

    Time: 12.45 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Bowness Park

    Why go? Visit Bowness Park! Walk along the trails and see the beautiful lake!

  • SAT

    04

    MAY 2019

    Inglewood bird sanctuary

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    Inglewood bird sanctuary

    Time: 10am-4pm | Price: free

    Meeting point: Inglewood bird sanctuary

    Why go? Visit Inglewood bird sanctuary and see some rare birds!

  • SUN

    05

    MAY 2019

    Horse riding

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    Horse riding

    Time: 9am-5pm | Price: $40+

    Meeting point: Saddle Peak Trail Rides Cochrane

    Why go? Go horse riding in Cochrane, there is a bus from Calgary to Cochrane, $15 each way!

  • MON

    06

    MAY 2019

    Downtown and Kensington

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    Downtown and Kensington

    Time: 3.30 | Price: free

    Meeting point: Lobby

    Why go? Visit downtown Calgary and Kensington with Claire.

  • TUE

    07

    MAY 2019

    University of Calgary

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    University of Calgary

    Time: 3:30 PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Lobby

    Why go? Walk around learn a little about the school. Speak to admissions if you want! Take some photos, see what university in Canada is all about.

  • WED

    08

    MAY 2019

    Policy info session

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    Policy info session

    Time: 3.30 | Price: free

    Meeting point: Lobby

    Why go? See how well you know Stafford House policies, win a prize!

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    09

    MAY 2019

    Paintnite

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    Paintnite

    Time: 7pm | Price: $45

    Meeting point: Color Me Mine (Kensington)

    Why go? Paint a pretty picture at this instructional course!

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Nationality Mix

A healthy mix is key to students progression in English language and at Stafford House we are proud of a wide nationality mix across all our centres.

Top 10 Nationalities

  • Brazilian
  • Colombian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mexican
  • Swiss
  • Taiwanese
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

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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