Quality English courses in Vancouver, Vancouver English Centre

Learn English at Vancouver English Centre, Canada. Choose from general and specialist English language courses at this Quality English school.

Vancouver English Centre offers a wide variety of English language courses in downtown Vancouver, Canada. At VEC, students can improve their TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS scores quickly, with our special test preparation courses.

With 47 classrooms and six computer labs, our campus is large, modern and well-equipped. Since it was established in 1993, VEC has trained more than 45,000 students from around the world. www.vec.ca


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School Features

  • 15 Levels
  • Separate Levels for Grammar and Communication
  • Business English Courses
  • Business Internship Program (Work & Study)
  • IELTS, TOEIC & TOEFL Preparation Programs
  • Vacation Study Program
  • Ski/Snowboard + English Program
  • 47 Classrooms & 6 Computer Labs
  • Homestay Accommodation
  • Testing Site for TOEFL iBT & TOEIC


We offer English training to students from all over the world. As well as our core English program, we also teach Business English. We also offer preparation courses for TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS. A few of our elective courses are: Writing, Pronunciation, Communication, and Survival English.

Afternoon Part-time English Program (12 hours per week) - PM, 4-day

Afternoon Part-time English Program (15 hours per week) - PM, 5-day

English + Ski / Snowboard Program - Winter Program

IELTS Preparation - IELTS (Morning Program)

Intensive English Program - Full-time (26 hrs/week)

Internship Program - VIP / BIP

Morning Part-time Program - AM, 5-day

Super-Intensive English Program - Full-time (29 hrs/week)

TOEFL Preparation - Part-time

TOEIC Preparation - Part-time

Vacation Study Program - VSP (year-round program)

Social Programme

We offer social and sightseeing activities every day after school, as well as on weekends. Whether you like yoga classes, sports, crafts, or just want to get out and see Vancouver, we will have something for you.


Since our school was founded in 1993, we have placed more than 20,000 students with local families. We know our families very well, and always ensure that they are matched with suitable students. Our hosts all provide a private bedroom, as well as a quiet, well-furnished place to study. Although we always recommend homestay accommodation, we can also provide apartments or student residences.

Learn about Canadian culture by living with a Canadian family.
Every student is carefully placed according to individual requirements.
We cultivate hosts who are genuinely interested in meeting people from overseas.
Students from the same language background are not placed with the same family.
We visit new hosts and get to know them before placing students with them.
Our full-time Homestay Coordinator is always available to help.


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Anna Carbonell,  Spain

"VEC is more than a second language school. The school staff takes care of us and helps us to make the right decisions. I strongly recommend this experience to everyone who wants to be successful not only in their jobs but in their lives."

Cristian Sangines,  Venezuela

"In VEC I had the opportunity not only to improve my English skills, but to know about the Canadian people and the interesting culture, beautiful places and industries of this country. I am sure that all this experience in VEC will be useful for my professional development and I am really grateful for that."

Hekmat Al-Muzel,  Saudi Arabia

"If you were afraid to study abroad or scaring from the feeling homesick, from my ongoing experience with VEC School, I would encourage you and all of my relatives and friends to take the opportunity to experience the best material and the best environment to study the English language in such an excellent way that you ever never dreamed about."

Katja Wollmann,  Germany

"Last summer I was booked on an eight week business internship program at VEC in Vancouver, Canada. What a great challenge for me!"

Maria Del Rosario Escareno Vizcarra,  Mexico

"At the beginning, I was undecided about how to spend my savings, but now, I don't regret it. I have made the best investment of my life because I have done what I have always wanted to do."

Marco Estrada,  Mexico

"I do believe the BINT Program really works! I took it and now I'm happy to be working here in city of Vancouver in the great province British Columbia, due to everything that I have learned at Vancouver English Centre."

+1 604 687 1600
Quality English courses in Vancouver, Vancouver English Centre
250 Smithe Street
British Columbia
V6B 1E7

Vancouver English Centre is located in downtown Vancouver. Just a block south of the main library, VEC is in the fashionable Yaletown district, with its many shops, restaurants and parks.

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