English for Children & Family

Discover English together at VIC with our English for Children & Families (ECF) programs. At VIC, you and your family can improve your English language skills at the same time, at the same place and with the same schedule. ECF at VIC makes it convenient and easy for the whole family to experience English in Vancouver.
Children ages 7-14 explore English in an English immersion environment with other children from around the world. Parents choose courses from VIC’s comprehensive adult English programs. VIC’s friendly and supportive TESL Canada certified teachers ensure each student receives personalized attention and support.

Program Overview

What

  • Children ages 7-14 study in classes specially designed for their age and ability

  • Parents study in VIC’s adult courses

Where

  • VIC’s campus in beautiful downtown Vancouver

Why

  • Improve your English language skills while enjoying everything Vancouver has to offer

  • Travel and learn with the entire family

When

  • ECF classes offered year round with intake every Monday

  • Morning classes 9:00-12:00

  • Afternoon classes 1:00-3:30

Who

  • Families with children ages 7-14

  • All English abilities welcome

  • Children preparing to enter Canadian school system

Class size

  • Max class size is 10-12

Program Highlights

  • Campus in beautiful downtown Vancouver

  • Intensive ESL focus in mornings with task-based Canadian curriculum topics in the afternoons

  • Multicultural learning environment

  • Experienced TESL Canada certified teachers

  • Exciting educational field trips to enhance learning

  • Interactive multimedia learning tools

  • Weekly tests and reports

Curriculum

ECF Children’s programs follow curriculum and materials specifically designed for children ages 7-14

Morning Classes 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Intensive ESL focused class

  • Grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, phonics and pronunciation

  • Interactive multimedia to enhance learning

Afternoon Classes 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Projects and task based learning

  • English, Science, Math, Social Studies and Art integrated learning

  • Weekly topics connected to Complete Canadian Curriculum

  • Field trips and activities to enhance learningProjects and task based learning

  • TOEFL style Reading and Listening Comprehension

ECF Programs

English for Juniors

  • Ages 7-10

  • 2 levels, each 8 weeks in length

English for Youth

  • Ages 9-11

  • 2 levels, each 8 weeks in length

English for Young Adults

  • Ages 11-14

  • 2 levels, each 8 weeks in length