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International Gateway Kelowna (IGK) is Canadian owned and operated and is Kelowna's oldest (est. 2002) and most trusted English as a Second Language (ESL) school. IGK is a member of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, the Kelowna-Kasugai and Kelowna-Veendam Sister City Associations and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
International Gateway Kelowna is not only a well respected school it is also a vibrant, friendly and exciting place to learn English. Students are encouraged to strive for excellence, immerse themselves in a new culture, enrich their minds, try new challenges and build bonds and memories that will last a lifetime. Highly qualified teachers and staff are carefully chosen for their professionalism, integrity and exceptional customer service skills. The school's motto is "English for Life."
IGK's upscale campus is centrally located in the Towne Centre Fashion Mall within easy walking distance of attractions, entertainment venues, boutiques, restaurants, transportation and beaches. International Gateway Kelowna is an official Cambridge Exam Centre.
International Gateway Kelowna offers English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to students in a safe, caring and affordable environment.
Cambridge Exam Preparation
Cambridge BEC, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE exam preparation programs begin in September, January and March. Students can enroll for 10, 11 or 12 weeks depending on the exam and the session. Cambridge exams are the world's most popular certificates for learners of English. Each year they are taken by over 1.5 million people, in 135 countries. Students can use the certificates to gain entrance to a university or college, improve job prospects and measure progress in English. Most Canadian universities accept Cambridge results for entrance to degree programs. Students can expect 1-2 hours of homework daily.
Practical English as a Second Language (ESL)
The main emphases of the Practical ESL program are communication and functional English for daily life. Practical ESL programs begin weekly for ages 12 and up. The minimum class size is 4, the average is 6 and the maximum is 12. IGK guarantees a very personalized, fast paced and dynamic approach to language learning. Students can enroll in executive, full or part time programs from 1-50 weeks.
Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET)
- Lower Intermediate to Intermediate level
First Certificate Exam (FCE)
- Upper Intermediate level
Cambridge BEC Vantage
- Upper Intermediate level
Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE)
- Advanced level
Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE)
- Upper Advanced level
International Gateway Kelowna is an official Cambridge ESOL testing centre.