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English schools in the USA and Canada

British Columbia - Grindrod (near Salmon Arm)
School:Canada Language Study

Experience Canadian culture and beautiful nature at this homestay school. Students live with their teacher and other students for total immersion and fast progress. English is fully integrated into daily life. With only 2 or 3 other students you will receive individualized help and a custom program.

There are 25 hours a week of classroom instruction, homework, and lots of activities where you can use your English and interact with Canadians. This is a small, safe, friendly community with lots of beautiful nature – forests and lakes. It is for all levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced. The teacher's qualifications (BA English, CERTESL Certificate) are certified by TESL Canada. TESL Canada sets standards for ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers in Canada.

In this program, you will use English and only English all day, every day for everything. There are 5 hour classes every day, Monday to Friday plus homework and opportunities for individualized learning. The program will be customized and individualized to meet your needs. Activities in the community such as pot luck dinners, musical events, visiting farmer's markets and watching live theatre are also part of the curriculum. You will use English, not just study it.

There is a good variety of text books and listening material. The main focus is on conversation - speaking and listening - but reading and writing is also included for an integrated program.

This program is available for all levels of students - beginner, intermediate and advanced. The teacher will always be available for you. You and the other students and the teacher are the household for the time you are here. You will participate in normal daily household life such as helping, based on your ability and interest, in cooking, eating and clearing up after. This informal conversation will contribute to your confidence and fluency.

The homestay school is in a river valley with nature all around and forested hillsides. The home is on 20 hectares of nature with trees, wildflowers, a creek and nature trails. You can cycle the country roads to the Shuswap River which is close by. This is an almost 100 percent English speaking area. People are friendly and you will have lots of opportunities to use English and experience Canadian culture.

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