Programs

General English/TOEIC Courses

It is never too late to start learning but it is up to you to take the initiative.

Advantage English School E/J offers various courses to suit all levels of learners, for people who want to improve their language skills. Whether you are just learning the basics of a language or you need to improve your communication skills, Advantage has a program to suit your needs.

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Advantage Work and Study(Tourism and Hospitality) Program

                                        Study  •   Play  •  Explore

 

This is a program that is truly unique to Whistler and was inspired by the culture and lifestyle that surrounds this special resort. We hope to introduce and inform students about “World’s largest and oldest industry” and ensure that succeed. Our goal is to combine a first rate education with the training  from experts to ensure that students will have the most rewarding experience. Students who enter our Work and Study (Tourism and Hospitality) Program will have several advantages. The Sea to Sky region is a mecca for adventures and nature-lover and draws people from all areas of the globe. It is a four season resort and almost every sporting activity can be enjoyed while hosting several world class events throughout the year.  In addition, the region has became a centre for Tourism and Hospitality and is the idea place to understand the industry while being surrounded by true experts. Students have the opportunity to network with specialists and business leaders in their fields which can lead to new opportunities and future their potential. 

We promise that we will do everything we can to make your learning experience in North America ‘s #1 Ski Resort. one that is full of memories, achievement and personal growth.

 

 

Course Objectives

The object of the program is for students to gain an understanding of the Tourism and Hospitality through classroom study and gain practical skills through a work experience component for their career I the tourism, hospitality and/or the customer service industry. Upon completion of the program students will have gained an appreciation for the industry and its relationship to the economy. More specifically students will have better developed his/her communication skills, have deeper cultural awareness will be prepared to provide exceptional gust services and management and will have a grasp of basic marketing skills.

Course Description

Our Tourism and Hospitality Program is a work-study or “co-op” program designed so that students are able to gain experience in careers related to tourism and hospitality such as in sales/retail, tour guiding, spa/esthetic services and restaurant /food services. The course touches on a variety of topics related to employment from start to finish. This course offers a ‘best of both world’ approach; getting paid while training in the field of your choice. A “once in a lifetime” work experience held in the world-renowned resort of Whistler awaits students who are enrolled in this program.

CELPIP/IELTS Preparatory Courses

New*  Advantage English School E/J’s CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) course.

Looking to immigrate to Canada? From June 2015 new government policies came into effect making it necessary for those interested in Canadian Permanent Residency or immigration to require taking either the IELTS or CELPIP or equivalent exams.

We are offering preparatory courses to give you a solid understanding of what will be in the exams. Advantage IELTS/CELPIP preparatory courses will provide you with all the tools necessary to help you succeed and get you the score that you want.

Why take the CELPIP or IELTS?

More and more government agencies including Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) are requiring IELTS or CELPIP results as proof of language proficiency for immigration, student visas and professional registration. In order to qualify for immigration to Canada, an applicant must first pass the IELTS or have an equivalent score on the CELPIP Test (*score requirement varies depending on your method of entry). To ensure success, we have developed a Preparatory Program for both the CELPIP and IELTS which combines targeting all of the essential skills covered on the exams: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

CELPIP or IELTS? Which do I choose?

Both CELPIP and IELTS are based on testing the four basic language skills:  Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, so it is mainly a matter of personal preference. One of the main differences between the two are the method in which the tests are conducted. The CELPIP is done 100% on a computer so it is beneficial for testtakers who are comfortable with computers while the IELTS is better for those that prefer to write by hand and have face to face communication for the speaking portion of the exam. Another difference is the timeframe, the CELPIP consists of a one day 3 hour format while the IELTS is a 2 day 2 hrs. 45min. format (second day is speaking portion).

If you need help deciding which exam to take, we can help you decide which one is better suited for you.

 

★ Our popular Private lessons available for $49/hr. (min. 2 hrs.)

*please inquire about group lessons.

 

Business English Course

Business Intensive English 8 Weeks Course

The Business course is designed to develop the functional language ability of business professionals. It uses a learner-centered practical approach to improve students’ communication skills in a variety of business situations. Students practice how to speak with accuracy at both at work and in other social situations. The course focuses on improving listening and speaking skills in a business environment and includes presentation skills, business negotiations, as well as e-mail and telephone correspondence. The textbook for this course focuses mainly on business situations, but supplementary materials will be used to cover other social settings as well.

  • English Level  Intermediate, Advanced
  • 9 Hours/Week 3 Days/Week  8 Weeks Course 72 Hours
                                                                    

Working Holiday English Course

One of the few schools in Whistler offering a working holiday program recognized by Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC). You can get the best of both worlds by combining practical work experience in an English-speaking environment while reinforcing your language skills in class.

  • English Levels Beginner-Advanced
  • 15 Hours/Week 5 Days/Week (3 Month Course) 120 Hours

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