Summer Vacation English

Sterling College students having fun at the mall on Summer Vacation

Discover beautiful, safe, friendly Victoria through English classes and a fantastic summer activity program! Come join our family!

Fun for students of all ages, our summer English and Activity program supports your language learning with the chance to use English at home with your Canadian host family, in class, and on super-fun activities with students from around the world!

Start Dates

Students can attend for 2-8 weeks, between July 4 - Aug 25, 2017.

Weekly Schedule

8:30am School opens 8:30am
9am - 11:30am
  • Phrasal verbs, idioms, slang
  • Listening skills, grammar and vocabulary for improved fluency
  • Conversational speaking practice
9am - 12pm
11:30am - 12:30am Lunch 12pm - 1pm
12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Pronunciation practice
  • Pair, small group and class discussions
  • Fluency development
1pm - 3pm
3:00pm Activity (see Activities Calendar below) 3:15pm

Activities Calendar

 July 34567
1Public holiday No classesBeacon Hill Park petting zooAmazing RaceWhale watchingFisherman's Wharf, houseboats and water taxi
 July 1011121314
2Rooftop volleyballVictoria Bug ZooOcean kayakingVancouver daytripMake Nanaimo bars
 July 1718192021
3Indoor rock climbingBusker's FestivalTraditional afternoon high teaMake a First Nation's dream catcherMayfair Mall shopping
 July 2425262728
4 Photo treasure huntSoccerCanadian sports activityWhale watchingBasketball
 July 31August 1234
1Royal BC MuseumAmazing RaceCanadian sports activityDragon boat paddlingPetting Zoo at Beacon Hill Park
 August 7891011
2Public holiday No classesRooftop volleyballChinatown tourVancouver daytripBeacon Hill putting
 August 1415161718
3Ocean kayakingMake a First Nation's dream catcherTennisLaser tagDowntown shopping
 August 2122232425
4Craigdarroch CastleBilliardsVictoria Bug ZooBoard Game CafeIMAX movie

Included with registration

  • Free drink and snack in the lunch room each morning
  • Wireless internet access at school; use of the computer room at break time
  • Use of school facilities (e.g., foosball, air hockey and pool table, guitar, etc.)
  • Use of microwaves, fridges and other kitchen/lunchroom facilities
  • Placement test and orientation on the first day
  • Graduation certificates on the final day

Class features

  • 4.5 hours per day of English classes in our English For Teens program for 11–14 years; 5 hours per day in our Power English program for 15+ years
  • Native-speaker teachers with extensive qualifications and experience in teaching students of all ages and nationalities
  • Focus on Fluency: techniques and activities to make learning English fun!
  • Materials for classes
  • Maximum 14 students to a class

Activities included

  • Daily sport, social, cultural and sightseeing activities as in the calendar
  • An experienced Canadian Activity Coordinator to lead Sterling College activities
  • Transportation and entry fees for all group members
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