5 Reasons to Learn English in Kaplan Vancouver
It doesn’t take long to fall in love with Vancouver, a city rich in both natural beauty and a trendy urban lifestyle. Recently voted as the third best city to live and one of the cleanest cities in the world, Vancouver, Canada, is a popular destination for students and tourists alike. And did you know that Vancouver is the Hollywood of the North? Whether you are looking to spend some time hiking in Canada’s lush and amazing forests, or hope to catch a glimpse of a celebrity on the streets, each day brings the potential for some new and extraordinary experience in this vibrant and multicultural town.
We took the time to chat with some of our students about their time living and learning at Kaplan Vancouver. They headed to Canada with a desire to learn English, but found so much more than they ever could have expected. Here are their top 5 reasons to study English at Kaplan Vancouver.
1. Amazing teachers
Obviously an important part of any English program is the teachers. Being in the right classroom environment with the right teacher can make all the difference to how quickly you are able to learn a language. So what makes the teachers at Kaplan Vancouver so special?
“Kaplan’s teaching method is awesome because all the teachers have great teaching skills and are very kind to us. Most of them have a deep understanding of a student’s strengths and weaknesses.”
Mun Seok Seo, South Korea
2. Picturesque landscapes
With it’s stunning mountain ranges, expansive forests, and cosmopolitan cities, Canada is a popular destination for study abroad students looking to experience both an active and urban lifestyle.
“The city is amazing. I love how you can find a mix between the nature and the city. All of the outdoor activities and views are breathtaking. I love going to English Bay to see the sunset, or to Gastown to walk around during the evening.”
Wiriam Gerling, Mexico
3. Set in the heart of the city
Our school campus is located in the very center of the city, close to some of Vancouver’s most famous landmarks and a fashionable shopping center. With so many restaurants, museums, venues, and local events, our students are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to do with an afternoon. Life in the heart of this buzzing metropolis holds excitement and adventure around every corner.
“The school is surrounded by many interesting restaurants which I always visit on my break time. The best thing about the city is how multicultural it is.”
Nawaf Akhazmi, Saudi Arabia
4. Constant English Environment
When you’re living in an English-speaking city, you immerse totally in the language. It’s hard not to pick up a language when you hear it every day. Did you know that 35% of Vancouver is foreign born? This means you’ll have the chance to interact and build friendships with people from all over the world. Not only will you be able to get to know the extra friendly Canadian natives, but this also means you get to meet people and learn about cultures from all corners of the globe – all while speaking English!
“The best part of the city is learning about new cultures. Vancouver is the home of people from all over the world. This helps your English listening skills improve and you can recognize the different accents and pronunciations.”
Tatiana Contreras, Colombia
5. Exciting outdoor activities
With so many different terrains surrounding Vancouver, students have plenty of different activities to choose from in their free time. You can ski, bike, kayak, and play a game of golf – all on the same day! What more could you want?
“Vancouver is amazing because of the nature. You can go hiking, sailing, and snowboarding. I often spend time outside. My favorite activity is hiking. It’s always nice to walk and see the beautiful places in Vancouver.”
Richard Graske, Germany
Have you lived or studied in Vancouver? What are your favorite aspects of the city? Let us know in the comment section. Want to learn more about how you can study in the charming and exciting city of Vancouver? Get in touch with one of our advisors today.