Practical English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Program Description

Practical English as a Second Language Program (Ages 16 and up)

25 hours per week.

The main emphases of the Practical ESL program are communication and functional English for daily life. Practical ESL programs begin weekly year round. The minimum class size is 6, the average is 8 and the maximum is 12. IGK guarantees a very personalized, fast paced and dynamic approach to language learning with an innovative digital curriculum. The majority of students achieve fluency in 24 weeks or less depending on their entry level. Students can enroll in executive, full or part time programs. Students receive full 60 minute lessons at IGK. This is an important fact to check when comparing schools as many schools advertise the number of ‘lessons’ offered per week (which could range anywhere from 30-60 minutes) and not the number of actual in class hours.

Five levels of Practical ESL are offered from Beginner to Advanced which focus on the combined skills of reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, listening and speaking. Students are placed according to their placement test scores on the first day of class. Students typically move up to the next level in 6 to 8 weeks.

Students are placed in afternoon Conversation/Canadian Culture programs according to their placement test scores. Field trips, presentations and group projects are incorporated into these programs to reinforce ‘real life’ language practice.


You will take a placement test on your very first day to establish your lesson level.
Class size
Average 8 students
Maximum 12 students
Age variety 16 to 80 years
Average age 23 years of ages
(19 in the summer).
A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the program.
Pupil physical body.
Asia 45%, Latin America 25%, Europe 20%, Various other 10%.

What`s Included

Tuition fees for Practical ESL

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Program Locations

Kelowna, Canada

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Program Details

International Gateway Kelowna
  • Canada: Kelowna
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, Customizable
School Term:
Throughout the year
Asian, European, WorldWide
$275-$295 per week

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