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Learn English (and Soccer) with Oxford International Junior Programmes at One of the Top Public Universities in the World
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Learn English (and Soccer) with Oxford International Junior Programmes at One of the Top Public Universities in the World

Learn English at the heart of Vancouver

Under the Oxford International Junior Programmes, students between the ages of 10 and 17 have the opportunity to participate in English lessons at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Lessons will not only include classroom learning but outdoor activities as well, with walking tours around the city of Vancouver, trips to shopping malls, amusement parks, Science World and a BBQ lunch/dinner at the beach. 

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About the program

  • Dates: June 16, 2024 (start); August 11, 2024 (end)
  • Length of program: option of 1-8 weeks available
  • Average class size: 16 to 18 students
  • English level: Elementary proficiency
  • Extensive outdoors program, with 2 full-day excursions and 10 half-day excursions for a two-week-long program

Academic choice

Students can supplement their English learning by adding the International English Learning Testing System (IELTS) exam, which is held in downtown Vancouver at the Oxford International Language School. 

Accommodation options

  • Residences: single rooms with shared single-gender washrooms

OR 

  • Homestay: includes breakfast, packed lunches and dinner; homestay shuttle; on-campus lunch options

Local transport 

At UBC, buses arrive at and leave from the Bus Loop. Bus #4, #44, #17 and #N17 head to downtown Vancouver, each taking approximately 20 minutes.

Sample programme

Below is a sample of what day-to-day activities will look like. Students will be able to participate in a variety of activities: touring the city, playing sports at the beach, shopping at local stores, and exploring popular destinations.   

MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and Ice-Breaker Activities
Day 2Testing & OrientationVancouver Walking TourOn-Site Activities
Day 3LessonSports on CampusOn-Site Activities
Day 4LessonCycling in Stanley ParkInternational Evening
Day 5Lesson FlyOver CanadaColour Run
Day 6LessonMetrotown Shopping TripMetrotown Shopping Trip
Day 7Playland Amusement ParkPlayland Amusement ParkKaraoke Night
Day 8Excursion to WhistlerExcursion to WhistlerOn-Site Activities

Inquire here to learn more about the program, or book now to get a spot!

Practice English & Soccer at the same time

If you like soccer or want to spice up your English learning in Vancouver, consider Oxford International’s English + Soccer program. Students will participate in English lessons and premier soccer training led by the official coaches and staff of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (VWFC). This program extends beyond the classroom, featuring soccer-focused social activities, two training sessions, and an unforgettable experience. 

All sessions with the VWFC are set to take place at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) state-of-the-art soccer facility, and students could be able to attend VWFC games and get a tour of BC Place—home to the VWFC, BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, and many world-tour concerts. In addition, students will go on a day-trip up to Whistler, one of the largest ski resorts in North America and the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. 

About the program

  • Average class size: 16-18 students 
  • English levels: Elementary – proficiency
  • Location: The University of British Columbia 2525 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Accommodation options

  • Residences: single rooms with shared single-gender washrooms

OR 

  • Homestay: includes breakfast, packed lunches and dinner; homestay shuttle; on-campus lunch options

Sample programme

Below is a sample of what day-to-day activities will look like. Students will be able to participate in a variety of activities: touring the city, playing sports at the beach and shopping at local stores.   

MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsIce-Breaker Activities
Day 2Placement Test & InductionVancouver Walking TourOn-Site Activities
Day 3LessonWhitecaps Soccer SessionOn-Site Activities
Day 4LessonCycling in Stanley ParkInternational Evening
Day 5LessonWhitecaps Soccer SessionColour Run
Day 6LessonMetrotown Shopping TripMetrotown Shopping Trip
Day 7Whitecaps ExperienceWhitecaps ExperienceKaraoke Night
Day 8Excursion to WhistlerExcursion to WhistlerLate Return From Whistler

Inquire here to learn more about the program.

Sources: Oxford International Junior Programmes – Vancouver (UBC), Oxford International Junior Programmes – English + Soccer (UBC)

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