A Word from the Director

Thank you for your interest in VGC International College. We know that the decision to choose a school is an important one and we are honored that you are considering us.

Our reputation is built around a strong focus on the student experience. We have accomplished this by concentrating on enabling our students to achieve their individual academic goals, creating a warm environment and giving our students an amazing intercultural experience. Collectively, these positive experiences have made VGC one of the fastest-growing schools in Canada.

To adjust to this growth, we have added a new campus that boasts more student space, modern classrooms and a great location in the heart of Vancouver.

We have expanded our course options by keeping our award-winning English language programs and adding new business classes. We have achieved this by dividing our college into two schools: the School of English Language and the School of Business. By doing this, we have changed with the times and demands of the students. Now VGC students can graduate from our college with their English language goals achieved and practical business training, a combination of skills and experience that can be life-changing. Over the next few years, you will see the School of Business grow as we hope to keep adding to our programs.

As we look forward to the future, we will continue to recognize that for our students, this is a once in a lifetime experience, and we will look forward to creating new stories with new students and making VGC International College part of your future.

Dominic Walton,
Executive Director

About Vancouver

Vancouver: Ranked as One of the Most Beautiful and Livable Cities in the World.

Vancouver is the city of choice if you choose to learn English in Canada. Set against a stunning backdrop on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver continuously ranks in the top five best cities in the world to live in. Vancouver is naturally beautiful, mild in climate and one of the safest cities in North America.

Nestled between snow-capped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver offers the perfect blend of year-round outdoor activities and urban excitement. Relax on one of Vancouver’s many sandy beaches, wander through the boutique shops in historic Gastown or catch some air snowboarding or hiking on Grouse Mountain – in Vancouver, there is something for everyone! There is no other city in the world like Vancouver, and VGC’s campuses are located right in the heart of it!

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Why Students Choose VGC

Teachers

VGC’s strict hiring policy ensures that our teachers are not only highly qualified but also committed to helping you accomplish your goals. Our VGC School of English Language is proud of its reputation as one of the most academic language schools in Vancouver. All teachers must have a university degree, a recognized Teaching Certificate and industry-relevant teaching experience.

Results

VGC International College gets results. We have helped thousands of international students to reach their goals. Whether it is a test score, entrance into a Canadian university, or just to improve your English, VGC will help you get there.

Cultural Diversity

At VGC International College we are very proud of our cultural diversity. VGC recruits students from over 70 countries to study in Canada. Your class will be filled with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, helping you to grow an international network and become a global citizen.

Curriculum

VGC’s School of English Language offers a unique program called Global English (a hybrid of general English and academic skills). You will get the everyday usefulness of general English while developing the specialized skills needed for fluent and accurate business communication or English for academic purposes.

Personal Attention

At VGC, we understand each student has different needs and different goals. VGC’s teachers and staff strive to get to know each of our students as individuals. Teachers are aware of your progression and adapt their approach to best guide you through your learning experience.

A True Canadian Experience

Learning English and setting the foundation for your professional career should be an exciting experience that continuously challenges and stimulates you, but most of all it should be fun! At VGC we are proud to have our own event management team that is dedicated to offering you fun activities and tours to make sure you have a unique Canadian experience.

Ethics Guide and Statement of Purpose

VGC International College’s mission is to supply the best learning environment with the highest of academic standards, to support student learning with excellent customer service, and to always do business with integrity and honesty.

At VGC we recognize the importance of quality education as a means to advance in life. We do not believe that education should be for the few but a means for the many to improve themselves and change their situation.

As an organization that works globally, we are committed to giving the best services with quality, integrity, and honesty. As an international business, we recognize that we have a responsibility to our students and the countries from which they come. We recognize that people are born into situations but do not have to accept them. We believe people can only be empowered and change their living situation through education.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Certificate

VGC International College

VGC International College now offers 4 Week Business Certificate Programs. These programs, taken through the School of International Business, are ideal for students look ... [+]

Introduction

VGC International College now offers 4 Week Business Certificate Programs. These programs, taken through the School of International Business, are ideal for students looking to advance their business studies in Canada.

Business Presentations and Practices

This course provides hands-on experience on how to create exceptional business presentations using a variety of presentation software, and deliver the presentations to the class with confidence. The student will deliver multiple presentations over the 4 weeks and will get daily constructive feedback from both the instructor and fellow students.

Upon completion of this program, the successful student will be able to:... [-]

Canada Vancouver
February 2020
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus

Courses

VGC International College

Diverse English programs to help you achieve your goals. ... [+]

Introduction

VGC International College’s School of English Language is recognized by thousands of students from all over the world as well as prestigious post-secondary institutions, as the premier English language school in Vancouver, Canada. We understand that every student has different needs and different goals when they learn English. That is why we offer students a wide variety of English programs.

Core Classes Global English IELTS Preparation University Preparation Elective Choices Afternoon Plus Speaking and Error Correction Plus Beginner Plus Pronunciation Plus Academic Preparation Plus Grammar Plus TOEFL Plus Business English Certificate Program Summer Programs Teen Summer Camp – High School Preparation/Young Executive Program Cambridge Preparation Programs ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
September 2020
Full-time
2 - 52 weeks
Campus

Diploma

VGC International College

This program focuses on student learning in the area of Business Communications. Through a mix of competency and outcome-based learning, the student will gain skills and ... [+]

Introduction

This program focuses on student learning in the area of Business Communications. Through a mix of competency and outcome-based learning, the student will gain skills and experience through individual and team-based instruction. Building on a base of Canadian business best practices in sales and marketing, the student will learn how to use various forms of communication to efficiently and effectively deliver and execute a variety of business and sales requirements. The Co-Op student will then go on to apply these lessons to their job placement while gaining work experience.

Business Presentations and Practices Applied Leadership in the Workplace Communication for Customer Satisfaction and Excellence Practical Business Calculations Business Communication Essentials Introduction to Canadian Business Management Objectives ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
50 weeks
Campus
VGC International College

The Diploma in Managing Customer Relationships equips students with a comprehensive set of theories, skills, and practices on the most effective ways to manage customer r ... [+]

Introduction

The Diploma in Managing Customer Relationships equips students with a comprehensive set of theories, skills, and practices on the most effective ways to manage customer relationships in a business environment. This program includes sales techniques, managing customer expectations, and understanding customers in a North American business setting. Students will gain knowledge through individual and group-based instructional models. The Co-Op student will then go on to apply these lessons to their job placement while gaining work experience.

Marketing Essentials Applied Leadership in the Workplace Practical Sales Techniques Practical Business Calculations Principles of Managing Customer Relationships Introduction to Canadian Business Management Objectives ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
50 weeks
Campus

Summer courses

VGC International College

VGC combines our High School Preparation Program with our Summer Teen Experience activities making this course one of the most exciting summer teen English camps in Vanco ... [+]

Introduction

VGC combines our High School Preparation Program with our Summer Teen Experience activities making this course one of the most exciting summer teen English camps in Vancouver. We offer students a complete Canadian adventure where they will be fully immersed in English language lessons designed for the high school student, all while experiencing Canadian culture. It consists of an integrated program where the students have a full day of studies that focus on English relevant to the daily life of a high school teen. Every Tuesday and Thursday students will take their learning outside of the classroom where they will apply their language knowledge to academic activity. Further to this, there will be daily activities that students can enjoy.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
July 2020
Full-time
2 - 6 weeks
Campus

Undergraduate Pathway

VGC International College

Successful completion of VGC’s University Preparation Program prepares you for your academic career at a university in Canada. It will allow you to gain the necessary lan ... [+]

Introduction

Successful completion of VGC’s University Preparation Program prepares you for your academic career at a university in Canada. It will allow you to gain the necessary language requirements for acceptance and direct entry into our partner colleges or universities.

This program is delivered at intermediate and advanced levels. In University Preparation Intermediate you will be introduced to academic English and skills while still learning grammar and other general English skills that are needed at this level. In University Preparation Advanced, you will focus less on general English skills and more on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) ensuring you are university ready.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
8 - 36 weeks
Campus
Address
411 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Address
535 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada