Choosing LAB as Your English School

Improve your English communication skills

LAB specializes in Conversational English classes. We provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.

With LAB’s focus on conversation and our “English only” policy, students are provided lots of opportunities to practice English and to keep improving even outside of the classrooms while socializing with other international students.

Active, friendly, and international environment

Students from over 100 different countries have chosen to study at LAB’s English school in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. At our school, people from all over the world meet and become lifelong friends while enjoying the best time of their lives!

Through break-time games, parties, special events, and international theme nights we stimulate a cultural, social, and educational exchange in English while having lots of fun.

Professional and helpful teachers

All of LAB’s teachers are native English speakers with professional English teacher training and TESOL certificates. Our competent and friendly teachers create a fun and engaging class atmosphere that helps students continue to improve and develop their English language skills. We are proud to have so many experienced high-quality teachers at our English school!

English programs with variety and flexibility

LAB’s wide variety of English courses and programs enables students to focus on their areas of interest and overcome their weaknesses. At our English school, students have the flexibility to change their programs weekly.

Flexible Friday classes, fun and interesting activities

LAB Vancouver's acclaimed FREE Friday Activities enables students to use English in everyday situations. The outdoor program helps students use English beyond the school environment and in their daily lives. This practical approach enhances the learning process and builds confidence. Every week (except Monthly Graduation Days), students can choose from six to eight different activities planned for the week and join without paying extra fees. These activities include sightseeing tours around Vancouver, hiking in nature, cultural experiences and sports events.

Among the many options are sightseeing tours, sports, cooking, and cultural experiences! There are NO EXTRA FEES to join these activities!

LAB Campus

LAB is an English school specially designed to create a unique, friendly atmosphere that supports learning and fun. Classes use modern audiovisual equipment such as flat-screen TVs, MP3 Players, laptop computers, and projectors. The friendly front-desk staff is always available for counseling, school and city information, and visa assistance.

Our students can make use of

  • Spacious student lounge
  • Kitchen (microwaves & refrigerator)
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Snack and beverage machines
  • Free high-speed Internet access (WiFi)
  • Student computers
  • Games (foosball & table tennis)
  • Wheelchair access


LAB is located in dynamic Yaletown, the newest and trendiest district of downtown Vancouver. In addition to being close to the Vancouver Public Library, bus stops and other central conveniences, our English school is located just a few minutes’ walking distance from Yaletown station, providing direct Skytrain access to and from Vancouver International Airport.

We are located on the corner of Nelson Street and Cambie Street in downtown Vancouver.

Within two blocks of our location of you can find:

  • A variety of coffee shops and restaurants in Yaletown
  • The Vancouver Public Library
  • The Aquabus to Granville Island
  • Sport stadiums
  • Skytrain stations (Stadium station and Yaletown/Roundhouse station)
  • False Creek Seawall
  • Roundhouse Community Centre
  • Theatres
  • Fitness centers
  • Supermarkets
  • Countless other attractions and facilities

Study English in Beautiful Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! This city has been voted one of the most desirable places to live. Located between the ocean and the mountains, Vancouver has a lot to offer!

Vancouver is a multicultural city with shopping, restaurants, and social and cultural activities to appeal to every taste. Parks and public beaches surround the city’s harbor, offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities year-round.

Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:


Languages Across Borders | Vancouver

This course allows students to improve their reading skills and grammar accuracy in both spoken and written English. In this class, a wide variety of reading texts are st ... [+]

Academic English Class description

The Academic English course at LAB Vancouver is designed to focus on

Grammar Structures Academic Vocabulary Building Reading Comprehension Academic Writing Skills

This course allows students to improve their reading skills and grammar accuracy in both spoken and written English.

In this class, a wide variety of reading texts are studied in detail. The diversity in content exposes students to a broad range of vocabulary and grammar, as well as literary forms.

Students practice reading comprehension and analyze relationships between words as they practice using new vocabulary in different contexts.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
Open Enrolment
English (US)
Full time
4 weeks
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Languages Across Borders | Vancouver

This course is designed to improve students' business English vocabulary and help them gain confidence to communicate effectively in English in various business situation ... [+]

Business English Class description

The curriculum is designed to improve technical grammar, business vocabulary and give students the English skills needed to communicate with teams and business partners at work and speak English with confidence in a professional environment.

During the course you will learn:

Week 1 | Cover Letters and Resumes

Week 2 | Communications/ Meetings

Week 3 | Company Structure and Organization/ Field Trips

Week 4 | Marketing/ Intercultural Business/ Business Ethics

Course Details

Class focus | Communication skills, English Fluency, Vocabulary building specific to Business

Hours per week | 30 hours

Language levels | Intermediate, Advanced... [-]

Canada Vancouver
Request Info
English (US)
Part time
4 weeks
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Preparatory Year

Languages Across Borders | Vancouver

The IELTS Preparation course at LAB Vancouver is designed to help you gain techniques and strategies to maximize your exam ability. The program helps you become familiar ... [+]

IELTS Preparation Class description

The IELTS Preparation course at LAB Vancouver is designed to help you gain techniques and strategies to maximize your exam ability. The program helps you become familiar with the four components of the IELTS exam.

A variety of role-plays, case studies, group discussions and interactive presentations will help students gain insight into the best ways to analyze, understand and interact with others successfully.

Students have numerous opportunities to practice speaking and debating in English, improve their pronunciation, fluency and active listening skills, as well as gain valuable insight into the best ways of interacting with others successfully. ... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
4 weeks
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LAB Montréal to LAB Vancouver - our student's journey from East to West, from French to English

LAB Vancouver - Returning student continues her adventures... as a volunteer!

LAB Vancouver Student Film Festival 2019 - DAMIAN'S CLASS

Languages Across Borders | Vancouver

Languages Across Borders | Vancouver

188 Nelson St, BC
V6B 6J8 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada