We help students discover the English version of themselves.

If we believe in you, you have to too.

100% Canadian

We make learning easier. How? Because Canadian accents are easy to understand. And we're a team of highly qualified Canadian English teachers. You’ll love studying with us, eh.

Personalization & Emotional Support

Stay focused and beat your test anxiety with our one-on-one support and guidance. Achieve your goals faster with a coach by your side.

Exclusive Methodology

Prepare for your exam as fast as possible. We'll teach you exactly how an IELTS and CELPIP examiner thinks so you get the band scores you need. Our effective study plans are intensive, but straight to the point. Because we're on your side.

Our Promise

We aren’t your traditional English school. We’re a small school focused on personalized and dedicated support right from the start, and we intend on keeping it that way. We truly care about each and every one of our students.

We understand that studying for an English proficiency test or moving to a new country is a serious decision, but we make it fun and stress-free. From our initial consultations, to our personalized lessons, the spotlight will always be on you.

Our favourite moment is finding out that one of our students passed their exam, got their permanent residency, or landed their dream job.
That’s why with us, you’ll always feel heard and supported. Because at the end of the day, your success is our success too.

Check out over 200 5-star success stories on Google to get inspired because with us, you won’t be alone.

People talk a lot about us

We’ve helped hundreds of students finally get the band scores they need! Hear from some of our success stories.

Success Stories

Our Story

Canadian English teacher, examiner, and founder of English for Canada Maria was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. After completing her degree at the University of British Columbia, she wanted to experience life abroad. She chose Brazil. Or perhaps Brazil
chose her. But what was supposed to be a 4-week volunteer experience turned into 8 years of living and teaching English in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2014, Maria decided to start her own school that would be different. A school that truly cares about each student’s results, goals, and well-being. A school that could inspire those who were tired of studying at a traditional English school. A school that would make learning English fun again.

Word spread quickly. Whenever one student got the band scores they needed after only a few hours of class, more students came asking for help. People were tired of taking their exams over and over again – they wanted answers.

In 2016, English for Canada was recognized in Brazil as the “first Canadian school specialized in immigration exams” by the Canadian Consulate of Rio de Janeiro. – The Canadian Consulate General monthly e-newsletter for Canadian and Friends of Canada, March 2016.

Fast forward to today: Maria still puts her heart and soul into the school, just like on day 1, but she now also counts on a team of professional, qualified, and caring Canadian English teachers to help each and every one of their students achieve their goals.

Words from the founder

“We truly care about our students’ emotional well-being and development, which is why they see results on their proficiency tests and gain confidence while studying with us.

Our team of teachers is highly skilled and experienced, dedicated to each student’s success, and most importantly, loves to teach! We look forward to supporting you throughout your journey to Canada”

Maria Alfaro, founder, CEO and head teacher of English for Canada

Maria Alfaro - English for Canada

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Our Values

Our English for Canada team is 100% Canadian. We represent and support the diversity and inclusiveness of Canada.

While our lesson material may be exclusive, our learning experience is definitely nclusive. We respect, value, and appreciate our cultural differences. We believe that those who choose to move to Canada or who have already done so contribute to our communities in many ways, and you’re welcome here.

Our Mission

Helping students discover the English version of themselves.

We want you to feel confident speaking in English so you land that new job, make new friends, and settle into your new life in Canada.

We believe that learning a language is an emotional journey.

That’s why we’ll be by your side with endless and friendly support.

Once speaking in English is fun for you, you’ll relax, let go, and actually notice improvement in your fluency.

Because we want you to BE YOU, but in English!

IELTS Project Canada

PTE Project Canada

12-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 780
CAD$ 609

listening

reading

writing

speaking

listening
  • Discover the 7 question types you’ll find across the 7 PTE Core listening tasks
  • Learn our top listening tips for each listening task
  • Find out how each listening task is scored (you’ll be surprised!)
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material
reading
  • Discover our top tips for each of the 5 reading tasks
  • See each tip in action with clear test examples
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material
writing
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and how to write your responses accordingly
  • Learn the importance of form and content on your writing test (you’ll score a zero without knowing this!)
  • Improve your overall English and your test score with our grammar lessons
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
speaking
  • Master all 5 speaking tasks with our PTE Core test strategies
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and learn how to respond
    accordingly
  • Improve your pronunciation by practising with a Canadian teacher
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
Writing Booster

PTE Prep Pro

10-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 650
CAD$ 535

speaking

writing

writing
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and how to write your responses
    accordingly
  • Learn the importance of form and content on your writing test (you’ll score a zero without knowing this!)
  • Improve your overall English and your test score with our grammar lessons
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
speaking
  • Master all 5 speaking tasks with our PTE Core test strategies
  •  Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and learn how to respond
    accordingly
  • Improve your pronunciation by practising with a Canadian teacher
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  •  Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
Writing Booster

Speaking or Writing Booster

6-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 390
CAD$ 350

speaking

writing

writing
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and how to write your responses accordingly
  • Learn the importance of form and content on your writing test (you’ll score a zero without knowing this!)
  • Improve your overall English and your test score with our grammar lessons
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
speaking
  • Master all 5 speaking tasks with our PTE Core test strategies
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and learn how to respond
    accordingly
  • Improve your pronunciation by practising with a Canadian teacher
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
Personalized Consultation

One Hour of PTE Prep

1-hour sessions via Skype or Google Meet

CAD$ 65

listening

reading

writing

speaking

Who is Maria?

Maria is the Founder of English for Canada. She’s a native Canadian English teacher
with over 15 years of experience teaching English and testing candidates for numerous
English proficiency exams

What are Maria’s classes like?
  • Get your questions and doubts answered once and for all with an experienced Canadian teacher and examiner
  • If you can’t figure out why you’re not getting the CLB 9 you need, Maria will quickly identify exactly what you need to do.
  • Maria’s personalized feedback and corrections are based on the official PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive learning material created by Maria that go over our
    test strategies for the PTE Core test
  • Get CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) assessments on your responses
Writing Booster

Personalized Package

Pick a 6/10/12 class package and we’ll customize your package to meet your needs.
Once you’ve booked your classes, we’ll discuss your goals via email to get started.

IELTS Project Canada

Project Canada

12-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 780
CAD$ 609

listening

reading

writing

speaking

listening (optional)
  • Discover the different question types on the exam
  • Learn our top listening tips and strategies
reading (optional)
  • Find out our 3-step reading strategy designed to save you time
  • Discover the different question types on the exam
  • Learn common traps 
writing
  • Study from our complete set of CLB 9+ sample writing responses (surveys and letters)
  • Learn our easy-to-follow survey and letter recipes
  • Find out how to plan your responses in 5 easy steps
  • Finally understand the CELPIP assessment criteria with our personalized feedback and corrections
  • Get detailed and personalized corrections on 1 writing assignment per class *feedback is given LIVE in class so you can ask questions
speaking
  • Find out why you aren’t getting the results you need with personalized feedback & corrections from a certified Canadian exam specialist
  • Discover the examiner assessment criteria so you can pass your next test
  • Improve your pronunciation with one-on-one attention from a Canadian English teacher
  • Gain access to sample questions and answers, videos, and vocabulary building activities
Exam Pro

Exam PRO

10-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 650
CAD$ 535

writing

speaking

writing
  • Study from our complete set of CLB 9+ sample writing responses (surveys and letters)
  • Learn our easy-to-follow survey and letter recipes 
  • Find out how to plan your responses in 5 easy steps
  • Finally understand the CELPIP assessment criteria with our personalized feedback and corrections
  • Get detailed and personalized corrections on 1 writing assignment per class *feedback is given LIVE in class so you can ask questions
speaking
  • Find out why you aren’t getting the results you need with personalized feedback & corrections from a certified Canadian exam specialist
  • Discover how a CELPIP test rater thinks so you can pass your next test
  • Improve your pronunciation with one-on-one attention from a Canadian English teacher
  • Gain access to sample questions and answers, videos, and vocabulary building activities
Writing Booster

Speaking or Writing Booster

6-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 390
CAD$ 350

speaking