frequently asked questions
Our private classes are carefully personalized so each student receives undivided attention from their teacher.
Our material has been carefully developed according to the assessment criteria used by examiners of proficiency tests such as the IELTS, CELPIP, and TOEFL.
Our highly qualified teachers tailor each class according to each student’s proficiency level, needs, and objectives. And since our courses are online, you won’t waste time commuting, and you can even learn in the comfort and privacy of your home!
All of our teachers are highly qualified, and we all speak with Canadian accents! We are certified to prepare our students for English proficiency tests (such as the IELTS, CELPIP, and TOEFL) with years of experience and proven results.
Our goal is to ensure that our students always feel safe and welcome in class. We understand that test anxiety is real, so we always make sure our students feel comfortable about the challenges and stresses that come with learning a language and preparing for immigration. We are very patient and supportive of each student’s progress in and outside of class as we understand that making mistakes is part of their learning curve.
Unlike most schools, at English for Canada, our goal is to provide personalized corrections and feedback for exam essays and speaking tests. Our students also have access to quality and authentic study material that help them feel 100% prepared for their exams.
All of your study material is included in your lesson price! You don’t have to buy any extra material!
If you’re taking exam prep classes, this will include presentations, sample questions and responses that are true to the exam and all rated at a CLB 9 or Band 7+.
If you’re taking our general English lessons, your student book, workbook, and extra activities designed according to your needs will be included.
Please note that for our CELPIP tutoring lessons, we cannot sell or share the official practice tests sold on the Paragon testing website due to copyright laws.
Once you’ve enrolled with our school, you’re a student for life! That means you can study from your lesson material whenever you need to. We won’t expect it to be returned once you have finished your lessons.
You’ll get LIVE feedback from your Canadian teacher at the beginning of each lesson! All of our feedback is given in class! That way we can give you clear explanations and personalized feedback, AND you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.
All of your essays will be saved in a shared folder between you and your teacher. No need to share them! Just type in your document and we’ll have access to your work.
Definitely! We want you to feel 100% comfortable and confident that you’ve made the right choice by studying with us.
Since we reserve each lesson time in our schedules exclusively, we can’t offer free lessons. However, you can definitely enrol for just 1 class first if you want to meet your teacher.
Yes! All of our lessons are personalized, so if there’s a specific area of the exam that you know you need the most help with, we can focus more time on that!
Our study plans are suggestions and frameworks, but we will adapt your lessons according to your needs.
You’ll be matched with your Canadian teacher for your one-on-one classes according to your availability. All you need is a Skype account and an email to use Google Drive to access your lesson material. That’s it!
Your teacher will then prepare and share material according to your needs via email/Google drive before each class.
Of course! We offer email support outside of class and our founder Maria carefully takes care of each student that enrolls in the school as well.
At the end of each class, students are given assignments to be completed before their next class. We understand that questions and doubts come up outside of class, which is why we encourage our students to contact their teacher via email.
Asking questions is like eating ice-cream: it should always be guilt free 🙂
I don't plan on taking a proficiency test, but I want to improve my English. Do you offer personalized classes for this purpose?
Yes! Check out our general English lessons for all levels!
All of our classes are personalized and one-on-one so we have the opportunity to work with students of any level, including those with a specific need or objective.
Business English? Preparing for that job interview? Want to improve your pronunciation?
We can help!
Studying with us is by far the fastest and most efficient way to prepare for your test.
Why? We know what we’re doing and we can quickly show you exactly how to pass your exam. All of our lessons are also scheduled according to YOUR availability, which means you won’t miss class!
This means results.
However, you still need to take some personal factors into consideration. Preparing for your upcoming exam will take some hard work, effort, and time in your schedule.
Test preparation time varies between students according to a few factors:
- the student’s current proficiency level compared to their final objective
- the student’s availability/free time to study
- personal effort studying and completing homework
- the number of classes taken per week
- minimum band scores desired by each student
We can estimate, however, that a student who is at an intermediate English proficiency level, who puts in the effort to study, will require approximately three months to learn the four parts of an English proficiency test: reading, speaking, writing, and listening.
We encourage that our students be at B1 Intermediate proficiency to be able to fully benefit from and to keep up with their exam prep material.