Award-winning English Language School

Languages Across Borders (LAB) Vancouver is a well-known and award-winning language school in trendy Yaletown, the city’s downtown. Canadian-owned and in operations since 1992, LAB Vancouver provides quality English classes for students from over 100 countries. Offering a wide variety of English courses for all levels, LAB Vancouver's curriculum is diverse and designed to balance conversational and academic English. 

Beautiful Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver – often voted one of the most desirable places to live! Located between the pacific ocean and the North Shore mountains, Vancouver is a multicultural city with exceptional shopping, dining and cultural activities. Parks and beaches surround the city's harbour, offering plenty of opportunities for year-round outdoor activities.
About the City

LAB English courses in Vancouver

LAB Vancouver offers a wide variety of English courses for all levels. Our curriculum is diverse and designed to balance conversational and academic English.
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Explore the city

Take your English outside of the classroom and explore beautiful Vancouver through our Free Friday Activities. A fantastic way to apply your English while enjoying all that Vancouver has to offer.

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How to Prepare for Your Arrival

Prepare Your Arrival

We suggest that you arrive a few days before the beginning of your program. Allow yourself enough time to get familiar with the city and transportation system, move into your accommodation, and set up cell phone service if desired. Learn more


LAB Vancouver offers homestay and student residence accommodation options. Learn more

After School Activities!

Taste of Culture

Culturally vibrant and diverse, Vancouver is home to many renowned cultural centres, including the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Art Gallery, Science World, Presentation House Gallery, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, the Contemporary Art Gallery and its own historical Chinatown.

Abundant Nature

You can almost smell the cedar when you hit the ground in this city surrounded by nature. Discover all of its abundances in Stanley Park, the Lynn Canyon hiking trails, Capilano Suspension Bridge, VanDusen Botanical Garden and Pacific Spirit Regional Park. 

Sports & Action

From skiiing and snowboarding in the mountains to biking around the seawall, Vancouver offers unlimited options! Experience ice-skating at one of the many rinks, try curling or basketball at Kits Beach, or go mountain biking in nearby parks and mountains. 

Scenic Tours

There are countless ways to explore and take in Vancouver's scenery, including tours that visit foodie-paradise Granville Island, world-renowned Whistler Village, tours of the University of British Columbia, Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, Winery Tours, Gastown, Harbour Tower Lookout and many more.

Our Accreditations

Designated Learning Institute (DLI) by Immigration Canada

LAB Vancouver meets all provincial and national accreditation requirements. Our school has Designated Learning Institute (DLI) status as per Immigration Canada. This means our school is designated to host students on a study permit. Your LAB Letter of Acceptance (LOA) will support your study permit application. 

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British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA)

BC’s EQA designation is a provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education. EQA provides a standard provincial seal that can be recognized globally as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection. BCEQA (British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance) has designated LAB Vancouver for the purposes of the International Student Program.
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Languages Canada

LAB Vancouver is accredited by Languages Canada, which is a Canadian national certification for quality schools in Canada. To qualify, a school is evaluated in a number of categories including: curriculum, teacher qualifications, student services, student admissions, marketing, promotion, facilities, and administration.
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Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB)

The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations. PTIB is responsible for ensuring institutions meet the requirements and standards for certification, maintaining a Private Training Institution Directory of all certified institutions and the programs they provide. LAB programs are approved by PTIB. See Designation Certificate.

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Vancouver Awards

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

LAB Vancouver is Downtown Vancouver’s only BBB accredited language school! BBB is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accredited business status contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports and charity Wise Giving Reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.

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Winner of the Consumer Choice Award

LAB Vancouver is a 5-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award as the top English school in Vancouver, Canada. Consumer Choice Award is the only organization in Canada to determine top-ranked service providers in various categories by conducting independent market research surveys. Consumer Choice Award recipients are not selected by a panel of judges but are chosen by you… the consumer. 

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