Please don't think that just because most Canadians you've met so far speak English, it's the only language spoken here. Canada is actually a bilingual country as it considers both English and French as its national languages. And though there are specific regions that exclusively speak French, you will still find many who speak it all over the country. Even in the beautiful ski town of Whistler in British Columbia. So you haven't yet, you'd do well to learn both in the many fine language schools here like the Tamwood Language Center and École La Passerelle, among many others.
Tamwood Language Centre
'Do More! Learn More! Be More!' This is the slogan that the Tamwood Language Centre lives by. You'd think that it's too much for a language school in Whistler, but in truth, the institution is more than that! Yes, this is one—if not the best place in town to learn English and other languages, but for the most part, the Tamwood Language Centre offers high-quality education at all levels and through various programs. As for their language program, this school is equipped with a teaching staff of native speakers with international experience. It won't be easy to top that!
International House Whistler
In many ways, the International House Whistler is more like a community school than a standard educational institution
. Instead of classrooms, you can expect them to work in groups, making room for more interactive learning. And of course, their language programs are no different. Whether you're English or French, the International House Whistler opts for a more hands-on teaching method than what most offer. They hold events, conduct social gatherings, and more. Through this approach, they're pushing students to get used to speaking the languages more and more, eventually giving them the confidence they need to reach fluency.
Advantage English School EJ
The clincher is already in the name—Advantage English School EJT. Accredited by various prominent institutions both in Canada and abroad, this school is all about teaching English to help students go further in life. In fact, they even go beyond just teaching the language too. From their work/study programs to class trips, their aim is to help their students grow and realize their full potential. But before they can do that, they'll need to get a good grasp of the English language first. And with the help of their many programs, whether via group setting or private one-on-one lessons, there's no doubt that any student can reach their goals in no time!
École La Passerelle
You can probably already tell by its name that this school focuses on a specific language. Though it's a standard primary school where your kids can learn, École La Passerelle also offers programs where adults can learn French. From basic greetings to advanced conversations, they will teach you the language step by step. And before you know it, you'll already be fluent enough to confidently speak in French all day long. This will help you a lot if you want to relocate to Whister or any other part of Canada.
Even in a town like Whistler, it's important that you can speak or understand both English and French. If you don't, you can at least learn one or both languages in any of Whistler's fine educational institutions!