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Title: Calgary, School Profile | Sol Schools International Descriptive info: School Profile.. Great Things To Do.. School Profile: Sol Schools Calgary.. Ideally located in the downtown core right on the C-Train public transit line, Sol Schools Calgary is like a home away from home.. At Sol Schools Calgary, we put students first and our school has been designed to reflect this philosophy.. Our school includes spacious classrooms, computer lab, media room, kitchen, lunch room, student lounge with foosball table, a lending book and DVD library, a quiet study room where students can go for individual study or reserve the room for group study.. Additionally, we provide students with a meditation/reflection room and a private computer conferencing room where students can speak directly to our counselors in a variety of languages.. Our family of teachers and staff are well travelled, qualified and caring individuals.. When you come to Sol Schools Calgary, you not only become a student, you become family.. Established.. September 1996.. Memberships.. ... General Email.. calgary@solschools.. com.. Hours of Operation.. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.. School building.. Sol Schools Calgary is situated on the first floor of a two story building in the heart of the city's shopping and entertainment district.. The building offers bringt and comfortable classrooms, common areas and an outdoor patio for students to use.. Number of classrooms.. 8.. Maximum capacity.. 96.. Average class size (max).. 8 (12).. Multi Lingual Staff.. Yes.. Student age.. Adult programs: 17+.. 8 levels of study.. Beginner: 2 levels, Intermediate: 4 levels, Advanced: 2 levels.. Language Labs.. Self-study material available to all students for self study and guided study.. Computers.. Max 1:8 computer:student ratio.. Internet.. Free wired and wireless internet available.. Other equipment.. TVs, VCR, DVD players, Microwaves, fridges and other audio visual tools available to teachers and students including a book and video library.. Other features.. Sol Schools Calgary operates a coffee and snack shop during the morning..
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Title: Toronto, School Profile | Sol Schools International Descriptive info: School Profile: Sol Schools Toronto.. Sol Schools Toronto took its first registration in 1996 and has hosted over 8000 students from around the world.. The school's founding philosophy was to offer high quality ESL English programs in a warm and comfortable atmosphere for our traveling students.. Although we have grown in size, our philosophy has stayed the same.. What has been known as the Blake Mansion since 1872 is now home to our head office and Sol Schools Toronto.. Since 1872, this historic building has been home to the second Premier of Ontario, among other influential heads of state.. From 1985 to very recently, the building served as the Humewood Art Gallery.. Today, this ... famous Eaton's Centre and 10 minutes to the CN Tower on the subway.. July 1996.. Cambridge ESOL.. Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.. South East corner of Jarvis Street and Wellesley Street.. Wellesley Subway Station.. 1-416-322-3405.. 1-416-322-3490.. 1-647-836-9339.. info@solschools.. Sol Schools Toronto is situated in three historical government designated mansions in downtown Toronto.. The location gives the school a unique and very advantageous position in the city as the only language school outside of an office building with a front yard and garden for students to enjoy.. 25.. 300.. 10 (12).. Adult programs: 17+, Junior Programs: 7-17.. Max 1:12 computer:student ratio.. Sol Schools Toronto operates a coffee and snack shop during the morning..
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Title: Vancouver, Destinations | Sol Schools International Descriptive info: School Profile: Sol Schools Vancouver.. One of the highlights of Vancouver is its rich diversity of neighbourhoods.. Located in the historic district of vibrant Gastown in downtown Vancouver, you will experience one of the city's most culturally diverse and oldest neighbourhoods while studying at Sol Schools Vancouver.. When you walk Gastown's cobblestone streets, passing artist studios, historic buildings and unique shops, you will find our school only steps away from the world's first steam-powered clock, now one of the city's most photographed attractions.. The breathtaking view of the Vancouver Harbour ... West corner of Water Street and Cambie Street.. Waterfront Skytrain Station.. 1-604-647-1011.. 1-604-647-0025.. 1-778-855-4741.. vancouver@solschools.. Sol Schools Vancouver is located on the first floor of a refurbished heritage building in historic and vibrant Gastown in downtown Vancouver.. Our school is only steps away from the world's first steam-powered clock, now one of the city's most photographed attractions.. 7.. TVs, DVD players, Microwaves, fridges and other audio visual tools available to teachers and students including a book and video library.. Sol Schools Vancouver operates a coffee and snack shop during the morning..
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Title: Miami Beach, School Profile | Sol Schools International Descriptive info: School Profile: Sol Schools Miami Beach.. There are few cities in the world that offer as much excitement as Miami and Miami Beach.. Located at the south east coast of Florida (The Sunshine State), Miami offers an incredible array of activities and entertainment for every traveler.. Whether you want to hang out at some of the world’s best beaches, check out the rich & famous in their yachts, hit some of the world’s most famous nightclubs, or even visit Disney World which is located only a few hours away, there are few places that offer as much as Miami - all year round!.. We opened our doors in ... having the most vibrant and fun schools in the business, you can bet our Miami school is a place second to none!.. January 2011.. North West corner of 4th Street and Euclid Avenue.. 1-305-763-8520.. 1-305-763-8521.. 1-786-493-6837.. miami@solschools.. Sol Schools Miami Beach is situated in an historical building that was built in the 1920s, during the Art Deco era.. The building is beautifully redesigned and is the perfect home to Sol Schools Miami Beach.. Only minutes from the Ocean Drive Shopping District and 450 meters from the world famous South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean!.. 96 students.. Sol Schools Miami Beach operates a coffee and snack shop during the morning..
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Title: Sol Schools International | About Us Descriptive info: About Sol Schools International.. Why Choose Sol Schools International.. Staff Profiles.. Jobs.. Junior Programs.. As part of our commitment to providing excellence to you, we offer programs with a maximum class size of 12 students.. We have kept this commitment even through the busiest seasons and years.. In addition, our professionally trained, certified and dynamic staff, provide the highest quality of services to both English students and teacher-trainees.. On staff, we have a full-time School Director, Director of Studies, Activity Coordinator, Accommodations Coordinator, Admission Officers and multi-lingual support counselors to help and support you during your stay in Canada and the USA.. Join us ... adventure that will last you the rest of your life!.. Founded in 1996, our schools are located in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver in Canada, and Miami Beach in the USA.. Sol Schools International schools are all committed to implementing the highest standards of education and training and have an enduring determination to raise the standards of language teaching across North America.. Sol Schools' teachers have attained the renowned reputation of being amongst the most highly trained, creative and respected instructors within their profession.. Our teacher training programs carry a hallmark of excellence and outstanding professionalism, bring accredited by either TESL Canada or Cambridge ESOL..
Title: Sol Schools International | Why Choose Sol Schools International? Descriptive info: Why Choose Sol Schools International?.. Every year, we welcome students from over 60 countries into our various programs.. Every student has his/her own reasons for choosing to study at Sol Schools International but here are a few reasons why our schools are a great choice for everyone:.. Beautiful buildings with easily accessible locations.. A warm and welcoming atmosphere.. Highly trained and qualified teachers.. Maximum English teacher to student ratio 1:12.. Flexible and effective study programs.. Specialized elective courses start every Monday.. A globally recognized certificate of completion.. Lots of activities and excursions.. In-house Accommodations Coordinator.. Full-time Activities Coordinator.. Small Classes, Great Teachers.. An important aspect of an international language school is the class size.. With a maximum of 12 students per class, Sol Schools International's classes provide a comfortable atmosphere for you to learn English.. You can express yourself at your own pace, voice your ideas freely and share your thoughts, ideas and opinions confidently.. Most importantly, you will have many opportunities to practice your English and become a better and more fluent English speaker.. In combination with small classes, your teachers are professionally trained, highly motivated and energetic educators who excel in ... ours is theme based, which makes it broad enough to cover a much greater range of topics while offering teachers the opportunity to tailor language skills to students’ individual needs.. Our curriculum is comprised of 17 different weekly themes that are repeated about three times per calendar year.. Within each theme, teachers are free to explore a variety of sub-themes.. The way our curriculum is designed allows teachers to incorporate a wide range of authentic material into the classroom.. As a result, students acquire real language that they can use outside of the classroom.. Many of the after-school activities organized by our Activities Department are planned around the weekly themes, so learning also extends outside of the classroom.. Grammar points are clearly outlined each week with some weeks being assigned to reviewing language that students struggled with.. The reading, writing, listening and speaking language skills are separated into 50 minute blocks.. Within each block, teachers address the sub-skills that a particular group of students need to work on.. This allows students to strengthen skill areas where they need improvement, not to work on something simply because it says it in 'the book.. '..
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Title: Sol Schools International | FAQ Descriptive info: Frequently Asked Questions.. How many students are there in a class?.. How many students are there in the school?.. What countries are Sol Schools International students from?.. When can I start classes?.. How is my English level decided?.. Can I change class levels easily if I think my class is unsuitable for me?.. What kind of Visa should I get to come to Canada and the USA?.. How many computers are there in the school and how often can I use them?.. Can I type in different languages on the computers?.. How do I get to Sol Schools International or my accommodation from the airport and how much does it cost?.. How do I travel around the city?.. Can I change my homestay easily?.. If I am having problems, can I speak to someone in my native language?.. What kind of money should I bring (cash, traveler's cheques, credit cards.. )?.. What is the weather like in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Miami Beach?.. What type of clothing should I bring?.. Where can I find local information about Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Miami Beach?.. The average class size is about 8 students per class but the maximum class size is always 12 (and never more).. The maximum school size for Sol Schools Toronto is about 300 students, for Sol Schools Calgary it is about 100 students, for Sol Schools Vancouver it is about 100 students and for Sol Schools Miami Beach its about 100 students.. We have had students from over 60 different countries in the world study with us.. However, the students you will most likely meet are from Mexico, Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, Switzerland, France, and Saudi Arabia.. You can start most of our programs every Monday, such as our General English Programs, and the Business English Program.. For all other programs, please contact us.. All students take a one hour placement exam, which determines their level of study.. Yes, if you feel you need to be in a different class, you can discuss this with your teacher or the Director of Studies.. Your class will be changed as soon as possible.. If you plan to stay in Canada for 6 months or less, you only need a Visitor Visa.. You can study, travel or do a study and travel combination within this 6 month period with a Visitor Visa.. If you want to study for more than ... Sol Schools International sign.. The driver will help you to the car with your luggage and drive you to your place of stay.. If you are new to the city, we recommend this service because you will have someone waiting at the airport for you and they can help you with anything.. Look through our Welcome Packs below to find transportation details for the school location you will be visiting.. We work very hard to make sure we have only the best homestays working with us.. In the event that you encounter problems with your homestay or find the match uncomfortable, you can discuss your situation with our Accommodations Coordinator who will help to relocate you if necessary.. Yes, our staff is from all over the world, and we speak many different languages.. We are here to help you anytime!.. Cash and credit cards are the most widely accepted forms of payment in Canada and the USA.. For immediate spending money, we recommend that you bring some Canadian cash (for Canada) or American cash (for the USA).. Money can be exchanged at the airport.. You can also bring traveler's cheques, which can be exchanged at banks or money exchange offices.. The weather in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary can be CRAZY - anything from extremely pleasant to extremely unpleasant.. Canada has four distinct seasons - winter, spring, summer and fall.. The best thing you can do is to search the Internet depending on your time of travel and make sure you come prepared.. Check Environment Canada's web page to start.. Miami Beach's subtropical climate ensures plentiful sunshine all year round! Locals talk about two seasons - the rainy season and the look-what-beautiful-blue-sky-we-have-every-day season.. Again, search the Internet depending on your time of travel to make sure you come prepared.. In Toronto, Vancouver& Calgary, for the spring and summer season, you should bring sandals, shorts, t-shirts and tank-tops.. Summers get really hot and humid.. For the fall and winter season, you should bring pants, jeans, sweaters, boots, lots of socks, a warm jacket, gloves and scarves.. Winters are exactly the opposite - cold and dry.. In Miami Beach, the name says it all, be sure to pack summer beach clothes.. This would include sandals, shorts, t-shirts, tank-tops and lots of sunscreen!.. Take a look though our handy Welcome Packs filled with useful information about the city and school you will be visiting.. Welcome Packs:..
Title: Sol Schools International | Study English and Other Languages | Testimonials Descriptive info: Student Testimonials.. Lovisa Bauer.. Nationality: Sweden.. School: Miami Beach.. I have had a great experience here in Miami.. The school is good with inspiring teachers and funny lessons, and you meet a lot of new people.. I’ve got to know people from places all around the world.. The city itself is amazing with the warmth and sunny weather.. And the nightlife really is something extra!!.. A perfect city where you have everything in a close area.. The school, the beach, the apartments and of course the shopping.. I would really recommend this destination.. Guilherme Kleber Jacobus.. Nationality: Brazilian.. School: Calgary.. I'm really enjoying here.. Very nice place, well located, and a very good way to make friends.. Maxime Georges.. Nationality: French.. Thank you Sol Schools Calgary.. When I arrived here, I didn't speak English and it was very difficult for understand.. But, I learned English with a good teacher and now I can say 'I speak English!' I don't speak English very well but now I can understand the other people and speak with them.. I improve very fast because I am here since 2 month.. So, thank you very much SSC! And thank you for the many activities I practice.. and for the people I could meet.. Elena Korepanova.. Nationality: Russian.. In this school you can learn English very fast.. Fun and friendly atmosphere.. All who work and learn in the school are the best.. There are good activities and you can find a lot of friends.. Thiago Casolli.. Nationality: Brazil.. The staff from the school is really nice.. Teddy is a special teacher that always makes the lessons more fun.. Veronica Garcia.. Nationality: Swiss.. School: Toronto.. There is a cool atmosphere in this school and all the teachers or the staff in general, are kind with us and polite.. The school organizes a lot of activities.. It’s a good opportunity to meet new people and we always have something to do.. I thought it would be difficult to stay far away from my family and friends for 6 months, but finally I feel like I’m in a family here because everybody cares and wants to make sure that everything is ok for us.. Aurelien Ehald.. Nationality: France.. Sol Schools is an amazing school! Teachers, staff, and especially Nick and Ramie are awesome.. And what can I say about students? Just dope! It is crazy that these are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.. There are a lot of activities and they are all fun.. The atmosphere is crazy cool.. You spend such a good time here and at the same time you improve your life.. I think Sol Schools is good because there is a good balance between studying and having fun.. Toronto is like NYC, but a little bit smaller.. So, come to Canada – Toronto especially, if you want to have one of the best experiences of your life.. Enjoy this experience because you only live once (“YOLO,” Drake).. Thanks Sol Schools!!.. Maria Mallo.. Nationality: Spain.. I studied at Sol Schools for six weeks and I met really great people.. My teacher Teddy was the best, because I had a lot of fun in his class and at the same time I learned a lot.. Sol Schools offered a lot of activities for the students and the staff is really friendly and helpful!!!.. So, I recommend this school for everyone!!! I love you guys!!.. Delphine Virnot.. I’ve stayed in Sol Schools Toronto for 7 weeks now, and I’m having a really good time! My English teacher is great.. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun at the same time.. I also enjoyed the activities and events organized by the school, such as the Halloween party or the Thanksgiving lunch!.. Mathias Hiltmann.. Nationality: Switzerland.. School: Miami.. The school is small but nice, because you get to know all the students at the school find new friends.. The teachers are great and it was always interesting and funny going to class.. South Beach, where the school is located, is nice and the school is very close to the beach.. The weather is also fantastic in the wintertime.. I’ll miss the time here.. Yuri Pantoja.. I like the classes in Sol Schools.. The classes are very organized and so good.. The school offers a lot of entertainment and everybody shows respect to each other.. I think it is a good school.. Yannick Pitton.. It was a really good experience; my class was great and the atmosphere was great too.. I have learned a lot and I have to thank my teacher for her help.. Diana Sanchez.. Nationality: Mexican.. I love and enjoy my time here.. I think the most important thing in the school is good relationships, and we have that.. We can go to many different activities everyday.. The teachers have much patience with students.. You can enjoy your time here and meet many cultures.. :).. Reginaldo Pantoja.. Nice school.. Good teachers.. A very friendly and warm staff.. I am planning to repeat the experience.. Pascal Leismann.. Nationality: German.. The Sol School is very cool and friendly.. It was easy for me to find some friends here.. This is a result of the activities organized by the school.. The whole atmosphere was amazing and perfect for improving my English.. Jae Yun Kim.. Nationality: Korea.. In my opinion, Sol Schools is so friendly, familiar, and there are so many activities! So you can easily have new friends.. Sol Schools also has good teachers who are so kind, fun, and friendly so I can always study English and have fun.. Geraldine Boissard.. School: Vancouver.. My first week in Canada was difficult for me because I didn’t understand much.. Now it is better and I learned a lot! Practice, practice, practice.. The school is very nice and the teachers are patient.. Also, there are many fun activities and trips organized by the school.. Tim Grohmann.. The 2.. 5 month that I spend here helped me a great deal to improve my English.. Just the fact that I spoke to Germans by accident in English tells a lot.. I decided to go to Sol Schools because they won many awards and made the best impression.. My expectations did not get disappointed.. The teachers, staff and students were very kind and friendly from the very first moment on and helped me wherever they could.. They explained to me how to use the Skytrain and where I can go shopping and they even organized a gym for me.. The Student Affairs Coordinator took us on activities every week and after a while we became very good friends.. All in all I can say that the time I spend in Vancouver was very helpful.. I improved my English, made new friends and got to know the Canadian culture.. Thank you to everyone at my school, you rock!.. Esra Pazarcikli.. Nationality: Switzerland / Turkey.. I love Miami.. It was a good experience.. I learned a lot in the school, and I met a lot of new friends.. I enjoyed my stay here, and I will suggest it to all my friends!.. Pedro Garcia.. Nationality: Venezuelan.. I have been living here in Calgary for 3 months and for me it has been an amazing experience.. My dreams have come true, because all my life I have wished to live in Canada.. Calgary is an exciting city with beautiful places to visit and it is a lot of fun.. Actually, the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my entire life is Banff National Park.. You have to go there.. The people are great with the international students and you can feel very comfortable with that.. Karin Okabayashi.. Nationality: Japan.. The school is really nice because students and teachers are friendly.. I met many new friends.. I also enjoyed the many activities the school offers.. The school's teaching method is good for me because it is not focused only grammar, but we do a lot of speaking too.. I'm enjoying everything.. Viviana Lima Silva.. Nationality: Uraguay.. I have been at Sol Schools for a short time, but I consider it positive and I'm satisfied.. I came from another school where I had problems because they offered me a course that they didn't have.. Therefore I consider myself lucky that I joined Sol Schools.. I wish you success, and keep offering good quality and great teachers.. Daniela Seidelmann.. Nationality: Germany.. If I could, I would really like to stay here for a bit longer! SS Miami Beach is a great and welcoming team.. Thanks for a great time at SS!.. Timo Bieri.. I had a very good time in SS Miami Beach.. Miami Beach is very beautiful, and it’s for everyone! I learned a lot.. Thanks for the good time.. Tarek Benmessaoud.. I feel so grateful because of all the help and support the teachers at SS Miami Beach provided me.. All the staff was always available, and there were a lot of activities after school! It was a great experience, and I will never regret choosing SS Miami Beach!.. Melissa Blanco.. I really would recommend Sol School of Miami Beach.. I had a great time.. The staff and the people here were really nice.. Moreover, the school is 5 minutes away from the beach, so it’s perfect.. I am sure you will love it! Bye Melissa.. Tiziano Sandri.. The period of time I spent in Miami Beach was just unforgettable.. The school staff was very kind and the city is amazing.. You can go the beach, downtown, wild nature - you have everything! My experience in Miami Beach was just a dream.. Gino De Gutierrez.. Nationality: Mexico.. I feel very happy at this school.. The people are very cool and my teacher Nicky is super! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to study at this school.. In Sook Lee.. I enjoyed this school very much.. The teachers and all the staff are always available.. The class size is good, not too many people, so that we can participate actively in the lesson.. Manon Celebron.. I spent an amazing holiday in SS Miami Beach! The classes are nice and entertaining! I learned a lot of things in a really easy going atmosphere!.. Maria Seifert.. I like the school, the atmosphere, the people; everybody is very nice to me.. My teacher Nicky is an excellent teacher.. Thank you very much to all.. David Burrilo.. I am very happy.. I am enjoying the city and learning English at same time which is very good.. My schedule is perfect and I have time to visit the city and practice my English in real life.. The house and the family iit's perfect to me.. We talk a lot which is very good to me.. They are very very nice.. And I am very happy with them.. Remi Merliot.. I was in SS Miami Beach for a month, and I can ... comfortable and it's an absolutely cool place for studying and learnig english! Thank you!.. Malgorzata & Michel.. We spent two weeks in Sol Schools Language School in Miami for improving our English.. We are surprised how much we were able to learn in such a short period of time.. This was certainly due to:.. The school paid attention to all our needs (understanding, speaking, reading and writing).. All subjects were contemporary and adapted to our age.. The class was small.. The teachers were very friendly and professional.. The school is very well located in South Beach, in a very quiet and safe area, close to the beach and all activities.. We will be back next year to continue!.. Tsubasa Sato.. I enjoyed my time at SS Toronto a lot.. There are a lot of fun activities at SS, and I especially liked going to the nightclubs.. I luckily won the dance battle at the SS birthday party, and won an SS t-shirt! I also made great friends at SS.. Thanks to my friends and teachers at SS, I can feel my life is beautiful.. Thank you so much SS!!.. Azusa Terauchi (寺内あずさ).. Toronto is such a safe place and richly endowed with nature.. Although a break in the weather gave me some troubles, it was very pleasant to live in Toronto.. Also my host family was very warm, friendly and caring.. They were so nice to live with.. There are three attractive points of SS Toronto.. Firstly, there are many different levels, so students can take the right classes based on their level.. The class was so different from that of Japanese schools.. It was more relaxed and at home.. Because of the English Only Policy, I learned and earned a lot experiences.. Secondly, SS Toronto has smaller classes than any other major school, so I had so many chances to speak in my classes.. Moreover, I got to know my classmate easily.. Thirdly, there are many fun activities.. SS organizes after school activities everyday.. If you join these activities, you will definitely enjoy your life in Toronto.. It is a great opportunity to see other students from different classes and levels.. I just would like to say that I am so happy to be here in Toronto this summer.. [コメント] トロントは治安も良く、自然の多い場所だと思います。 雨が１日に降ったり止んだりするのには、少々困りましたが、 日本ほど暑くはならないので過ごしやすいです。 また、ホストファミリーも非常に親切であたたかくて、とても居心地が良いです！！ 私が思うSSの魅力として、３つほどあげたいと思います。 まず１つ目は、細かくレベル分けがされているということです。 そのため、自分の実力によりあったクラスで授業をうけることができます。 日本の中学校や高校のように堅苦しいものではなく、 生の英語をひたすら浴びて、全く日本語のない空間での学習なので、 大変でしたがその分やりがいを感じました。 ２つ目は少人数制ということです。 そのため、授業中に発言する回数も多く、自分のためになると思います。 また、友だちもすぐにできるので、毎日、学校が楽しくなります！ ３つ目はアクティビティーです。 毎日いろんなアクティビティーがあるので、 これに参加すれば、よりトロントを満喫できると思います。 そして、ここでもまた他のクラスの友だちをつくる良い機会にもなります！ この夏、トロントに来れて本当に良かったです！.. Anna Weilepp.. Studying at SS Toronto is a great opportunity to learn about other countries and nationalities.. You can find a lot of new friends.. The teachers are funny and really friendly.. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to learn English.. Agnes.. I first studied at SS Toronto in the summer of 2008! I really enjoyed it! I met great people from all over the world and great teachers! The school is very well located! Classes are very funny that's why you increase your english level a lot!.. After my trip, I wanted to go back again, so I went back in summer 2009! This time I had an internship with the Sol Schools Teenager Adventure Program! Such a cool internship! Now, I'm already thinking of going back! Miss it like crazy!.. Nayaret.. Nationality: Chile.. I attended SS Toronto for 8 weeks last summer and I just can say that it was a wonderful experience.. They were more than a Language School, they were like a big family.. You can find everything there.. good friends, very good teachers, funny activities.. In fact you will not miss anything from your country, actually you will miss SS Toronto when you leave the place, like me!.. Andrea Bizzocchi.. I selected this course because I think it’s a great opportunity to study English in detail.. I know that it’s recognized all over the world as a Cambridge qualification.. We are a small class, so we can progress quicker than I expected and my classmates and teacher are so cheerful and we help each other.. I definitely made a good choice because I’ve been able to improve and focus on my favourite language.. I recommend this FCE course to anyone who wants to be an international student!.. Céline Granger.. My best experience in Calgary was my trip to Lake Louise and Banff.. The nature was beautiful! Meeting new people at school is also a very good experience.. The school is really good.. All the teachers are very nice and kind! We have a nice classroom and you can always use the computer! That’s perfect for when I miss my family!.. Marion.. SST is the best school in the world! It was a very, very nice holiday and it was really good to improve my level in english because it was very very very very bad before!! It is impossible to be sad at SS Toronto!.. Big kiss to everybody I met at SS!.. Elisabeth.. Miami is a really great place to study, sooo relaxed and cool.. The school and teachers are really awesome.. Gema Sanz.. I think SS Toronto is a great place for learning English.. The teachers are so kind and they talk very clear, so you can understand them easily.. The classes are dynamic because while you are learning, you enjoy too.. Also, there are many activities.. The activities are very different so you can choose.. One of the best things about SS is the coffee.. It is very cheap!.. Ahmed AlMubarak.. SS Toronto is really great! The school has really good rules about speaking languages other than English.. The curriculum is also original and creative.. I liked how I met people from all over the world.. The administrative staff is really nice and the teachers are great!.. Tohko Mochizuki.. I like SSC because the teachers and staff have a good relationship with the students.. The staff is not only friendly, but also enthusiastic.. I think SSC is the best school in Calgary for every student who wants to learn English.. I’ve enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and I’ve met some very nice people.. I really enjoyed the beautiful country of Canada.. I had a wonderful time here.. I would like to come back to study more.. Martin Sommer.. The best experience I’ve had was the way my homestay family treated me.. On my first weekend they took me to the baptism of one of their godchildren.. That was an amazing experience for me because I felt like a part of their family.. What I like about SS Calgary is that it is like a big family.. You arrive here and after one day you are part of it.. It’s just great and I think this also helps new students feel comfortable so they can learn more.. Diana Garcia Hernandes.. I’ve had a very good experience at SS Toronto.. I’ve met different people from everywhere, learned a lot, and enjoyed myself.. I really don’t want to leave and I’d like to come back next year.. So thank you for everything and see you soon!.. Rocio Patricia Blanchet Mancilla.. I would like to thank SS and Yenny in Mexico for everything.. I had my best experience studying in SS Toronto.. Toronto is a beautiful city, and the people here are incredible.. I chose SS because a friend was studying there, he told me great thinks about SS but I couldn’t imagine how great SS is.. SS was more than my school to me.. The teachers there are more than only teacher, they were my friends and I didn’t feel alone.. I had my best memories from SS, my best friends, and great learning.. Also I had a chance to study in another school.. I missed SS a lot.. I ‘m pretty happy, finally I’m leaving and I concluded my goal here.. If I have a chance to recommend a school in Toronto, I will recommend SS Toronto, because I’d like to share my experience with more people.. Thanks Sol Schools Toronto for everything!!!!.. Sincerely,.. Rocio Patricia Blanchet Mancilla, from Mexico.. Abdul.. The best experiences at SSC were that I was able to make a lot of very nice friends from all over the world, learn about other cultures, and of course, improve my English.. What I like about Calgary are the people.. They are very friendly and very kind.. I feel like Calgary is my “home” in Canada.. Adrian Ortega.. "All my classes were very good.. I am very happy with all my teachers.. John always helped me with pronunciation, and he made my class very dynamic.. Karen is a wonderful teacher and always gave her attention towards the students.. Mohammed always made a different class.. I am happy with all my classes.. I had very good teachers.. ".. "I'm glad I met Lana.. (Activity Coordinator) She is a very important person at SS Toronto because she always helps you with any questions you might have.. She always makes time for all the students.. Gabriela Kohn.. What I like about SS, Calgary, and Canada is that the people are very friendly and they always want to help.. I like the school.. The teachers are very helpful and fun and they know how to teach us.. Learning English is fun for me.. Ken Matsuura.. It was quite an experience and to study at SS was very exciting and fun.. In Japan, I see Japanese everywhere but while I was staying here, I was the only Japanese and Most of the students were from Europe (France, Italy…).. The best thing I did in Miami Beach was lying on the beach after school with my friends.. I felt a bit of homesick when I heard they spoke German, French or other languages.. When I become 21, I would love to come back to Miami Beach after learning some European languages.. I found myself using poor Japanese sentence.. On the other hand, it proved that English was from head to toe during my stay here.. Hiroshi Shibata.. School: Toronto/Miami.. First of all, I would like to thank you everyone all Sol Schools Staff and teachers.. Thank you for welcoming me who had trouble with English.. I am very glad to come here to learn English.. When I came here, there was not Japanese and the atmosphere was different from SS Toronto.. I found SS Miami Beach a real language schools in abroad that I imagined when I was in Japan before I eve came to Canada.. I was very nervous at the beginning.. However with lots of help and support from all staff, teachers and friends, I started establishing my life here.. Because of the at-home school, very kind staff (Judy came to the student house to clean once a week, Alex supervised us regular and James helped me lots.. ), I was able to live very comfortably and I enjoyed life here.. I am glad to learn English at SS Miami Beach.. Miami Beach is very energetic latin city.. Thank you very much for giving me such a great experience..
Title: Sol Schools International | Staff Profiles Descriptive info: Sol Schools International Admin Staff.. Behind every activity, every Letter of Acceptance, every table at a fair and every student placed in a homestay, there is a real person.. a really hard working and dedicated person, making sure everything is done well.. To make these great people feel incredibly uncomfortable about themselves, we have asked them all to write a little bit about themselves so you know who you will be meeting and dealing with when you arrive at one of our schools.. Here we are:.. The Monkey - Mascot Extraordinaire.. The Monkey represents nothing more than the fun and playful atmosphere of our schools.. Over the years, we have taught thousands of people how to master the English language, but we have always tried to have a good time while doing this.. When classes are on, things are serious, but when classes are over, we enjoy having fun as much as the students do, so we spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to organize activities, outings, contests, sports teams, parties and everything imaginable to have fun and make everyone feel at home.. Years ago the students collectively decided that a monkey would be the perfect animal to represent the fun and playful character of our schools.. Today you can witness this by checking our.. pages or.. signing up.. to get our monthly newsletter - MonkeyPress!.. Ramie Goudreau - Director Head Office Sol Schools Toronto.. My job is to make sure our students have the overall best time possible while at our schools.. I’ve traveled and lived in a few other countries and know what it’s like to be an international student.. I use this experience to help all of our students feel welcome and try to make Sol Schools their home away from home.. I first began traveling when I was 18 and lived in Spain for 1 year studying Spanish.. I was very nervous because I didn’t speak Spanish very well, but I ended up having a great time.. After that I attended Brooklyn College (CUNY) in Brooklyn, NY and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2001.. I then taught elementary school in New York City for five years before moving back to Canada.. After arriving in Toronto, I began working at Sol Schools Toronto (formerley IH Toronto) and have been with the company since 2007.. Over the years, I have held several positions with Sol Schools International including teacher, interim DOS, Internship Coordinator and Director of Sol Schools Calgary.. In 2009, I completed a two-month internship in France teaching English at a little village school.. I also received my Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto during 2009 and moved to Calgary, Alberta near the Rocky Mountains to be Sol Schools Calgary’s school director.. I moved back to Toronto in June 2011 and have been the Director of Sol SchoolsToronto ever since.. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, good wine, traveling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding and time with friends and family.. James Peever - Director Sol Schools Miami Beach.. I have been working for Sol Schools since 2009.. I attended Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada where I obtained a degree in Commerce.. Then I began to travel.. I have visited more than 25 countries around the world and have lived in many as well.. I love to explore and learn new things about the world, meeting wonderful people along the way.. I returned to Toronto in the capacity of English teacher and then moved to Miami Beach as School Director at the beginning of 2011.. I would love to have you come and study at my school in Miami Beach under the beautiful sun.. If you are interested in getting a wicked tan and living it up "Miami Style," join one of our programs.. Marina Andreas - Director Sol Schools Calgary.. I've been working for Sol Schools International since fall 2008.. I started as the Activities Coordinator and was quickly promoted to the Student Affairs Coordinator.. Since December 2012 I’m the School Director at our Calgary campus.. I gained a lot of experience in my previous positions and learned from my mentors.. Also, my own experience as an International student helps me to ensure our students will enjoy their time in Calgary and make great memories.. Prior to moving to Calgary I obtained my certificate as a Management Assistant in Hotel and Hospitality (IHK Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria) after finishing a three-year apprenticeship.. I received my Human Resource Management Extension Certificate from Mount Royal University in 2010.. In my free time I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, eating delicious food, travelling and spending time with family and friends.. Joan Majchrowski - Director Sol Schools Vancouver.. I graduated from Trent University in 2001.. Wanting to explore the world, I decided to travel and teach in Japan for a year, which ended up being five years.. Upon my return to Canada, I decided to take renew my teaching degree with SOL Schools.. Fell in love with the school and was determined to teach here, four months later I was at my dream job working as a teacher in SOL.. Since September 2012, I’ve been the Director of SOL Schools Vancouver and had the greatest pleasure seeing the school grow and come alive with amazing students from around the world.. You can find me at hiking the hills, biking down the street or sitting on the patio enjoying a cool drink.. I’m also known for constantly laughing and smiling.. Come to Vancouver and enjoy breath taking views of the mountains overlooking the bay in historical Gastown! You’ll have an experience you’ll never forget!.. Houman Nikmanesh - CEO.. I graduated from the University of Toronto in 1996, and started the school the same summer.. A year later, Wendy joined me and helped expand the school to eventually become what it is today.. I am very proud to be able to offer a very unique experience to students who choose to study at one of our schools.. I want everyone who comes to one of our schools to have a great time, be comfortable and learn English in the process.. We offer really good language programs, but more importantly, we offer an experience that is second to none in life.. I am proud to have a great team of people working with me to constantly improve that experience.. Things I like and dislike:.. love eating.. with a passion.. enjoy watching history documentaries.. love making to-do lists.. love biking.. hate team sports (playing, not watching).. hate political correctness.. Wendy Yan - Comptroller.. I joined Houman to expand the school in 1997 and since then, I can honestly say that there has not been one dull moment in our lives.. The opportunity to encounter the diversity and uniqueness of people from all parts of the world can only be found in international settings such as our language schools, of which I am proud to be a part of.. My vision has always been to deliver on our promise of helping students learn and grow in their personal journey without compromising the quality of our services and programs.. I would like to attribute our success to the dedication and hard work of our amazing team at Sol Schools International.. As any student will attest, you will always find a cheerful, friendly and dedicated person in our schools, who will do their absolute best to help you.. I oversee the financial management of our schools, so although you may not have much dealings with me in this aspect, I welcome any questions or comments you may have about our schools.. My personal belief is that life is short and full of challenges but we should all live life to its fullest.. My passion is travelling and learning about different cultures.. I am an adventurous foodie and will try almost everything once.. In my spare time, I enjoy running, badminton, gardening and hanging out with family and friends.. Raquel Rumor - Director of Studies.. I have worked in the ESL industry for over 10 years.. I graduated from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology.. I began my teaching career with an IH school in Portugal and then went on to teach in Mexico and Canada.. I have now been a member of the Sol Schools team for four years.. As Director of Studies, I work closely with both the teachers and students to ensure that everyone's academic needs are being met.. In my spare time, I like to bake, read, spend quality time with my family and enjoy good conversations with my friends over a nice glass of wine!.. William Kwan - Director of Studies.. Greetings! Born and raised in Toronto, I started my ESL career in Japan as a teacher for a private school.. It was there that I developed a profound understanding and passion for teaching English to non-native speakers.. When I was finally ready to return, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to continue to be an integral part of the ESL community back in Canada.. Living abroad in a foreign country has allowed me to experience the challenges and obstacles students face on a daily basis when ... on a patio in the middle of summer with a cold pint.. Judy Sidoro - Teacher Trainer.. My love of traveling began as a child but grew and grew over the years.. While studying in university, the traveling bug stuck and I could do some traveling but still wanted to see more, the other side of the world.. After completing my degrees I headed for Osaka, Japan where I started my teaching career in 2000.. While in Japan, I had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of classes and students from Business English, TOEFL, TOEIC and Young learners in addition to creating and designing curriculums and lessons in a multimedia-teaching environment as well as in the classroom.. Over my years teaching in Japan, I also got to travel all over Asia and that made me love traveling even more.. After leaving Japan, I headed for Europe and Australia to travel and catch up with friends.. Returning to Toronto, I began teaching for Sol Schools International Toronto in 2003.. While teaching here I taught a range of classes, from Business English to Young Learners and did some curriculum development.. Over the recent years, I’ve been busy with Teacher Training; teaching TESL courses.. Training new teachers and sharing my knowledge and experiences that allows them to travel the world and teach others is rewarding and enjoyable.. I am still passionate about traveling and try to get away as often as I can but photography comes a close second as one of my favourite things.. I guess seeing things from different perspectives over the years has fueled my love for photography too.. Peter Alfano – Teacher Trainer.. Originally from New York City, I’ve been working for Sol Schools since 2012 as the Head CELTA Tutor in Miami Beach.. I have been teaching ESL/EFL for over 20 years in a variety of situations.. I lived in Europe for 13 years, teaching in Prague, Vienna, Rome and London.. My English teaching experience has included everything from General English to Business English, teaching specific purpose classes (such as to the military in Rome!) to teacher training in Prague, and university level composition classes to non-native speakers.. I have also taught TOEFL, CAE, IELTS and BEC exam preparation classes.. I was the director of English language programs at 2 different American universities in Rome and also at a summer boarding school for young learners.. I became a Cambridge CELTA trainer in New York City when I returned to the United States in 2008 and have free lanced as a trainer at centers in Seattle, Denver and New York and discovered Sol Schools when I free lanced one summer here in Miami Beach.. I’m theater-trained which comes in very handy when teaching and training and I could spend every night watching a good play with good acting.. Teacher training brings out the theater director in me which is one of the reasons why I enjoy it so much.. In addition, I can go to the beach after teaching practice!.. Alexandra Schleicher – Marketing Coordinator.. Hi! I am Alexandra from sunny California.. I attended San Diego State University and graduated with a degree in Communications and International Politics.. I’m obsessed with culture and traveling.. I spent this past year teaching in India and traveling.. I’ve been to 28 countries and counting.. When I’m not traveling I love to meet people from around the world and tour them around my city.. In my free time I love going to the beach, skiing, backpacking, dancing at concerts and finding new adventures.. Israel Deyvis – Marketing Coordinator.. Hello everyone, my name is Israel Deyvis Ramirez and I have been living in Canada for over 8 years.. At Sol Schools International you will get an amazing experience not only expanding your academic goals and achieve your English target, but also experiencing a multicultural environment where you can meet people for all over the world.. You can learn, meet people and have fun at the same here at Sol Schools International.. My passion is helping students immersing into the Canadian culture guiding you with information about the city, your accommodation and any other information you may need to get to know Canada as well as Sol Schools International.. I look forward to meeting you at Sol Schools International… The right place to learn English!.. Jason Brown – Marketing Coordinator.. I was born and raised in upstate New York and received my Bachelor's degree in Business Economics from SUNY Oneonta.. After graduation, I moved out to sunny San Diego, California for a new experience.. Although I miss the snowy winters in New York, I have grown to love San Diego for its beautiful year-round warm weather and outdoor activities.. It is the perfect place to live for someone like me, as I enjoy so many different outdoor activities including surfing, hiking, snowboarding, soccer, running, baseball and more! I love being active in any way possible and trying to stay in shape.. In my time off from work I enjoy exploring all that San Diego has to offer and spending quality time with my family.. Sean Choi - Senior Marketing (Korea).. After receiving an MBA in marketing from the United States, I started my career at Samsung in Korea.. For more than 10 years, I have been mastering sales and marketing skills including researching, analyzing, planning and managing customer relationships.. In particular, I have a lot of professional working experience participating in targeted trade shows and acting as a spokesperson at conferences and media and public relations events.. I am continuing my marketing career at Sol Schools International and enjoy playing golf in Toronto during the beautiful summer months.. Tomoko Asahina - Marketing (Japan).. Born and raised in Japan, I fell in love with Canada on my first visit as a high school exchange student.. I have since been to Canada a few times and finally decided to settle down and work here.. I work as the Japanese Marketing Coordinator at the school and love the variety and excitement it offers and, of course, the trips to Japan from time to time.. Although I come across as a shy person at first, if you find me at one of my favorite clubs or lounges after a few drinks, I am quite the opposite!.. I spend a lot of time not only marketing the school, but also taking care of the Japanese clients in the schools.. Elaine Sun - Accounting.. Hi everyone, my name is Elaine Sun, and I am the bookkeeper of Sol Schools International.. I have more than 5 years experience in accounting, payroll and administration.. I immigrated to Canada with my family in 2006.. After I got my diploma in Accounting and Finance from Seneca College, I started working at Sol Schools in Feb 2009.. I like working of Sol Schools because here we have nice and friendly staff, and the students are very nice and passionate.. In my spare time, I like music, reading, travelling and photograph.. Lily Zhao - Accounts Department.. I graduated from Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (China) with a Bachelor in Finance.. In 2010, I completed an Accounting Certificate at Centennial College.. In the past, I have worked as a Financial Analyst in the Bank- BNP Paribas Group, China Branch, and as an Assistant Manager of Financial Department in New World China Land Limited (Tianjin).. I like working with figures, which is why I studied Accounting in University, and I like things in good organization and perfection.. A few years ago, I came to Canada for a better life for my daughter.. Now I am working as a bookkeeper at Sol Schools, and I am very happy to be here.. Lisa Osis - Head Registrar.. I manage registration and all other matters relating to payment, inquiries and other administrative issues.. I enjoy working with people from different cultures.. I like restaurants, art, music, theaters, movies and everything else that a big city like Toronto has to offer.. Yuko Kitabaka – Registrar.. I started working as one of the registrars in summer 2012.. I used to work as a volunteer staff managing a small cafe in the Toronto school and also attended classes as a student back in 2008.. The great experience I gained that time from Sol Schools brought me back to work here again.. I have a BA in International Studies from Japan and a Diploma in Career Counseling from George Brown College, Toronto.. I like listening to people's stories and learning in the culturally diverse environment.. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, movies, live music and eating!.. Andrea Pauptit - Registrar.. I am originally from PEI, but after completing my Psychology and Criminology degree at St.. Thomas U, I began my ESL career by teaching in Japan, where I taught for two years.. Upon returning to Canada, I got my CELTA and taught ESL in Halifax and finally here in Toronto.. I have recently made the switch to admin, and find myself as the registrar for the Juniors Program and adult ESL here at Sol Schools Toronto.. In my free time, nothing makes me happier than listening to music and walking through High Park, seeing both the natural beauty that Toronto has to offer, but also the multiculturalism of the city..
Title: Sol Schools International | School Holidays Descriptive info: Canada.. United States.. 2012 Holidays - Canada.. Holiday.. Date.. New Year's Day.. January 2.. Family Day.. February 20.. Good Friday.. April 6.. Victoria Day.. May 21.. Canada Day.. July 2.. Civic Holiday.. August 6.. Labour Day.. September 3.. Thanksgiving Day.. October 8.. Remembrance Day.. November 12.. Christmas Holidays.. December 24 & 25.. 2013 Holidays - Canada.. January 1.. February 18 (Feb 11 for ... November 11.. December 25 26.. 2012 Holidays - United States.. Martin Luther King Day.. January 16.. Presidents Day.. Memorial Day.. May 28.. Independence Day.. July 4.. Labor Day.. Columbus Day.. Veterans Day.. November 22 23.. December 24 25.. 2013 Holidays - United States.. January 21.. February 18.. May 27.. November 28.. Please note that if Monday is a holiday, class will start on Tuesday..