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He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Kunst and Alterthum

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Vancouver English Centre
250 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC,
V6B 1E7 Canada
Tel.: 1-604-687-1600
Fax: 1-604-687-1660

Map of Downtown Vancouver


Mr. Kenneth Gardner
Mr. Kenneth Gardner has owned and managed VEC since founding the school in 1993.


Ms. Yvonne Gardner
Ms. Yvonne Gardner oversees the school's financial affairs,
including payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

Managing Director

Email Managing Director

Director of Studies

Email Director of Studies

Student Advisor

Email Student Advisor

Homestay Coordinator

Email Homestay Coordinator

Activities Coordinator

Email Activities

This department plans, organizes, and sometimes leads VEC's leisure activities. During the busy seasons, it may include up to eight additional coordinators.


VEC teachers all have university degrees, as well as certificates in TESL/TEFL.
All VEC teachers are experienced teaching English to international students.

Administration Staff

Approximately 35 people work hard to ensure that every student enjoys a well-organized visit, from the beginning of the application process, to the presentation of the certificate of completion.

Sales and Marketing


Japanese: Ext.206 or Ext.207
Chinese: Ext.204
Korean: Ext.208
Thai: Ext.214
Arabic: Ext.202
Portuguese: Ext.210
Spanish: Ext.212

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Other Contacts

Admissions and General inquiries:
Student Arrivals: Email Arrivals
Registrar: Email the VEC Registrar
Accounting: Email Accounting and Payments
Room Rentals: Email Business Internship Coordinator
Webmasters: Email VEC Webmaster

Affiliate Institution

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Vancouver English Centre (English Courses in Vancouver, Canada)
English Courses in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Language Centre (TEFL Courses & Spanish & English Courses in Guadalajara, Mexico)
TEFL Courses & Spanish & English Courses in Guadalajara, Mexico

Vancouver Language Centre (English Courses in Guadalajara, Mexico)
English Courses in Guadalajara, Mexico

Vancouver Language Centre (Spanish Courses in Guadalajara, Mexico)
Spanish Courses in Guadalajara, Mexico

Vancouver Language Centre (TEFL Courses in Guadalajara, Mexico)
TEFL Courses in Guadalajara, Mexico

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