DEA CanadIAn College

DEA CanadIAn College

DEA CanadIAn College

DEA Canadian College

DEA Canadian College is located in the heart of beautiful North Vancouver nestled within the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia. We offer an array of training and academic courses ranging from ESL and Business English to Hospitality Management and Operations. DEA Canadian College employs dynamic certified teachers that will help students explore and discover their unique skills to get them on the right path for learning. and open doors to the career you have always wanted.

DEA Canadian College, Opening Global Career & Life Opportunities

We are a global vocational training college delivering quality programs to thousands of students in Canada. At DEA Canadian College, we look forward to sharing your success with our career advancement programs, for the future and beyond. Our team at the North Vancouver campus is committed to your success. We will be there to assist you from your first visit, right up to helping you find opportunities in your chosen course. We create an atmosphere that encourages all students equally in self-expression and helps you achieve your education dreams through our quality career training programs. DEA Canadian College will prepare you for success.

Social Programs

We understand that it’s not all about being in the classroom – we need to have fun too! Every week you will have the opportunity to socialize with other students and visit different sightseeing attractions in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

We are committed to providing students with academic instructors who deliver innovative learning experiences. We believe that the power of language education has the potential to provide students with the tools needed to succeed. Our primary goal is to deliver curriculums that will enhance students’ personal and professional goals and opportunities.

DEA goal is to provide students with a welcoming environment that is student-centered and flexible to accommodate each student’s interests and needs. We believe learning through role-plays, field trips and group learning activities help students integrate and advance more quickly. DEA creates an atmosphere that encourages all students equally in self-expression. We build students vocabulary for formal and informal situations by increasing communicative skills through appropriate question and answer techniques and presentations by eliciting students to self-correct.

Tesol Certification
This program is recognized by TESL Canada Become a TESL Certified English Teacher Teach in Canada and Abroad We offer a TESOL Diploma program that conforms to TESL Canada standards and Language Canada’s Quality Assurance guidelines. Trainees will be able to explore teaching, learning and language through task-based, participatory and interactive practice.

Program Duration

5 weeks (100 instructional hours, plus a 20-hour practicum)

Program Schedule

Monday to Friday, 9:00AM – 2:00 PM + practicum When a statutory holiday occurs, class hours will be made up on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


Trainees become classroom-ready by teaching international students, alongside their TESL Canada approved host teacher, in a DEA College classroom during their Practicum week using the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the TESOL Diploma Program.

A World of Opportunities

After graduating successfully from our TESOL Diploma at DEA Canadian College, you will have the required training and experience to work at the DEA Canadian College, and other international schools in Canada and abroad.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to DEA TESOL program, prospective students must meet specific requirements regarding age, prior education, English level, and demonstrated proficiency in the basic skills required for college-level work.
  • Letter of intent: Submission of a letter of intent outlining your goals for taking the TESOL program
  • Interview: Successful interview with the TESOL Program Manager
  • Educational qualification: Undergraduate degree
  • Non-native speakers: TOEFL iBT Score 101 (minimum of 27 in speaking/writing, 23 in listening, 24 in reading) OR IELTS Academic 7.0 overall with a minimum score of 7.0 in each skill area
What is CELPIP? The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is an English language proficiency test designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The CELPIP Test allows test takers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. The test clearly, accurately, and precisely assess a test taker’s English abilities in a variety of everyday situations, such as communicating with co-workers and superiors in the workplace, interacting with friends, understanding newscasts, and interpreting and responding to written materials. There are two versions of the CELPIP Test: the CELPIP – General Test and the CELPIP – General LS Test. The CELPIP – General Test assesses functional Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking skills, and the CELPIP – General LS Test assesses functional Listening and Speaking proficiency. Become a confident CELPIP test taker. This CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) course has been designed to prepare students to reach their target scores on the exam. You will receive personalized instruction and view the format before taking the test. The four skill modules are: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Course Objectives:
  • You will learn how to write impressive essays in the English language
  • You will be exposed to the CELPIP exam every week and become very familiar with it
  • Learn about the question types and how to respond to them
  • You will be proficient in all four components of the CELPIP Test (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing)
  • All grammatical mistakes will be highlighted, corrected and explained
  • You will be evaluated by our CELPIP instructors to determine if you are ready to take the exam
  • You will learn how to scan and skim the exam texts to maximize your time during the exam
  • You will enter your CELPIP Exam with confidence
  • You will learn how to correctly answer all questions on the exam
IELTS Test Preparation

Program Description:

Prepare for the official IELTS Test (The International English Language Testing System) in this focused intensive preparation program. IELTS is a highly dependable, practical and valid English language assessment available throughout the world. It is used by individuals who are seeking international education and professional recognition. It is benchmarked to international standards and global mobility.

Course Objectives:

This course prepares high intermediate to advanced level students for the IELTS.
  • Practice reading a variety of text types. The reading tasks include skimming for gist, scanning for details, understanding text structure/cohesion, deducing meaning from context and interpreting inference, attitude, and style, completing notes, sentences, tables, summaries, and diagrams or flowcharts
  • Practice writing formal reports of 150 words in length based on interpretive information of data displayed in bar charts, line graphs, tables; the stages of a particular process or procedure; and/or an
  • Event/Series of events. Essays of 250 words in length to present/discuss opinions, solutions to problems, arguments including evidence
  • Practice different language tasks-types through a variety of activities, lectures, role-play, games and assignments

Program Requirement:

  • To be admitted to DEA IELTS program, prospective students must meet specific requirements regarding age, prior education, English level, and demonstrated proficiency in the basic skills required for college-level work.

All Application Must:

  • Have a secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Students must submit proof that he/she meets all of the program’s admission criteria (e.g. transcript, proof of age, etc.).
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.
TOEFL Preparation
Program Description: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a required exam for non-native English speakers who wish to study at colleges or universities where instruction is in English. Students will familiarize themselves with the TOFEL test structure and learn important test-taking strategies. We will focus on the four parts of the exam (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) in order to review and increase understanding in these main areas. Course Objectives:
  • Review and practice skills for the sections of the TOEFL exam
  • Learn relevant vocabulary that will appear on the TOEFL exam
  • Review test-taking strategies and tips for the TOEFL exam
  • Complete sections from a practice TOEFL exam to see how you have improved and where improvement is required
Program Requirement: To be admitted to DEA’s Learning Centre’s TOEFL program, prospective students must meet specific requirements regarding age, prior education, English level, and demonstrated proficiency in the basic skills required for college-level work. All Applicants Must:
  • Have a secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Students must submit proof that he/she meets all of the program’s admission criteria (e.g. transcript, proof of age, etc.).
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.
To earn the TOEFL Core Certificate, participants must successfully complete three parts:
  • 60-hour (4-week) foundation course on the fundamentals of TESOL
  • 60-hour (4-week) specialty course on teaching adults
  • 20-hour teaching practicum
  • 10 hours of in-person classroom observation
  • 10 hours of in-person practice teaching
ESL Program
All DEA course levels align directly with the Canadian Language Benchmarks. Topics included in cover areas of interest to the student and are designed to improve fluency and build confidence. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are integral parts of the program. The interesting course content has been designed to help students advance quickly.


-Introductory & Elementary – Basics:

Level 1: Student will build their confidence in communicating in everyday situations and be able to express personal information, likes/dislikes, descriptions and identify items. Learners will interact in a simple way and can answer basic questions using familiar words. Lesson plans are personalized, engaging and fun igniting student interest.
Level 2: Students can introduce themselves to others and understand simple questions and concepts. Learners will communicate basic information using short sentences and phrases in relation to needs and experiences. Vocabulary through listening and speaking activities/exercises and comprehend simple directions.


Level 3: Students will learn to communicate information and express ideas using simple sentences in relation to current needs and experiences. Learners will understand the fundamentals of basic grammar structures and verb tenses and will continue to build their vocabulary bank and develop control in communicating in informal routine situations.
Level 4: Students will continue to build their vocabulary and communicate information in relation to everyday experiences and activities with a focus on personal wants and needs. Learners will develop control in communications in informal and formal conversations. In this course, you will be able to ask and respond to questions, tell a simple story or describe situations.


Level 5: Students will develop reading and writing skills to enhance communications and be able to participate in casual conversations about personal and professional interests. In addition, students will continue to demonstrate their understanding of a variety of real-life situations based on listening, speaking, reading and writing activities.
Level 6: Students will improve their English skills for academic, community and workplace settings. They will continue to build their vocabulary bank in order to communicate with more confidence and continue to incorporate previously learned structures with new ideas.


Level 7: Students will progress using an increasing variety of grammatical structures and develop control of complex structures. Learners will be able to interact in relation to social routines, educational and work situations. Fuller comprehension will be realized in relation to stories, articles, ideas, and sayings.
Level 8: Students will develop the ability to interact effectively in the community and workplace. Learners will continue to develop vocabulary and grammar structures in order to communicate about a variety of everyday topics with relative ease. Learners will experiment with new and uncommon words while speaking.


Level 1: Emphasis is placed on refining expressive language skills. Students will gain control over a wide variety of complex grammatical structures and a range of concrete, abstract language. Idiomatic language. Nuances and subtleties will be incorporated into lesson plans in order to meet higher-level needs. Students will increase reading comprehension to comprehend the big picture and understand common mistakes.
Level 2: Proficiency is developed by comprehending complex phrases and verb tenses and master sentence structure. The learner will broaden their knowledge of grammar, writing and reading comprehension. Conversational strategies are introduced in order for students to understand language creativity.

Integrated Courses:

Students will develop proficiency in English in the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Learners gain knowledge of new environments that are necessary for successful integration into schools and the community. Some students with limited English skills may require taking introductory courses based on the school’s curriculum. Evaluations will be made on an individual basis.


Practice and refine all aspects of pronunciation: sound, intonation, stress, and mechanics. Students will focus on accent reduction by studying proper English sound production, word and sentence-level stress and intonation. Through the means of group and pair discussions, dialogues and other activities, learners strengthen and fine-tune their English conversation and communication skills gaining functional communicability and increasing self-confidence through speech monitoring techniques. They will be encouraged to speak more spontaneously during class activities and presentations to improve oral communications. Communications/Conversation, Cultural Immersion: Develop your ability to interact effectively in both formal
Business English Courses
Business English – Basics:
  • Improve your Business English Language skills
  • Develop your Business Vocabulary and Reading skills
  • Develop your Business Communication style
  • Learn how to make requests in the context of Business English
Business Writing:
  • Learn how to write a successful resume and Cover letter
  • Learn how to write a Business Letters and Emails
  • Help you make effective presentations in English
  • Learn how to develop your expertise in Content writing
English for Business Speaking:
  • Improve your Business English Vocabulary
  • Improve your Business English Communication skills
  • Help you deliver professional Business speeches
  • Help you improve your Networking skills
Business Foundation:
  • Develop basic literacy in the Language of Business
  • Learn the fundamentals of Marketing
  • Learn cross-cultural awareness within the Business sector
  • Learn Marketing Strategy
  • Develop Business knowledge and skills to start up a new business or improve your Business
Business Plan Development:
  • Create a sound ‘living’ document
  • Develop an Executive summary, target market, operational strategy, marketing research analysis
Business English for Meetings and Presentations: Meetings:
  • You will learn how to arrange a meeting though email and by phone
  • Learn Vocabulary and skills related to participating in meetings
  • Participate in on-site meetings and/or Teleconferences with more confidence
  • How to use persuasive language in a Business presentation
  • How to use Graphs and Charts
  • Help you make effective presentations in English
  • How to organize information for your presentations
  • How to present in an organized and engaging way
This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
English for Healthcare Professionals

Program Description:

The program will allow students to gain the theoretical knowledge and practice language skills linked to reading, writing, speaking, and listening within the working context of the healthcare / medical fields. The English for Health Care Professionals program includes 120 hours of in-class education (theory and practice) 6-8 weeks. The program contains two courses.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates may apply the professional language skills they gain in a variety of health care contexts, including health centers, clinics, hospitals, and medical offices of various sorts.
  • Credential Awarded: Certificate
  • Program Duration: 120 classroom hours over six weeks or part time.
  • Expected Homework Hours: 6 hours per week.

Completion Requirements:

The student must complete all aspects of both courses of the program in order to graduate.

Admission Requirements:

  • Evidence of IELTS 4 score (or equivalent)
  • Or, the student can pass the school’s ESL placement assessment which may include an interview

Required Textbooks and Equipment:

  • Textbooks and all other course materials will be provided by the college.
  • The main texts used are student and teacher editions.
  • Oxford English for Careers (nursing); 2010, Grice, T., Oxford Press.
  • Career Pathways, Medical (2012), 2102 Evens V., et al, Express Publishing.

Delivery Method:

This program is delivered face-to-face, in-class at the College campus.

Learning Objectives:

General Objective: Competency in both practical language use and the theory necessary to understand the terminology and its context of use in healthcare practice. The program is focused on practical applications for new vocabulary and language as well as practical skills related to medical communication. Additional outcomes to this program can be offered depending on the needs of the student cohort.
French Immersion Program
Throughout the world, French is a key language in government, business, international development, and diplomacy. DEA Education Center French Immersion Program is ideal for students from Pre-school to Grade 12 who want to improve their French. The total program covers tuition, course materials, workshops and other activities planned. It is possible to add additional training hours if desired. Our courses are designed for small groups or tutoring upon parents request. Kids have the opportunity to learn French at an early stage. Our program provides them with the structure and motivation to learn and master a new language. -Does your child need help with their French homework? DEA Education Center offers your child the opportunity to explore new learning methods as we create fun, interactive environments, where students improve their self-confidence and their love for the French language! Our program includes homework help, support in weak areas and academic enhancement. – PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING One-on-One Tutoring sessions will develop and strengthen students’ knowledge of the French language and help them with their projects and exams.
University Pathway
Your Path to Higher Education in Canada DEA’s University Pathway Program leads to bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as well as undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas and certificates. University Pathway Program graduates are expected to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.


You can begin the program at any level, but you may need to upgrade your English before beginning the required University Pathway Program courses. You must begin your University Pathway Program required courses on the first day of a session and must complete the full session of your required courses to get credit.



Course duration varies based on your starting English Level and each student’s unique progress through the levels.  

English Testing

Students write a practice IELTS test every second week to measure their progress. This allows teachers and students to see their success and track their improvement.

What You Will Learn

  • Written & Oral English Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research Skills
  • Essay Writing
  • TOEFL Preparation
  • Time Management
  • Exam Writing Techniques
  • Oral Presentation


Students take a placement test on their first day to determine their English level. Students who test at level 9 or above may directly enter the University Pathway Program. Students who test at level 8 or below, will begin in the General English program.

University Placement Services

Our team of Pathway Specialists will work with you to find the perfect program to reveal your full potential.

Our services include:

  • Helping you choose the best program for your goals and interests from our Partner Colleges and Universities in Canada
  • Guiding you through the admissions application process
  • Obtaining your conditional Letter of Acceptance (LOA)