TOEFL Preparation USA or Canada?

TOEFL Preparation course in Canada

Are you planning to study English in the United States? The USA can be a good destination for students who need to improve their English language skills. Many schools, colleges, and universities offer good TOEFL preparation and English language courses in the USA.

The United States has always been a major destination for language students. It can be argued though, that Canada is an even better place to study English and prepare for TOEFL or TOEIC tests. Vancouver, Canada is an ideal destination for international language students.  Read on to find out why many international students prefer Canada to the USA.


The Benefits of TOEFL in Canada Instead of the USA

Low Cost

As of May 2005, one Canadian dollar is worth approximately 81 US cents. In other words, it costs approximately 20% less to study in Canada than in the United Sates.  For current Canadian dollar conversions click here.

Standard English

Some people in the USA have distinctive English accents. The English in Canada is very standard. Canadian English pronunciation is clear, correct and uniform.


Canada is much safer than the USA. In 1995, there were more than seven times as many violent crimes (1071) per 100,000 people in Florida, USA as there were in British Columbia, Canada.


Parts of the USA have cold winters, hot summers, tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes. Vancouver enjoys mild weather, thanks to its location on Canada's western coast. Vancouver Island shelters Vancouver from incoming storms, so Vancouver is not affected by severe weather or natural disasters.

Visas in the USA

Visitors from Mexico, Korea, and Costa Rica need visas to enter the USA. People from these countries can study English in Canada without visas. Visa policies in the USA have been even more strict since September 11, 2001.

Friendly Canadian People

Canadians are known to be pleasant, polite, and generous.

Standard of Living in Canada

The standard of living in Canada is higher than in the USA. Vancouver is consistently ranked higher than any cities in the USA. For the sixth year in a row, Canada rated first among 175 countries in the United Nation's quality of life survey.