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Iryna - an ESL student at inlingua VancouverAccording to scientific experiments, when healthy adults learn a second language, there are physical and functional changes in the brain. These positive changes increase cognitive abilities. Some of the most significant results of being multilingual are the ability to better adjust to environmental changes, and experience less cognitive decline with aging, while also delaying certain mental problems that the seniors face such as dementia for years.

Our motivation for learning English is often not limited to mental abilities of course.

Speaking a different language brings many professional opportunities. You might want to become more employable, aim for a higher paying job, negotiate a higher salary at your current job, or start a new venture altogether. You might want to relocate or work in a different country, or do business with international firms. If you are owner of a small business, you might want to extend your audience globally and offer products and services to more people.

You don’t have to do business to find a great reason to learn English. You might be looking for a romantic adventure, explore beyond what is familiar, make new life-long friends, get to know the world and the people from many cultures that inhabit it.

There are many obvious reasons, and others that are unique to your goals in life.

Fill out the form below to share your motivation to learn English with us!
(add it in the comments at the bottom of the form if you don’t see it there)


FIFA Women’s World Cup™ will be across Canada this summer from June 6 – July 5, 2015 with nine matches in Vancouver including the Championship Final on July 5, 2015!

The FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is the greatest stage for the world’s best female soccer players: it is a celebration that unites all the nations of the world. All eyes will be on Canada as over 180 territories turn their focus towards television programming of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and our students have the opportunity to experience it in person right here in Vancouver.

inlingua Vancouver has a promotion available, which includes FREE tickets to the Championship Final on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver! This promotion is available only for a limited number of students, who register for a full time English course before the April 30, 2015. Contact your counselor for more details.

For those who are not eligible for this promotion, the tickets are available for sale here:

(Photo credits: Canada Soccer)

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FIFA Women’s World Cup™ 2015 Vancouver venue team:




or not… Did you believe it was possible?

Happy April Fools’ Day!

Now go back to your English learning activities. Practice makes perfect, and there is no magic pill to replace that.


Please sign this petition (by Languages Canada) to help us to keep British Colombia a strong, desirable and safe study destination for international students.

The BC government is voting on legislation that will jeopardize the safety of international students. The international education sector has a proud history in BC and is our fourth largest export. It builds lasting and positive relationships with citizens from around the globe and showcases BC as the welcoming and vibrant place it is. Around 30% of the 53,000 international language students that come to BC’s accredited language programs each choose to stay in BC and pursue post-secondary education and are even vital to BC’s labour market once they have completed their studies. We owe them high-quality education and protection from unscrupulous operators.

The proposed legislation allows non-accredited and unregulated language programs to operate freely, and penalizes legitimate and accredited language programs by imposing more red tape and unnecessary costs.

Let Minister Wilkinson know that this situation is unacceptable by signing this petition, and ask him to amend the legislation to recognize language education as a separate sector and extend protection to all international language students..


Please sign the online petition at: www.change.org/…




It’s play time!

March is filled with great activities for English students. Social gatherings, sightseeing tours, shows, festivals, and more…

Check out our monthly Student Activity Calendar to plan ahead. Our activities coordinator will send out announcements to classrooms each week with the details about how to sign up, meet, and how to prepare for your choice of ESL activities.

Joining the school activities is a great way to practice speaking English in a comfortable, fun, and safe environment.


Starting today, inlingua Vancouver is thrilled to be launching a brand new online English class project for current, future and past English students as well as anyone who is simply eager to learn English. You are all invited to watch and enjoy our new YouTube channel!

Is there a teacher you have fond memories of? Well, you can find them here. Or perhaps you have a question and nowhere to turn? Watch it here. Or maybe you’re just curious about what the teachers at inlingua are like before you arrive? Why don’t you try checking our method and teachers out?

Hope you like our videos as they were made and designed with the sole purpose of helping you!

Currently we have 5 videos online, and hoping to upload more videos every Tuesday and Thursday. Subscribe to our channel, like the videos and Speak English Now!!


Highlights of the month:

  • Family Day (school holiday, February 9)
  • Valentine’s Day (February 14)
  • Lunar New Year celebration (February 19)
  • Sightseeing and shopping tours
  • Games, and more…



Here comes another exciting year, and all the fun English student activities for international students along with it!

We have our usual shopping and sightseeing trips this month, as well as skiing and many other fun activities to do with your friends. Remember to speak English only during the school activities!

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UPDATE: The JCI representative had to postpone this event due to personal reasons. We’ll share updates when the new date is scheduled.

logoJohn Casablancas Institute will be setting up a booth for inlingua students at the Gastown Campus on December 4th 2015 from 12pm to 1pm. If you would like to learn about JCI and its programs then this is an awesome opportunity!!

JCI is widely recognized as the industry leader in providing job-ready training and has been setting the standard for artistry and innovation for over 30 years. Established in Vancouver since 1978, JCI continues to stand behind the top professionals in the areas of fashion, make up, hair and esthetics. Supportive and positive learning practices provide students with the most beneficial educations experience. Located in the Historic Gastown, kitty corner to the Steam Clock, the institute is situated in a New York loft-style space that nurtures a creative and stimulating learning environment.


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gvfbs-logo-colour-webDonate food to support The Greater Vancouver Food Bank this holiday season! inlingua Vancouver will match all donations made by the staff and students, which means that your contribution will be doubled.

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower people to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education and training.

How to get involved:

There will be food donation boxes around the school for each classroom. The classes in each campus that collect the most donations (food or money) will be awarded with a Pizza Party on Monday, December 22nd.

needed-food-itemsHere are few of the things that are in greatest demand:

  • Baby food (in jars)
  • Baby cereal (in boxes)
  • Baby formula (powdered in containers or liquid in cans)
  • Diapers (size 2, 3, 4)
  • Other items such as baby oil‚ wipes‚ etc.
  • Whole wheat pasta and rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned protein (fish, meat, beans)
  • Juices (100% natural  fruit  and  vegetable)
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Healthy / low sugar cereals
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Money

Items we CANNOT accept:

  • Homemade Items
  • Items with Alcohol
  • Expired Items
  • Opened Packages


  • 26% in need of help are children
  • 18% in need of help  are seniors
  • 10% increase in new registrations from 2012
  • 5% overall increase in clients from 2012-2013
  • GVFBS has a food buying power of 3 to 1 for every dollar donated
  • GVFBS occupies a 36,000 square foot warehouse
  • GVFBS moves 8.5 million lbs. of food annually
  • GVFBS employs less than 30 people