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Word Vancouver Festival (previously known as The Word on the Street) is a great celebration of literacy and reading. It will be held on the last weekend of September at Library Square in downtown Vancouver. The festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests. It has attracted numerous famous Canadian authors for author readings, such as Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Arthur Black, Joy Fielding, Timothy Findley, Dennis Lee, Robert Munsch, Paul Quarrington, Michael Redhill, and David Suzuki, to name just a few.

It’s a great experience for English students who want to challenge their listening skills. Check out the program: wordvancouver.ca/2013-festival/2013-schedule

English Language Event Vancouver

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September is a great month for sightseeing and museum visits for ESL students. Practice your English while learning about the Canadian culture; and get inspired to expand your vision with these tours! Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Police Museum, UBC Museum of
Anthropology
, and Granville Island Brewery are only a few of the great activities for our students!

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We are very happy to announce our latest Languages Canada Accreditation for the quality of our services! It is the ongoing effort of our staff, students, colleagues and all other associates who help us succeed with everything we try to do – thank you!

We were examined in 6 areas in order to qualify for this certificate:

  • Student Services
  • Teaching Staff
  • Curriculum
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Administration
  • Student Admissions

coop program accreditation certificate from languages canada for inlingua vancouver

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We have announced that our language school approached maximum capacity for the summer months of May, June and July 2013. Now we are happy to announce our space availability for new student registrations for August 2013 and on!

Visit our website to answer all your questions:

If you still have questions or need help, please contact us.

new English students

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Oh, summer… There are so many fun activities to do that I don’t know which one to choose!

There will be Bard on the Beach, skydiving, cycling, tasty tours, concerts, pub nights, shopping tours, sports games, annual fireworks festival, and more to do with your friends in August. Practice speaking English while having fun.

Click on the image to see the August Activities Calendar.

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inlingua Vancouver offers a very wide range of English Elective lessons in the afternoon for students to choose based on topics, such as current events or business, or English skill functions, such as listening, pronunciation, grammar or writing. Students choose their Elective lessons depending on their level of English, their needs and their skills. Teachers will suggest elective lessons to students at the end of each level. Elective lessons are from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM and from 2:40 PM to 4:00 PM. Some elective lessons are offered only at 1:00 PM, others only at 2:40 PM, and others both at 1:00 PM and at 2:40 PM.

This term we made a few changes to some of our courses:

  • CAE is available from 9 AM to 12 PM

Elective courses at 1 pm:

  • Reading & Writing is available in both campuses at 1 pm
  • Grammar Plus is available at Gastown at 1 pm (suitable for 3A and some 3B students)
  • Some elective courses will not be offered at 1 pm (English for Work, Academic English II, Semi Private Lessons)

Elective courses at 2:40 pm:

  • English for Work is offered in Gastown at 2:40 (suitable for students from level 2A and higher)  The teacher will continue to use the same curriculum but will supplement a bit with two business modules such as Presentations and Negotiations.
  • Pronunciation, Fluency & Accuracy, Grammar Plus, and Reading & Writing will still be available at 2:40 pm.They will strengthen your English and give you confidence when speaking.

Click on the image below to see updated information about English courses and elective afternoon lessons.

elective English lessons at inlingua Vancouver

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We never run out of ideas for activities. July is going to be a gorgeous month and we have many outdoor activities to enjoy the beauty of Vancouver. What can be better than practicing speaking English while shopping, sightseeing, beer tasting, cheering for your favorite team, or leisurely cycling along at the same time? Exactly… so take the advantage of this month’s student activities to practice English and have fun with your friends.

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physical exercise for better learningDid you know that walking, jogging, weight lifting, swimming, dancing and other physical activities can improve your ability to learn English faster, in addition to helping you stay healthy and fit? There are many scientific studies that explain why exercise is good for your brain. Shortly, this is how it helps:

Exercising together is a beneficial activity for you and your friends. It is a great excuse to go out and discover new places, meet new people, and practice your English. Why are you still sitting? Check out our activities calendar, find a fitness centre, look for hiking trails, or do something else that you think is fun!

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VIVA Treasure is an outdoor interactive QR code game, to engage pedestrians on Granville Street. Granville Street will become a pedestrian walkway offering performances, art and street markets during summer. Muprime is looking for volunteers to help with this project. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to get involved in the Vancouver downtown community, practice their English, and have fun!
volunteer opportunity for English students
The first VIVA Treasure event will open to the public at the end of this month. Sandwich boards with artistic QR codes (Treasure Codes) will be placed around Granville Street, turning it into an interactive game. When a visitor scans a code they will get content relevant to their time and location. They will unlock Granville Street secrets, fun promo content from local businesses, and prizes. In addition, a range of fun offline activities will be available at the VIVA Treasure booth on the 700 block of Granville Street. These will include multiplayer games, a custom postcard station, and a 4D hologram display. Winners of the VIVA Treasure game will be featured in the Hologram so they can show it off to their friends.

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volleyball-student-activityMonday

  • Volleyball at English Bay 3:30-5:00pm
  • Movie (The Bourne Legacy) at Gastown Lounge 3:00-5:00pm

inlingua student activity soccerTuesday

  • Soccer at Andy Livingstone Park (in Chinatown) 3:30-5:30pm
  • Lynn Valley Park Trip (sign up at Reception) – Meet in Gastown Campus at 3:00pm

Wednesdayinlingua student activity capilano bridge

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge (Cost $28 – Meet at 3pm in Gastown Campus ) – Sign Up with Serena! Must have a reservation by Tuesday at 4pm

inlingua student activity pubThursday

  • Pub Night – Meet at the Cambie Pub at 4pm (Bring your Passport ID – must be over 19 years old)

Fridayinlingua student activity yankees game in seattle

  • New York Yankees MLB Game and overnight stay in Seattle ($155 with Ticket – limited space still available today, sign up ASAP)

Weekend

  • 2 Day Tofino Trip ($250)
  • 2 Day Seattle Trip ($175)
  • Vancouver Craft Beer Festival ($40)
  • Italian Festival at Commercial Drive on Sunday at 10AM- 6PM (Free!)
  • Seattle 1 Day Sightseeing Tour on Sunday ($55)
  • Whistler Sightseeing Tour on Sunday ($55)
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