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If you are looking for a short-term volunteer opportunity where you can meet new people, develop new skills and get involved with meaningful events, then look no further!

SFU Public Square is a signature community engagement initiative of Simon Fraser University. Each year they host a Community Summit to explore an issue of public concern. This year, our theme is “Charting BC’s Economic Future”.

The 2013 Community Summit runs from September 28th until October 4th. The largest Community Summit event takes place on  October 3rd. It is a public event at the Orpheum with the world famous economist Robert Reich.

Over 2000 people are expected to attend this sold out event! They need your support to make this evening a success! Volunteer roles include: registration, box office, greeters, ushers and more.

Contact the volunteer coordinator if you are interested in volunteering for this event:


Event: An Evening With Robert Reich
Thursday, October 3rd
: Vancouver Orpheum Thatre, 844 Granville Street
Volunteer Roles: General event support, registration table, box-office
Volunteer Shift: 4:00pm-11:00pm

More information about the Community Summit can be found here:

volunteer opportunity for English students


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:

English Language Event Vancouver


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
, and Granville Island Brewery are only a few of the great activities for our students!


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


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


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.


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


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.


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!


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.