IMPORTANT UPDATE (2014): Language coop programs are available only to inlingua Vancouver students who registered before June 1, 2014 and received both a study permit and a coop work permit. Please refer to our updated website for the current Experiential Education Programs that are available for new students: www.inlinguavancouver.com/programs/study_and_work

 
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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There are many cultural and outdoor activities this Month for international students who are here to learn English. Don’t miss the street festivals, sightseeing tours, sports, and beer/wine tasting tours. There will be many new things to talk about!

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The winter was fun, but we had enough cold and rain for a while. Vancouver is now in full bloom with blossoming trees all around the city, and people in their colorful summer clothing. Grab a few friends with to chat while enjoying variety of activities that you can do in this beautiful city.

Don’t know how to start? Here are a few suggestions from our student counsellor, Junior! The suggested activities for English students are grouped according to the region of the city that they are available in.

South West

Spanish Banks is one of the nicest beaches Vancouver. You can play Beach Volleyball, Beach Soccer, or just go for a walk along the ocean and enjoy the soft sand and the sun.

Locarno Beach Park is great for typical Canadian outdoor activities such as picnics and barbecues on its huge lawn.

At the heights of Point Grey, in the area of ​​UBC (University of British Columbia), we have the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). The museum houses many famous totems and displays world arts and cultures. It is a must see in Vancouver.

Kitsilano Beach is considered to be the best beach in town by many people. If not the best, it’s certainly the most famous. Some areas such as the public swimming pool are open during the hot season only. There are many free and paid sports to play here, in addition to sunbathing with a view of the ocean and the mountains.

Wreck Beach is also located on the campus of UBC. A section of the Wreck beach is Canada’s first and largest, legal, clothing-optional beach. There you will find trails, music, and a magical sunset.There are also relics of the second world war along the beach.

more information on Vancouver beaches

Downtown

Stanley Park is one of the most famous parks in Canada and among the largest urban parks in the world. It offers many public activities with its lakes, beaches, restaurants, bike paths, gardens, tennis courts, and more. Even the Vancouver Aquarium is located in Stanley Park. The shows of Beluga whales and dolphins are well worth the admission fee. This park is one of the most famous sights of the city and you can not miss visiting.

English Bay is where The Celebration of Light (an international fireworks competition) takes place. It is perhaps the first place visited by tourists and international students. This is an easily accessible location which is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset in summertime.

The Harbour Centre is the third tallest skyscraper in the city of Vancouver. Known also as the “Vancouver Lookout”, its dome reaches a height of about 150 meters and with its 360-degree viewing deck, it also serves as a tourist attraction, offering a physically unobstructed view of the city. The admission tickets are valid for the whole day and you could go back in the evening if you want to see the city lights from above.

BC Place is the home field for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer. It was the Olympic Stadium during the 2010 Winter Olympic and 2010 Paralympics and has hosted the CFL Grey Cup eight times. It went through a major renovation and reconfiguration in 2010, and reopened on September 2011 as the world’s largest cable supported retractable roof stadium.

Rogers Arena is right beside BC Place. It is home to the Vancouver Canucks and was the site for the ice hockey events at the 2010 Winter Olympics. BC place is the host for many notable events.

PNE offers more cultural activities with its fairs, seasonal amusement park, and arena. It usually begins in mid-August and ends in early September. There are also Vancouver Giants games coming up in addition to the other shows. The Vancouver Giants are a major junior ice hockey team.

Vancouver offers many other attractions beside these. Come back to read our future posts about other beaches, regions and different activities that you should’t miss.

Some of these attractions are available in student activities calendar. Click here to see the current calendar. Contact our activities coordinator or reception for more information.

Warning: Some attractions above are subject to availability and rates.

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