inlingua Vancouver’s students come from 25 different countries to learn English. There is a rich cultural mix and lots to learn about the international friends that you make while studying English in Vancouver.
The Korean Cultural Activity will be following the graduation ceremony on Friday, March 30th. There will be food samples, and other activities to experience the Korean Culture. The activity will take place in Gastown campus at #300 – 150 Water St. starting at 1:30 PM.
The tickets are available from Gastown and Granville campus receptions, or from Serena for $5 dollars. The students who participated in the school photo-shooting will be attending the event for free!
Tomorrow is the last day to sign up with Serena or at the reception for the Vancouver Sun Run. Hopefully you had been jogging a lot to prepare for this challenge! Sun Run is the largest 10 km race in the world with 60,000 runners registered in 2011. Ask the teachers and other students to see who will be joining the event. See you there!
We were thrilled to hear back from Eduardo who was our student in 2007. This is what he said:
I couldn´t see myself learning, practicing and keep falling in love with the English language anywhere, but Inlingua Vancouver! Business English Program was definitely awesome! When I came back to México, I started to work as a bilingual accountant, which was definitely getting a full value for my money! Always grateful and thankful with Inlingua Vancouver! Best Regards from Chihuahua, México!
inlingua Vancouver is celebrating Women’s Day by empowering women of any age or ethnicity by teaching them English. English is the official language in 54 countries. Many more people in different countries speak English too, because it’s such an universal language.
Leaning English opens doors to new learning opportunities, to observation of being a woman in different cultures, to share their experience as a woman, in addition to the professional benefits of it. We want women from every country to have a say in what matters, and that’s why we are giving them the power of language, helping them to Speak English Now!
The Career Development Program (CDP) is targeted at young workers in the first few years of employment. They’re university grads, mostly in marketing, IT, engineering, hospitality management, who have come to Canada for a 1 year intensive language immersion program.
Vivian, one of our ESL students who was in CDP is talking about her work experience in Vancouver on the video below.
Let’s face it – English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in
English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.
We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices?
Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?