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ESL registration news from inlingua VancouverTHANK YOU!

Thank you for your support and thanks for choosing inlingua Vancouver!

We have an important announcement to make about the month of July 2012:

  • We are full for July 2012 in our regular ESL courses.
  • We will accept new registrations starting from July 30 2012.
  • For July 3, 9, 16 and 23, we will NOT accept new registrations in our IP1 Intensive, SE Star English or PT1 Part time programs.
  • During July 2012, we will still be open for new students taking our afternoon program SE Afternoon – from 1 pm to 4 pm, and also open for the following specialized courses: IELTS 5.0, IELTS 6.5, Cambridge FCE, Cambridge CAE and TOEFL.

Please keep this in mind when registering.

Register now as spaces are limited !

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Commercial Drive is a great place to cruise around and explore during nice spring days and evenings. “The Drive” is always lively with it’s Italian spirit. There are many local or international students, artists, and bohemians walking around the Drive, spending time at one of the many coffee shops or restaurants. You can check out the public events on www.thedrive.ca. You can find many ethnic cuisines and try different flavors on the Drive. It might be a fun student group outing. June 10th is a great day to visit the Drive because it’s Italian Day and there will be lots going on!

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You can download the inlingua Vancouver ESL Activities Calendar for June 2012. Every day is an opportunity to speak English!

Monthly ESL student activities

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Great news for our international students and interns! From now on, temporary residents (students and temporary foreign workers) currently residing in Canada with valid status can submit their application for a new temporary resident visa to Ottawa. The visitors had to submit their application in US formerly. This solves the problem of all those people:

  • students on visitors permits who previously would have to go to the States to get a study permit,
  • students who wants to apply for a temporary work permit to get into a Study and Work Program after they come to Vancouver,
  • who couldn’t upgrade to an internship program if they didn’t have an American visa.

Contact your counselor if you need any assistance about the visa procedures.

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It’s that time of the year again! We are going to do the first BBQ of 2012 tomorrow. Remember to get your tickets ($5) from Serena or from the reception today. The ticket price includes an Angus Beef Burger, Chips and a Pop.  There will be Volleyball, Soccer, Games and Fun! Dress comfortably for the event at Kitsilano Beach. BBQ will be between 1-4pm on Friday, May 25th.

Please remember that smoking in Vancouver parks and beaches is prohibited by law.

ESL students and teachers at summer BBQ
ESL students and teachers at summer BBQ
ESL students and teachers at summer BBQ
ESL students and teachers at summer BBQ

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ESL student living roomWe are happy to announce our partnership with AM Student Houses. This student house is located in the city of Vancouver, in zone 1, with very good access to public transportation (daytime / nighttime).

There are 3 bedrooms and one shared bathroom on the lower level. On the upper level, there are 4 bedrooms ESL student study areaand two shared bathrooms. The social areas of the house include a large living room, dining room and a studio. There are a kitchen and a set of washer/dryer on each level of the house. Wireless internet, cable TV, large flat screen TV and comfortable desks are ready to use. All student bedrooms are fully furnished including beds, bedding and closets. All bedrooms are shared. All utilities are included (heating / hot water / Internet / TV cable / phone).

Click here to see the details and rules of this student accommodation option.

Click on this link to see more photos.

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Even though speaking English is very important, well being of people is more important than anything else. That’s why we want to contribute to helping people in need. Thanks to all inlingua Vancouver staff and students for supporting this cause with their donations.

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Anna is a current student at inlingua Vancouver who is in the Student Internship Program. Thanks for bringing your cheerfulness into our school, Anna.

I decided to come to Vancouver to study at Inlingua and to improve my English. I felt at home from the first day, because all the staff is very friendly and kind. Everybody try to help you if you have a question or if you need something. At inlingua Vancouver, there is a good atmosphere for learning and meeting new people. You can enjoy different activities and delightful Vancouver at the same time.
The environment is incredible and safe. I really want to come back!
It is so true that I changed my mind and decided to extend my stay here two more months to do an internship in Vancouver after my English course. I love this city. Thank you everybody for making my dream come true ;)

Anna

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People used to read books when they wanted to escape into a fictional world in the good old days. As the even better new days arrived, the fictional world is merging into the real one where you can influence the story!

Nowadays reading a book in English is not boring anymore. Interactive Fiction is becoming more popular with easily accessible personal devices such as Pocket PCs, iPads, iPhones, and laptops. I’m looking forward to seeing when students will have a pad with an interactive school book on it instead of the old school books that we use to study from.

Here is an example of an interactive fiction book, Frankenstein:


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1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture..
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8 ) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

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