After moving to Vancouver in 1996 from southwestern Ontario, I have had the great fortune of being in the ESL industry for 17 years and counting. Within the journey of my career, I have met, interacted and taught thousands of international students from all over the world. I have also had the pleasure of working with students as an Internship Coordinator and a Director Studies. The next part of my journey has led me to inlingua Vancouver as the Director of Studies, where I feel very proud to be part of such a dynamic, dedicated and special team of people. When you come to inlingua Vancouver, I can honestly say that the teachers and staff truly care about helping students achieve their goals.
Director of Studies
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!
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.
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!
It’s that time of the year again; spring has sprung and the school barbecues are happening!
Beach volleyball, soccer, sightseeing and shopping tours, biking, and many more fun activities are waiting for you this month!
What could be better than having so much fun? Only one thing can, which is having fun while speaking English with your friends, teachers, and classmates!
April Activities Calendar is ready for English students! Stay in touch with our activities coordinator to receive the most recent updates and advice on what to do after school in Vancouver.
Spring blossoms, sunshine, sightseeing, ocean kayaking, soccer, Sun Run, Umbrella Dance, and more… April is such a great month when the city of Vancouver begins to show its pink, fragrant skin (spring blossoms), deep blue ocean during bright days and glittering city lights at night, and huge green parks full of new adventures!
You can download the inlingua Vancouver ESL Activities Calendar for December 2012. Every day is an opportunity to speak English!
I would like to share an English writing exercise that our student Koko wrote last term. Her teacher Troy was very happy with the result of this assignment. Koko is already in 3B now!
I think there are advantages and disadvantages learning in the country where it is spoken.
In my case, I’m studying English in Canada, and I’m very satisfied with my decision.
First, I’m going to tell you about advantages. One advantage is that we can be taught grammar and pronunciation by a native speaker. In fact, I was able to catch myself many times. Another advantage is that we can make a lot of friends from other countries. I made many Brazilian friends. I’m so happy to have met them because they persuaded me to go to Brazil. On the other hand, there are also disadvantages. For me, the biggest disadvantage was concerned money. I had to save money for over 1 year to come to Vancouver. Even though there are disadvantages in terms of learning English in an English country, I recommend going to Vancouver, because there is a terrific school called “Inlingua” there!!
Koko (Naoko Hashikawa) – 3A – Upper Intermediate
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