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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!

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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!

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Do you know when you bring and when you take something somewhere? It can get confusing because the meaning of the two words are very similar. If the direction of the movement is towards the speaker, the word “bring” is used. “Take” is used if the movement is going away from the speaker.

Here are some examples:

  • Please take this note to your teacher when you go to school.
  • Can you bring me a cup of coffee on the way back from school?
  • I will take these books to a charity to donate them.
  • Will you bring your umbrella when we go for a walk today?
  • Can I take your sunglasses to the beach today? I will bring them back in the evening.

Do you want to try it yourself? See if you can find the correct answer:

  • I ____ a plate of cookies to my brother. Before he ate one, he asked if I could ____ the plate to his friend first, and then ____ it back to him after his friend had a few cookies.

Share it on Facebook if you found the correct answers!

 
english vocabulary tip for ESL students

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Are you tongue-tied when you try to speak English? Do you want to know how to gain confidence in yourself and speak fluently? Even people who speak it at more advanced levels have started from the bottom. Use their secrets for your success!

Putting the pieces together

One must take into account the different aspects that make their English better: knowing and choosing appropriate vocabulary, learning correct grammatical structures of sentences, clear pronunciation,  correctly placed phonetic accents, not to mention the pace and intonation. You must work on all of these points if you want to improve your spoken English.

Two-way process

When it comes to interacting with other people, it involves both speaking and listening. Pay attention to how the other person uses different strategies to communicate effectively with emphasis on certain words, expressions or paraphrases like “You know what I mean?” / “Do you agree?”.

It’s not just what you say…

Nonverbal communication is very important, even for native speakers. Use gestures, body language and facial expressions to accompany your words or emphasize what you say. And always study what the other person says with his body language.

Sing a song in English!

Music is an excellent way to improve your spoken English, practice rhythm of language and learn new expressions. Look up the lyrics of your favorite songs online and then sing along. You can also improve listening skills by writing down the song lyrics yourself instead of looking them up.

Take a chance!

You need to have a positive attitude to improve your English. Take every opportunity to practice. Talk to people at parties, help a tourist who seems to have been lost or simply answer questions that your teacher asks during English classes.

Think in English every day.

This is a good way to improve your speaking and you can practice anywhere, anytime. At home, you can talk to yourself while cooking food or doing chores. Try to describe what you see around when you are taking the transit. Recall what happened during the day before going to sleep at night.

Listen to your own voice.

You might not like hearing your own voice, but this is a very effective way to find out what you need to improve on your spoken English. Record yourself while you talk and then listen to the recording or get advice from someone who’s a native English speaker.

Keep a voice journal.

Record your voice diary in English every night instead of writing it down. At the end of the year you’ll remember the important things that have happened as well as track the progress you have made.

Learn English at inlingua Vancouver.

If you feel that you need more practice and want to interact with people who want to learn English as you do too, why not take an English course at inlingua Vancouver? It is one of the most prestigious language schools in Canada, and you can speak English from your first lesson. Plus you’ll make friends from different countries and enjoy your time in beautiful Vancouver; a clean, safe city with high living standards. It will be a pleasure having you at inlingua Vancouver! Do not miss this opportunity to learn English now.

Make English-speaking friends.

If you really want to learn English, you need to be with people who know how to speak this language. This does NOT mean that they have to be native speakers only. English is a language spoken by millions of people worldwide, mainly as a second language. Therefore learning to understand different accents is also important.

Experience the great advantage of learning English at inlingua Vancouver!

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The last ski and snowboard trips of this season will be during March. Make sure to sign up for these activities on announced dates to secure your spot. Sightseeing and shopping trips, hockey games, playing soccer, any many other activities will continue as usual this month. Speak English everywhere!

English student activities calendar

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inlingua Vancouver staff is welcoming you to a great year in 2013!

We speak English only at school, but if you need assistance in your own language before coming here, or if you run into any problems that we can help in Vancouver, our team is happy to provide you assistance in your own language. You can contact us by phone, by email, or some of us through Facebook. Our Facebook Page is an open community where you can reach us for casual topics, non-urgent questions, or to share your photos, stories, ideas with us.

Visit our website for our contact details. Here you can find some contact details below the image:

inlingua vancouver counselors for english students

Juan Palacio (email) – Executive director (marketing support for all markets / main contact for Saudi agents and Saudi Bureau).

Nory (email)– Director and accommodation coordinator.

Izumi (email)– Marketing director for Japan and Taiwan.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/izumi.hance

Sujin (email)– Marketing director for Korea.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sujin.inlinguavancouver

David (email)– Marketing director for Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dsmeke12

Nancy (email)– Marketing director for Mexico, Latin America and Spain.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nancy.inlinguavancouver.3

Maria (email)– Marketing director for Russia, CIS region and Eastern Europe.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/100004100840566

Junior (email)– Online Marketing & Brazilian Counseling
Facebook: www.facebook.com/junior.vancouver

Ana (email)– Online Marketing & Counseling in Spanish
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ana.atinlinguavancouver

Jane (email)– Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Marketing Support.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/janedenizmen

inlingua Student House (email)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/InlinguaStudent.House

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

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BC Education Quality AssuranceWe are happy to announce our EQA (BC – Education Quality Assurance)!

BC is the only province in Canada with a provincial seal of quality for post-secondary education. The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) Designation enables students to easily see which post-secondary institutions the Government of BC recognizes as having met provincial quality assurance standards and offer consumer protection. The Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED) sets all EQA policies, including eligibility requirements for EQA.

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Our ESL student Dany shared his experience and thoughts about our school. We’re so happy that he learned a lot and had a good time at the same time. That’s what we are here for!

Ladies and gentlemen, guys, boys and girls! I am going to tell you about my amazing summer with Inlingua school in Vancouver!

Firstly, I’m going to tell you about Inlingua’s teachers. All teachers are very good! I liked how they teach. All teachers, whose classes I’ve been, gave me a lot of new information!
I undoubtedly improved my vocabulary, speaking, writing, listening and grammar skills! On every my question teachers gave me an answer. So, in the morning classes we learnt something new every day and spoke a lot! Afternoon classes were also awesome and excited! I had two afternoon classes:
1) Idioms&Slang

2) Semi private lesson

I learnt a lot of new vocabulary from slang and loads of idioms. On semi private we listened to the music and improved our vocabulary and speaking!!! So my classes at Inlingua were more than cool!!!

Inlingua school is one of the best places to meet new international friends and learn something interesting from their cultures. I met a lot of new friends from Venezuela, Brazil, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Japan and Spain!!! That was very good experience for me!!!

Moreover I’d like to tell you about Inlingua’s activity program and about Vancouver city! Inlingua organized some good activities for students every day. Movies, Stanley Park, trip to Victoria and Whistler and some other awesome activities! Vancouver is very interesting city. You can see some different cultures: Indian, Chinese, Brazilian, American, European…

To sum up, I want to say a few words!
Improve your English, improve yourselves, study at inlingua Vancouver and enjoy!”

Daniel Moseev

ESL student testimonial

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We are happy to announce that inlingua Vancouver Soccer Team is the champion of the tournament among ESL schools in Vancouver, Canada. The tournament was arranged by Club ESL Tours. The final game was last week. Visit our Facebook Page for more photos and information on this event: www.facebook.com/inlinguavancouver/photos


ESL students - soccer team celebrating championship
esl students - soccer team
ESL students - audience
ESL teachers - cheering

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