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Are you ready for another month of fun school activities? Our epic Halloween Party will be on November 1st, but you should get your tickets at the end of this month. Pay attention to the activity announcements in your classroom to stay updated. We will also have a pumpkin carving competition again this year!


If you are looking for a short-term volunteer opportunity where you can meet new people, develop new skills and get involved with meaningful events, then look no further!

SFU Public Square is a signature community engagement initiative of Simon Fraser University. Each year they host a Community Summit to explore an issue of public concern. This year, our theme is “Charting BC’s Economic Future”.

The 2013 Community Summit runs from September 28th until October 4th. The largest Community Summit event takes place on  October 3rd. It is a public event at the Orpheum with the world famous economist Robert Reich.

Over 2000 people are expected to attend this sold out event! They need your support to make this evening a success! Volunteer roles include: registration, box office, greeters, ushers and more.

Contact the volunteer coordinator if you are interested in volunteering for this event:


Event: An Evening With Robert Reich
Thursday, October 3rd
: Vancouver Orpheum Thatre, 844 Granville Street
Volunteer Roles: General event support, registration table, box-office
Volunteer Shift: 4:00pm-11:00pm

More information about the Community Summit can be found here:

volunteer opportunity for English students


Word Vancouver Festival (previously known as The Word on the Street) is a great celebration of literacy and reading. It will be held on the last weekend of September at Library Square in downtown Vancouver. The festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests. It has attracted numerous famous Canadian authors for author readings, such as Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Arthur Black, Joy Fielding, Timothy Findley, Dennis Lee, Robert Munsch, Paul Quarrington, Michael Redhill, and David Suzuki, to name just a few.

It’s a great experience for English students who want to challenge their listening skills. Check out the program:

English Language Event Vancouver


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
, 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.


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.


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!



  • 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)


  • 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)

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!


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


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.