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A classroom is a great place to improve all of your language skills. But you have to use English outside the classroom in our activities if you want to learn to Speak English Now!

Our Activities take place every day after school. Our students play sports, watch movies, visit the beach, watch hockey games, go rollerblading, visit a museum, go skiing or snowboarding, go white-water rafting or just relax in a cafe. We also have free movies on large-screen television.

Our Activities Coordinator and teachers take part in all of our activities. This gives our students the chance to practice their English with a native speaker outside of the classroom.

Never a dull moment! Check out the activities for this month:


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.


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


inlingua Vancouver is recruiting students to volunteer at the Global Relay – Gastown Grand Prix on July 11, 2012. This is a great opportunity to practice English that you learn in the classroom in a Canadian cultural event! The students who volunteer will receive a free t-shirt and a delicious dinner.

Please contact your counselor for more information on volunteer opportunities.


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!

Vancouver Sun Run


This year the Japanese Cultural Night will be in Gastown campus on February 3rd at 1:30 PM. The tickets are available ($5) from Serena or at the reception from Yoko and Linda. Experience Japanese Culture, food, and activities. Invite your friends, roommates, classmates too!

Japanese CUltural Festival for ESL students in out language school


Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the ski trip to Cypress Mountain. There are rumors about this being the last ski trip of this season. How would you feel if you haven’t got a chance to experience skiing in BC mountains after going back home? Exactly… don’t miss the chance, so hurry and sign up with Serena. She is at Granville campus during the lunch break, and at Gastown campus at 2:30 PM.

inlingua Vancouver's ESL Students and Teachers


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


The skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing activity at Seymour Mountain was a lot of fun! Click on the images below to see more photos on Flickr.

ESL Student Activities - Seymour Mountain
ESL Student Activities - Seymour Mountain


Join us at the Taiwanese Cultural Night this Friday. The tickets are available at the reception. Click here to see this event on Facebook.

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