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inlinguaVanouver May 2014 ESL Activities CalendarThere are lots of fun outdoor activities this month! The first school BBQ is happening today (May 2nd). There are events, sightseeing tours, biking, kayaking, and more… Activities are great opportunities to make new friends, have fun, practice English, and socialize with English students and teachers.

Check out the Activities Calendar and contact the Activities Coordinator for more details.



Group photos from the BBQ on May 2, 2014:


Happy spring! We’re excited about going out to play!

Soccer and beach volleyball are back on the calendar this month. Pick your favorite activities with your friends and classmates from among many options including sightseeing, shopping, museums, and outdoor activities.

There is no activity scheduled for April 10th because you will need extra time to study English for the final exams. The school is closed on April 18th (Good Friday), but there is a trip to the Rocky Mountains that you can join. Contact the Activities Coordinator for more information.

April 2014 ESL Activities - inlingua Vanouver


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:


Laurie - Director of Studies at inlingua Vancouver - Speak English Now!  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.

Laurie Barlow
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
, 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.



  • 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!


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!