Your First Day at School

The first day at inlingua Vancouver is a great experience: Meet our instructors and activities coordinators, learn all you need about our language school, take a  tour around the school and downtown Vancouver, take our placement test and interview and choose the focus of your afternoon lessons.

On your first day, come to our Gastown Campus. Please arrive between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Our Gastown campus address: #300-150 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1B2, Canada. You will learn all you need to know about our language school. You will meet our instructors and activities coordinators and meet some of your fellow international students. It's going to be a busy day! See the schedule below.


  1. Have a placement interview and a written test. These will be used to place you in an appropriate level for the inlingua English Lessons, Elective lessons and our Specialized Courses.
  2. Get an orientation for our school. All of the inlingua Vancouver policies will be explained to you. You will all learn what to do in case of an emergency, and at lunch time, you will have pizza for lunch.
  3. You will meet our school counsellors. Most likely one of them speaks your language and will be able to help you answer your questions.
  4. Choose the skills you want to improve in your afternoon lessons.
  5. Take a tour of the school campuses and downtown Vancouver. You'll get your first view of the central shopping district, nearby movie theatres, restaurants and art galleries, as well as Canada Place.
  6. You will receive information about the school activities and trips available to some of the city's popular tourist attractions such as Stanley Park, English Bay, Grouse Mountain and the nearby cities of Victoria, Whistler, Seattle and also The Rocky Mountains, Tofino and more.
  7. Your orientation on the first day will finish at around 2:00 PM.

At the end of the first day or the following morning, you will receive the result of your tests, your Student ID Card and the first set of inlingua materials. Your English lessons start on your second day.

Test results: Students who feel the level for their lessons is inappropriate for any reason undergo a further interview and / or another written test. The level can be changed within the first week.

At inlingua Vancouver, you will speak English from your very first lesson!