English Lessons at inlingua in Vancouver
Our English courses are made up of English Lessons. Some English Lessons at inlingua Vancouver in Canada focus on speaking with our method and use exclusive books and CDs for homework. Other English Lessons prepare for the IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge tests. Some English Lessons focus on skills like speaking or grammar, or concentrate on business or current events. Semi Private Lessons focus on conversation and are given in small groups.
Each of the English Courses offered at inlingua Vancouver is made up of English Lessons. Not all English Lessons are included in all English Courses. Please see the descriptions of the Super Intensive, Intensive and Semi Intensive English courses and the other English courses we offer for a detailed explanation of each one.
In other words, all of the types of English Lessons are component parts of our Full Time and Part Time English courses that we offer at inlingua Vancouver in Canada.
After students have chosen from the English Lessons listed above (and described in more detail below), they can choose an English course of study at inlingua such as Intensive English course, Super Intensive English course, Accelerated Communication Program, Semi Intensive English course AM, Semi Intensive English course PM, TOEFL iBT Preparation course, Cambridge FCE Preparation course, Cambridge CAE Preparation course, IELTS Preparation course or Business English course.
You will register in an English course of study that includes one, two or more of the English Lessons described in detail below.
In inlingua Vancouver's Speaking Lessons, students learn how to speak English in a fun, effective and practical way. These English Lessons are from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon).
In these lessons, we use the inlingua method
- Speak English from the first class.
- Fully trained native instructors.
- Questions and answers, games, discussions, role-plays, gestures and expression, all using specially designed materials.
- New English grammatical structures and vocabulary are covered in a natural progression. One unit of the book and its three key points are introduced daily and there is a weekly review. All this is done orally to maximize speaking time, limiting grammar explanations and writing time.
- In the inlingua method the books are closed most of the lesson so students can speak and listen actively, also avoiding the use of dictionaries or notebooks.
Students will use exclusive inlingua books and CDs
- Exclusive inlingua Books and CDs.
- Students use books and CDs for their homework to reinforce the knowledge and its correct use.
- By doing exercises in the Textbook and by listening to the Audio CDs, students improve their writing, reading and listening skills.
It is necessary to study hard
- Quizzes, Presentations, Written Test, Homework and attendance are all necessary.
- A minimum mark of 80% is necessary to pass to the next level.
- There are 3 weekly quizzes for levels 1A through 2B. For levels 3A through 5B, students write 2 quizzes and do one mid-term presentation.
- Students at all levels write a final exam at the end of the term and have a final presentation.
In the inlingua Speaking lessons, there are 10 Levels. All general English courses are offered in 10 (ten) levels from beginner to advanced plus
- 1A / 1B – Beginner
- 2A / 2B – Intermediate
- 3A / 3B – Upper Intermediate
- 4A / 4B – Advanced
- 5A / 5B – Advanced Plus
Duration 4 weeks per level
- Each level lasts 4 weeks
- Students can join these lessons any Monday
- Every 4 weeks there is a major intake day so new students who start their courses on these dates will study all 4 weeks of the level
Our Full time courses, Intensive course and Super Intensive course include a combination of inlingua Speaking lessons in the morning and one or two elective lessons in the afternoon.
inlingua Vancouver offers a very wide range of English Elective lessons in the afternoon for students to choose based on topics, such as current events or business, or English skill functions, such as listening, pronunciation, grammar or writing. Students choose their Elective lessons depending on their level of English, their needs and their skills. Teachers will suggest elective lessons to students at the end of each level. Elective lessons are from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM and from 2:40 PM to 4:00 PM.
Some elective lessons are offered only at 1:00 PM, others only at 2:40 PM, and others both at 1:00 PM and at 2:40 PM.
Elective lessons last 4 or 8 weeks. Students can change to a different Elective every 4 weeks if they want to cover different areas of the English language. These lessons are included in the Intensive English course, Super Intensive English course, Accelerated Communication Program and Semi Intensive English course PM.
Continue to improve your speaking skills in our inlingua lessons in the afternoon. Main skill: Speaking. Other skills: Vocabulary, Slang, Idioms, Listening comprehension. Depending on your level of English you will join one of our classes divided by levels. With theme based lessons, students cover useful structures, dialogues and relative vocabulary. Students will get a lot of practice. Debate, role-play, fun activities and small discussion groups are part of the class. For all levels, from 1A to 5B.
Check your grammar and do a lot of practice exercises plus use the new grammar to speak about interesting and exciting things. Join this class if you want to speak English correctly and fluently. For levels 2A to 3A.
This course refreshes basic English skills. Learners with basic knowledge in English are able to review basic grammatical structures and basic vocabulary. These areas have often become passive and can be activated and practiced with English Brush Up. For levels 1A to 2B.
This is a fast-paced class focusing equally on both listening and speech training skills. It uses up-to-date methods of exploring news / weather / comedy / science / music / TV & movies. Listening skills are challenged by genuine media and improved through drilled speech and reading practice. As students learn to speak as a native speaker, they become better equipped to understand native speech when they hear it. There are regular homework assignments. There are two steps. Step 1 at the Gastown campus and Step 2 at the Granville Campus. For levels 2A to 5B.
This class is about putting your listening skills to the test. The class uses music, videos and other realia to challenge the student's listening abilities and stimulate conversation. The class de-emphasizes repetition to help student cope with real-life situation where they will not get more than two or three chances to listen and understand. As weeks go by the difficulty increases. Sitcoms like "Friends" and dramas like "Desperate Housewives" are mixed in with all genres of music and other listening related materials. For levels 3A to 5B.
Do you want to sound like a native speaker? This class will correct your pronunciation of both vowels and consonants in English, and also teach you the rhythm and stress in words and sentences. Students will learn basic rhythm rules, weak sounds, linking, special intonation, and the proper use of contractions. Classes include reading out loud to isolate and practice problem sounds. For levels 2A to 3B.
This course has been designed for upper intermediate and advanced ESL students who are hoping to become more fluent and accurate through a rigorous review of problematic grammar structures. Through daily articles, students are exposed to grammar and vocabulary structures in context. Techniques to improve vocabulary retention are covered. Students need to participate in discussions. For levels 3A to 5B.
Improve your writing skills in this dynamic and interactive class. Lots of exercises and practice will help you write better. Join this class if you want to write English correctly and with the right style.
This course has been designed for advanced ESL students who are hoping to become more fluent and comfortable with speaking English. The course's primary focus is on vocabulary. Readings & discussions are the two main activities; however, other media such as local newspapers, television shows and films are also incorporated. Students improve their reading comprehension and oral communication through a diverse range of activities relating to current events. For levels 3A to 5B.
A huge amount of conversation and discussion consists of story-telling. In formal and informal settings, story-telling (narrative) is used to get your point across, to convince somebody of something or to make somebody laugh. What are the rules of story-telling? In the Fluency through Narrative class, students will focus on the different aspects of telling stories about their lives as well as stories from important writers from around the world. Once a week we have a book report based on a short English novel of your choosing and the rest of the week we use stories as a spring-board into discussion. For levels 3A to 5B.
These lessons are the complement to the full time Business English course. Topics include: Business Presentations / Telephone Skills / Meetings / Negotiations / Interviews/ Socializing Across Cultures / Business Correspondence / Finance / Marketing / Interviews. Note: inlingua books are required. For levels 3A to 4B.
Take this 4-week course that will prepare you to take the complete full time course. In the course you will practice the integrated skills - speaking, grammar, writing, listening and reading. There are also vocabulary and pronunciation activities. Several books and worksheets are used in the class. For levels 3A to 4B.
(in full time test preparation courses)
These lessons are included in the TOEFL iBT Preparation course. Lessons are from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. They can be taken for 4, 8 or 12 weeks. These lessons are ideal for students who need a high score on the TOEFL iBT test or want to improve their English language skills in a very structured and dynamic English course.
In these lessons, students will build their self-confidence to write the new generation TOEFL iBT. Students will enhance their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with tons of practice exercises and speaking activities in a native speaking environment. There is daily practice with mini-tests covering the different sections of the official test in our state-of-the-art computer lab with the help of our professional instructors.
These lessons are included in the Cambridge FCE (First Certificate) Preparation course. Lessons are from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The Cambridge FCE complete course lasts 9 or 13 weeks and the Examination is taken at the end. These lessons are for very serious students. The FCE Test is taken at the end. inlingua Vancouver is an FCE Testing Centre. Students can join the course until the 3rd week and must register for the remainder of the session and the test at the end.
Students in these lessons will also improve their English language skills in a very structured and dynamic English course. These lessons will develop the language skills required to pass the FCE exam. Students will do a lot of interesting and engaging language activities to build self-confidence to write the test successfully. There are lots of practice exercises to perfect your language and practice tests are included on a regular basis to get ready for the exam.
These lessons are for students in upper intermediate level.
These lessons are included in the Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) Preparation course. Lessons are from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The CAE complete course lasts 9 or 13 weeks and the Examination is taken at the end. These lessons are for very serious and advanced students. The CAE Test is taken at the end. inlingua Vancouver is a CAE Testing Centre. Students can join the course until the 3rd week and must register for the remainder of the session and the test at the end.
Students in these lessons will also improve their English language skills in a very structured and dynamic English course. These lessons will develop the language skills required to pass the CAE exam. Students will do a lot of interesting and engaging language activities to build self-confidence to write the test successfully. There are lots of practice exercises to perfect your language and practice tests are included on a regular basis to get ready for the exam.
These lessons are for students in the advanced levels.
These lessons are included in the IELTS Preparation course. Lessons are from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The IELTS complete course lasts 12 weeks. These lessons are for very serious and advanced students. Students can join the course until the 3rd week.
Students in these lessons will also improve their English language skills in a very structured and dynamic English course. These lessons will develop the academic language skills required to increase the score in the IELTS exam. Students will do a lot of interesting and engaging language activities to build self-confidence to write the test successfully. There are lots of practice exercises to perfect your language and practice tests are included on a regular basis to get ready for the exam.
These lessons are for students in the advanced levels.
These lessons are included in the Business English course. Lessons are from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. There are 2 terms of 4 weeks each leading to diploma certificates: Pre-Advanced Diploma (Month 1), Advanced Business Diploma (Month 2). These lessons are ideal for students who want to improve their Business English language skills in a very structured and dynamic program.
In the morning, the Business English program uses the inlingua APP 3B Level materials for the first month. These materials use the same grammar and vocabulary as in our morning Speaking lessons, but with a business focus. In Month 2, the Business English program uses the inlingua APP 4A Level materials and suplements with materials from Market Leader and supplementary Business English materials.
In the afternoon, Business English students of all levels will use the inlingua Business Modules covering the following topics: Business Communication, Socializing across cultures, Business Management, Negotiations, Finance, Marketing and advertising.
In the business English lessons students will improve their English to sound more professional at a job interview and in their current position. Students will explore the corporate world and get an understanding of the key areas of modern business practices.
These lessons are for upper intermediate to advanced level students.
This course is for people who are entering a competitive workforce where English is needed for success. Topics include job interview preparation, resumes and cover letters and useful language for the workplace. Learn the language you need to get the job. Then learn the expressions you’ll need to keep your job and get promoted.
For levels 2B to 4B.
Many speakers get nervous before talking in front of a business audience. But that’s because they don’t know the specific language and habits of successful speakers. This course will teach you all the English expressions you need to be confident when giving a professional presentation or actively participating in a business meeting. After you take this course, you will be able to give presentations and speak at meetings using English with confidence.
For levels 2B to 4B.
In small groups of 2 to 6 students, students review grammar and vocabulary that they have already been introduced to and some new ideas. These lessons contain a specific topic or focus as well as specific vocabulary and grammar structures but are not as structured as the inlingua morning lessons. Various materials and approaches are used to promote participation and improvement. These lessons provide a more relaxed environment and students can receive more attention from the teacher. Semi Private lessons are offered only at 2:40 PM with the Super Intensive English course and the Semi Intensive English course PM. For all levels, from 1A to 5B.
One to One Lessons are 45 minutes long. They are included in our ACP Accelerated Communication Program and maximize the progress hard-working students achieve in their learning. The combination of our inlingua method in the speaking lessons in the morning, the elective lessons at the beginning of the afternoon and the One on One lessons accelerate the student's learning. At the end of each day, from 2:40 to 3:25, ACP students take an One to One lesson with an inlingua instructor. One to One lessons are customized by our instructors and Director of Studies to guarantee an accelerated progress.
If these private lessons are taken alone, without the group lessons, it is suggested that they be taken in blocks of 2 lessons per session (90 minutes). It is estimated that with 40 Private Lessons a student will cover one inlingua Level. The most intensive course is based on 8 private lessons per day, 5 days per week, taking the one to one lessons from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Hard working students can advance up to 1 level per week or as quickly as they wish in a specially tailored English course.
It is possible to combine One to One lessons with any Full Time or Part Time English course and benefit from both the dynamics of a group and the personalized attention of a private lesson. Three common combinations are:
- ACP - Accelerated Communication Program Same lessons as in our most popular IP1 Intensive English course + 1 One on One lesson per day: In this combination, the student attends group English lessons from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, and then takes 1 One to One lesson from 2:40 PM to 3:25 PM.
- IP1 - Intensive English course + 2 private lessons per day: In this combination, the student attends group English lessons from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, and then takes 2 private lessons from 2:40 PM to 4:10 PM. Private lessons can focus on English conversation, general English, business English, test preparation or any other topics.
- PT1 - Semi Intensive English course AM + 2 private lessons per day: In this combination, the student attends group English lessons from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and then after the lunch break takes 2 private lessons from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Private lessons can focus on conversation, general English, business English, test preparation or any other topics.
inlingua Online Learning is a flexible system that complements inlingua regular lessons. Students can use the system at their own pace and contact their online teacher for support. It includes a wide range of grammar, reading and listening exercises. Students can check their answers automatically. Students can use inlingua online Learning software from any computer at any time. For all levels, from 1A to 5B.