English in Vancouver
Vancouver is known as one of the most welcoming cities in the world, attracting diverse groups of people for tourism or to live and work. Today, almost 650,000 people live in Vancouver, and though you will likely hear French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi and many other languages, English is the most common language among Vancouverites. English remains one of the most sought-after second languages to learn in the country and, internationally, is spoken by 20% of the global population, including the majority of residents in Vancouver. Whether you are in Vancouver for international commerce, leisure or tourism, the more English you know, the further you will go! Without a doubt, speaking English will help you experience all this incredible city has to offer.
Why Study English in Vancouver
For Work: Learning English in Vancouver will certainly be a boost to your career. For one, this is one of the best places in the world for start-ups. Companies like Unbounce, Hootsuite, and Perch all have headquarters in this city that is becoming renowned as a technology capital and attracts business visitors from all corners of the globe. Whatever your reasons for being in Vancouver, taking English lessons in Vancouver will improve your experience and prospects. According to the 2016 census, there are more than 2 million English speakers living in Vancouver and English is used by more than 1.3 million people for work. Therefore, for the best chance to find work or form business connections, you should consider learning English with Language Trainers. So, why not join the people from all over Canada and the world and take English courses in Vancouver to improve your English and enhance your career?
For Culture: Learning English in Vancouver will also allow you to experience the culture of the city on a different level. For example, you can attend the Celebration of Light, one of the city’s signature summer events. This festival lights up the sky over English Bay for three nights at the end of July. Every year, two other countries (which change each time) compete against Canada to wow Vancouver’s huge crowds by choreographing spectacular fireworks displays to music as they’re launched off a floating barge. Sing along to the songs in English and feel like a local after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers! You can also attend the Vancouver International Film Festival that takes place every September. It screens movies from all around the world with English subtitles, so make the most out of this experience and enjoy the best films with the skills you acquire in your language course!
For Social: Knowing English will also help you merge with the people of the city and make new friends. If you want to socialize with others who are also learning the language, for example, you can join the Conversational English Meetup. This group is for any person who wants to practise speaking English in a casual and fun way while getting out and about and meeting new people. The gatherings are very simple and relaxed, so don’t be shy and join them if you would like to feel welcomed when interacting with people with similar cultural and linguistical interests to you!
Where to Learn English in and around Vancouver
Whatever reasons you have for wanting to learn English, whether it is for your work, a hobby, or for future travel plans, our English classes in Vancouver are adaptable to your schedule and requirements. Our fully trained, professional, native speakers will work around your timetable. Contact us to arrange a study program that is tailored to your needs, and we will arrange for a tutor to go to your home or workplace. You can also meet at a public place, such as the Vancouver Public Library on Georgia Street, Kafka’s Coffee and Tea on Main St. or Nemesis Coffee on Hastings St.
What are you waiting for? Let’s go! And if you have studied English before, you can take one of our free English Level Tests so we can design a course that truly suits your requirements and abilities!
Over 50% of company recruiters look for language skills on potential employee's resumes.
31% of international executives are bilingual.
Translators and interpreters are expected to be one of the top 15 fastest growing occupations in Canada.
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1-on-1 General English Course in Vancouver
Our general one-on-one courses in Vancouver will help students improve their English level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our English classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business English Course in Vancouver
Our English courses in Vancouver are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone English and email skills, as well as a level of survival English, granting them the ability to work in a country where English is the native tongue.
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English Courses in Vancouver (closed group)
Our English courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One English Course or In-Company Small Group English Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster English Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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