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.

If you are not based in downtown Vancouver, you should still send us an inquiry. We have language tutors ready to start teaching in Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond and Burnaby.

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!

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WHY people learn ENGLISH?
1.
Work in home country and abroad
2.
Personal reasons
3.
Travel to English-speaking nations
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
359
Million
Non-Native
900-1500
Million
ENGLISH

JOKE
Student: "Would you punish me for something I didn't do?"
Teacher: "Of course not."
Student: "Good, because I haven't done my homework."
Foreign Language Speakers
in VANCOUVER
52%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in VANCOUVER
28%
of population

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.

2-to-1 and Small Group
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.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in English
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
35931
people have taken our
English level test.
472
language teachers in Vancouver
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Language Taught: German, English

Tonja is a German teacher who was born and raised in Germany. She is proficient in German, English, and Latin, and has been giving language classes (in English and German) to learners for over five years. She's taught a diverse array of students in both Germany and Canada.

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Take our English Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn English and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your English tutor’s details.

Begin your English training and receive your English course book.

Throughout your English course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate.
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self-study material, language courses in Slovak-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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