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English as a Second Language
Part time (Evening)

Our ESL program is committed to helping students improve their communication skills and knowledge in the English language through a dynamic, fun classroom environment that explores a broad range of relevant, local and timely topics. Cornerstone provides ESL courses that are approachable, professional and tailored to the specific needs of the students.

Program Description

  • Location is Vancouver Campus
  • Small class size, average 7-10 students
  • Classes are from Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00PM to 8:50PM
  • Flexible and convenient for varying degrees of English language proficiency
  • ESL teachers with many years of teaching experience
  • High quality program that provides the fastest way to improve English and adapt to local life
  • Conveniently located on 609 West Hastings in the center of Vancouver
  • Part-time intensive 8.5 hours per week
  • 12 levels – Beginner to advanced -1 level every 3 months
  • Cambridge University textbooks
  • Multicultural groups
  • Classes are equipped with smart screens for an interactive learning experience
  • Location is Downtown Campus

After going through this course of study, the student will have an understanding of English phonology, syllabic and sentence stress, grammar topics including all verb tenses, conditionals, modals, gerunds, infinitives, prepositions, questions, and various others. Additionally, the student will be able to read and understand texts of many different sources, including short ESL-themed sentence groups and paragraphs, short newspaper articles, magazine articles, essays, and short stories. The student will also be able to write their own texts of varying length, ranging from writing simple topics and opinion pieces to having an understanding of proper academic-style essays. After having finished this course, the student will have developed presentation and communication skills. The student will be able to give solo oral presentations on a variety of topics from the simple to the exotic, and will be able to discuss topics and issues in a round-table format. The student will understand the key components to both giving a good presentation and to contributing to group discussion in a meaningful way.

class schedule

Evening class: 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM

Monday – Tuesday – Thursday
6:00 – 7:15 Academics
7:15 – 7:30 Break
7:30 – 8:50 Academics

placement test

At the time of registration, students will be given an English Placement Test. Based on the test results, each student will be assigned to the appropriate curriculum level.

levels

This is aprogram designed for students who need to improve their general English level. It is spread into 12 different levels. Students will begin on the appropriate level based on their current level of English.

Level 1 – 1.5 Beginner
Level 2 – 2.5 High Beginner
Level 3 – 3.5 Low Intermediate
Level 4 – 4.5 Intermediate
Level 5 – 5.5 High Intermediate
Level 6 – 6.5 Advanced