English As Second Language Program – Full Time ESL Courses

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Program Description

Program Description

Our Intensive English 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. We offer twelve class levels which allow each student to start learning from their current level of English proficiency.

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 our English courses, 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.

Program Advantages

Program Advantages

  • 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
  • Full-time intensive 25 lessons a week
  • 12 levels – Beginner to advanced -1 level every month
  • Cambridge University textbooks
  • Multicultural groups
  • Classes are equipped with smart screens for an interactive learning experience
English Levels

English Levels

This is a 12-month total full time (25 hours per week) program designed for students who need to improve their general English level. It is spread into 12 different levels each level consist of 4 weeks of classroom time. Students will begin at the appropriate level based on their current level of English.

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

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.

Start Dates
Season Starting Dates
Fall Sept 3rd & 30th, 2019
Oct 28th, 2019
Nov 25th, 2019
Winter Jan 6th, 2020
Feb 3rd, 2020
Spring Mar 2nd, 2020
Apr 6th, 2020
May 4th, 2020
Summer Jun 1st, 2019
July 6th, 2019
August 4 & 31st, 2019
Program Schedule

Program Schedule

Monday – Friday
Morning class: 9:30 AM – 2:50 PM

* The table that shows schedule above belongs to English Classes.

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