English as a Second Language – Evening Courses

Program Description

Program Description

Our evening English courses are 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 English ESL courses that are approachable, professional and tailored to the specific needs of the students.

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.

Program Advantages

Program Advantages

  • Flexible and convenient for varying degrees of English language proficiency
  • ESL teachers with many years of teaching experience
  • A 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
  • 12 levels – Beginner to advanced -1 level 3 months
  • Cambridge University textbooks
  • Multicultural groups
  • Classes are equipped with smart screens for an interactive learning experience
English Levels

English Levels

Students will have 9 hours/per week and the evening English courses are designed for students who need to improve their general English level. It is spread into 12 different levels each level consisting of 4 weeks of classroom time. Students will begin at the appropriate level based on their current level of English.

Placement Test Results Cornerstone Level
1-12% Introductory Level
25-30% Beginner Level
36-40% Low-intermediate Level
46-53% Intermediate Level
61-68% High-Intermediate Level
76-83% Advanced Level
91-95% High-advanced Level

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

Start Dates

Season Starting Dates
Fall September 26th, 2022
October 24th, 2022
November 21st, 2022
Winter Jan 3rd, 2023
Jan 30th, 2023
Feb 27th, 2023
Spring April 3rd, 2023
May 3rd, 2023
April 29th, 2023
Summer July 4th and 31st, 2023
August 28th, 2023
Program Schedule

Program Schedule

Monday – Tuesday – Thursday
Evening class: 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM

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

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