Intensive English Courses – Full Time ESL in Canada

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ESL Program Advantages

English Language Courses in Vancouver

Our intensive English language course 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.


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25 hours English course/ a week

Flexible and convenient for varying degrees of English language proficiency

Equipped with smart technologies for an interactive learning

Instructors with over 20 years of teaching experience

Guaranteed English Learning

We guarantee our students to learn English in Canada. We are so confident and provide free English courses if you fail your class despite having full attendance and completing all assignments without missing any exam.

Start studying and working in Canada

Pathway Programs After English Courses

  • Learn your English level

    Let us check your English proficiency level to see your eligibility for our diploma programs

  • English Courses

    International students who need to meet with program requirements study English courses as much as they need

  • Diploma programs in Canada

    Start studying and working in Canada after successfully completing your English course to begin your career here

ESL Equivalency

English Courses for Every Level

Cornerstone College provides free online placement test for all international students before starting English courses or diploma programs. If you feel ready to learn your English level, please follow the link below to register.

We will be sharing your online placement test by e-mail once you complete the application form.

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
Cornerstone Level TOEFL Academic IELTS
Low-intermediate Level 31 3.5
Intermediate Level 32-45 4.0-5.0
High-intermediate Level 46-93 5.5-6.0
Advanced Level 94-109 6.5-7.0
High-advanced Level 110-120 7.5-9.0
Cornerstone Level Duolingo TOEIC
Introductory Level 10-20
Beginner Level 25-50
Low Intermediate Level 55-60 550-645
Intermediate Level 65-85 650-745
High-intermediate Level 90-115 750-845
Advanced Level 120-140 850-900
High-advanced Level 145-160 900+

Success stories

Student Testimonials

  • "Hospitality is not only a program for me. Hospitality taught me how to interact with people how to show my best to them and how to respect them. Thanks to Cornerstone, success is not a dream anymore for me.

    Mahtab Hospitality Management Student
  • One of the things that studying at Cornerstone College taught me more than just a graduate degree was to want to improve myself despite any adversity, nothing stops you from being your best version, the hospitality management diploma program teaches me to improve myself every day. Great teachers, great diploma!

    Angela Hospitality Management
  • The hospitality industry allows me to provide customer service to people from all over the world. I am passionate to help others create memorable times. Cornerstone and this industry have helped me learn different cultures, ideas, and beliefs from other countries and I find it fascinating.

    Naomi Hospitality Management

Schedule your education

English Courses Starting Dates

Season Starting Dates
Winter Jan 3rd, 2023
Jan 30th, 2023
Feb 27th, 2023
Spring April 3rd, 2023
May 3rd, 2023
April 29th, 2023
Summer July 4th, 2023
August 28th, 2023
Fall September 25th, 2023
October 23rd, 2023
November 20th, 2023

* The schedule may be subject to change.

** Based on the start date the student will begin with the course schedule and continue with the following courses. Refer to the brochure below for more information.

Monday – Friday Time
Morning 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Morning 9:30 AM – 2:50 PM
Evening 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Do you have any questions?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can international students work during English Courses?

International students are only allowed to work in Canada once they start diploma programs at Cornerstone College after accomplishing the English course to meet program requirements.

Is the college helping to find an accommodation in Canada?

Yes, we partnered with numerous amount of accommodation companies to give our students more options. You can also contact your student advisor to get more information in your main language.

Is the intensive English course online or face-to-face?

We follow the hybrid teaching methods. Students will have an option to choose either to be in class or online. Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technologies to provide the best education for both learning methods.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.