Our intensive English programs 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 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.

Program Description

Location is Vancouver Campus

  • 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

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

Daytime class: 9:30 AM – 2:50 PM

Monday – Friday
9:30 – 10:20 Academics
10:20 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:20 Academics
11:20 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:20 Academics
12:20 – 1:00 Break
1:00 – 1:50 Academics
1:50 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 2:50 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.


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 on 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