Photo by John Davey.
This page is for people who wish to learn English in Greater Vancouver.
This is a Canadian government program that provides free English classes. Many different organizations in the Vancouver area offer classes. One of these groups, Immigrant Services Society of BC has posted information on How to Register for classes.
For a list of organizations that provide LINC classes, check the two sources below.
Lists college and university level English classes and classes for technical, health related and business English. Most schools will charge tuition.
Languages Canada is an agency that promotes quality, accredited English and French language training in Canada. You can search the directory by city/province and program.
Search for English classes in private schools around the province.
Programs to help with reading and writing.
An informal Conversational English Class given as a free community service and provided on a voluntary basis by both people born and raised in Canada as well as many people who have, at one time in their lives, experienced life as a new immigrant to Canada.
English as an Additional Language course.
One-to-One and Small Group Learning.
Search for ESL and find classes for many levels at different places around the city.
ESL classes for refugee claimants.
Listings for ESL conversation circles and groups.
Neighbourhood houses offering free or low cost ESL programs include:
|Alexandra Neighbourhood House||Kiwassa Neighbourhood House|
|Burnaby Neighbourhood House||
|Collingwood Neighbourhood House||Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House|
|Gordon Neighbourhood House||South Vancouver Neighbourhood House|
These religious organizations offer free and lost-cost ESL classes.
|Granville Chapel||Saviour of the Nations Lutheran Church|
|Lotus Light Charity Society||Sixteenth Avenue Gospel Chapel|
|St. Chad's Anglican Church||Vancouver Chinese Baptist Church|
|St. Columba Presbyterian Church||Vancouver Nazarene Church|
|Salvation Army Basic English Learning Center||West Point Grey United Church|
English instruction for women newcomers.
Free English language conversation groups.
High School level English Language classes, as well as other subjects.
Build your English skills, meet new friends and learn more about life in Canada. Clubs meet in Burnaby and Vancouver.