Our Beginner and Intermediate English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes are designed for recent newcomers to Canada, and introducing and improving English grammar, reading, writing and listening skills. Our ESL classes focus on gaining English speaking skills through interactive learning, while helping students adapt to life in Vancouver.
Karen Godwin, UBC graduate of Teaching English as a Second Language, was born and raised in Ontario before living 17 years overseas in Europe and Africa with her family.
Brenda is a VCC TESOL graduate who has led conversation clubs and ESL Book Clubs at The Old Barn. She has received 2 awards for her voluntary work in education.
Sandra is an experienced English instructor for all levels who truly enjoys teaching. Her latest book is “All About Your Child Learning English”
Our Beginner and Intermediate English Conversation lessons are designed for newcomers to Canada, who have an understanding of the English language and can read, write, and communicate in basic English.
This class is ideal for those who wish to improve their existing English conversational skills in a social and welcoming environment.
Our Spanish classes will cover the basic grammar, vocabulary and expressions to use in real life situations, and you will learn to speak Spanish with a native and qualified teacher.
Beginner Spanish for kids and Beginner Spanish for adult classes are open to everyone, and no previous knowledge of the Spanish language is needed.
Are you ready to learn Mandarin? In this beginner Mandarin language class, you will learn the fundamentals required to greet your neighbours, ask for directions, order food, and more. You will learn the Chinese Pinyin (phonetics) system which will help you understand basic Chinese language reading and speaking. This class is led by a fun instructor with a playful teaching style!
Fluent in both English and Mandarin, Victoria brings a joy to teaching to students of all ages. She applies her lessons to real life settings to ensure her students can use their newly acquired language skills.