What You'll Learn

  • Reading, writing, listening and speaking in English
  • Useful and practical topics such as housing, banking and transportation
  • Confidence expressing yourself
  • Ease interacting with others
  • Making new friends from many different countries
  • Understanding Canadian culture, norms and practices
  • Links to settlement and employment services

I am glad to participate in the English course of ISSofBC. I can learn Canadian culture and make many friends in my class. My teacher is a kind person. All of us like to study with him.” – Jessie, Taiwan

You can join if you:
Locations Available

Special Features

  • Technology-equipped classrooms: touch-screen SMART boards, voice recorders, computers, digital cameras and language software
  • Janis’ ESL Website – ISSofBC’s unique website provides access to online learning
  • Learning in Action – practise speaking English with a volunteer
  • Blended Online Learning for CLB 4 to 8 classes – you receive an additional 3 hours of online learning
  • Learn from highly-trained teachers who all have a university degree and a TESL certificate or diploma
  • Create ePortfolios as part of your classroom and blended learning (ISSofBC is a leader in Portfolio-Based Language Assessment and is the school in BC to begin keeping portfolios.).

Contact us

Vancouver: 604-684-2561
Burnaby: 604-936-0210
Coquitlam (Lincoln): 604-942-1777
Maple Ridge: 778-372-6567
New Westminster: 604-522-5902
Port Coquitlam: 778-372-6560
Richmond: 604-233-7077
Squamish: 604-567-4490