Living in Canada with little English is tough! Do you want to gain essential English skills that will help boost your confidence in your day to day life? No matter what level your English skills are at, we have a course for you! Our English courses are carefully designed to meet the diverse needs and abilities of every learner. These semi-intensive programs provide students with the essential language necessary to communicate effectively with confidence.

Our course level designations for adults are based on the CEFR (Common European Framework Reference for Languages). The CEFR is an international standard for describing language ability. It is used around the world to describe learners' language skills.

Absolute Beginners

This program will help students to communicate and navigate within the community. The course begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of English (the alphabet, phonics, numbers, useful phrases and expressions). Students will learn how to carry out certain transactions (shopping, banking, appointments) and how to give and obtain factual information (personal and non-personal – times, dates, etc.).

Course Highlights:

✓An easy to follow, structured course

✓Learn essential speaking, listening, reading, writing skills

✓Develop an understanding of basic grammar and vocabulary
✓Start using practical English from day one

A1. Beginners

Learn how to communicate in a variety of real life situations. Topics in this course include: people and places, everyday life, the weather, shopping, food, and more. Improve your speaking and conversational skills from day one!

Course Highlights:

✓ Learn essential speaking, listening, reading, writing skills
✓ Learn basic vocabulary and grammar structures for simple communication
✓ Exchange information; ask and answer questions
✓ Pronunciation practice and tips
✓ Start communicating with confidence!

A2. Conversational

Do you want to sound more like a native speaker of English? You need the key phrases and the conversational tools native speakers use to get their message across. This course will help you become a confident speaker of English by choosing the right words, pronunciation and tone. Learn how to start up conversations, keep conversations going and deal with difficult situations.

Course Highlights:

✓ Develop key speaking skills and become more confident when speaking in English
✓ Learn what to say and how to say it
✓ Pronunciation and tone development
✓ Improve your written and spoken grammar
✓ Become a more fluent speaker

B1/B2. Communication Skills

Are you ready to take your English to the next level?! Come join our High – Intermediate Conversational English for Adults course and communicate with confidence!
This course is designed to assist low - high intermediate ELL learners in pronunciation and oral communication. Emphasis is placed on communicating effectively in authentic situations, connecting pronunciation with speaking, and eliminating speech elements that impede communication. Students will also learn how to improve their written communication for business or personal use.

Course Highlights:

✓ expand your vocabulary
✓ improve oral and written grammar
✓ explore local idioms, phrases and collocations
✓ enhance conversational skills
✓ pronunciation tips
✓ Become a more fluent speaker

Intensive English Program (IEP)

Our Intensive English Program is designed for students who are looking to significantly improve their English skills in a short period of time. This course covers all of the major language skills including: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, idioms, phrasal verbs, listening comprehension, critical reading, and writing. Studying in this program will give you the English language skills and the confidence you need to successfully communicate in a variety of contexts.

This program aims to help students attain a higher level of English proficiency, while providing them with an introduction to academic components which will help students prepare for academic pursuits and standardized tests such as IELTS. Small class sizes allow students to receive a personal and tailored learning experience from our highly skilled and qualified instructors.

Accent Modification Training (AMT)

When non-native speakers speak English, their pronunciation is usually influenced by their mother tongue because they use the same muscle movements. As a result, they sometimes or often experience difficulties in being understood by others at work or in social engagements. It can interfere with their ability to successfully communicate with others. This may or may not affect their social or professional success, and other life opportunities.

This program is offered to non-native speakers who already have certain English skills and wish to modify their pronunciation with the aim that others better understand when they speak.
The purpose of accent modification is not to eliminate an accent but rather to be clearly understood and more confident speaking English. This program is designed to provide practical instruction for non-native English speakers. AMT works towards clearer and more concise speech while increasing self-confidence.


Course: Intensive English Program
Start Date: January 9th, 2019
Anticipated End Date: April 1st, 2019
Every Monday to Friday: 9 am - 12 noon
Duration: 13 weeks
Average class size: 4-6 students per class

Course: ESL Adult A1
Start Date: January 9th, 2019
Anticipated End Date: April 5th, 2019
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:30 am - 12 noon
Duration: 10 weeks
Average class size: 4-6 students per class

Course: ESL Adult A2
Start Date: January 8th, 2019
Anticipated End Date: April 4th, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 am - 12 noon
Duration: 10 weeks
Average class size: 4-6 students per class

Please email us at nanaimolanguage@gmail.com or call 250-816-5698 and sign up soon.

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