Nanaimo Language Centre
is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education and service to learners of all ages and abilities.
We are committed to meet the increasing volume and diverse needs of local residents, temporary residents and international students from all over the world.
We provide quality, learner-centered language instruction to learners of all ages and abilities.
ENGLISH PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
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.
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.).
✓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
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!
✓ 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!
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.
✓ 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.
✓ expand your vocabulary
✓ improve oral and written grammar
✓ explore local idioms, phrases and collocations
✓ enhance conversational skills
✓ pronunciation tips
✓ Become a more fluent speaker
Our STUDENTS say…
We just moved to Canada from Asia in January this year, my child Emily is only 5 years old and didn’t speak much of English, I wasn’t able to find a suitable course for her in Nanaimo because she is so young. A friend told us about Nanaimo Language Centre.
Andrew is an amazing teacher, Emily can’t wait to go to the class all the time which is unbelievable because she doesn’t usually like to go to school. Not only his class is fun and educational, he also teaches them to be confident and not to afraid of making mistakes. Emily is now able to talk to her friends at school and she’s not as shy as before. We will register more courses for her and recommend to our friends.
Während meinem einjährigen Aufenthalt auf Vancouver Island habe ich nach der richtigen Sprachschule in Nanaimo gesucht und Nanaimo language centre war für mich die absolut richtige Adresse. Meine Klasse hatte angenehme Größe, sodass Lernerfolge sich nach kurzer Zeit einstellten. Fokus liegt hierbei auf dem flüssigen Sprechen unterstützt durch Vokabeln und Grammatik Übungen. Unserer Lehrer Andrew hat die Gabe jedes Wort so zu beschreiben das ich die unterschiedlichsten Synonyme gut verstanden habe. Ich habe mich hier sehr wohl gefühlt und hatte auch Spaß am Lernen, and my English is much better now!!!
Buenas Tardes Maribel, Once again I am called to work this afternoon and will miss the last class. I want you to know you are the best Spanish teacher I have come across in my years of study. You bring enthusiasm, passion and humour to the classroom. I am glad I met you and had the opportunity to learn from you. You have helped me get better!
My kid really enjoyed each class with Mr. Andrew who is very professional. Lots of fun during the class. We wish we could stay longer so my daughter can learn more. Next year, we will plan ahead of time, join more classes. I am pretty sure that my daughter will get more improvement and make more friends from other nations.
I am posting this review on behalf of my mom who does not have Facebook: I have taken Beginner I and am in the process of taking Beginner II Spanish classes with Maribel Cespedes. I find the classes very interesting and they have truly helped me learn how to converse in Spanish with comfort, confidence and ease. Maribel is an energetic, knowledgeable, and highly organized teacher who is full of zest. Her classes inspire me to learn more and to master this beautiful language. Her techniques are versatile and adjusted to any needs of her pupils. If you join her classes you will both learn Spanish and have a lot of fun doing so!
Big thanks to Maribel the Spanish teacher for her exciting way to learn. I currently finished beginner 2 Spanish course and now have the tools and confidence of basic conversation in Spanish. Her approach to learning is fun and she keeps you on track to meet your language goals. I recommend the language center to anyone who is looking for a fun structured way to advance in language conversation.