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 YOUNG LEARNERS
Just moved to Canada from your home country, your child is struggling at school because he/she doesn’t speak good English? We offer educational ESL programs for young learners from Kindergarten up to Grade 12. This program designed to inspire and motivate ESL learners in a fun and exciting English environment and it is based on BC school curriculum.
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It is our goal to equip all our young ELL students with the fundamental literacy skills which will enable them to perform at an academic level consistent with the BC board of education’s prescribed learning outcomes. We use a scaffolding approach which moves students progressively toward stronger understanding and greater independence in the learning process. As most of our students are already immersed in an English- speaking environment through which oral communication skills are continually developed, emphasis is placed on developing strong cross-curricular reading and writing skills.
ESL for Junior ( K – Grade 1 )
This is an introductory program designed to inspire and motivate young learners in a fun and exciting English environment.
Fundamentals: phonics, spelling, high frequency vocabulary, parts of speech, sentence structure, and writing conventions.
Functional Language: introduction to vocabulary and phrases which allow students to express themselves and to describe and relate to their environment.
FUN! songs, games, role plays and other exciting activities. Just as important as what we learn, is how we learn. Our lessons are always educational and stimulating, offering our students plenty of opportunities to explore and express themselves using the target language.
ESL Elementary Reading and Writing Skills level I (Grade 1 – 3 )
Students at this level already have a basic foundation in reading and writing. This program will reinforce early literacy skills and introduce students to the wonderful magic of transforming their thoughts into writing, while moving progressively from simple sentences to narratives and expository writing.
✓Identify parts of speech
✓Conjugate verbs (Subject/ Verb agreement)
✓Learn about different writing styles
✓Analyze text and story elements
✓Express thoughts/ opinions
ESL Elementary Reading and Writing Skills level II (Grade 4 – 7 )
Students at this level have already developed the foundational skills necessary to communicate on a day-to-day basis and are becoming more independent learners. This program will continue to reinforce the basic literacy skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing while exposing students to more age-appropriate and academic specific course content.
✓develop cross-curricular vocabulary
✓understand writing conventions
✓develop paragraph planning and organizational skills
✓explore writing styles and literary devices
✓improve problem solving and analytical skills
ESL Intermediate Reading and Writing Skills level I (Grade 8 – 12 )
Excel in all subjects by improving your comprehension and organizational skills. Performing at an academic level consistent with their peers can be extremely demanding and frustrating for many ELLs. This course provides the necessary guidance and support which are essential to approaching your academic goals with confidence. Learn the essential skills and strategies to become a better student, get better grades across the curriculum and get prepared for the Provincial Exam.
✓develop a functional cross-curricular vocabulary
✓explore various writing styles and genres
✓learn valuable essay planning and organizational skills
✓enhance problem solving and analytical skills
✓Get better grades!
ESL Intermediate Reading and Writing Skills level II (Grade 8 – 12 )
This course covers the same content as the first level but at a more advanced level
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.