Welcome! You have arrived at VLI's online blended learning portal. For tutorial enquiries, contracted classes and online access, contact VLI's Director of Instruction, Mr. David Jackson, at 604-986-3718, or email vli@esl.vanc.ca .

Teaching and Learning ESL at VLI:

Note: Besides being based on sound learning theory, a further significant advantage of the individualized nature of our instruction is that new student intake is flexible and can be designed to suit at any suitable location and/or convenient time.

Our teaching/tutoring method is both individualized and two stranded; one strand is syllabus based while the second strand promotes situational task-based communication and fluency skills. Competency levels are individually assigned, so classroom/group cohorts are multi-level where students collaborate in achieving individual teacher/student set goals.

Our levels are informed by the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages": learning, teaching, assessment. This framework was developed by the Council of Europe and is now being implemented by many educational institutions internationally.

    Available courses

    This is a 'blended course' with both one-on-one tutorial support and online access to associated resources. 

    The course is an exploration of the IELTS exam format and what to expect at exam time. This course is intended for Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1 and C2) ESL students who intend to write the IELTS exam.

    These tutorials are offered on alternate days, M-W-F  from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Professionally taught by a BC certified K-12 ESL and subject teacher. K-12 students can get support with both school assignments and associated language. This might serve as an effective and helpful motivation for the student to pay attention to needed learning.

    Associated optional homework is available online.

    This B1001 ESL (8-12) course allows for individual progress in reading and guided composition, with needs-based tutorial feedback on grammar and style deficiencies. An online portfolio option and supplemental activities act to reinforce learned competencies. Online student collaboration is encouraged.

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