Who are your English classes for?

If you live in Vancouver and you need to learn English you can take our classes. This includes people on: Visitor visas, Work visas, Student visas, Citizens, or Permanent Residents on LINC wait lists.

 

 

What are the values we believe in for our English classes?

1.       Teaching through Community education - As a Non-profit we emphasis building a community where everyone feels safe, welcome, and included.  We offer a variety of free additional programs such as weekly gatherings, meetup.com workshops, and individual tutoring for students who need extra help.  We also connect our students to the huge variety of employment and settlement programs offered by MOSAIC.  Everything is designed to help our student connect to our community. 

 

2.       Teaching for the Real world -  As part of MOSAIC settlement focus our curriculum is based around real world situations.  Based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks our students will acquire skills that they can apply in daily living.  Our goal is to have students learn a lesson in class one day and then use it in their real life the next.  

 

3.       Teaching through the needs of our students.  We do a needs assessment in the first day of class and based on our students’ responses we craft a curriculum that meets their unique needs.  Every learner is unique and thusly every class at MOSAIC engage is unique!

 

 

How will your courses benefit me?

Our tasked based teaching method is extremely flexible in adapting to the needs of our diverse student body. In addition to improving your English, our teachers craft their classroom activities to ensure that you receive unique support:

  • Visitors can receive language for a variety of everyday tourism needs

  • Work Visa Holders can receive training on Canadian workplace culture, professional communication, and Workplace rights.

  • Citizens can receive English language that familiarizes them with Canadian culture.

  • Student Visa Holders can receive academic English training.

  • Permanent Residents can receive training on Canadian culture and history to assist in studying for their citizenship exam.

All newcomers will learn about resources for newcomers from MOSAIC which can answer your questions on permanent residency, citizenship, visa requirements, government documents, city services and more.

 

 

Where are you located?

Our main campus is located at 2555 Commercial Drive conveniently located just steps from the Commercial Broadway Sky train station. It is also in the heart of the thriving and diverse Commercial Drive strip full of renowned restaurants and coffee shops. Come visit us and become part of the unique culture of the Drive.

Our second campus is located in Brentwood which is one of the fastest growing and exciting parts of Burnaby. Our campus is located across the street from the expanding Brentwood Mall and the Brentwood Town Centre Sky train station. Check us out at 1899 Willingdon Ave suite 101.

Our third campus is located at our MOSAIC centre in the heart of downtown Newton. With parking out front and steps from the Newton bus loop our campus at 7134 King George is convenient for all Surrey residents.

 

 

How can I pay?

We accept cash,debit or credit card. Register up to 4 weeks after the start of the class. You can pay online or set up an appointment for an in-person consultation with one of our client advisors.

Fees are reduced each day based upon an hourly rate. You only pay for the exact time you are in class. If you register online the reduced fee will automatically be calculated and will appear as a discount on the very last page of your registration.

 

 

Do I have to pay everything in one payment?

No problem! For all of our classes you can choose to make monthly payments instead of paying everything up front. If paying online, you’ll find the option for paying with a payment plan will appear as a discount on the very last page of your registration.

We also have special programs for people with barriers to taking our classes. If you are a refugee claimant you qualify for a 30% discount. We also offer up to 30% discount for students with severe financial difficulties. To inquire about these programs email us at english@mosaicbc.org

 

 

Can I get a refund after starting a class?

Definitely. We want to our students to receive the help they need. If you feel the classes don’t meet your needs you can ask for a refund. You are able to receive a refund until the last day of your first week in class. A $40 administration fee will be subtracted from your refund.

If you are no longer eligible for a refund, you are still eligible to receive credit to your account for the amount of classes remaining to be used towards future sessions!