Are you new to Vancouver and need practice speaking and reading the English language? Join our free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. We offer an ESL Bible Studies on Thursdays, led by Pastor Geoff Cortright.
ESL Bible Study
Join us in a safe and inviting place where you will make friends, read and speak the English language, and talk about the Christian faith. We meet Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30am (except during summer).
ESL Bible Study
This ESL Bible Study is designed for everyone new to the Christian faith, interested in learning more about Jesus. All levels of English students are welcome from any native language. If you speak primarily Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese, our multi-lingual members can assist you so that you can follow along and get answers to your questions. We have a specific discussion group available for Mandarin speakers. Drop-ins are always welcome and all reading materials are provided. There is no homework assigned for these courses.
Classes are located at the site of Wilson Heights United Church, at 1634 E. 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC. The classroom is nearest the north facing door next to 41st Ave, conveniently right in front of the 41-line bus stop (if you drive, there’s parking on the street, and some parking spaces behind the church). Just ring the bell or send Pastor Geoff a text at (604) 910-3236 if the door isn’t open.
ESL Conversations Class
Do you want to practice your English? Do you want to meet new Canadian friends? Then join us for our free conversational English classes. This class meets at our church located at 1634 E. 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
Each month, the theme of the classes will change. For example, the theme for September is “Travelling.” Throughout each month every skill (vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing) will be touched upon, but the main focus is speaking and listening in a casual conversation setting.
Classes are located at the site of Wilson Heights United Church, at 1634 E. 41st Ave, Vancouver BC. The classroom is nearest the north facing door next to 41st Ave, conveniently right in front of the 41-line bus stop (if you drive, there’s parking on the street, and some parking spaces behind the church). Just ring the bell or send David a text if the door isn’t open.
The ESL Conversation Class is a comfortable and inviting environment to practice English through listening and speaking with (soon to be) friends. Students practice English vocabulary and grammar through fun and natural speaking activities and games. It’s okay to make mistakes! This is a safe place to practice with other English speakers from our community. Many good friendships are made in these classes.
No. Each class is structured around a topic, and if you do not know the grammar or vocabulary, that’s why you’re there! A sheet is provided every class to practice speaking and take notes. Plus, David is linguist and polyglot who is currently pursuing a PhD. in Linguistics. So he just might be able to help you in your native language!
Simple. Just come by at 9:30am and be ready to chat! If it is your first time, be sure to give David your contact info so we can keep you notified. As a conversation class, we mostly stand and talk to each other, though there’s breaks to sit down and take some notes. We have tea, coffee, and small snacks that people bring to share. For the rest, you’ll just have to come and experience it yourself.
To love our neighbour and serve our community, which we are called to do as a church. Most people who live in Vancouver are not from Vancouver, and many have a need to practice their English. Wilson Heights also has a community advocate on staff and other services for those who have other needs. Also, we worship at 3pm on Sundays and offer various other Bible classes during the week to serve your spiritual and deepest needs.
By popular demand, we offer a half hour (11:15-45am) English Bible study after the ESL Conversation Class for those who want to practice reading English and know more about the Bible. So if you have a little time to spare after class before lunch, feel free to “stick around for a bit.”
Our class is taught by Pastor Geoff
For more information about these classes, text or call Geoff at 604-910-3236.