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Prepare for a Dream Study Abroad Trip with International House
January 20, 2010 10:24:38

Prepare for a dream holiday trip with International House’s study abroad language learning programs. The study abroad experience is no longer limited to the college student with a backpack trekking across Europe. A popular and more practical way to prepare for a trip abroad these days is by taking evening classes at International House. “French is still a mainstay, but Spanish and Portuguese are very popular, those classes always fill up fast,” says Jasper Saggu, Director of Modern Languages for International House (IH), Vancouver. “Anyone who is serious about studying abroad should contact us,” says Saggu. &ldqu...Read more




People Looking to Enhance Their Job Prospects
January 14, 2010 11:06:37

"At this time of the year we always have people coming in for a tune- up," says Jasper Saggu, Director of Modern Languages for International House (IH), Vancouver. "They want to make sure their basic conversation skills are up to speed before they leave on holidays. Where the real growth now is people who want to enhance their job prospects."Enrolment at community colleges and continuing education classes is also booming in Vancouver as people are going back to schools for retraining and upgrading in record numbers....Read more




Mixed Marriages Contributing to Growing Second Language Learning Trend
January 08, 2010 02:22:53

Trend of mixed marriages is increasing and recent research data supports this trend. Statistics Canada research data indicates that there was a 33% increase in mixed unions from the 2001 census to the 2006 census and multi-cultural Vancouver leads the country in these types of unions. “We think it has to do with the type of immigrants that Vancouver and British Columbia  (BC) has attracted over the past two decades,” says Cameron Prior, the Director of Operations for International House (IH), Vancouver. “Since Expo 86 and also due in part to the success of the Provincial Nominees Program, Vancouver has been a destinatio...Read more




Christine's Story of Learning Second Language
January 07, 2010 01:53:45

“His aunties were driving me crazy,” Christine Li says, who is a student at the International House (IH) Vancouver Department of Modern Languages.  “Every time I went into the kitchen they would start talking in Italian at double speed. My fiancée was raised by his aunts; I really needed to know what they were saying.”Christine signed up for Italian conversation class through the Modern Languages program at International House (IH), Vancouver. “Christine’s story is not that unusual,” says Cameron Prior, the Director of Operations for International House (IH). “In fact one of the top ...Read more




Trend of Learning Second Language in Immigrant Communities
December 14, 2009 11:47:14

Trend of learning second language is rapidly growing especially in immigrant communities. At International House Vancouver we understand the needs of immigrants and our language Vancouver programs also consider the cultural and conversational training requirements of the immigrants.   The Modern Languages Department at International House Vancouver offers individual and group classes in languages such as Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, German, Portuguese, Italian, Farsi and Arabic.  Immigrants who don’t have the knowledge of second (local) language face a lot of communication and social problems, because they...Read more




Trend of Learning Second Language in Vancouver
December 02, 2009 03:08:34

Vancouver is one of the most diverse and multi-cultural cities of the world and trend of learning second language is growing all the time. People are joining language schools for learning new languages. And there are many people who are going back to schools for retraining and upgrading their language skills in record numbers. Rated amongst the best language schools in Vancouver, International House’s modern languages program offers individual or group classes in several languages such as French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Italian, German and Mandarin. Corporate individual or group classes can also be arranged...Read more




Learning Second Language in Current Economic Downturn
December 07, 2009 10:35:09

There is at least one silver lining in the current dark economic clouds. People are going back to schools for retraining and upgrading their skills in record numbers. And what many of them are choosing to study may be surprising for many people. They are joining language schools to learn a second language or upgrading their language skills.  Today people have realized the fact that having skills of a second language could really be helpful in your career especially if you are living and working in multi-cultural and diverse city like Vancouver. Having skill of second language can really enhance one’s job prospects. International Ho...Read more




Second Language Learning at IH Vancouver
December 01, 2009 12:35:49

International House (IH) Vancouver is a leader in second language learning, as it is considered top language school in Vancouver. In addition to its extensive English as a Second Language programs, IH’s Modern Languages program offers courses in several languages such as French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Italian, German and Mandarin. International House (IH) Vancouver uses authentic materials for languages teaching that focus on the development of the four language skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing. We are sure that your second language learning experience will be very beneficial and unforgett...Read more




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