English schools in the USA and Canada

British Columbia - Nanaimo
School:The Mains Way

PROGRAMS:

INTENSIVE ESL
English as a Second Language
20 hours per week
This is a general English Program designed to promote development of all language skills. The primary emphasis will be on developing spoken fluency of language through vocabulary enhancement, conversation opportunities, idioms, and cultural information to prepare you for social situations in Canada. The course also teaches other essential elements of grammar, reading comprehension, listening, writing, and pronunciation.

ESL
English as a Second Language
10 - 15 hours per week
This program is designed to incorporate all areas of the English language including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
(Students must be at an intermediate or higher level to combine this course with other courses.)

TOEFL iBT PREPARATION
20 hours TOEFL iBT
This program prepares students for taking the TOEFL exam. Two hours each day will be spent covering all components of the exam: reading, listening, writing, grammar, and speaking. The other two hours will be spent on high-level ESL development. Students will be taught test-taking skills to improve their score. Note-taking and study skills to prepare for university will be provided in the final 4 weeks of this program. Individualized programs centre on each student's needs. Your first trip to and from Victoria is personally arranged by our staff.

TOEFL iBT PREPARATION – NEXT GENERATION TOEFL
10 - 15 hours per week
This program prepares students for taking the TOEFL iBT Exam. Two or three hours each day will be spent covering all components of the exam: reading, listening, writing, grammar, and speaking. Students will learn test-taking skills to improve their score. Individualized programs centre on each student's needs. Your first trip to and from Victoria to take your TOEFL test is personally arranged by our staff.

PART-TIME TOEFL PREPARATION - NEXT GENERATION TOEFL
While attending Malaspina College
6 - 10 hours per week
Are you going to Malaspina College? Do you want to start preparing for the TOEFL? Then this is the choice for you! We will work around your Malaspina schedule. Three days a week you will attend our school for two hours. You will learn all the components of the exam: reading, listening, writing, grammar, and speaking. Students will learn test-taking skills to improve their score. We develop programs to meet your needs.

BUSINESS ENGLISH
20 hours per week
This program is designed for students who want to develop or enhance their communication skills for the international business environment. Emphasis will be placed on finance, investing, accounting, business practices, and understanding today's market environment. Students' communication skills will be developed through case studies, role playing, and dialogues using Business English.

INTENSIVE IELTS
20 hours per week
We offer both intensive, academic and general training IELTS. This course covers listening, reading, writing and speaking. This will prepare you for either university entrance or for standards needed for immigration to Canada. We provide practice tests to ensure your readiness for the exam.

IELTS
15 hours part time classes
For students not needing a study permit extension, this course provides you with all four skill areas needed to complete this exam.

NANAIMO:
Nanaimo is located on spectacular Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. It is a harbour city sandwiched between island mountains and the ocean. It is 1 hour west of Vancouver, 1 1/2 hours north of Victoria, and 2 hours south of the rugged and scenic west coast. This allows us to explore the
#1 non-tropical island destination in the world and still be home each night! You can also enjoy touring many of the small surrounding islands on a day trip from Nanaimo.

Nanaimo boasts clean air and excellent drinking water. This coastal area offers a Mediterranean-like climate with moderate temperatures and rainfall in the winter and dry sunny days in summer. In fact, during the summer of 2003, Nanaimo had the most amount of sunshine hours of over 100 cities in Canada! The previous winter had Canada's second warmest average temperatures.

The temperate rainforest surrounding the city provides wonderful varieties of plants and animals, many unique to this area. Nanaimo's population is growing and is about 80,000 people.






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