ELI White Rock: English Language Institute - Mauricio de Paula, President
ELI White Rock (English Language Institute) is located in a beautiful small city by the beach and close to the Canada-USA border. This region is known to have some of the best weather in British Columbia. The Institute offers total English immersion classes from Monday to Friday in four-week modules in General English and English for Special Purposes. We arrange home stay placements for our students where they have a private room with a Canadian host family living in the community. Interaction with their host family enhances the students’ experience of immersion in English. Our facilities are located in the downtown area of White Rock, close to cinemas, a shopping center, restaurants, theatres, parks and a huge public library, which our students have access to. Public transportation in our area makes it easy for our students to go to downtown Vancouver. We encourage our students to participate in cultural and tourist activities while they are living in the beautiful Greater Vancouver area, and will help them organize several weekend excursions during their stay here. Our facilities are modern and comfortable, with a very cozy atmosphere. Students have total access to the Internet and to our self-access centre with its library. Our classes are kept small in order to enhance each student’s exposure to English. Because of this, we can tailor your English classes to meet your particular needs. So come and study at ELI White Rock! If your goal is to learn English, we are sure you will be delighted with the program at ELI. Our well-qualified teachers are experienced and eager to help you make the most of your time here. Ask about our special prices! MISSION STATEMENT. Our goal is: To provide top quality English Language instruction in a safe and friendly environment To tailor the programs to meet the needs of our clients To give individualized attention to each client by keeping class sizes small To introduce Canada and the Canadian way of life to overseas clients To help our clients become more fluent in English by providing opportunity for total immersion in the language INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM Term: 4 weeks (Full-Time) Our Intensive English Program will help you develop fluency and confidence to communicate in English. In the Intensive English Program you will study the following areas: Vocabulary: You will develop your vocabulary and understanding of phrasal verbs and idioms in order to understand and communicate in English with native English teachers. Pronunciation: In order to be understood, you will need to have clear pronunciation of English sounds and have natural intonation and rhythm when you speak. Your pronunciation classes will help you develop this important part of oral communication. Grammar and Language Functions: Your grammar classes will help you understand essential grammatical rules as you work on the various functions of the English language. The focus is on clear communication rather than on memorizing a lot of grammar rules. Listening: While you are studying at ELI you will be surrounded by English. In fact, ELI has an English Only policy. In addition, you’ll be housed with a Canadian family – so you will have lots of opportunity to listen to English both in and out of the classroom. *Prices based on a minimum of 3 students. Prices subject to change without notice. For more information about the course tuition and content of our General English Program, please contact Susan Pahl, Program Director at email@example.com Our Program Director Our Program Director and Chief Instructor, Susan Pahl, has an M.Ed. in Second Language Acquisition. She has been teaching ESL for over 38 years at various universities and private institutions in Canada, Japan, China, Australia, and Thailand, and has worked with students from a number of countries both in the classroom, and long-distance via Skype and the Internet.