- Social Time
Social Time happens twice a day; in morning and afternoon. It is an important part of CSLI students’ program.
During CSLI Social Time, teachers are available in the Student Lounge to answer questions and socialize with students. We also offer daily activities and games to help students practice English, learn new English skills and explore Canadian culture.
You will be amazed at how much you can learn while having so much fun!
- Games & English Contests
A great opportunity to meet people and practice speaking English in a real world environment. CSLI prepares many activities to help students relax, enjoy their social time, and meet students from others classes.
Activities are diverse, including holiday celebrations (St. Patrick’s Day, Canada Day, New Year’s Eve, Charity Fundraiser, Bake Sale, etc.), Canada trivia quizzes, Ping-Pong tournaments and a variety of English skill contests (Speech contest, Vocabulary contest, Grammar contest, Pronunciation contest, etc).
- Birthday Celebrations
Nobody can be quiet and shy on their birthday because the whole school celebrates with you!
We sing “Happy Birthday” and give you a birthday treat to help make your Canadian birthday celebrations more special.
- Charity Events & Fundraisers
If there is one thing that sets CSLI apart from any other language school, it is the commitment of the directors, staff, and teachers to make the world a better place in as many ways as they can.
CSLI is continually hosting fundraising events and charity auctions during our social time, and volunteering our time to many non-profit organizations throughout the world.
- Free Friday Activities
Flexible Friday classes, fun and exciting activities!
Use your English in fun and practical situations with CSLI’s famous FREE Friday Activities! Activities help students recognize that English is not just a school subject, but also something they can use in their daily life. Every week (with the exception of Monthly Graduation Days), students can choose from six to eight different activities planned for the week and join them without paying extra fees. Among the many activities are sightseeing tours around Vancouver, hiking in beautiful natural settings, cultural experiences, and sports games!
Granville Island, Whistler trip, University of BC Tour, Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf, Winery Tour, Gastown Tour, Harbour Tower Lookout, etc.
Stanley Park, Lynn Canyon Hike, Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Botanical Gardens, Bowen Island, Harbour Boat Cruise, Planetarium, etc.
Rollerblading, Ice Skating, Baseball, Curling, Basketball, Tennis Lessons, Golfing, Mountain Biking, NHL Hockey games, Soccer, etc.
Rollerblading, Biking along the Seawall, 5 pin Bowling, Curling with Canadians, Kayaking, Swimming, Gym Workout, Yoga class, Music class, etc.
Museum of Anthropology, Native Indian History, Dream Catcher Making, Chinatown Tour, Indian Market, etc.
Make-up Class, Cooking Class, Yoga Class, Meditation, Hairstyling Class, Dream Interpretation Class, etc.
Architectural City Tour, Art Gallery, Vancouver Aquarium, Maritime & History Museum, Canadian History Class, Sports Hall of Fame, Museum of Anthropology, etc.
Salsa Dance Class, Acting Lessons, Painting, Vancouver Art Gallery, Theater, Craft Museum, Going to a Play, African Drumming Class, Singing Lessons, etc.
We are excited to offer so many entertaining and interesting activities included in our program.
See future schedule of CSLI’S Free Friday Activities
- Friday Academic Classes
The Friday Activities options always include at least 2 academic classes for those who prefer to study English in a classroom setting. Students can use these Friday classes to supplement their courses. Class topics may include: Advanced grammar, Interview skills, Idioms class, Slang class, Telephone skills, Resume writing, etc.
- International Theme Nights
This popular event is held every Thursday after school, allowing students to learn more about a different country and culture through its tasty traditional food!
Every week, students from one country find a great restaurant where their classmates can sample that country’s food. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your friends’ culture, food and lifestyle, and of course, speak English!
So far we have had Japanese Night, Italian Night, German Night, Chinese Night, Korean Night, Turkish Night, Spanish Night, French Night, Taiwanese Night, Saudi Arabian Night, Mexican Night, Swiss Night, Dutch Night, Greek Night, Brazilian Night, Quebec Night, Indian Night and many more! What are you waiting for? Come join us!
- Theme-based monthly Graduation Parties!
At the end of the month, we have a graduation celebration attended by the entire student body. These parties are centered on exciting events such as Harbour boat cruises, Beach barbecues, International Expo, Iron Chef cooking competition, Oscar grad, Halloween party, Carnivals, Mr. & Ms. CSLI Contest, etc. Graduation parties are always FREE for CSLI students.
Academic classes are also available for students who prefer to study in a classroom setting.
- Weekly Graduation
All students are recognized in a special ceremony at the end of their studies. There are weekly graduation ceremonies for students who are leaving us before the end of the month; they receive their CSLI Diploma in front of the whole school.