Quality English courses in Vancouver, Canadian as a Second Language Institute

Learn English at CSLI, Vancouver, Canada. Choose from general and specialist English language courses at this Quality English school.

CSLI has been an innovative English language school since 1992, bringing together students from around the world to create a unique learning environment with a Canadian flavour. CSLI's custom-designed Vancouver campus has attracted adult students from over 80 different nationalities. Instrumental to CSLI's success is it's dynamic team of first-class teachers, management and staff that provide students with a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience. CSLI truly unites the world with English.

Quality English writes..."A very well run school in downtown Vancouver, with a warm welcome and fantastic attention to detail. Students ‘visit’ a different province of Canada in every classroom and every student has a mug with their name on it which helps them feel at home and welcomed as an individual in this very ‘active’ atmosphere.“


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School Features

  • Winner of the 2008/ 2009 Canadian Consumers Choice Awards as Top Language School
  • Active and Dynamic Practical Conversation Course focuses on communication skills
  • Multicultural Environment having welcomed students from over 80 countries
  • First-class TESL Certified Teachers and Friendly, personable Staff
  • Personalized Study Plans
  • Variety of English courses
  • Senior, Corporate, and Customized Programs
  • Spacious Custom-designed 1st Floor Campus
  • Practicum Experience Program (Career Internship and Work Experience)
  • Free Friday activities
  • Flexible start days & program changes
  • Great Homestay accomodations


CSLI's wide variety of programs enables students to focus on areas of their interest and overcome their weaknesses. Students have the flexibility to change programs weekly to get the most out of their time in Vancouver. Courses may be taken part-time or combined to create a full-time program at a greater value.

2014 Diploma Programs

Academic English

Business English

Corporate Program

Exam Preparation

Full-time Practical Conversation Program

Intensive Writing Program

Listening & Pronunciation

Power Vocabulary

Practical Conversation Program (full-time)

Practical Conversation Program (part-time)

Practicum Experience Program

Private Lessons

Vancouver Golden Experience

Vancouver Orientation Program

Social Programme

Use your English in fun and practical situations during CSLI's famous FREE FRIDAY ACTIVITIES! Among the many options are sightseeing tours, sports, cultural experiences, and more! And there are NO EXTRA FEES to join these activities! Another great option is International Theme Nights which allow students to socialize and learn more about a different country and culture through its tasty traditional food!


A variety of accommodation options are available to CSLI students during their study time with us. A homestay experience is a great way for students to complete their study-abroad experience. Our extensive homestay program matches students with families who will help them practice their English and make their experience of Canadian life more fulfilling. Should students wish, we can also arrange their stay at a local hostel, or help them find an apartment in the city.


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Burcu ,  Turkey

"Have you ever been to CSLI? I came here two months ago. Every day in every way, my English is getting better and better. We have perfect and funny teachers. Do you want to learn English very well and have an enjoyable time? There is everything you need here. Before you decide, you should try CSLII"

Kwang Ju,  Korea, Republic of

"How important are your teachers in learning English? You can meet lots of enthusiastic, fun, and energetic teachers at CSLI. I know that every student is looking for the perfect teacher and you have found them. They are here at CSLI. They know what you want and what you need from some class. They help you with everything. They can be your friends, your family, sometimes more that other things in your life away from home"

Marco ,  Mexico

"I've been here at CSLI after seeing all other ESL schools here downtown. CSLI was my best choice. My business class encouraged me to choose my future degree in Industry / Engineer & Management, which I'm going to study at Still Water, Oklahoma in the States. Anyway, I loved it. Join CSLI, the greatest school. I'm definitely going back again"

Hussain ,  Saudi Arabia

"CSLI gave me the chance to make friends from all around the world. The friendly environment of CSLI encouraged me to introduce myself to others and make them my friends. I had friends from places that I had never heard about before I went there.The good thing to mention here is that English was the only language I could use to communicate with my friends even outside school. That helped me improved my English more and more"

Ruth ,  Switzerland

"There are many places to go around the school! Just a few meters away is Yaletown, the trendiest part of Vancouver, with many special shops and restaurants. If you are addicted to coffee shops, like me, check out the different coffee shops that you find in every direction. Also, the Library isn't more than 600m away, and BC Place and GM Place are also very close. So I can say that there is really something for everyone near (and at) CSLI!"

+1 604 683 2754
Canadian as a Second Language Institute
188 Nelson Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 6J8

CSLI is located in Yaletown, the newest and trendiest district of downtown Vancouver. Packed with fashionable shops and restaurants, this dynamic area is a favourite with young people and professionals alike and in 2010 was a hub of activity for the Winter Olympic games. We are also close to the Vancouver Public Library, Skytrain, bus stops, and other central conveniences.

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