About inlingua Victoria
inspiring, unique approach to language
The inlingua Method
inlingua Victoria is in the heart of the city on Government Street and located on one of the most beautiful streets in Victoria. The campus is right across from the inner harbour, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and boutique shopping centres.
The campus is new, modern, and contemporary with the latest hi-tech equipment. There is free Wi-Fi, several lounge areas with TV’s and seating areas, and a computer lab. Each classroom is equipped with the latest technology, and offers lounge type arrangements for real comfort and pleasure. inlingua Victoria is also open on Saturdays for students to come and enjoy our lounge or watch TV. inlingua Victoria is the only College with a rooftop patio and it has ocean and mountain views.
Since the beginning, inlingua’s mission has been to provide high-quality language training to its customers. Our network of independent language training centers ensures that our standards, unique method and materials are employed all over the world and that our training method is continuously adapted.
Supporting You Throughout Your Language-Learning Journey
At inlingua Victoria, all of our teachers adopt the inlingua method. Our staff have extensive experience working with diverse groups of people from all ages and backgrounds. They strive to make sure that each learner is given an opportunity to practice as much as possible during their lessons and create a supportive environment where mistakes are seen as an opportunity for growth. As part of this methodology, our instructors also keep up-to-date with the latest educational research so that they can enrich their lessons with fresh ideas and activities. Through these efforts, our teachers are able to ensure that all learners feel confident and capable in speaking the target language by the end of their course.
The inlingua Method
1. Lessons are taught in the target language only
Trainers encourage learners to start thinking and speaking in the target language from the first lesson.
2. Learn through speaking
Books are closed for most of the lesson and learners are given the opportunity to speak as much as possible.
3. Exemplify rather than explain
Learners learn better if they induce rules for themselves from examples rather than try to memorize rules they are told.
4. Get the learners doing the talking
Learners need practice.
5. Get the atmosphere right
Different classes need different approaches; adopt a flexible approach.
6. Handle learners’ language mistakes with care
Trainers know exactly the form and timing of correction according to the stages of the lesson.
7. Check before you teach new language
Trainers will find out if learners already know something before they teach it.
8. Give learners opportunities to experiment
Learners need to be creative with new language, to express their own ideas.
9. Variety in teaching
Wide variety of techniques achieve effective and enjoyable classes.
10. Three key techniques
Ask questions, have learners weave new language, and keep the student books closed during the lesson.
At inlingua Victoria, our team of passionate and knowledgeable language educators are committed to providing students with a warm and encouraging atmosphere where they can thrive and reach their personal language learning goals.
Brenda Scott & Thaddeus Monkton
– B.A., M. Ed. Admin
Director of Marketing and Sales
Admissions and Finance Manager
Marketing Coordinator for Latin America and IELTS Manager
Marketing Coordinator - Brazil
Pilar Aurora Mazaki
Marketing Coordinator – Latin America
Hospitality & Service Management
Registration & Accreditation
inlingua Victoria is designated by Education Quality Assurance (EQA). EQA is an accreditation that identifies BC public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded their recognized standards of excellence. EQA’s provincial seal is acknowledged globally as a symbol of quality. This EQA seal allows students to easily identify which institutions have met the BC government’s standards while offering consumer protection to its learners. For more information about EQA designation, visit www.bceqa.ca.
inlingua Victoria is registered by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education. PTIB is dedicated to student protection and sets specific criterion for standards of quality which must be met by it’s recognized institutions. Programs with a duration of 6 months or more are approved by PTIB. Students enrolled in approved programs will be protected under the Student Tuition Protection Fund (STPF). For more information about PTIB accreditation, visit privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca. To view inlingua Victoria’s designated certificate please click here.