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Everyday English Conversation

Teacher: Harmen Kaila (Vancouver)

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1 student: CAD $30.00
2 students: CAD $20.00
3+ students: CAD $15.00
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Everyday English Conversation

Course description:

Learn everyday English including common terms, phrases and correct pronunciation in a fun and easy way.

Teaching approach:

A quick description of what you need will help me create the kind of lessons that will be provided. We will begin with creating a working connection between teacher and student and then move forward to learn about common English usage in Canadian Society.

Places where you can take this course:

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University: Simon Fraser University-Surrey Campus
13450 – 102 Avenue Surrey, British Columbia, V3T 0A3
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Library: City Centre Library (Surrey)
10350 University Drive Surrey, BC V3T 4B8
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University: Kwantlen University
12666 72 Avenue - Surrey, B.C. V3W 2M8
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Coffee shop: Kwantlen University
20901 Langley Bypass Langley B.C.

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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $30.00*
2 students:CAD $20.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $15.00 per student*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Harmen Kaila

City / Country of origin: Vancouver, Canada

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English


Hello I am currently a teacher in Vancouver for the public school system. I teach history, social studies and English. I also run workshops for learning Business English. I work with many students from UBC and SFU in order to prepare them for English exams and also help them edit their essays and work. I have a very fun outlook on learning English and make the lessons enjoyable and stress free.


Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia 1998
Bachelor of Education, University of British Columbia 1999
Masters of Education, University of Victoria 2007


14 years of teaching experience in Government Public School System. History Department Head. Teach Social Studies 8-11, Psychology and other Humanities courses.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: Everyday English Conversation

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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