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Teacher: Rebecca Saloustros (Vancouver)

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1 student: CAD $25.00
2 students: CAD $20.00
3+ students: CAD $15.00
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English for the Adult Learner

(Inglés para adultos)

Course description:

This class is perfect for adults (19+) who want to improve their language skills and learn more about Canada. Classes will be designed to meet students' needs, whether it be to improve conversation skills, pronunciation, reading and writing or grammar.

Teaching approach:

I believe in a communicative approach to teaching that's interactive and fun! This course is unique because Canadian content will be built into every lesson! Perfect for international students, immigrants, and refugees.

Places where you can take this course:

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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $25.00*
2 students:CAD $20.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $15.00 per student*
 Trial class: minus 25% promotional discount*

* 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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Rebecca Saloustros

City / Country of origin: Vancouver, Canada

Mother language: English


Hi! I'm Rebecca and I'd love to help you improve your English and learn more about Canadian culture. I have watched many students gain better language skills and learn to love Canada. I can't imagine anything more rewarding! I specialize in teaching adults and have years of experience as a TESOL-certified teacher. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals!


Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University, 1997 (major: English; minor: political science)

Journalism Certificate, Langara University, 1998

Bachelor of Education, The University of British Columbia, 2001 (major: secondary English)

TESOL diploma, Canaglobe TESOL Centre, 2004


TESOL and TEC: Vancouver, BC, adult students from various countries

Canadian Culture: various locations in BC, Canada

IBT TOEFL, SSAT, PSAT, English 12 provincial exam prep courses: high school students and graduates: various locations in BC, Canada

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Learn English: English for the Adult Learner

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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