About us

The MOSAIC English Language Institute (MELI) is a fee for service English language school that provides dynamic and learners centered training to newcomers from around the world. Our professional and experienced teaching staff will give you the language tools to succeed in Vancouver.

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Sept. 10 – Oct. 25 | Details (PDF)

Oct. 29 – Dec. 14 | Details (PDF)

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Class schedule

Level: Beginner, intermediate & advanced learners

Days: M/T/W/TH: 12:30 – 2:30pm

Cost: $486

Level: Beginner, intermediate & advanced learners

Days: M/W/TH: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Cost: $360

Level: Intermediate & advanced learners

Days: Tuesdays: 10am – 12:00pm

Cost: $126

(Drop-in available: $20/class)

Level: Advanced learners

Days: Friday: 1:00 – 3:00pm & Saturday: 10am – 12:00pm

Cost: $252

Alisha Towers (Program Support Worker)

Alisha has over 10 years of administrative work experience in public post-secondary institutes such as UBC and SFU. She came to MOSAIC after deciding that her passion was in supporting newcomers and visitors to Canada achieve their educational goals. She has a passion for helping others, traveling and learning about new cultures.

Client service philosophy: To embody kindness, and deliver impeccable customer service with a genuine smile to all of our past, current and future clients.

Matthew Levan (Beginner & Conversation Teacher / Co-Manager of MELI)

Matthew has over eight years of experience teaching beginner level English courses in LINC and other settings. In his teaching career he has helped students whose language was completely different than English, students that could not even say hello, and even students that needed to learn how to hold a pencil!

Teaching philosophy: Teaching is a conversation between student and teacher. We both learn and grow from our interaction.

Matthias Klenk (Co-Manager MELI)

Matthias began his career at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) where he managed the media communication and strategy for the student body for two years and was a strategic motor for the success of its campaigns. He lived many years in Mexico, where he taught German and English. He is now the Business Manager (Marketing) at MOSAIC Works which includes Intercultural Competency training.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies and a PhD in Communication Studies. He loves martial arts, films, good food and nature.

Melika Askari (Intermediate Level Teacher)

Melika has a diverse base of experience teaching English in a variety of settings both here in Vancouver and in her home country of Iran. In addition to her position with us she has also taught within the LINC ESL program for over 2 years. Before coming to Vancouver she was a University lecturer in vocational English language programs. She believes that her experience as a Newcomer in Vancouver has given her great empathy for the struggles that her students face. This has given her a passion for helping newcomers find success.

Michelle Kobewka (Intermediate Level Teacher)

Michelle has over 3 years of experience teaching learners of all levels. She has taught in Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, and now in her home country of Canada. Michelle feels incredibly fortunate to be able to meet newcomers to Canada and assist them in reaching their goals. She strives to make her classroom a place where every learner feels comfortable and supported.


Meoni Poon (Advanced Level Teacher)

Meoni has an extensive amount of experience facilitating advanced English courses. He has taught in the LINC English program with MOSAIC for over 6 years. Prior to that Meoni taught academic English courses at Memorial University in Newfoundland. He has also taught academic preparation courses here in Vancouver at Columbia College. This experience has given him a rich knowledge base in how to work with advanced English learners.


Farhang (Get Ready! Academic IELTS Preparation Facilitator)

Farhang has taught English language and literature in Iran, Malaysia and Canada since he started teaching in 2000. He has taught a wide range of courses including LINC, the Cambridge ESOL examinations preparation courses such (FCE, CAE and CPE) and IELTS. To Farhang teaching is not a job, but a passion and a means of helping others to fulfill their ambitions.

Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is simple: Don’t teach! Inspire and savour the success of your students.

In addition to the above mentioned classes our 2 month September/October semester will include some of the following options:

  • IELT’s Preparation Course. Get the techniques and study strategies for an excellent IELT’s score.
  • Employment Bootcamp. Get skills for writing resumes and cover letters, answering job interview questions, and networking in the community.
  • Specialized skilled classes based upon just one skill. Maybe you need extra writing help or just listening assistance. You will be able to take classes based upon one of these skills.

If you are interested in any of these classes. Please email us at: meli@mosaicbc.org

Phone: 604-708-3905
Email: meli@mosaicbc.org

206-2555 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V5N 4C1

Office hours:

Mon. – Thurs.: 11:30am – 2:45pm

TESL Canada Certified

TESL CanadaAll of our instructors are have TESL Canada recognized training.