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.

Currently enrolling

Jan. 7th – March 16th

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Frequently Asked Questions

More information:

January – March Semester

Course details:

This course makes learning pronunciation fun and dynamic. We use rhythm, stress, and even English music as a creative way to learn about English pronunciation. With the tips, knowledge and strategies we give you in class, you will feel comfortable using your English in a variety of settings.

Days: Tuesday: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: $180

Course details:

In this course you will practice the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will study grammar, idioms, vocabulary and more. You will meet friends and have lots of opportunities to practice in fun, interactive activities. Whatever your language needs, we will help guide you from your first English steps all the way to English fluency! Evening options are available for students who work during the day.

Level: Beginner, intermediate & advanced learners

Schedule: M/T/W/TH: 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Cost: $702

Schedule: M/W/TH: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $522

Course details:

In this course you will learn how to have natural, polite conversations in a Canadian cultural context. We base this class around themed conversations where students learn vocabulary, idioms, cultural knowledge, and Canadian slang. Meet and interact with people from around the world and gain confidence to speak in any Canadian setting!

Level: Intermediate & advanced learners

Days: Thursdays: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Cost: $180

(Drop-in available: $20/class)

Days: Tuesdays: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: $180

(Drop-in available: $20/class)

Course details:

In this course you will practice how to write and communicate within a Canadian professional context. Learn how to craft the perfect cover letter, as well as persuasive and professional email correspondence. Even craft an eye-catching LinkedIn profile that will get noticed by employers. We will give you the tips, tools and strategies to thrive in a professional Canadian setting here in Vancouver!

Level: Advanced learners (CLB 5+)

Days: Monday and Wednesday: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: $342

Course details:

In this course you will learn strategies and approaches for getting a high score on the IELTS exam. Our IELTS preparation teacher has 13 years of experience coaching learners and has created a fun, dynamic curriculum. Taking this course will give you the confidence you need for when you enter the IELTS exam room!

Level: Advanced learners (CLB 6+)

Days: Saturdays: 9 am -12 pm

Cost: $252

Our prices are created based upon $9 dollars per class hour. If you register late we lower the price based upon how many class hours you will attend. You only pay for what you get. Students can enter the course anytime in the 4 weeks of class!
We really want to encourage all our students to stay with us they develop their English abilities. We want to reward the loyalty our students show to MELI. To do this once you register for a course with us you become a part of our community member program. Community members
receive discounted prices and a variety of other benefits. It’s our small way of saying thank you for the dedication and hard work our students put in.
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.

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.