D.C. Jackson
David C. Jackson, B.Ed., M.Ed., MET
VLI Director of Instruction

VLI's head office is in North Vancouver, Canada. We offer small-group, on location, K-12 ESL instruction and support. We also offer adult Academic IELTS preparation. To contact us read more below.

VLI specializes in helping ESL students (K-12) overcome language difficulties in their studies. Support is based on sound pedagogical principles.

We also prepare both young-adult and adult students to enter continuing post-secondary academic study pathways. To prepare second language students to meet internationally recognised pre-requisite academic English standards we recommend  IELTS examinations to officially certify those standards.

ESL/ELL instruction and IELTS preparation is guided by VLI's Director of Instruction, who is himself certified at TESL Canada's highest certification level of  TESL Canada's Permanent Professional Standard 3, as well as having a UBC Master's degree in English Education and a second Master's degree in Distance Education (MET).

To enhance instruction, VLI provides additional online ESL support and online peer-to-peer support structures.

VLI's online resources encourage additional independent and collaborative online studies and facilitate blended learning opportunities.

VLI student cohort in 1982
VLI students in 1982

For further information contact us at:

T: 604-986-3718

E: info@vli.vanc.ca