Hillside is excited to announce that we are now offering free English classes tailored to both beginners and those at the intermediate level.
These classes are designed to cover fundamental aspects of English, such as grammar, and to provide valuable opportunities for practicing conversation skills.
We strongly believe that effective communication is crucial, particularly for newcomers to Canada.
Our mission is to make the process of learning English fun and accessible for all, helping individuals integrate into their new community and connect with others more easily.

Helpful Facts About English at Hillside

When does the class start?

September 29, 2023


Learning English at Hillside is free of charge.

Beginner Level Information

The Beginner level will be using the “Beginner 1 Coursebook” from DKEFE “English for
Everyone,” published by DK Dorling Kindersley, and available from Chapters/Indigo or online.
The cost is approximately $25. Please note that there is a “Coursebook” and a “Practice book” –our program will use the Coursebook.

Online purchase from Amazon Canada:
Textbook series info and free audio access


If you have any questions about the English program, please contact one of the following:
Hillside Church Office: 604-936-2313 (Monday-Thursday from 9 am – 1 pm)
Naomi Schmidt (program leader): learnenglish@myhillside.ca

If learning English is something you are interested in, please fill out this form.
Join us as a classroom volunteer on this empowering journey, helping those interested learn language effectively, foster unity and a sense of belonging in our diverse community. If becoming a classroom volunteer is something you are interested in, please fill out this form.

Regular Class Dates & Times

Regular classes:

Friday, Oct. 6, 13, 27 Nov. 3, 17, 24, Dec. 1:

10:30-12:00 – Beginner: basic English for early beginners

12:30-2:00 pm – Intermediate/Advanced: grammar and conversation

*Note: no classes on Oct. 20, Nov. 10