English Language Learning Groups
Are you looking for a welcoming place to practice your English skills, learn about life in Canada, and meet new friends? We have the groups for you!
Intercultural Conversation Group
English Language Learners are invited to join a diverse Intercultural Conversation Group. You’ll have lots of chances to practice your English, exchange stories with other newcomers to Canada, and talk about a variety of topics. The goal is to have fun learning, growing, and connecting.
If you want to dive further into English language learning, the Speakers Group may be right for you. This vibrant and friendly group focuses on language learning through experience, using the four key skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Expect much laughter as you share your stories and polish your English!
Meetings will take place via Zoom. Twice each term we will have a social in-person gathering with dates and locations to be determined.
All ages and stages of learning are welcome, but pre-registration is required. There is a $40 fee per term for either group (three terms a year). You are welcome to try us out for a few sessions before deciding to join. Just let us know you’re interested.
For more information, or to volunteer as a teacher, contact Judy O’Neill
The Intercultural Conversation Group is Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 am, beginning on September 20
The Speakers Group is Thursday mornings from 10 to 11:30 am, beginning on September 22
For the Intercultural Converation Group - Judy O'Neill
For the Speakers Group - Diana Bomford
A chance to connect with people who’ve read the same book you have, fiction or nonfiction, new releases or classics. This is a circle, not a club, so attend when you’re able on the last Monday of each month. Books are suggested for the next three or four months, and the location changes depending on weather.
September 26: The Woo Woo (2018) by Lindsay Wong, a darkly comedic memoir that was a Canada Reads choice for 2019
October 31 (to be confirmed): How It All Began (2011) by Penelope Lively
Contact: Phyllis Bottomer
At Highlands, we take the Bible seriously but not literally. Explore your spiritual life in these fall workshops.
Christianity without the nonsense (online)
Date to be confirmed
Contact: Will Sparks, 604-980-6071
Being a senior and being old are very different things! Seniors from Highlands and the community at large meet twice a month. It’s fun, informative and engaging. Join the Seniors Connection.
First and third Wednesdays, 10:30 am to noon
Contact: Colleen Blair, 604-980-6071 ext 227
Highlands United Growing Greener (HUGG)
Concerned about the environment? Climate change? Want to know more? Want to do more? The HUGG group would love your input and participation.
Contact: Colleen Blair