About Us

English Encounters is an ESL (English as a Second Language) school that provides a comprehensive language learning experience for international students. We are committed to helping our students develop their language proficiency in a friendly and supportive environment. We offer a range of courses, from beginner to advanced levels, that cater to the diverse needs of our students. Our teachers use a communicative approach to teaching, which emphasizes the importance of language use in real-life situations. Through this approach, students can gain practical language skills and build confidence in their ability to communicate effectively in English. In addition we offer trips and excursions to local places of interest, such as Toronto and Niagara Falls. Overall, English Encounters is a great choice for anyone looking to improve their English skills and succeed in an English-speaking environment.

Explore English Learning in Canada

Established in 1996 by Lesley Bogue, our school has grown steadily. In 2009, we became part of the Sprachenzentrum Wöhler e.K., a respected German-based language school. In 2010, we rebranded as English Encounters, relocated to downtown Burlington, and obtained accreditation from Languages Canada and Quality English. We are also a designated learning institution, certified by the Canadian government.

Our mission is clear and straightforward: to provide top-notch English lessons, empowering everyone to speak fluently with confidence and achieve their language goals.

Friendly and Experienced Team

At English Encounters, our teachers are not only experts but also friendly and approachable. They are certified ESL professionals with lots of experience and special certificates to teach English. We believe that having teachers who are kind, enthusiastic, and patient is crucial for your happiness and success while you learn English in Canada.

Assessment and Certificates

When you first arrive, you’ll take a test to determine your English level. This helps your teacher create a personalized study plan just for you. When you successfully complete your course, you’ll receive a certificate and a progress report to celebrate your accomplishments.

Our Diverse Community

Our students come from all over the world, which means you’ll meet people from many different cultures in your classes. While you’re learning English in Canada, you won’t just get to know Canadians but also make friends from all over the globe, creating a unique and enriching experience. Join us at English Encounters for an exciting journey into the English language and global cultures.