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Overcoming Challenges with Language Learning
After he came to Canada as a refugee, Mustafa was a student at BELC for many months. He suffered a spinal cord injury in Iraq, which put him in a wheelchair and he now undergoes intensive physiotherapy. He used to spend 3-4 hours in physiotherapy in the morning and then attend English class every day in the afternoon.
Below is a video produced by Welcome BC that features Mustafa and his language learning story.
Visit from the Minister
We were honoured to host the Honourable John Yap, Minister of Multiculturalism for BC and MLA for Richmond, and Richard Lee, MLA for Burnaby, at BELC this past summer. Mr. Yap and Mr. Lee visited several classrooms and spoke with many students. Here is a picture of Mr. Yap and Mr. Lee with our Levels 6 and 7 classes:
“The Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program supports language training in English and French to adult newcomers who are permanent residents.”
Burnaby English Language Centre (BELC)
#209 - 6125 Sussex Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5H 4G1
New Westminster English Language Centre (NWELC)
#329 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC