Student Life

Education is a comprehensive notion indicating not only the passage of knowledge or the presentation of a degree, but also the facilitation of individual growth and the exploration of true self. Holding this belief, TLC values the uniqueness and special talent of each student and is always in pursuance of enhancing students’ confidence and enriching their experience, along with the stimulation of creativity and originality. Every semester, students at TLC are, actively and enthusiastically, participating in a wide selection of activities including workshops, celebrations, services, performances, and competitions. Students could escape from their day-to-day studying, indulge in what they really enjoy and reach self-actualization from doing so. Initiatives, Involvements and Inspirations are all highlighted in this regard, and TLC is looking forward to seeing more students joining us in this fantastic and versatile student life in the near future!

Academic activities

Both AES and PGS students would take part in several academic field trips on various themes in order to deepen the understanding of knowledge, to practice language skills, and to explore the local Canadian life and cultures in an interactive and mobilized manner. Likewise, the academic workshop is another essential component supplementing the daily in-class teaching, facilitating students to gain more insights and hands-on experience on the subjects and topics they are interested in.

Festivals & Events

Meanwhile, TLC has many fun events and activities going on all-year-round.

Partnering with Trinity Western University Richmond, TLC celebrates festivals including Mid-Autumn Festival, Christmas, Halloween, Chinese Lunar New Year, Easter, etc. in distinctive ways. Other events like Talent Show, Movie Night, Natural Walk, Basketball Game Night, and many more will assure you a lighthearted and unforgettable experience as well. Exclusively for TLCers, the “Term-End Celebration” is held every semester to show appreciation for their hard work and encourage them to go further and beyond! Awards, certificates and gifts will be given away to the students. Fine foods, excellent performances, laughter and touching movements are all integrated to share and enjoy!

Celebrate with us, and inspire a delightful heart and mind!

Incentive schemes

Constantly motivating the students to learn, to progress and to pursue excellence is also what TLC is devoted to for years. In alignment with this philosophy, three incentive schemes are carried out at TLC to engage students in different proceedings, which are

1. English-Speaking Award. TLC highly encourages the students to use and practice English for different purposes. The English-Speaking Award is thereby created and promoted. In-class awards are approved and granted by the instructors while the students’ performance out-of-class is, at the same time, monitored and appraised by TLC staff members.

2. Other Students Awards: The three categories are: Academic Excellence Award, Academic Progress Award and Active Participation Award, which are respectively the incentives to the standouts in certain regards. The students will receive a gift card and a certificate at the Term-End Celebration, and more meaningfully, applauses and sincere congratulations from the teachers and peers!

3. Volunteer Certificate. TLC values and cultivates students’ commitment to professional practices and social involvements in and outside school. Thus, apart from the academic-related awards, the students who voluntarily contribute to community services at TLC, such as event or activity preparations, for more than 3 hours within one semester will also be acknowledged and awarded with a Volunteer Certificate.

Supports

TLC provides adequate support to the students in various aspects of academics and personal life. Students can sign up for a one-on-one tutorial with the Academic Assistant every week to discuss their homework, projects, and any other questions concerning language learning. Other than that, the Wellness Centre would offer private, professional and free counselling sessions to help students under stress or facing difficulties solve their problems in a safe and cozy setting.