HEU Language Training

HEU members sitting in a class

HEU has partnered with MOSAIC BC to offer a free online English as an additional language course for HEU members working in the private sector. 

The HEU language training course is ideal for any HEU member who:

  • Does not speak English as their first language;

And who wants to:

  • Improve their English skills at their workplace;
  • Get English proficiency to qualify for health care training programs; and
  • Gain confidence in listening, speaking, reading and writing in English
About the Course
  • The course runs for six months.
  • You will study topics to help you communicate and feel more confident in your workplace.
  • There are eight modules covering workplace communication, workplace safety, patient interactions, and diversity and inclusion.
  • The classes are entirely online. You will complete independent study activities on your own schedule on a Moodle site. 
  • There will be weekly group workshops and one-to-one meetings with your teacher on Zoom.
  • There will be assessments throughout the course to help you see your progress.
  • At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to take a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) placement test or International English Language test. These tests are needed to apply for many training programs. 
Course Participation

Participants will be expected to:

  • Complete 5.5 hours per week of online independent study
  • Attend one-hour weekly group workshops. Workshops will be offered at morning, afternoon and evening times during the week.
  • Attend one-to-one online tutorials and coaching sessions with the instructor, as needed
  • Complete assessments, to track language progression

Please note that the course will be entirely online, with a portion on zoom. Participants should be comfortable navigating websites.
The course works best with a laptop. Access to a laptop is required.


The class is for HEU members, who work in the private sector, with intermediate level English (and English is your additional language). You must have CLB 5 or 6 to enroll. HEU members will need to take a free language test to be admitted to the class.

If you do not know your English level, or do not have a test from the last two years, you will need to take a free language test to be admitted to the class. Once it is graded by MOSAIC, you will know if you are eligible or not for the course. The test takes approximately two hours. 

Course Dates

The course dates are July 2 – December 13, 2024 (six months / 24 weeks).

How to Apply

To apply, complete the online application HERE.

Or scan the QR code below with your mobile device.

HEU Language Training Course 2nd Cohort Registration Form QR Code

Please only register once. 

After registering, please regularly check your email inbox (including your spam).


The deadline to apply is May 31, 2024.

Online Information Session

Mosaic will be hosting an online information session via ZOOM to go over the course in more detail and answer any questions you may have.

If you are not able to attend the info session, please check back on this page after May 8 to view the recorded session.


MOSAIC (Multi-lingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities) is one of Canada’s largest settlement non-profit organizations. MOSAIC has provided settlement English in the Vancouver area for over 35 years. Since 2013 MOSAIC has developed and delivered specialized online language training, including: English for Construction, English for Mothers with Young Children, English for the Workplace, and language training for employment programs, such as Career Paths for Business Professionals.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact Martin Zhang, Program Administrator, MOSAIC BC.

Email: mfzhang@mosaicbc.org

Call or text: 236-818-0627.