ESL Directory

A DIRECTORY OF ESL/EAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

in selected Urban Centres in Alberta: September 2018 to March 2019 

This compilation of information was designed to serve as a general guide to ESL programs and services, and should not be considered a fully authoritative list of programs and services in selected urban centres in Alberta or as an endorsement of the programs and services listed. 

You can find Community English as a Second Language programs offered by ECALA here.

You can find a list of links to various school's websites here.

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Adult Basic Education

Academic Upgrading

Institution:
Agape Learning Centre
Name of the Program:
English (ESL) Program
Brief description:
The focus of our Program is conversational English but reading vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation are included. There will be lots of time to practice your skills and learn Canadian culture, too. We have excellent and caring teachers. Whatever your faith or status in Canada … everyone is welcome!
Minimum CLB level:
0
Separate classes for different CLB levels:   Yes
CLB level of the program or of each class:  
Registration date:
Registrations available 6 weeks before the start of each Term.
Semester dates:
April 9, 2019 / September 17, 2019 / January 14, 2020
Days and time:
Tuesdays 12:30–2:30 pm Thursdays 12:30–2:30pm
F/T or P/T:
Part Time
Location:
Edmonton
Contact Person:
Jane R. Solbrekken
Telephone:
780-489-2579 ext 248
Fax:
E-mail:
Student fees:
$95.00 per Term
Number of seats:
55
Type of organization:
Charity
Funded:
West Edmonton Christian Assembly (We also subsidize tuition for those who are low income)
Website:
SF designated:
Childcare:
$25.00 for each child per Term

Adult Basic Education

Online Distance Learning

Institution:
Athabasca University
Name of the Program:
English Language Proficiency Program
Brief description:
Prepares students for university or college-level courses at institutions teaching English. This program (4 courses) is eligible for 6 university credits. Distance education means that instruction is individualized. Books and materials are included in course fee.
Minimum CLB level:
6
Separate classes for different CLB levels:   Yes
CLB level of the program or of each class:   5/6; 6; 6/7; 7
Registration date:
Continuous
Semester dates:
N/A
Days and time:
N/A
F/T or P/T:
Part Time
Location:
Distance Learning
Contact Person:
Michael Volek
Telephone:
1-604-860-4608 / 1-855-223-7218
Fax:
Student fees:
$663 per course (AB res)
Number of seats:
60
Type of organization:
Public
Funded:
Alberta Human Services
SF designated:
Yes
Childcare:
No

Adult Basic Education

Online Distance Learning

Institution:
Athabasca University
Name of the Program:
English Language Skills
Brief description:
Writing & Reading, (English 145) prepares students for higher education by allowing them to focus on the reading and writing skills they need to improve. Distance education means that instruction is individualized. Books and materials are included in course fee.
Minimum CLB level:
5
Separate classes for different CLB levels:   Yes
CLB level of the program or of each class:   Eng. 145 (5/6)
Registration date:
Continuous
Semester dates:
N/A
Days and time:
N/A
F/T or P/T:
Part Time
Location:
Distance Learning
Contact Person:
Michael Volek
Telephone:
1-604-860-4608 / 1-855-223-7218
Fax:
Student fees:
$663 per course (AB res)
Number of seats:
N/A
Type of organization:
Public
Funded:
Alberta Human Services (if through English Language Proficiency Program)
SF designated:
Yes
Childcare:
N/A

Adult Basic Education

Online Distance Learning

Institution:
Athabasca University
Name of the Program:
Integrated ESL Courses: (1) English for Academic Purposes (2) English for Business
Brief description:
Prepares students for university entrance with either a general academic focus or a business focus. These courses may be available for 3 university credits each. Books and materials are included in course fee.
Minimum CLB level:
7
Separate classes for different CLB levels:   Yes
CLB level of the program or of each class:   6/7
Registration date:
Continuous
Semester dates:
N/A
Days and time:
N/A
F/T or P/T:
Part Time
Location:
Distance Learning
Contact Person:
Michael Volek
Telephone:
1-604-860-4608 / 1-855-223-7218
Fax:
Student fees:
$663 per course (AB res)
Number of seats:
N/A
Type of organization:
Public
Funded:
Alberta Human Services (if through English Language Proficiency Program)
SF designated:
Yes
Childcare:
N/A

Adult Basic Education

Academic Upgrading

Institution:
Solomon College
Name of the Program:
High School Academic Upgrading
Brief description:
High school (Grade 10-12) academic courses preparing students for post-secondary studies. Special attention is given to improving ESL students' academic performance.
Minimum CLB level:
6
Separate classes for different CLB levels:   Yes
CLB level of the program or of each class:   6-8
Registration date:
August 1, 2018
Semester dates:
September 4, 2018 – July 26, 2019
Days and time:
Monday – Friday
F/T or P/T:
Full Time
Location:
Edmonton
Contact Person:
Ping Ping Lee/ Ben Lau
Telephone:
(780) 431-1515
Fax:
(780) 431-1644
Student fees:
Please call for fees
Number of seats:
20
Type of organization:
Private
Funded:
SF designated:
No
Childcare:
No