ESL (English as a Second Language)
Bow Valley College
345 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
Phone: (403) 410-3408
- 55+ Everyday English: Practice English in a relaxed environment. These tutorials are offered from beginner to high intermediate levels. They are open to residents of Alberta. There is a fee.
- 55+ Culture and Community: Practice English while learning about community resources. These tutorials focus on areas of interest such as art appreciation, health and wellness, and Canadian culture. They are open to residents of Alberta. There is a fee.
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
120 – 17 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2S 2T2
Phone: (403) 290-5756
Programs for older people to learn English. Call to see which program will work for you.
- Senior LINC: Basic introduction to English. Open to seniors. Must be in Canada less than 3 years. Must meet certain requirements. No fee.
- Seniors ESL Class: Practice reading, speaking, listening and writing English. Open to any senior. Register at any time. No fee
- Seniors Learning Circles: Practice English with a volunteer and other seniors. Register at any time. No fee.
- Connections: Learn about Calgary and practice English with a host volunteer. Register at any time. No fee
Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association
111 Riverfront Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 4Y8
- Elementary English Class: Learn everyday English with other seniors. Practice reading, writing and speaking. Open to any Chinese senior. Must register. There is a fee.
- English Talking Club: Practice speaking everyday English. Open to any Chinese senior.
- Conversation Class: Learn to understand the culture of Canada. Practice speaking English. Open to any Chinese senior.
Calgary International Learning Centre
First Baptist Church
1311 – 4 Street S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 0X9
Phone: (403) 693-5548
- Conversation class to improve English. Open to all adults. Drop-in. No fee
Calgary Public Library
At various branches
Phone: (403) 260-2755
- ESL coffee and conversation at various locations. Open to all ESL learners. No fee.
- Learn English at the Library at various locations. Open to all ESL learners. $45.00.
Calgary Immigrant Educational Society
1723 – 40 Street S.E.
Calgary, AB T2A 7Y3
- Drop-in ESL to improve communication skills. Open to an adult learner. Register at any time. Fees vary.
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
- New Friends and Neighbourhood Groups: Practice English conversation and make new friends. Learn about community resources. Open to new immigrants and refugee women. Registration at any time. No fee.
F.O.C.U.S. on Seniors
Village Square Library
2623 – 56 Street N.E.
- ESL Chit Chat: Conversation practice. Open to any senior. Drop in. No Fee.
Foothills Alliance Church
334 Edgepark Blvd N.W.
Calgary, AB T3A 4K4
- Beginner Class: Basic conversation for everyday life. Register at first class. No fee.
Immigrant Services Calgary
1401, 910 – 7 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 3N8
- Community Initiatives and Access Program: Teaches basic English skills to seniors.
- Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment-Referral Centre (ILVARC): This centre assists immigrants with:
o ESL assessment
o Career planning and job search
- Counselling available in first language or English. Services by appointment only.