English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Bow Valley College

345 6 Avenue SE

Calgary, AB T2G 4V1

Phone: (403) 410-3408
Website: www.bowvalleycollege.ca

  • 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
Email: sreduc@ccis-calgary.ab.ca

Website: www.ccis-calgary.ab.ca

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

Phone: (403) 269-6122
Email: cceca@cceca.ca
Website: www.cceca.ca

  • 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
Website: www.firstbaptist.com

  • Conversation class to improve English. Open to all adults. Drop-in. No fee

Calgary Public Library

At various branches

Phone: (403) 260-2755
Website: http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/services/programs-events/register-for-programs

  • 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

Phone: (403) 235-3666
Email: eslvolunteer@immigrant-education.ca
Website: www.immigrant-education.ca

  • Drop-in ESL to improve communication skills. Open to an adult learner. Register at any time. Fees vary.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association

Various locations

Phone: (403) 444-1752
Email: language@ciwa-online.com
Website: www.ciwa-online.com

  • 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.

Phone: (403) 630-7689
Email: focusonseniors@hotmail.com
Website: www.focusonseniors.info

  • 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

Phone: (403) 241-9778
Email: foothills@foothillssalliance.com
Website: www.foothillsalliance.com/What_we_do/esl.asp

  • 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

Phone: (403) 262-2656
Fax: (403) 294-1173
Email: info@immigrantservicescalgary.ca
Website: www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca

  • 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
    o Education
  • Counselling available in first language or English. Services by appointment only.