• $25 football tickets for Multicultural Night at McMahon Stadium!

    Have you ever watched American or Canadian football? Have you ever wanted to go to a game but weren’t sure how much it cost or how it’s played? Now, CIES students and their friends can attend a Calgary Stampeders football game for only $25 per person – that’s almost half the price of a regular ticket! Join us at McMahon Stadium at 7:30 pm on…

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  • Field Trips: setting LINC apart

    Did you know that LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada? Funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, LINC is the foundation of CIES and has been an important part of our organization since 1992. Every year, hundreds of students study under the LINC program at CIES, and come away with increased confidence in their English-speaking skills. But do you know what sets…

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  • Season’s end in one awesome neighbourhood: GROW finishes with a feast, + CIES <3’s the Alex Community Food Centre

    So we made a garden. We dreamt about it and put it in writing and generously, the Calgary Foundation helped us make it real. We brought our students together and we planted the tiniest of seeds and we watered them and tended them and saw them explode in a riot of sprouts.     We sought advice from experts – people with whom we share…

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  • So, you want to take LINC Level 5 or higher… now what?

    You’ve put in a lot of hard work to learn the English that you have – maybe you’re a newcomer to Canada or maybe you’re a visitor, and you’re proud of the work you’ve done but still – there’s so much more English to learn, especially if you want to continue your education at college or university. You want to keep learning, but most English…

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