What Is Computer Access for Literacy Learners (CALL)?
Computer Access for Literacy Learners is a program designed to provide essential computer literacy skills to literacy-level, economically disadvantaged, low skilled and unemployed newcomer and Canadian adults residing in the Forest Lawn and Whitehorn communities. This 30-hour program features hands on learning activities delivered in literacy-friendly and demonstrative style by an experienced literacy-level instructor. The program focuses on basic computer operation, the use of essential software, internet search, email and basic social media communication and real-life tasks. The program will train 96 participants across 2 CIES sites in Calgary. CALL is a program developed by experienced literacy-level teachers and computer skills trainers. It addresses the combined barriers of computer and language literacy, empowering newcomers in the lower range of LINC proficiency levels (select students from Literacy 3-4 and CLB 1-2) with fundamental digital technology skills essential in gaining a footing in Canadian society. Its intended simplicity will also make it accessible and useful for more established Calgarians who seek to gain essential computer access training.
Am I Eligible?
- Foundation Literacy 3-4, up to CLB 1-2
- Have legal status that will allow them to study in Canada for a short-term, 10-week course
- Limited computer and digital technology skills
- Free for low-income individuals
- $75 course fee for non low-income individuals.
When Is This Class?
- 30 hours of training in 10 weeks
- Classes are 1.5 hours long and held twice each week
- Register anytime for either location
- Southeast Location: 3:30pm – 5:00pm Monday, Tuesday
- Northeast Location: 3:30pm – 5:00pm Wednesday, Thursday
- Class Schedule (September 2017 – July 2018):
Intake 1 September 11 – November 17 (10 weeks) Intake 2 November 27 – December 15 (3 weeks)
December 18 – January 6 –Christmas Break
January 8 – February 23 (7 weeks)
Intake 3 March 5 – May 11 (10 weeks) Intake 4 May 21 – July 27 (10 weeks)
Where Is This Class?
- This program is offered at two locations:
- Calgary Immigrant Educational Society. 1723 – 40th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB. T2A 7Y3. For more information, call 403-235-3666.
- The Welcome Centre for New Immigrants. 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast. Calgary, AB. T1Y 7L9. For more information, call 403-291-0002.