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Learn English

Whether you are looking to learn English in-class or at home, we can help provide you with a variety of options to improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

English Programs

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TIES Open Doors SELT Classes for Ukrainian Evacuees (ESL)

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

This is a 10-week program designed for Ukrainian evacuees who hold CUAET and are 18 years old or older.

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Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) provides free full-time and part-time English classes to help learners integrate in Canada.

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LINC Literacy

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

Do you want to learn English? Are regular LINC classes too hard for you to understand? If you struggle to understand letters and numbers, or if you have little experience learning in a classroom setting, LINC Literacy is for you.

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LINC Blended

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

Our qualified instructors will teach you English language skills to help you succeed in Canada. Your weekly visit to class is an opportunity to develop connections with your classmates, who are newcomers just like you.

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LINC Home Study

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

If you are unable to take LINC classes in person due to illness, disability, conflicting work schedules, or distance, we offer free online English classes for CLB 3-8 through the LINC Home Study program.

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Drop-In ESL

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

Do you want to learn English? Are you unable to take LINC classes because you are busy with work, school or your family?

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Literacy & Basic English

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

Do you want to learn English? Are you unable to take LINC classes because you are a Canadian Citizen? Are Drop-In ESL classes too difficult for you to understand?

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Reading Room

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

Do you struggle with reading English? Do you have difficulty understanding what you are reading? We are here to help!

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English for Employment: Job Search (EEJS)

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

Are you a beginner English language learner (CLB 3-4)? Are you looking for a job? You can access helpful resources through the English for Employment: Job Search program.

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Workplace Online Retention Class (WORC)

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

The Workplace Online Retention Class (WORC) is a FREE online course providing language instruction and soft skills training to help you succeed in the Canadian workplace.

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Newcomer Introduction to Classes Online (NICO)

Eligibility

ALL

Delivery

Do you want to learn how to take online classes? If you are new to e-Learning, trying it for the first time might seem intimidating. NICO is designed to help you!

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Acknowledgement

TIES is located on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy comprising the Siksika, Piikani and Kanai First Nations, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.