Literacy & Basic English

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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April 15, 2024 – June 20, 2024

July 15, 2024 – September 19, 2024

October 15, 2024 – December 19, 2024

January 13, 2025 – March 20, 2025

Students can still join after a course has started. Register anytime.


TIES Forest Lawn

1723 – 40 Street SE


Refugee Claimants and Temporary Residents with work permit $400 per semester

PR and Canadian Citizens - Free

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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.