Adult ESL Class Online

June 16, 2018. We would like to thank everyone who helped make AECO a success. AECO will not be accepting any new students, but the course materials have been made available for self-study under the rebranded program: English for Employment Online: Job Search. Click here to access this course.

What Is Adult ESL Class Online (AECO)?

The Adult ESL Classroom Online (AECO) provides free quality language instruction for beginner-level English Language Learners (ELL) between CLB 3 and 4 who cannot attend regular in-class instruction due to physical or institutional barriers.

In this course, clients participate in a 12-week,  30-hour online course, made up of a combination of classroom style webinars and self-directed activities delivered through the CIES web portal. Clients are expected to complete approximately 3 hours of instruction per week (including the half-hour webinar) and through guided activities and self-directed homework on the website, students improve their language proficiency areas with an emphasis on increasing their employability and digital literacy. Course content includes English soft-skill essentials like interview preparation, ways to access job markets, filling out applications, and more.

Funding provided by:

Am I Eligible?

  • Must be a Permanent Resident of Canada, Convention Refugee,  or recent Canadian Citizen.
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Unable to attend regular classes due to isolating factors.
  • Completed ILVARC Assessment with Canadian Language Benchmarks of 3/4.
  • A basic familiarity with computers (Email, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer)
  • A computer (or Moodle-capable tablet) with internet access.

When Is This Class?

  • This class has two components:
    • One weekly 30-minute class webinar (hosted in the morning or evening).
    • 2.5 hours of self-study at the time of the student’s choosing.

Where Is This Class?

  • This program is offered online, with weekly webinars scheduled in the morning and evening.
    • The program is operated out of The Welcome Centre for New Immigrants: 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast. Calgary, AB. T1Y 7L9. For more information, call 403-291-0002.
    • Online classes can be accessed through the CIES|Learn learning management system (LMS).

How Do I Join This Class?

To apply for this class, fill out the form below.

AECO is not accepting any new registrations at this time.

What If I Have Other Questions?

If you have any questions about this program, fill out the contact form below.



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