Computer Access for Literacy Learners (CALL)

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.

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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 7 weeks
  • Classes are 1.5 hours long and held three times each week: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm at our southeast location and 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at our northeast location, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • Register anytime for classes at the southeast Forest Lawn or northeast Whitehorn locations
  • Call Intake 1
    August 2018: 21, 22, 28, 29
    September 2018: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
    October 2018: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
    Break: October 29th– November 5th
  • Call Intake 2
    November 2018: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
    December 2018: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
    Winter Break:  December 24th – January 7th
    January 2019: 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
    Break: January 28th– February 4th
  • Call Intake 3
    February 2019: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
    March 2019: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
    April 2019:2, 3, 9, 10
    Break: April 15th– April 22nd

 

  • Call Intake 4
    April 2019: 23, 24, 25, 30
    May 2019: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
    June 2019: 4, 5

 

Where Is This Class?

  • This program is offered at two locations:
    • Forest Lawn: 1723 – 40th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB. T2A 7Y3.
      • For more information, call 403-235-3666.
    • Whitehorn: 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast, Calgary, AB. T1Y 7L9.
      • For more information, call 403-291-0002.

How Do I Join This Class?

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

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