Drop-In ESL

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, this service will be temporarily postponed. Click here for a list of contacts.

What is Drop-In ESL?

Do you want to learn English? Are you unable to take LINC classes because you are busy with work, school or your family? We offer flexible Drop-In ESL classes for landed immigrants, refugees, and Canadian citizens, where you can learn to speak English as a Second Language. With a series of class times and options, you can attend classes at the time that best meets your schedule.

Taught by qualified volunteer instructors, this class will teach you the English needed to understand life in Canada. We offer three different levels of Drop-In ESL:

1. Pre-Basic
2. Basic
3. Intermediate/Advanced

If you are a visitor or in Canada on a work visa, please check out our Open ESL program instead


Permanent Resident, Refugee, and Canadian Citizens

18+ years of age

Recommended for Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 2-5


TIES Forest Lawn
4 Classes Per Week
1 Month = 16 Classes
4 Months = 64 Classes

TIES Whitehorn
2 Classes Per Week
1 Month = 8 Classes
4 Months = 32 Classes


TIES Forest Lawn
1723 – 40 Street SE

TIES Whitehorn
3820 – 32 Street NE


TIES Forest Lawn – 1 Month
Citizens/PR/Refugees: $15.00
Refugee Claimants: $200.00

TIES Forest Lawn – 4 Months
Citizens/PR/Refugees: $60.00
Refugee Claimants: N/A

TIES Whitehorn – 1 Month
Citizens/PR/Refugees: N/A
Refugee Claimants: $100.00

TIES Whitehorn – 4 Months
Citizens/PR/Refugees: $30.00
Claimants/Work Permits/Etc.: N/A


Each session is 10 weeks long, including 100 hours of class time.

TIES Forest Lawn (SE) Class Schedule
(includes Pre-Basic, Basic, and Intermediate/Advanced classes):
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Afternoon Classes 1:30PM – 4:00PM 1:30PM – 4:00PM 1:30PM – 4:00PM 1:30PM – 4:00PM
Evening Classes 6:00PM – 8:30PM 6:00PM – 8:30PM 6:00PM – 8:30PM 6:00PM – 8:30PM
TIES Whitehorn (NE) Class Schedule
(includes the Basic/Intermediate joint class):
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Class 10:00AM – 12:30PM 10:00AM – 12:30PM

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