Literacy & Basic English

What is Literacy and 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?

If you said yes to the above questions, the Literacy and Basic English Program is for you. Our qualified instructors will teach you letters, numbers, and basic words in English. These lessons will help prepare you for daily life in Canada, and more advanced English classes, such as our Drop-In ESL Program.

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When is it?

Each semester is 10 weeks long, including 100 hours of class time. One morning class and one afternoon class will be held each semester.

In the Literacy and Basic English program, semester breaks are closely aligned to the Calgary Board of Education breaks.

  • Semester 1: April 9, 2018 – June 14, 2018
  • Semester 2: July 16, 2018 – September 20, 2018
  • Semester 3: October 9, 2018 – December 13, 2018
  • Semester 4: January 14, 2019 – March 21, 2019
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Class 9:30AM – 12:00PM 9:30AM – 12:00PM 9:30AM – 12:00PM 9:30AM – 12:00PM
Afternoon Class 12:30PM – 3:00PM 12:30PM – 3:00PM 12:30PM – 3:00PM 12:30PM – 3:00PM

Where is it?

This program is offered at the following location:

  1. CIES Forest Lawn (SE)
    • 1723 – 40th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2A 7Y3
    • Contact (403) 235-3666

What is the cost?

This program is offered for free with no registration fees. Literacy and Basic English students must provide their own classroom supplies.

How do I join?

Requirements / Eligibility

To join this program you must meet the following eligibility:

  • Must be a Permanent Resident of Canada, Refugee, or Canadian Citizen
  • Be over 18 years of age

Joining this program

To join this program, please visit our Forest Lawn location in person:

  • CIES Forest Lawn (SE)
    • 1723 – 40th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2A 7Y3
    • Contact (403) 235-3666

What If I Have Other Questions?

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

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