Literacy & Basic English

What Is Literacy & Basic English

The Literacy & Basic English program is specifically designed to help adult immigrants who have extremely low to non-literate language skills acquire the basic essentials required for learning English. Completion of this program will minimize the language-learning obstacles experienced by some individuals and will prepare them for basic conversations and recognition of the English alphabet and words. The program focuses on improving participants’ self-esteem and confidence when speaking the English language.



Am I Eligible?

  • This course is available to Permanent Residents, Refugees, and Canadian Citizens
  • Must be over 18 years of age

When Is This Class?

    • 10 Weeks Part-Time (for a total of 100 Hours Per Session)
    • Morning (Mon-Thurs) 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Afternoon (Mon-Thurs) 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    Semester Update (one morning and one afternoon class will be held each semester):

    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

Where Is This Class?

  • This program is offered at:
    • Forest Lawn
      • 1723 – 40th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB. T2A 7Y3.
  • Questions? Call 403-235-3666 (SE) for more information.

How Do I Join This Class?

If you wish to join this course, please visit our Southeast Location to register in person.

What If I Have Other Questions?

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



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