Literacy & Basic English

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

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.


Permanent Residents, Refugees, or Canadian Citizens

18+ years of age


Semester 1
October 18 – December 23, 2021

Semester 2
January 17 – March 24, 2022


TIES Forest Lawn
1723 – 40 Street SE


No Registration Cost


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.

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

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