ENGLISH LANGUAGE & CITIZENSHIP PREP

Tutoring and classes for newcomers in our community. Conversation classes, language software and preparation for Immigration exams.

We offer English Language Learning for Citizenship, Employment or Education for a better life in Canada. 

Book an assessment with us today.  

Learning English as a second language is much different than learning as a native English speaker.   These programs are not just about grammar, spelling and vocabulary.  Our ESL Learning Coaches bring fun and friendly learning into the classroom, and teach about things like culture, money, and living life in Canada.  Our English Language programs are designed to help learners who are new to the English Language.

 

If you are new to the English language and looking to improve your English skills for work, citizenship, education or just to gain confidence with the language, we are here to help.

It is important to meet with our ESL Coordinator to determine which program would suit you best.  Our Coordinator can let you know dates and time of programs available.  Please call our office or stop by to arrange an assessment.  

New!  ECSF Grant 2020

Supporting Newcomers with Digital Education and Online Access

We are pleased to announce this collaboration between the Drayton Valley Multicultural Association and Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association. This grant is supported by the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund and Drayton Valley Community Foundation. 

We are excited to offer this new program to local newcomers and immigrants to our community.  

This program will allow us to offer ESL instruction virtually, as well as provide a number of newcomers with an appropriate device to access online learning opportunities, support and resources due to COVID-19 isolation.

We are taking applications from adults who are in need of a Chromebook to participate in online learning or access information online, and;

  • have immigrated to our community from another country,

  • have limited financial resources, and

  • are isolated due to COVID-19.  

You must fill out an application to be reviewed by a selection committee.  A standard Alberta Income Threshold guide is used to determine eligibility.  Preference will be given to those who do not have a device in their household suitable for online access. A limited number of Chromebooks are available.  

All applications will remain confidential. 

Candidates will be selected according to the following intake schedule, or until all devices have been issued, whichever comes first:

Intake 1 - October 15, 2020

Intake 2 - December 10, 2020

Intake 3 - February 10, 2021

Applications are also available at:

  • Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association
    4743 -46 Street (Rotary House)

  • Drayton Valley Municipal Library / Town of Drayton Valley office
    5120 - 52 Street

Please hand in your application at Community Learning when completed.

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PROGRAMS AND CLASSES

ESL Coaching and one-on-one tutoring

​We offer one-on-one and small group tutoring in the English language.  Please schedule a consultation with our coordinator for placement.

ESL Classes

These enjoyable language classes encourage learners to develop new skills in all areas of the English language; reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Covering topics that relate to everyday living, students will gain new confidence in their language skills at home, at school or in the workplace.  Come for the fun lessons and meet lots of new friends.  Available for Beginner through Advanced learners.  

Beginner ESL

Mondays/Wednesdays
10:00 am - 12:00pm
(subject to change due to enrollment)

This class is suitable for a beginner English speaker.  All learners must complete an assessment prior to being placed in a class.  Please call for an assessment.

Intermediate ESL

Mondays/Wednesdays

12:30 - 2:30pm
(subject to change due to enrollment)

This class is suitable for an intermediate English speaker. All learners must complete an assessment prior to being placed in a class.  Please call for an assessment.

Advanced ESL

Mondays/Wednesdays

6:00-8:00pm
(subject to change due to enrollment)

This class is for English speakers who are looking to improve specific areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. All learners must complete an assessment prior to being placed in a class.  Please call for an assessment.

CELPIP / IELTS Prep

To Be Announced

We can help those who are wanting to take their CELPIP or IELTS exam for Citizenship.  Please inquire with our Coordinator for more information! 

Schedule a Consultation

Please fill out the form below to have our coordinator contact you for a free consultation for placement in our programs.

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Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association

4743 - 46 Street
~ Rotary House ~
Drayton Valley, Alberta
Canada

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780-542-3373

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