English Language Classes and Translational Services

The Government of Canada offers free Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) classes. Many Community Adult Learning Programs across Alberta offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and other language learning opportunities. Contact these organizations directly for more information.

English Language Classes

Online:

Busuu gives a 3-month premium subscription that can be renewed at any time. This offer is given to Ukrainians and people who lived in Ukraine and were forced to flee due to the war. The subscription is valid for all 12 languages available on the service.

Drops offers a free premium subscription for one year. The service is also working to add the Ukrainian language to the mobile application. In the subscription application you need to indicate your data, the language you want to learn, as well as answer the question “What is a palianytsia?”

LingQ not only painted the logo in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, but also provides free access for Ukrainians to all functions of the service. Contact their support center to get it. The service also makes learning the Ukrainian language free for everyone.

Preply canceled the commission for Ukrainians. The service also helps displaced Ukrainians learn foreign languages by organizing video calls with volunteer teachers.

Duolingo provides free access to the premium version for Ukrainians. They are also working to make Duolingo English Test free and donate to Ukraine all the advertising revenue received from people who study Ukrainian in the application.

Ling App makes the application free for Ukrainians for six months. The application provides 60 languages, including those most needed by displaced persons — Polish, Slovak, Hungarian, etc.

UTalk offers people from Ukraine free access to the language learning application.

Coursera made its program for higher education institutions free for Ukrainian students and universities. Other users from Ukraine can also take most of the courses for free.

In Person:

Catholic Social Services

The Language Assessment, Referral, and Counseling Center (LARCC)

8212 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5B 0S3

Phone: 780.424.3545

larcc@cssalberta.ca


Learning and Community Enrichment (LACE) 

8212 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5B 0S3

Phone: 780.424.3545

Link to Catholic Social Services directory that offer various educational services and ESL classes (both funded and at a price)

https://larcc.cssalberta.ca/Directory/PgrID/2579/PageID/1

English classes and basic computer skills Mondays to Thursdays 9-12pm 

Women Conversation circle : Tuesdays 1-3pm 


Multicultural Health Brokers

English for Employment Program

538 107 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0T7

780.423.1973

E-mail: mchb@mchb.org


Edmonton Mennonite Center for Newcomers

Language Instruction of Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is a free English language training program.The program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Zige Tesfaslasie 

Phone: 780.423.9678

E-mail: ztesfaslasie@emcn.ab.ca


Edmonton Immigrant Services Association 

ESL Classroom and Program Center

Floor 2, 11314-107 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1E2

Phone: 780.474.8445


ASSIST

LINC students must get a language placement score first.

***Before you register for LINC you must get a language placement score first. Make an appointment at the Language Assessment Referral and Counselling Centre (LARCC) at Catholic Social Services (CSS) for a placement test. After the test is complete, students will receive a LINC card with a score for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Register for LINC by visiting their office

820 Saddleback Road, Edmonton, AB T6J 4W4 

Phone: 780.429.3112 ext. 221, 222, 223


CCI LEX Program

General ESL and Specialized Classes

*40% discount for Ukrainian refugees

Phone: 780.944.0792

Email: info@cci-lex.ca


CALP

The Community Learning Network (CLN) is a provincial non-profit association and registered Canadian charity.

Many locations across Alberta

To find a location near you click here

CARE for Newcomers

202, 5000-50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6C2

Phone: 403.346.8818

Email: admin@carefornewcomers.ca


RED DEER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dawe Branch – Red Deer Public Library

56 Holt Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6A6 

Adult Literacy Program Manager

All Mysko-Henke (English/ Ukrainian/ Russian) 

Phone: 403.346.2533


CALP

The Community Learning Network (CLN) is a provincial non-profit association and registered Canadian charity.

Many locations across Alberta

To find a location near you click here

CALP

The Community Learning Network (CLN) is a provincial non-profit association and registered Canadian charity.

Many locations across Alberta

To find a location near you click here


Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

LINC free-of-charge, federally funded program for permanent residents and convention refugees. Phone the numbers below to register

Natalia – Daytime: 403.817.6476

Christine – Evenings: 403.817.6490


The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) 

1723 40 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2A 7Y3

Phone: 403.235.3666


Taber & District Adult Learning Association

ESL Drop-In Centre

5317 50 Street Taber, AB

Phone: 403.223.1191

Edmonton and Northern Alberta:

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association 

Floor 2, 11314-107 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1E2

Phone: 780.474.8445


Central Alberta:

CARE for Newcomers

202, 5000-50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6C2

Phone: 403.346.8818

Email: admin@carefornewcomers.ca

CARE Language provides free translation and interpretation services for those who apply and qualify. Clients need their Permanent Resident Card or Immigration Document showing their date of arrival, country of birth/origin, and immigration category to register.

This program includes the translation of documents, such as:

  • Drivers’ licenses
  • Educational certificates and transcripts
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
  • Legal Documents

Calgary and Southern Alberta:

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Banafsheh Ashrafi – Coordinator of Interpretation and Translation service Direct: 403.514.8335 – Cell: 403.606.6985

Email: bashrafi@ccisab.ca

For the CCIS branches in Brooks and High River that offers translation services please contact Laleh Mousavi at lmousavi@ccisab.ca

Language Guide For Newcomers