Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
The program helps immigrant women who are permanent residents learn English.


Program Details

  • English language education (part-time classes)
  • Free childcare for children 6 months to 6 years old
  • Reading, writing and pronunciation support
  • One-on-one language support and mentoring
  • Communication enhancement
  • Computer and technology use
  • Health education
  • Community resources information and referral

Eligible Clients

The program is available to all permanent residents.  A  Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) assessment is required for enrolment.


 Program Dates 

Day time programs have two intakes this year:
  • April - September
  •  October – March 
Evening and Saturday programs have has three intakes a year:
  • April – July
  • August – November
  • November – March 

 Classes are offered part-time:

  • morning     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • afternoon   1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • evening      5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00am to 3:15pm


Additional Program Information 

  • the program offers field trips and group visits to different places in Calgary
  • guest speakers provide diverse learning experiences for participants
  • language learning is supported through the use of computers and other technologies
  • the program offers one-on-one language support through individual mentoring component
  • referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services


Free childcare and first language support is available.


Translated Documents


Arabic | Mandarin | Spanish


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