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.


Additional Program Information

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

  • 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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