Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Program Description 


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
  • Communication enhancement
  • Digital literacy
  • Health education
  • Community resources information and referrals


Eligible Clients

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


Additional Program Information 

     •   The program accepts new students based on continuous intake
     •   classes are offered part-time and full-time
       Part-time  classes:

CLB 1, 2, 3, 4              Morning 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Monday to Thursday  
CLB 1, 2, 3, 4              Afternoon 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monday to Thursday
CLB 1, 2-3, 4               Saturdays 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM

LINC classes for Chinese seniors:

CLB 1                          Morning 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tuesdays, Thursdays
CLB 2                          Morning 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mondays/Wednesdays



Full-time classes: 

CLB 3 & CLB 4           9 AM – 2:30 PM Monday – Friday 

Special Needs classes: 

CLB 1 – 3                    Afternoon 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monday to Thursday (one-on-one support)

     •   The program offers field trips and group visits to different places in Calgary

     •   Guest speakers provide diverse learning experiences to participants

     •   Language learning is supported through the use of computers and other technologies

     •   The program offers one-on-one language support

     •   Learning support is available to struggling learners

     •   Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support



Free childcare and first language support is available.


Translated Documents


Arabic | Mandarin | Spanish


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