Open to domestic and international students, the English as an Additional Language (ESL/EAL) program offers a full range of English skill-building courses to build your English Language Proficiency (ELP) to meet prerequisites for academic, personal and professional goals.

In the EAL program you have the opportunity to be immersed in a university-level experience with instructors who have experience with adult education. Students focus on reading, writing and speaking with opportunities to build higher-level skills in grammar, vocabulary and research writing.

If you are looking for evening and weekend professional development non-credit English-building courses please visit the School of Continuing Education's EAL courses list.

Government funding

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and protected persons according to Immigration and Refugee Protection Act may be eligible for funding through the Foundational Learning Assistance Program, formerly known as Learner Income Support and Alberta Works.

Funding is limited and is not guaranteed. Visit the Government of Alberta to confirm your eligibility and for more information.

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