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.

Learner Income Support

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, refugees or refugee claimants may be eligible for income support while enrolled in the program. Funding is limited. Applying to a program does not guarantee a funding spot. Visit the Government of Alberta website to confirm your eligibility and for more information.

Government of Alberta // LEARNER Income Support and skills investment bursary

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