English as a Second Language (ESL)

Learn English in beautiful Southern Alberta

Are you looking for a unique Canadian experience, quality English language programs and dedicated instructors, second to none?  Then the English Language Centre at Lethbridge College is the place for you!

The English Language Centre at Lethbridge College is a great place to study English as a Second Language (ESL). For close to 40 years, we have been teaching English to students from around the world as well as to newcomers to Canada. You can study year-round, on a part-time or full-time basis. Our mission is to provide you with the opportunity to excel in English, while experiencing Canadian culture in a friendly and welcoming environment where you can better achieve your educational and career goals.

All of the four major communicative skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - are practiced to enable students to more readily understand and respond to contemporary spoken English. Authentic and interest-related materials are utilized to improve language skills. Students develop a progressively wide and sophisticated vocabulary through discussions about contemporary topics, encouraging both formal and informal communication.

About Lethbridge

Lethbridge is a beautiful little city situated in the southernmost part of Alberta. We are 1 hour from the United States border, 1.5 hours from the spectacular Rocky Mountains, 2 hours from Calgary, and 3 hours from the world-famous Banff National Park.  Lethbridge is Canada's sunniest city, known for its mild winters and warm, dry summers.

The English Language Centre offers:

  • All levels, from beginner to advanced
  • Small classes
  • 4 intensive classes per day with an emphasis on oral communication
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Field trips and activities
  • Preparation for entry into other college programs
  • Academic and career counselling
  • A unique educational and cultural experience!

English as a Second Language

For course dates, fee information and to apply, visit our English as a Second Language website: http://englishtoo.ca

Your investment

2016-2017 Fees for International Students (All fees are subject to change without notice.) Per semester
Application Fee* $75
Tuition Deposit* $300
Tuition (less deposit) $2,806
Additional College fees (Student Association, Technology Infrastructure, Athletic, Extended Benefits) $406
Total $3,587

Additional Fees (All semesters)
Books and Supplies $50
Residence Application fee* $25

* These fees need to be included with your application forms.

Note: Students can also register for less than a full semester (subject to space availability and start date). The tuition is $280.00 per week (for a minimum of 4 weeks). No College Letter of Acceptance will be issued; however, we will send you a Welcome Letter that lists the dates for your course.

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English as a Second Language (ESL): At-a-Glance
Four weeks or longer
September, January and May
Certificate of Completion

ESL classes are offered for 20 hours a week. The average class size is 16 students. We offer all levels, from Beginners to Advanced. All classes focus on reading, writing, speaking, listening and cross-cultural studies. You will also have the opportunity to participate in activities, use a computer lab, and receive academic and career counseling to help you achieve your goals. You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completion of your ESL course.

When you complete your studies at the English Language Centre, you have the option to enroll in one of many college programs, such as Business Administration, Culinary Studies, University Transfer Programs, Computer Information Technology, Environmental Science, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Technology, Nursing, and much more.