English Language Learning at Bow Valley College
Whether you're a newcomer looking to improve your English, or an international student who wants to study in Canada, Bow Valley College has the English Language Learning (ELL) program to fit your needs.
To learn about a federally funded program called LINC, find answers to frequently asked questions and to prepare to apply for English classes, visit centre.bowvalleycollege.ca/apply-ell.
For program summary, please refer to the ELL Brochure.
These programs are for Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees. Learners focus on all language skill areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and acquire the skills and knowledge they need to successfully settle in Canada.
These programs are for learners who are not eligible for LINC funding. They provide instruction in reading, writing and learning strategies as well as listening and speaking. Learners develop an understanding of Canadian culture and engage in real-life activities that help them live and work in Canada.
This full-time program is for internationally educated learners whose first language is not English. It provides learners with the strategies and skills needed to succeed in academic courses at Canadian post-secondary institutions.
This full-time program is for internationally trained professionals who are looking to start their career in Canada. It provides learners with the skills they need to find a job and the business communication skills they will need to excel.
The Immigration Practitioner Certificate is an accredited program by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
This full-time program is for immigrant youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who have not completed high school. It provides instruction in reading, writing, academic strategies, math and technology.
This full-time program is for immigrant youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who have completed high school. It provides instruction in language and academic skills as well as preparation for further post-secondary education in Canada.
Bow Valley College offers a variety of Part-Time ELL courses for both general language improvement and focussed language skill development. Classes are offered from beginner to advanced levels.
Bow Valley College has become a global leader in English Language Learning (ELL), helping students from all over the world prepare for a life, and career. Find out more about learning English in Canada.
These part-time classes are for learners who want to study in LINC classes while maintaining work and family commitments. They focus on improving listening and speaking or reading and writing through exploration of settlement-related topics.
This program is offered online and by correspondence. Learners work one-on-one with a qualified TESL instructor every week.
These part-time classes are for LINC eligible learners who live outside of Calgary. They provide instruction in English language skills for daily life and work.
These part-time classes are for learners who live outside of Calgary. They provide instruction in English language skills for daily life and work.
These tutorials are for learners who are 55 or older, who want to improve their English language skills. They are offered twice a week and learners can also participate in extra pronunciation and vocabulary classes.
These tutorials are for learners who want to develop their English skills and attend classes on the weekend. They focus on a variety of skills and are offered from beginner to advanced levels.
These part-time courses are for learners who want to develop their skills and have a flexible schedule. They focus on a variety of topics and are suitable for learners who want to study and work at the same time.
This part-time program is for internationally trained professionals who are working in their field and need skill development to meet their career goals. It provides instruction to meet the needs of an ever-changing workplace.