English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Overview

Newcomers to Canada

Parkland College’s English Language Training program will assist Newcomers to Canada in improving their speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills in English. Eligible newcomers are welcome to advance their skills with a qualified English Language teacher in our face-to-face and online classes.

As a Parkland College student, your studies will follow the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). The CLB describes the different skill levels of adults who are learning English as a second language. Currently the Parkland College English Language program includes instruction for people from CLB 1-8. Instructors in Parkland College’s EAL program will assess student progress using the Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) system mandated by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). PBLA is integrated into the classroom, and is a collaborative effort between teacher and student. Each student will receive their own Language Companion binder in which to collect their portfolio and set their own language learning goals.

New to the program this year are weekly Conversation Circles. In these informal three-hour sessions, students spend time with a facilitator, speaking and listening to conversational English. Conversation Circles are a great companion to LINC Homestudy and English Online classes.

If face-to-face is not an option we can also make a referral for the Online English Stage 1-2 program offered through the Government of Saskatchewan.

Who is eligible?

  • Adults 18 and older
  • Permanent residents, temporary residents, Canadian citizens

You MUST bring the following to register:

  • Immigration documents
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Saskatchewan Health Card

There is NO COST to attend the classes, but you must complete the registration forms.

You will also be required to complete an English Language Assessment in order to attend classes.

Services en Français

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Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF)

Why is it important to learn English?

English is the main language in Saskatchewan. You will speak English with your doctor, your boss, your neighbours, and at the store. Everywhere in Saskatchewan, people speak English.

Your chances of success in Saskatchewan will improve if you can understand and speak English. Learn English for improved conversation, post-secondary classes or to get a better job.

Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Schedule & Locations

Yorkton:

Level Day of Week Time
Stage 1 (CLB 0-3) Monday/Wednesday 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Stage 2 (CLB 4-6) Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Conversation Circle
> Location TBD
Fridays, October to May 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Esterhazy:

Level Day of Week Time
Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) Monday/Wednesday 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Rural 1:1 tutoring for CLB 1-2 learners in rural areas as needed.

Contacts

Program Information

Last Updated: August 24, 2020