Learning through Transitions
About The Institute of Learning for New Canadians
We are a private English as a Second Language (ESL) training institute that offers a government funded program called ESL Transitions, which involves levels 5-8 Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) English courses.
Grant funding is available for qualified students.
To qualify for admission to the ESL Transitions program, students must have completed a minimum of CLB 4 and are ready to start learning at a CLB 5 level of English. You may also be eligible if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
CLB level 5 to 7 (have finished a minimum of CLB 4) Immigrant status or refugee status No longer qualify for LINC program or are on a waiting list for LINC CLB 5 at another institution Canadian citizen EI client Alberta Works recipient AISH recipient Low Income
Refugees with NOD (Notice of Decision)
EI (Employment Insurance) client
Alberta Works recipient
Reference from other service providers and CLARC (Calgary Language Assessment & Referral Centre)
What Does the ESL Transitions Program Provide?
The ESL Transitions Program provides eligible English as a Second Language (ESL) clients a modular-based ESL program that will prepare them to transition to employment or further education in Canada. It involves:
25 hours per week of quality ESL instruction
In-takes every 2 weeks on a set schedule
Qualified and accredited ESL instructors with significant experience teaching ESL
Instruction offered with the latest classroom and technologies for ESL instruction in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking for:
English for employment
English for academic purposes
Preparation for career programs
Business communication skills
Canadian life skills
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