English Language and Learning

Help offers many English Language and Learning programs and services including:

  • English Language Learners Classes
  • Resources for Newcomers
  • Tutoring
  • Much more

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Classes are offered throughout the year for all levels of learners. Classes will be based on four categories; listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Your English skills will be assessed prior to placement in a class.   Assessments are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks levels.

Depending on the number of interested students, there may be more than one class offered.  We generally offer multilevel classes at different times.

There will be two different classes for different levels. Everyone is welcome at every session. Its great to review the basics at any time and help other learners as well as beginners to challenge themselves with the intermediate class!

Beginner level is 9:00am-10:30am

Intermediate Level is 10:30am-12:00pm

As a learner in an English class, you will learn about:

  • Greetings
  • Asking questions
  • Filling out forms
  • Giving directions
  • Past, present and future tense
  • Pronunciation 
  • Reading
  • Following instructions
  • Writing 
  • Developing and delivering a presentation
  • Verbs – future perfect, future present continuous
  • Reading short stories or novels
  • Sentence structure and writing stories
  • Compound sentences
  • CELPIP and IELTS Exams

English Language Learners Intensive

    • Twelve hours of instruction per week!  
    • 9am-noon, Tuesday – Friday
    • Practice your English language speaking skills and learn about your new community has to offer.  

Call Paula or Kylie at 780-865-1686

Newcomer Social Club

The Newcomers Social Club is a great place for people new to Hinton to meet people. The Social Club does one outing a month and the place, time, and activity changes monthly.   This club is open to Native and Non-Native English speakers and is a great way to experience the unique opportunities that Hinton has.  In the past, the Social Club has held BBQ’s, potlucks, trips to Miette Hot Springs, hikes, and more.  The discoveries in your new community are endless.  Time and date for will be announced at a later date.