English Language

NorQuest College is a leader in English as a second language (ESL) training. We provide language training and intercultural education to hundreds of newcomers each year. Our programs assist recent immigrants in settling, adapting and integrating into our communities successfully.

From foundational English language training, to bridging programs for students with international education and credentials, to workplace-specific language and intercultural training, NorQuest's expertise and training provide students with the roadmap and services to reach their potential in Canada. Many of our students continue on to post-secondary programs once they have achieved the English language competency to meet the entrance requirements.

ESL Intensive
  • Credential

    Course Credits

  • Program Length

    Varies

Improve your English language listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to prepare for further education or employment. All courses are four months long. Free placement testing is available, and your program will be customized for your needs.

We also offer English for Academic Purposes courses so you can acquire the language needed to achieve your future academic goals. English for Specific Purposes courses help you improve English language skills to prepare for studies and work in health and business.

  • Delivery

    Hybrid, In person, Online real-time

LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
  • Credential

    Completion Certificate

  • Program Length

    Varies

Are you new to Canada? NorQuest College supports your settlement in Alberta and Canada and offers courses that will help you improve English language skills and develop essential skills.

Our classes range from basic literacy to CLB 7, as well as specialized courses in LINC American Sign Language (ASL), Youth LINC, LINC Volunteer, Prep for Online Learning, and several employment-related options.

  • Delivery

    Hybrid, In person, Online anytime

Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Credential

    Completion Certificate

  • Program Length

    120 hours

This 120-hour program provides participants with key principles of second-language teaching and the skills, strategies, and tools to be successful in teaching English language learners. The program is designed for individuals who are new to the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)/Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) field and provides them with effective teaching skills and immediate classroom application experience. Those who may already have a background in teaching can benefit from the program by learning about new theoretical and practical trends in the field and solidifying their teaching abilities.

  • Delivery

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year. View 2020-2021

Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    8 months

In this post-bachelor certificate, you will acquire the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to improve learning outcomes of adult and K-12 English language learners (ELLs). Learn to incorporate educational technologies and intercultural communication strategies into task-based lessons to support the diverse cultural, linguistic, and social needs of ELLs.

  • Delivery

    In person