Courses

All Language classes require at least 6 learners. All Computer classes require at least 4 learners.


English as a Second Language


No Cost

For learners with either very little or some English language skills.

3 Semesters per year at Community Learning Centre
Semester 1 – mid-September to mid-December
Semester 2 – mid-January to one week before Easter
Semester 3 – one week after Easter to first week June
Total of 60 hours per semester
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
10PM – 12PM
(Canadian Language Benchmarks 0-3)
    


Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada – LINC


No Cost – Must be a Permanent Resident

For advanced learners with good English speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.

3 Semesters per year at Portage College
Spring class – May 7 to August 6, 2019.
Register by April 15, 2019
Fall class – September 3 to December 3, 2019.
Register by August 10, 2019
Winter class – January 7 to April 19, 2020.
Register by December 1, 2019

Total of 84 hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6PM – 9PM
(Canadian Language Benchmarks 4-7)


French as a Second Language


No Cost

For beginner and intermediate learners very little French or with basic French speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.

3 Semesters per year at Ecole Sainte-Cathrine
Semester 1 – mid-September to mid-December
Semester 2 – mid-January to one week before Easter
Semester 3 – one week after Easter to first week June

Total of 60 hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5PM – 7PM


Conversational Spanish Beginner


Cost $150

Learners will be given the vocabulary to introduce themselves and give basic personal information, and to engage in easy conversations with Latin American locals.

2 Semesters at Portage College
Semester 1- January to mid-June
Semester 2- July to mid-December
Total 50 Hours
Mondays
6:30PM – 8:30PM


Conversational Spanish Intermediate


Costs $150

Students will learn how to speak about basic feelings and emotions. Past present and future tenses will be taught and real life situations will be simulated through role playing.

2 Semesters at Portage College
Semester 1- January to mid-June
Semester 2- July to mid-December
Total 50 Hours
Fridays
4PM – 6PM


Conversational Ukrainian


No Cost

Ukrainian speaking people getting together to speak Ukrainian over a pot of tea.

Community Learning Centre
Monday

7:30 – 9PM


Monday Drop-In Night


No Cost

Learners can drop-in to work on their English language skills, computer skills, mathematics, upgrading courses or any other courses. Tutors will be available to help if needed.

Community Learning Centre
Mondays

5PM – 9PM


Basic Computer Skills


No Cost for Private Individuals       Institution Clients $200 per module

Module 1- Learn about computer/printer components, basic commands, keyboarding emailing (sending and receiving).

Module 2- Learn about creating Word documents and Internet access.

Community Learning Centre
Total 18 hours per module
Tuesdays or Thursdays
7PM – 10PM


I.E.L.T.S. Preparation


(International English Language Testing System)

Do you need to write the General or Academic I.E.L.T.S. test?
If you need help to prepare to take the test, We can help!

Call Colleen or Mel at 780-623-2477 for more information.


Community Learning Classroom


In the Community Learning classroom you will find:

  • A safe, welcoming and inclusive place to study and learn.
  • Large work tables and chairs.
  • Computers, learning software, printers, and photocopiers.
  • A wealth of creative learning ideas.
  • Large and small whiteboards and maps.
  • Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
  • A learning resources collection, which includes books, handouts, charts, audiovisual material, and other resources for both learners, tutors and instructors. Registered learners and tutors can borrow materials for as long as they are needed.
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