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English as an Additional Language (EAL)

EAL is a drop-in program run by our dedicated volunteers to help you improve your English language skills. It offers an opportunity to practice the use of English in everyday contexts, making it easier to navigate life in Canada.

About the Program

EAL includes:
  • Structured theme-based lessons
  • Roleplaying
  • Activity-based learning
  • Listening and speaking circles
  • Reading and Writing sessions
  • Conversation circles
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • And more!

Who Can Participate?

  • Anyone 18 years of age or older
  • Newcomers who are not eligible for LINC and/or Stage and E4E Programs
  • Language level: Multilevel of CLB 1-5

Common Questions About EAL

This program is essential for newcomers to Canada who face challenges due to the English language barrier. It helps in improving English proficiency, which is crucial for connecting with people, accessing resources, pursuing careers, and integrating into the community. The program offers an opportunity to practice and enhance English language skills in everyday contexts, making it easier to navigate life in Canada.

The ideal time to access this program is as soon as you feel the need for language support, whether that's immediately after your arrival or several months later. Attending these classes early in your settlement process can greatly enhance your integration and communication abilities. The program’s flexible, drop-in nature allows you to start at any time that suits your schedule.

If you are already a client of IWS, there's no need to bring any additional documents; simply complete the form required for attending the program. However, if this is your first time receiving a service from IWS, please bring a valid form of identification or your immigration status document. These are necessary for your initial registration. After this step, you will be asked to fill out the forms specific to the program.

During your appointment, you’ll meet with our staff who will introduce you to the program and its components. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have and learn about the resources available to you.

After your appointment, you can start attending the Drop-in EAL classes on the scheduled dates based on your availability. These sessions will allow you to practice your English in a supportive environment, with opportunities for one-on-one tutoring if required. Continual participation will help improve your language skills, making everyday communication and integration into Canadian society smoother.