English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Battlefords Campus

Good English language skills are very important to help newcomers settle in Saskatchewan. Strong English language skills are important for many reasons, such as:

• getting a job,
• going to school,
• accessing services,
• helping your children with school work,
• meeting and interacting with people,
• getting your Canadian citizenship. 

North West College provides basic to advanced English language classes focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing based on real-life learning opportunities.  Classes are part-time, 6 hours per week, and are available from September to May. 

Free Language classes, funded by federal and provincial governments, are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks and are offered in-class or online.

English Language Classes 

Location Battleford Campus

Day/Time     M/W     9:00am-12:00     Beginner
      T/Th     9:00am-12:00     Advanced
      M/W     6:00pm-9:00pm     Beginner
      T/th     6:00pm-9:00pm     Advanced

Location Meadow Lake Campus

Day/Time     T/Th     6:00pm-9:00pm

Location Rosthern

Day/Time     M/W     6:00pm-9:00pm

Steps to Attend Classes 

1. Complete an application form.

  Application forms are available at the Meadow Lake or Battlefords Campus or online                              
  www.northwestcollege.ca . (See EAL under Programs and Services). 

2. Get a CLBPT Assessment

    When the application form is received, you will be scheduled for an assessment. The assessment will    
    determine your current language skills. CLBPT takes approximately 2 hours. 

3. Attend classes

    Discuss your language needs with the assessor to determine an appropriate class placement.
    Attendance expectation is 75%.  If you are unable to attend due to distance, lack of childcare, or
    conflict with work schedules, ask about referrals to online courses.

LINC Home Study Canada & Online English Stage 1-2 
The college can refer eligible students to online classes. Contact the college for more information. 

IELTS Preparation
24 hour prep class, 4 full Sundays, $300.  Call to register your interest.  Classes will be scheduled based on interest. 

Essay Writing
Do you need to improve your writing skills? Sign up for an essay writing workshop and take advantage of tutoring sessions included to improve your essay writing skills. 

Essay Writing
Location Battlefords Campus

Dates     TBA
Tuition     $50
Tutoring     Dates TBA

Self Assessment
Use this free online English assessment to test your general language skills in listening and reading based on the CLBs www.clb-osa.ca

Additional Settlement Services
Contact Battleford Immigration Resource Centre (BIRC) settlement support.