English as an Additional Language (EAL)

English as an Additional Language (EAL) 2022-2023


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. (*Ask about getting a certificate to support citizenship applications.)

Steps to Attend Classes:

1. Application form: Please click this EAL APPLICATION FORM LINK to download and complete the application and email it to brent.clarke@northwestcollege.ca 

2. Get a CLBPT Assessment (Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test) - when the application is received, you will be scheduled for an assessment. The assessment will determine your current language skills. The Test takes approximately 2 hours.

3. Attend Classes - 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 classes.

English Language Classes 

Location: Battleford Campus

Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:00am - noon
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00am - noon

September 2022 - May 2023

For more information, please contact Brent: brent.clarke@northwestcollege.ca

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