ESL Classes

For new speakers of English, we have opportunities to learn and gain confidence in using English to communicate in meaningful ways with those around you.

Autumn Sessions

September – December

Winter Sessions

January – June

“Conversation Club helps new Canadians adapt to Canadian culture. It also builds relationships between residents and new residents based on lessons from everyday topics.”

Ongoing Enrolment

Conversation Class

Starting January 9

January 9, 2023
Monday Evenings, 7:00–9:00 pm

In-person at Bow Valley Christian Church

Conversation Class For new speakers of English, ages 15 and up. All levels are welcome. You must be able to understand basic instructions and take part in simple conversations. Come and practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed setting with native English speakers, discussing a wide range of conversation topics about Canadian culture. Come and have fun and make new friends.

This is a FREE drop-in class that meets weekly on Monday evenings a 7:00 pm, beginning on Monday, January 9, in the Fireside Room of Bow Valley Christian Church. Small donations will be welcomed to cover class materials.

Intermediate Level

The Chosen - FULL

Starting February 7, 2023 - FULL

February 7 – May 30, 2023
Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 pm


Next course beginning September 2023

Bow Valley Christian Church | Multi-Purpose Room

The Chosen, Season One — If you enjoy exploring history and culture, this course will engage your senses. Journey to Galilee in the first century and experience history and culture come to life in the acclaimed video series, The Chosen. Put yourself in the picture as you discuss the history, culture and faith of everyday people just like you. With an emphasis on vocabulary and usage, you will engage with Native speakers both in-person and online. Workbook included.

The Class will meet on Tuesday evenings, for 17 weeks, beginning on February 7 and ending on May 30, 2023. The class will meet at Bow Valley Christian from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

The registration deadline is January 31, 2023. - FULL

*** Next course beginning September 2023

Upper Beginner Level

ESL Prime Time 55+

Starting January 12

Thursdays, 2:00–3:30 pm

Bow Valley Christian Church | Fireside Room

For those 55 years old and above who are entering the prime time of their lives. The goal is to develop a special community of new Canadians who have similar lifestyles and have similar issues dealing with Canadian culture. There will be discussion questions related to our situation in life, and many games for an upper beginner English level to help with grammar, vocabulary, conversation and of course fun.

We will meet weekly on Thursdays at 2:00 pm beginning Thursday, January 12 in the Fireside Room at Bow Valley Christian Church. This is a Free Class.

Bible Study: The Book of Acts

Starts February 8

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm

online via Zoom

Come and join us as we begin a new study exploring the book of Acts. We will follow the apostles as they establish the new Christian Church. This class is suitable for English levels from Lower Intermediate and above. We will address vocabulary, reading, speaking and listening skills. We will discuss how we can apply what we learn to our everyday lives in today’s culture.

This FREE class will meet weekly via a Zoom format on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.