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English As An Additional Language (EAL) Program

Program Overview

As a leading language training provider in Edmonton, Solomon College understands the challenges adults face in learning a new language. Solomon College’s English as an Additional Language (EAL) program is an intensive program designed to improve your English communication skills. Our classes will prepare you to pursue further education, or reach your employment goals.

You will enhance your English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with our TESL-certified and experienced instructors. Our small class sizes ensure maximum opportunities to practice your skills in a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Our innovative programs enable students to experience Canadian culture through field trips, guest speakers, interactive discussions, and engaging activities. As a result, you will gain more confidence in English and become more familiar with the Canadian context.

Program Description

The program is split into two parts: speaking and listening, and reading and writing. In the speaking and listening classes, students make oral presentations, practice pronunciation and work on developing listening skills through interactive media.

In the reading and writing classes, students learn how to read from context, how to structure paragraphs, essays and business correspondence, and how to recognize spelling and grammar errors and correct them.

All classes are designed to maximize learning opportunities for students with engaging group activities, pair work, and individual and class time. In addition, teachers arrange field trips and guest speakers to supplement course topics and enhance the learning environment.

Although Solomon College’s EAL curriculum is followed, Instructors are always responsive to the needs and interests of our students, so content can be adapted to engage learners and meet their learning objectives.

Partnership with SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology)
Solomon College is pleased to announce a pathway partnership with SAIT, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary. Students who complete the EAL Program at Solomon College can use their credentials to meet SAIT’s language proficiency requirements for admission to their program of choice. Find out more program information here. This agreement is applicable to current students, as well as students who have completed their EAL Program a year prior.
  • Completion of the EAL Intermediate 2 program is equivalent to 65% in ENGL 20-1
  • Completion of the EAL Advanced Program is equivalent to 65% in ENGL 30-1

Completion of the Intermediate 2 program means having a progress report indicating “CLB 7C” in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing at the end of the term. Completion of the Advanced program means having a progress report indicating “CLB 8C” in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing at the end of the term

*Please note that completion of EAL Programs at Solomon College alone does not guarantee admission to the desired program at SAIT. Students must meet all the other requirements outlined in SAIT’s admission criteria.*

Program Schedule

Solomon College has continuous intake and accepts new students every month. Our EAL program has new classes at the beginning of each month!

Classes run Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


EAL Training

Solomon College

Suite 228, 10621-100 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T5J 0B3

To Apply

Admission Requirements & Language Proficiency Admission Policies for EAL Students:

Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and convention refugee’s applying for EAL training need to have a Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) certificate of completion, or Catholic Social Services (CSS) assessment within the last year indicating a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Visa Students will need to have an IELTS (academic) exam score of 4.0 or higher in listening, speaking, reading, and writing or do an in-house assessment.

Applicant Funding Eligibility*

Students looking to apply for Government funding must be a Permanent Resident, Citizen, or refugee (who has a Notice of Decision, study permit, and work permit), and demonstrates financial need. Students will also need the following information ready when applying for funding:

  • A verified My Alberta Digital ID (MADI) account
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Alberta student number (ASN)
  • Banking information

Students should bring their CLB assessment, and ID card to Solomon College to begin the application process.

*Information about funding eligibility, tax forms, and other benefits can be found on the Foundational Learning Assistance Website.

International Students

Any international students looking to apply for the EAL program will need to provide an IELTS exam or equivalent indicating a score of 4.0 or higher in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. To begin the application process all applicants can submit the exam result to

Please note that Solomon College programs do not qualify for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

Tuition and Fees for EAL students applying for funding:

Students who apply for Government funding to cover the EAL program costs will need to pay an $80 application fee. Students should come prepared with binders, notebooks and pens. Various media and supplemental materials are used at the discretion of each instructor.

Tuition and Fees for Privately Paid EAL students:

Students who are looking to apply for the EAL program will need to pay $980 per month* in addition to a $500 registration fee.

*International students will need to apply for a minimum of 12 months to qualify for a study permit.

Refund Policy for Students Funded by Foundational Learning Assistance

  1. Students wishing to withdraw their EAL application must provide written notice to the school to withdraw from the program.
  2. Students who provide a notice of withdrawal from the program within one week before the term start date will get a full refund of their tuition to Foundational Learning Assistance
  3. Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for non-attendance.
  4. Students who withdraw, or have their funding terminated after the start date of their funding will get NO tuition refund to Foundational Learning Assistance

Privately Paid students

If you have a Visa or are a Canadian CitizenPermanent Resident or Landed Immigrant:

  1. The application fee is nonrefundable.
  2. maximum of 80% of the tuition fee is refundable up to five business days before the class begins. No refund will be given after this time.
  3. Students wishing to withdraw their application must come in person to the Registration Office to fill out a program withdrawal form, and present their identification card.
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