English As A Second Language

English As A Second Language Edmonton


Solomon College's English as a Second Language (ESL) program is an intensive program designed to improve your English language skills. Our classes will prepare you to pursue further education and enhance your communicative skills to reach your employment goals.

You will advance your English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with our TESL-certified and experienced instructors. We pride ourselves in providing a friendly and supportive learning environment.

You will be provided with opportunities to practice you English skills in cultural exchanges through field trips, guest speaker presentations, and daily interactions in class. As a result, you will gain more confidence in English as well as familiarity with Canadian customs and culture.

At Solomon College, we ensure our students receive the encouragement and support they require while pursuing their educational and career goals in Canada.


This program accepts new students at the beginning of each month

Course Schedule

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

Program Requirement

Admission Requirements & Language Proficiency Admission Policies for Funded ESL Students:

To apply for the Funded ESL program, students must be a Permanent Resident, Citizen or refugee (who has a Notice of Decision, study permit, and work permit) and demonstrates financial need;


Permanent Residents applying for ESL training need to achieve CLB 5 or higher or have Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) and get a certificate. Canadian Citizens must achieve CLB 5 or higher as asses by Catholic Social Services.

Admission Requirements & Language Proficiency Admission Policies for Privately Funded ESL Students:

CLB 4 or higher assessed within the year.

Academic Courses

The program is split into two classes: 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. Group activities, partnered work, and individual and class time make up the structure of these classes. In addition, teachers arrange field trips and guest speakers to supplement material when appropriate.

Although Solomon College's ESL 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.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees for Funded ESL students:

The funded ESL program has an $80 application fee. Every term, which consists of 4 months, students will need to pay a $280 books and material fee which is part of their funding from Alberta Works. Funded students receive will receive books after they have paid for the ESL material fee. Students should come prepared with binders, notebooks and pens. Various media and supplemental materials are used at the discretion of each instructor.

*As a reminder, all funds provided by Alberta works may be considered taxable income depending on the students circumstances.

Tuition and Fees for Privately Funded ESL students:

$980 per month

Please see our refund policy

Application Process