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English as an Additional Language

October 19, 2022

Winnipeg School Division provides programs for non-English speaking students to gain sufficient English language skills to enter the educational mainstream. The EAL program has two major goals. The first is to provide formal and informal language learning experiences which will enable students to develop language skills, and the second is to provide a positive image for the student’s first or multiple languages and cultures.

Students requiring EAL programming at the elementary level are integrated into the regular English program/classroom. Students at the junior and senior high may receive specialized EAL programming for part of the day and then attend other courses in the regular English program/classroom. For more details on EAL programming, please contact your child’s school.

Adult EAL

Winnipeg School Division's Adult EAL Program provides an opportunity for immigrants to improve their English Skills in order to settle in Manitoba, go to school or get a job.

The Adult EAL Program offers free classes for all adult immigrants, English for settlement purposes, English for employment or training, English for educational purposes, CLB 1 to CLB 2 Level classes, EAL Pre-literacy and Literacy classes part-time day, and evening classes in three different locations throughout Winnipeg.

English classes are free to Manitoba residents if they are at least 18 years old and a permanent resident.

For more information about the Adult EAL Program contact:
Adult EAL Centre
275 Portage Avenue

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