English in Calgary

Situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, the amazing city of Calgary is home to beautiful scenery, exciting festivals and a variety of fun and interesting activities, like the Calgary Stampede, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors during the month of July. The city is home to a huge variety of cultures and nationalities. However, even though this is a very diverse city (more than 45% of the population speaks a foreign language at home, according to Statistics Canada), more than 1 million residents are fluent in the city’s primary tongue: English. This is the language of business and education in the city, so if you are moving to Calgary, learning English is essential. Start studying the language with us to feel comfortable in your new home in no time!

Why Study English in Calgary

For Studies: Those who would like to start a university course in Calgary need to first demonstrate an advanced level of English. Calgary is home to many prestigious institutions, such as the University of Calgary or Mount Royal University, and all of these places require prospective students to show proof of English proficiency to be considered for admission; these courses are taught and examined in English. So, you will be required to either have an overall TOEFL score of at least 97, a MELAB score of 83 or an IELTS score of at least 7.0. All of these exams can be quite challenging, so you should start preparing as soon as possible. Get in touch with us and we will tailor our Exam Preparation course to your requirements!

For Work: If you would like to advance your career and/or get a better job, then it is essential for you to learn English in Calgary. According to a study conducted by the Calgary Herald, 66% of respondents said they had a greater range of job options within their field and earned a better salary if they spoke English fluently. For instance, major companies like Advantage Oil and Gas, Accelaware, Albian Sands and ATCO have headquarters in the city and are always looking to hire new talents to add to their teams. One of their requirements, though, is that candidates need to have an advanced level of the English language. Sign up for a language course with us so you can stand out when applying for your dream job!

For Social and Culture: Mastering the English language will also allow you to connect with its population on a different level and to truly understand their culture. For example, you can join the Calgary English as a Second Language Meetup, a space for you to practise your English while making new friends with an interest in the language. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to further practise what you learn in your lessons with Language Trainers while expanding your social circle! And if you are looking to participate in cultural events, you should not miss the annual Calgary Stampede. Established in 1912, this is a festival that features rodeos, music, food and games. Sing along to their traditional tunes with the English pronunciation you acquire in your classes. 

 

Where to Learn English in and around Calgary

Get started with English today to improve your professional prospects, understand the culture of the city and make friends in your new home. Reach out to us and we will arrange for one of our native-speaking teachers to go to your home or office. You can also study in a public place, if that’s more convenient for you, such as the Calgary Public Library on 3 Street, or at a nice cafe, like Alforno Bakery and Cafe on 7 Street or Deville Coffee on 1 St SW. We can prepare lessons for your family, too, if they need to learn English as well!

And if you don’t live in downtown Calgary but you still want to study English with us, don’t worry! We have amazing teachers ready to get started in Balzac, Midnapore, Chestermere, Airdrie and Forest Lawn.

Contact us to learn more about our language programs. Let’s go! Please, take our FREE English level test so we can assess your current skills. Then, we can start designing a course that is truly suitable to your needs.

Interesting Language Facts

31% of international executives are bilingual.

70% of job recruiters view bilingualism as an extremely impressive quality in job candidates.

The onset of dementia can be delayed by 4 years in bilinguals compared to monolinguals.
WHY people learn ENGLISH?
1.
Work in home country and abroad
2.
Personal reasons
3.
Travel to English-speaking nations
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
359
Million
Non-Native
900-1500
Million
ENGLISH

JOKE
Student: "Would you punish me for something I didn't do?"
Teacher: "Of course not."
Student: "Good, because I haven't done my homework."
Foreign Language Speakers
in CALGARY
28%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in CALGARY
18%
of population

1-on-1 General English Course in Calgary

Our general one-on-one courses in Calgary will help students improve their English level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our English classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business English Course in Calgary

Our English courses in Calgary are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone English and email skills, as well as a level of survival English, granting them the ability to work in a country where English is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
English Courses in Calgary (closed group)

Our English courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One English Course or In-Company Small Group English Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster English Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in English
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
35931
people have taken our
English level test.
322
language teachers in Calgary
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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How to Book

Take our English Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn English and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your English tutor’s details.

Begin your English training and receive your English course book.

Throughout your English course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate.
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self-study material, language courses in Slovak-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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