English in Edmonton
English is the world’s lingua franca, one of Canada’s official languages and an essential aspect of life in Edmonton. With English speakers comprising over 90% of the city’s total population in 2018, knowledge of the language is vital for successful integration into the city and Canadian culture in general. From theatre and music to huge holiday celebrations, such as Canada Day, Edmonton has something for everyone, no matter their background or preferences. Taking English courses in Edmonton gives you the chance to better connect with the city’s thriving community, opening doors to more exciting possibilities than ever before. Let’s get started today! Contact us at Language Trainers and we will start designing a personalized program for you, your family and even your colleagues!
Why Study English in Edmonton
For Work: There are thousands of opportunities to expand your career on a global scale in an international city like Edmonton. With a 30% increase in exports in 2017, the wealth of the Alberta region is attracting business from all over the world. To operate effectively in Edmonton, most companies require their employees to speak English fluently, so studying the language grants you full access to the rich potential of Canada’s “Oil Capital.” Some businesses who are always looking for candidates to add to their teams are Tigercat International, Streamflow Industries, HSBC and Scotiabank. Taking English classes in Edmonton with Language Trainers allows you to be a part of this global economy and pursue a better paid or more exciting job!
For Culture and Social: Learning English will also help you feel like a local and allow you opportunities to socialize and get to know Edmonton’s culture. With large family events, like K-Days (a 10-day exhibition that brought in over 800,000 people in 2018) and the Edmonton International Film Festival, the city has plenty to offer newcomers and locals alike. After you take some English lessons, you can also take a city bus tour to get to know Edmonton on a whole new level. The knowledgeable driver will give you a mix of history, current goings-on and a view of the natural beauty of the city and the surrounding area. And if you would like to keep on improving the skills you learn with us at Language Trainers, you can join the Polyglot Social Club, a meet-up group that aims to bring together people who like to chat, play games and hang out in a relaxed atmosphere.
For Studies: What English can offer, however, goes further than business or culture. If you would like to pursue higher education in Edmonton, then you must have a good command of the English language. Institutions such as the Concordia University of Edmonton and the University of Alberta require their international students to speak the language fluently, as all of their programs are taught and examined in English. To show proof of proficiency, you have to pass an officially recognized international exam. For example, you would need at least a total score of 90, with a minimum score of 21 points in each section, for TOEFL; at least 6.5 for the IELTS, with no band less than 5.5; etc. As you may know already, these exams are quite challenging, so we highly recommend doing all you can to prepare and practise beforehand. Get in touch with us to start one of our Exam Preparation courses right away!
Where to Learn English in and around Edmonton
If you are ready to start studying English, get in touch with us today. We will arrange for an experienced native teacher to teach you at your home, your place of work or in a public place, if that is more convenient. Some excellent places to take your lessons are the Woodrack Cafe on 109 Street, Cafe Blackbird on 142 Street and even the Edmonton Public Library on 88 Avenue NW. And if your family needs an English course, we can also prepare a language package that suits their requirements, too!
If you don’t live in Edmonton itself, our trainers also teach in nearby areas, such as Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert.
So, why not make an inquiry today? Let’s go! Also, if you already have some knowledge of English, you could take our free Level Test so we can assess your level exactly and find the best course package for your needs.
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1-on-1 General English Course in Edmonton
Our general one-on-one courses in Edmonton 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 Edmonton
Our English courses in Edmonton 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 Edmonton (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.
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Some of our Language Teachers in Edmonton
Teresa is a Danish language teacher from Denmark. She has extensive experience in the realms of language teaching, translation, and interpretation, and has interpreted for the Red Cross. She also has a strong background in business, and is especially qualified to teach professionals.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Therese is a native Arabic speaker who has over six years of teaching experience. She has taught one-on-one lessons, as well as group lessons at public and private schools. In addition to Arabic, she is completely fluent in English and French.
Our clients include:
Corus Automotive Service Centre
JW Marriott Hotel
Kerry Logistics UK Ltd
Tinsman & Sciano, Inc.
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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.
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