English for Newcomers

Free English Language Sessions for Newcomers at the University of Alberta

Student Volunteer Campus Community (SVCC) is a student group at the University of Alberta  that offers free language sessions for all community members including students, non-students, and staff.

We are reaching out to Edmonton-based and local organizations serving our community to improve the well-being of newcomers to promote our sessions. Our history further back to the 1980’s when we aimed to help the Vietnamese refugees and newcomers learn English. Now, with support from many volunteers, we facilitate numerous languages sessions (English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese) to all of our community members. We run our sessions on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Education building at the University of Alberta (North Campus). Our sessions may help newcomers learn or improve their English speaking skills in a discussion-like setting, broadening their opportunities in employment and settlement in Edmonton.

Our sessions are absolutely free of charge and we would appreciate so much if you could forward this information to your clients and community members.

Our sessions start this Saturday (January 26th, 2019), but we do accept late registration (until Feb 6th, 2019 for beginner sessions). Please encourage your clients and community members to reach us out via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/svcclanguages/ or via email at [email protected]