COVID-19 Updates and Online Learning

May 19, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates and Online Learning.

At this time, CCI-LEX continues to deliver all ESL classes online and will continue online delivery for the summer.

CCI-LEX remains closed and there are currently no face-to-face classes.  No decisions have been made about when we will re-open the school.  We continue to monitor all updates and guidance from our Government and Health Authorities, and are watching closely as the province slowly reopens.  The safety of our students, staff, volunteers and community is of utmost importance.

Usually at this time, we would be planning for our June Annual General Meeting to reflect on the past year and celebrate our students’ successes.  However, with safety the utmost priority, we will be delaying our meeting and looking to host a virtual AGM at a later date.  We will look forward to convening our members to provide updates and share our thoughts for the road ahead.  Stay tuned for details.

Classes for both CCI and LEX programs are being delivered online via Zoom and we regularly post learning activities on the Student Life, Student Learning section of our website.  We want to support as many newcomers as possible to continue their English language studies during this challenging time!

Currently, we are in the process of training volunteers so we can offer more levels and times for General ESL classes in the LEX Program from June.  We plan to continue the LEX Program through the summer months.

From June 1, The CCI Program will be starting a brand new term for General ESL, Communication Skills, and Read and Write for Success classes.  We are pleased to offer a deeply discounted price for the summer term, as well as highly competitive rates for one-on-one tutoring with certified TESL instructors.

In a restricted economic environment, enhanced English language skills, community connections, and personal networks become even more important for newcomers to Canada.   And these are all things CCI-LEX commits to fostering whether it is in an online environment or in the classroom.

Check our website and CCI-LEX Facebook Page for regular updates about classes and office hours.

Please stay safe – practice social distancing, and wash your wands regularly – and be sure to take care of both your physical and mental health.  Contact us if you need any help or supports.

You can also find up-to-date information and resources about COVID-19 on the following websites:

Government of Canada

Alberta Health Services

CCI-LEX looks forward to connecting with all of you again soon.

 

Sincerely,

Anne-Marie Kallal

Executive Director, CCI-LEX

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April 15, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates and Online Learning

CCI-LEX continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on a regular basis.  The safety of our students, staff, volunteers and community is of utmost importance, and we are following the recommendations and guidance of our government and health authorities.

As difficult as this is, it means that there are no face-to-face classes at CCI-LEX at this time.  However, even though the school is closed to the public, we are working hard to offer English learning opportunities and activities for our students!

We are starting to move classes online via Zoom in both our CCI and LEX Programs.  Current students are joining online classes now, and we hope to welcome new students to our online programs in the near future.

Also, we have created a new section on our website with free learning activities and links to resources to help students practice their English while they are at home!  Check out the Student Learning section of our website.  New activities will be added every week.

A big thank you to our dedicated staff, teachers, and volunteers that continue to support CCI-LEX and are working hard to transition our classes and activities to this new online format.  If you are interested in volunteering to create online learning activities or teach online classes, please contact us!

Also, a big thank you to all of our students for their patience and flexibility during this difficult time and for your willingness to learn online!

Check our website and CCI-LEX Facebook Page for regular updates about classes and office hours.

In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.  I wish you and your families all the best.  We hope to talk to you soon!

 

Sincerely,

Anne-Marie Kallal

Executive Director, CCI-LEX

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March 20, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates

Every day the situation in Edmonton, Canada, and across the world is changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a very uncertain time and a new experience for all of us.

CCI-LEX classes are closed, and we do not yet know when our classes will re-open.  When it is deemed safe by our government and health authorities, we will be ready to start classes again as quickly and smoothly as possible.

CCI-LEX is following government recommendations to ensure everyone’s safety – this is the most important thing.  Social distancing is critical to stopping the spread of the virus and we encourage everyone to practice this – let’s keep each other safe!

You can find up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Canada on the following websites:

Government of Canada

Alberta Health Services

We are starting to reach out to all students to provide them with updates via email, text, and phone, and we will continue to post updates on our website and Facebook page.  We are also working on ways to provide English language learning activities and resources to our students through social media and our website.  More information will be coming soon!

Our office staff is still available by email and phone to answer your questions.  Please contact us if you have questions about school or if you need help during this difficult time.

From our CCI-LEX family to yours – we wish you all the best.  Please stay healthy and safe.  We truly hope to see all of our students and teachers back at CCI-LEX as soon as possible.

Sincerely

Anne-Marie Kallal

Executive Director, CCI-LEX

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