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Workshops and materials for untrained ESL volunteers, teachers and tutors!

Are you a community-based casual, untrained English teacher supporting refugees or other recent newcomers? Or have you been thinking about it, but don’t know where to start? We would like to make your life easier, and set you up for success!

Come to one of our workshops and receive:

  • basic training about the refugee experience and language teaching
  • ready-to-go lesson plans (aimed at beginner levels)
  • a stack of ready-to-go teaching materials* (books)

* Please note that due to limited resources, only those currently working with a group of learners will receive textbooks (we kindly ask for a small contribution of $40 towards their cost). To check if you’re eligible to attend or receive textbooks, click here.If you are interested in teaching in the future, you can attend the workshop, space permitting, and access some of the materials in electronic form in our Lesson Plans section.

Basic English Lessons

Conversation Lessons

Teaching ESL in Community



To sign up for a workshop click on any one of the following dates.

Intercultural Communications in the Classroom

Learn how a combination of the right knowledge, skills and attitudes can impact your ability to competently behave and communicate in intercultural situations in general, and in the classroom. Teacher-teacher, teacher-student, and student-student interactions will be explored.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 5:30 PM

Saturday, 14 September 2019 9:00 AM

Grammar I &II

Has a student ever asked you to explain the difference between the simple present perfect and the present perfect continuous tense, and you panicked because you weren’t familiar with the terms? This workshop is the perfect refresher for those teachers who want to brush up on their grammar skills and grammar terms.

Monday, 7 October 2019 5:30 pm

Eager for a more thorough grammar refresher? Pair up this Grammar I workshop with our Grammar II workshop on October 21, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM!

Basic Training

All workshop are on Saturdays from 9 am – 3 pm with a 30 minute lunch. The price for the workshop is $40.

Saturday 19 October, 2019

Saturday 16 November, 2019

Conversation Skills

All workshop are offered during the week from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm with supper provided. The price for the workshop is $25.


Dates coming soon …


Have a group who is interested (6+ participants)? We will come to you, or your group can come to us! Just submit your name and email address and we’ll be in touch. Depending on your request, some charges may apply.

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Cultural Connections Institute – The Learning Exchange, at #428, 10621 -100 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.