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The CCI Program is now taking registrations for January. The new term for our daytime programs in General ESL and Full-time Intensive starts on January 11, 2021!
Currently, all classes are online, conducted through Zoom. If you don’t know how to study online, don’t worry! We will teach you how to use Zoom. We anticipate being able to move classes to a blended format (some classes online, some in person) at some point in 2021.
You can read school updates and safety measures regarding COVID-19 here:
Do you need tutoring support? Find out about our tutoring packages to get one-on-one support from an experienced TESL instructor. Tutoring can be either online or in-person.
Updated November 10, 2020.
What is the CCI Program?
At CCI-LEX, we are proud to offer a wide range of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adult learners.
The CCI Program is an accredited English as a Second Language Program with certified TESL instructors. We offer small class sizes that focus on the language and communication skills you need to succeed. The CCI Program is open to all adult learners in Canada, including visitors, international students, landed immigrants, and citizens.
Our General ESL Program offers morning classes for Beginner to Advanced levels. Our Full-time Intensive Program allows you to study in a morning class, plus an additional two afternoons a week with either a communication or writing focus – you choose!
You can see the CCI class schedule and prices here: CCI Program Schedule and Prices
Specialized classes schedule and prices here:
Who is the CCI Program for?
The CCI Program is for adults who are 17 years or older and who have the following status:
✔ Visitor Visa ✔ Study Permit ✔ Work Permit ✔ Working Holiday Visa ✔ Permanent Residents ✔ Canadian Citizens ✔ Refugees
Which skill levels is the CCI Program for?
The CCI Program offers English classes for all levels of learners.
The CCI Program is for students who are at the following levels:
✔ Beginner Level ✔ Intermediate Level ✔ Advanced Level
Classes in the CCI Program range from Canadian Language Benchmarks 1 to 7.
What will I learn in a CCI class?
Our intensive ESL Classes cover all the essential skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, complimented with additional grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation practice.
CCI courses are taught by highly qualified ESL professionals who are caring and experienced instructors. Our small classes offer you lots of opportunity for speaking and teacher support.
The CCI Program also offers Specialized ESL Classes like Communication Skills, Pronunciation Classes and IELTS Test Preparation Classes.
Besides simply learning English, we are passionate about teaching our students about Canadian culture and Edmonton as a city.
We organize many fun activities and field trips for our students to help them connect with the community in Edmonton.
When are classes in the CCI Program?
The CCI Program offers English classes on a part-time and full-time basis.
Our part-time classes are between 6 to 15 hours per week, and our full-time classes are between 20 to 26 hours per week.
Some classes are 5 days per week and some classes are 2 days per week.
CCI classes are taught at many different times throughout the day.
✔ Morning ✔ Afternoon ✔ Night
You can see the CCI class schedule and prices here:
When can I start classes in the CCI Program?
Most classes in our CCI Program run on an ongoing basis, which is called continuous enrolment.
Continuous enrolment means that you can start classes right away – you don’t have to wait a few weeks or months for a new class to start on a specific date.
If there is space in the class you would like to join, you can start the next Monday.
However, some levels of our classes are very popular and fill up quickly.
If a specific class is full, this means there may be a waiting list for the class you would like to join.
How long are the classes in the CCI Program?
Students must register for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Most classes are 17 weeks. However, some classes may be shorter or longer, depending on the class.
How much does the CCI Program cost?
CCI-LEX offers great classes at very affordable rates.
To register for any course at CCI-LEX, there is a registration fee of $30, which covers the cost of creating a new student account for you.
This fee is a one-time fee, which means that you only pay it the first time you register as a student at CCI-LEX, and not every time you register for a new class.
The only exception to this is that a student who is not registered for 6 months or more will be required to pay the registration fee again.
When schools talk about fees, or the cost of a class, it is called tuition. Besides the one-time registration fee, our students also pay a fee, or tuition, for each class.
In the CCI Program, classes cost between $270 to $600 per 4 weeks, depending on the class.
Textbooks and Materials
The cost of the books and worksheets for a class vary between $15 and $130.
We are proud to offer discounts for long-term registrations in the CCI Program.
However, there is no government funding or financial assistance available for the CCI Program.
How many students are in a class in the CCI Program?
The maximum number of students in a CCI class is between 12 to 15 students, but many classes are smaller. Due to the COVID-19, the maximum number is 6.
Who teaches the CCI Program?
CCI classes are taught by highly qualified, certified TESL teachers.
The teachers in our CCI Program all have University degrees, TESL training and TESL experience.
How can I start the CCI Program?
Does the CCI Program sounds like the right fit for you? Great!
To get started, you will need to take a free Placement Test so that we can find out which class is the best fit for you.
To take your Placement Test, you will need to come to our school, which is in downtown Edmonton.
When can I take my Placement Test?
You may write your Placement Test as soon as you are ready.
Please plan for up to 2 hours for the Placement Test and Registration.
You can do the Placement Test and Registration online or at CCI-LEX.
Our Testing Hours
(At CCI-LEX, Contact us for an appointment)
|Monday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 3:00 PM|