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CCI Program

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, also called the Cultural Connections Institute, is an accredited English Language Program with certified TESL instructors.  This Program is open to all adult learners in Canada, including visitors, international students, landed immigrants, and citizens.

CCI offers both part-time and intensive full-time programs.

You can see the CCI Class 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


Interested in applying for a Study Permit?

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, 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 about Edmonton as a city.

We organize many fun activities and field trips for our students to help them connect with the community in Edmonton.

Learn more about the CCI-LEX Student Life here.

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.

Registration Fee

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 if you a time period of 6 months or more has passes where the student has not been registered. In this case, the students will then be required to pay the registration fee again.

Class Fees

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.

Special Funding

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.

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. You do not need an appointment.

Please plan for up to 2 hours at CCI-LEX for the Placement Test and Registration.

Our Testing Hours

Monday 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM