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CCI Program

COVID-19 Updates and Online Learning:

CCI-LEX continues to deliver all ESL Classes online.  Improve your English from the comfort of your home with our certified TESL instructors today!

Join our new term for daytime classes starting June 1, with all new, low prices!  Or sign up for a tutoring package to get one-on-one support from an experienced TESL instructor.

See schedule and prices for the CCI summer term and tutoring here.

Daytime classes include General ESL, Communication Skills, and Read and Write for Success.  The summer term runs June 1 to August 28, 2020 (13-weeks).  At this time, we anticipate all classes to start and finish online.

More information about specialized classes such as IELTS and CELPIP Test Preparation, and our Precise Pronunciation class, will be posted soon.  Contact us if you are interested.

In addition, there are free learning activities and links to resources for studying English while you are at home.  Check out the Student Learning section of our website.  New activities are added every week!

Contact us today to learn more our online classes or if you want to join our face to face classes when the school opens.  We hope to open the school again in September.

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

We hope to talk to you soon!

Updated May 19, 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, 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:  Summer Term Special Prices      Regular Term Prices

Specialized classes schedule and prices here:

IELTS Intensive Preparation   CELPIP Preparation   Precise Pronunciation

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

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:

Summer Term New Special Prices

Regular Term Schedule and Prices


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


CCI-LEX is now offering one-to-one tutoring at a special rate during these difficult times.  Get online tutoring with experienced TESL-certified instructors, a flexible individual schedule, and customized content for your needs.
Our teachers here in Canada want to help you improve your English.  We can provide training for general English, conversational English, business writing, pronunciation, test preparation, and more.  Whatever you need CCI-LEX will help you reach your goals!
Register now and receive a special tutoring rate of $40 – $45/hour. See the Tutoring Prices here
Phone or email today to discuss your needs. (Monday to Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm).  CONTACT US