From October to December 2020, learn English online and connect with your community! A variety of English levels are welcomed to participate in these virtual classes, from pre-literacy to CLB 6 speakers.
Our aim is to keep class sizes small, so participants can feel comfortable to ask questions and socialize. Each week, there will be 2 hours of virtual instruction, and 1 hour of at-home, self-paced learning. All you need to participate is a quiet place to study, internet access and an internet compatible device, and the enthusiasm to learn from home.
Join us to develop your language skills and engage with other immigrant and refugee women, build connections, and find support during these challenging times!
This is a multi-level English program that allows participants to practice and improve their English language skills for survival purposes, to make friends, gain self-confidence, and learn more about Canada. Our trauma-informed curriculum equips our participants with the language they need to function in Canadian society and emphasizes their well-being, connectedness, and personal growth.
The Moving Forward program caters to immigrant and refugee women who speak English at an intermediate level and are ready to start exploring their options: continuing education, networking, and volunteering. The program encourages social interaction in an intercultural environment while practicing and developing English speaking skills. Participants develop an action-oriented plan (goal setting) and learn the skills to put it into action.
Both programs aim to provide a supportive and barrier-free environment for immigrant and refugee women to learn English and gain the support and resources to positively integrate into Canadian society.
Shared program goals:
- To provide an environment that is safe, welcoming, and accessible (regardless of immigration status) that addresses women’s needs, convenient location(s), and childcare to facilitate learning.
- To support the development of basic and intermediate English for use in community interactions.
- To build awareness of and connection to available community resources so immigrant and refugee women can learn about, access, and successfully navigate the services they need to address settlement issues.
- To foster connections and nurture relationships amongst participants in order to build a sense of community, build cross-cultural awareness, and reduce isolation.