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LELL - Literacy for English Language Learners Program

For students who do not speak English as their first language, and wish to improve their English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Most people in our classes are citizens, or are permanent residents who are working and cannot go to LINC.

The program has both groups and one-to-one tutoring, each group or tutor session lasts for two hours and is taught by a volunteer tutor. The groups are mainly in the day (10am-12 noon) and involve conversation, reading and some writing.

Before a person is put into a group they must be assessed for their language level. Appointments can be made by calling: 780-424-5514, and asking for LELL.

Each group has up to 10 students in it, who are roughly the same level. If there is space for you in more than one group that is at your level, then you may attend two groups. As each group is two hours, you may receive up to four hours of teaching.

The one to one teaching is mainly for those students who cannot attend day time classes. The student is assessed, and states when they are available for lessons. They are then matched with a tutor who is available at that time.

In both the circle groups and the one to one matches the students are asked to state their goals in order that the tutor may help them achieve them.

LELL Circle

These are small groups of students ranging in size from 2 to 6 adults students who have similar level of skills.  The group meets with a volunteer to work on conversation or writing skills.

The group meets for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks for 2 hours per week.  The students are selected by the program coordinator.  The curriculum is developed in a consultation process with the volunteer and program coordinator.


These classes are for Thorncliffe School parents looking to improve their English skills. Classes are held twice a week for 6 weeks. For more information, or to register, please contact Marie at 780-424-5514.

8215 175 St NW
Edmonton Alberta T5T 0G9