Calgary NW


Directory of Church-based ESL Programs
in Northwest Calgary (NW)

Please note: Cooperative ESL Ministries does NOT run the ESL programs listed below. Please contact the church directly for more information about its ESL classes. Thank you!

Website lists are current as of February 2017.

The following churches offer ESL classes, conversation groups, Bible studies, or other services for newcomers in NW Calgary. A map below the list shows the locations at a glance. Listings are in alphabetical order:

Agapé Language Centre
  • ESL Classes – These are continuous classes.  A student can drop in to any of these classes for $15.00 or if they pay for 12 classes it is $150.00 (Classes are subject to student enrollment)
    BASIC I – Every Monday morning 9:30 am to 12 pm (for New students to the school taking this class the cost is $5.00 per class)
    INTERMEDIATE – Every Wednesday to Thursday morning (9:30 am -12 pm)
    CONVERSATION CAFÉ – This is a FREE six week course for New Canadians wishing to practice their English and develop new friends
    Date: Every Tuesday beginning Feb 2, 2016. Each night will be different and with a unique theme. Call for additional information
  • LINC CLASSES – Agape Language Centre offers Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. We offer Level 2 to 5 part-time classes Monday to Friday. Classes are available in the morning, afternoon or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please call for additional information.
Beddington Pentecostal Church
  • Free instruction. Cost of textbooks extra
  • Basic Drop-In ESL Class Monday, Tuesday 9:30-noon
  • Intermediate Drop-In ESL Class Wednesday 9:30-12
    12 weeks beginning January 4, 2017
  • General ESL Class (to attain CLB3-5) Coming Soon
    10 weeks Monday to Thursday afternoons
    3 hours/class total 12 hours/week
  • Conversation Circles Held 5 times a year
  • ESL Bible study Sundays 6:30 -8:30 (except holidays)
  • Address: 16 Bermuda Dr. NW
  • Contact: 403-516-1846
  • Website:
Bow Valley Christian Church
  • Conversation Club for New English Speakers, Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 pm (starts January 16, 2017)
  • Intermediate ESL, Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Starts January 17, 2017)
  • Address: 5300 – 53 Ave. NW
  • Contact: MaryAnn,
  • Website:
Centre Street Church
  • Drop-in ESL Conversation Class
    Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
  • Address: 4120 Centre Street NE  Room 107
    (CSC West Campus)
  • Contact: Lois, 403-520-6502
  • Classes are also being offered at the New Canadian Friendship Centre. See NE Churches for details.
Foothills Alliance Church
  • Bridges Class: Sunday – 10:45 am (beginning Jan. 1, 2017)
  • Friends in English: Thursday – 9:15 am (starting Jan. 19, 2017)
  • Conversation Club: Thursday – 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Conversation Class:  Friday – 11:00 am – noon (starting Jan. 20)
  • Beginner ESL and Intermediate ESL:  Saturday – 5:00-6:15 pm
  • ESL JOBTALK classes: Intermediate & Advanced, Sundays 9-10:30 am, Mar. 19 – April 16, 2017
  • ESL CITIZENSHIP classes: Sundays 9-10:30 am, Feb. 1 – Mar. 12, 2017
  • PROJECT CONFIDENCE: not offered at this time
  • Monthly ESL Cooking/Baking class: tentative date —Feb. 11, 2017. Max 8 people. Sign up at Agape. $5.
  • Address: 333 Edgepark Blvd. NW
  • Contact: Patti Love, 403-241-9777
  • Website: Click ‘intercultural, then click ‘stay connected ESL classes’
Harvest Hills Alliance Church
Hawkwood Baptist Church
Northmount Baptist
St. James Anglican Church
St. Luke's Catholic Church
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
West Hillhurst Gospel Hall
  • Conversation Class, Saturdays 6:00-7:00 pm, supper to follow at 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Address: 2326 7 Ave NW
  • Contact: Derek403-690-7155
Westview Baptist Church


The map below shows the program locations at a glance. Click on the marker for the name of the host church. The map is responsive, so you can zoom in and out.