Calgary SW


Directory of Church-based ESL Programs
in Southwest Calgary (SW)

Please note: Cooperative ESL Ministries does NOT run the ESL programs listed below, we list them as a courtesy. 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 SW Calgary. A map below the list shows the locations at a glance. Listings are in alphabetical order:

Bethany Chapel
Covenant Church Millrise
Christian Life Assembly
Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Session #3 January 9 – February 15, 2017Session # 4 February 27 – April 12, 2017Session #5 April 24 – June 2, 2017Each session runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 am – Noon. The cost per session is $30.00 (18 classes). We will pro-rate the cost for late registrants ($5.00/per week). We have three levels, Beginner (Fundamental Beginner) Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate.Registration begins January 9th, 2017 for session #3, it will be on a first come first serve basis until we reach the maximum of 50 students. In addition to letting any prospective students know about our program, if there are any volunteers who would be interested in helping us out that would be great!
  • Address: 1009 – 15th Avenue SW
  • Contact:
  • Website:
Lakeview Baptist Church
Richmond Hill Baptist Church
River Park Church
Salvation Army Community Services (Calgary) Family Resource Centre
  • A structured English language program including reading, writing, speaking,
    and grammar with separate classes for beginner through advanced learners.Mondays 10:00am – 11:30am and Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm.No cost. Phone 403-930-2700 to register.
  • An opportunity to learn about everyday life in Canada and explore Canadian
    culture, history and traditions through casual conversation. Everyone
    welcome regardless of your English speaking skills.Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.  Phone 403-930-2700 to register.This course is also available at our Forest Lawn location on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
  • Address: 1731 – 29 St SW
  • Contact: or 403-930-2700
South Gate Baptist Church
St. Martin's Anglican Church
Woodgreen Presbyterian Church
  • Conversation Cafe meets every Thursday from 7:30 until 9:00 pm.  The program includes dessert and conversation around the table with the purpose of enabling the internationals to hear and speak English in an informal setting.
  • 12777 Candle Cr. SW
  • Contact: Jean Patterson, 403-251-4855

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.