Training & Events


Every year, Cooperative ESL Ministries provides training to Christian volunteers who want to welcome newcomers to Calgary. This training helps volunteers facilitate ESL classes, conversation groups, Bible studies, and Alpha courses. Annual training events include: Reaching out with EnglishNetworking Breakfast and Spring Training.

Our Intercultural Communication Workshops will help you to understand and appreciate people from different cultures and develop more effective ways of communicating with them. Our workshops are also helpful for newcomers to Canada who want to learn more about Canadian culture.

Visit the Upcoming Events page to sign up for one of our upcoming training events.

Training events sponsored by ATESL ( and VESL ( are included in CESLM’s monthly newsletter and in the Professional Development bulletin board. Also, be sure to see the For Teachers page for many valuable sites for self-study.