Funded Programs (free for learners)

University of Winnipeg – English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Program
491 Portage Avenue (Rice Building)
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2P3
Phone: 982-1818
Fax: 982-1707

Mailing Address:
The University of Winnipeg
English for Specific Purposes
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 2E9

English for Professional Purposes focuses on the development of job-specific English language skills for students who want to enter or advance in their profession.

English for Academic Purposes is designed for newcomers to Canada.

Both of these programs are free of charge for qualifying applicants.  Internationally educated professionals living in Manitoba with a Canadian Language Benchmark of 7 or higher are eligible.

Foundations for English for Specific Purposes (for CLB 5 & 6) This course will also allow learners to move UW's ESP courses.

For more information about eligibility and/or to request a registration package, please visit or call Nadya Alahakoon at 204.982.1818.

Winnipeg School Division #1 Adult ESL Day Program (Continuous Intake)
700 Elgin Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 1B2
Phone: 775-0416
Fax: 786-3401

    * Classes are at The Adult ESL Centre – (700 Elgin Ave.), Sir William Osler School (1600 Grant Ave.) and Elmwood School (505 Chalmers Ave.)

Class times:

    * Morning classes (9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Monday to Friday)
    * Afternoon classes (12:45 a.m - 3:45 p.m., Monday to Friday)
    * Saturday Morning classes (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Benchmarks 5-8 only)

Types of classes:

    * ESL (Benchmarks 1-6)
    * ESL Literacy

Winnipeg School Division #1 Adult ESL Evening Program (Continuous Intake)
Adult Education Centre
310 Vaughan St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2N8
Phone: 947-1674
Fax: 956-5049

Class times:

    * 5:15 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday or
    * 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday and Wednesday

Types of Classes:

    * Benchmarks 1-8
    * ESL Literacy

Red River College Language Training Centre ( September to January and February to June)
3rd floor, 123 Main St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A3
Phone: 945-6151
Fax: 948-3214

    * Full time classes (8:50 a.m. – 3:10 p.m., Monday to Friday)
    * Computer and Language labs
    * Types of classes (not all these classes are offered every session)
          o Intensive English (Benchmarks 3-8)
          o English for Business Purposes
          o English for Professional Purposes
          o English for Technical Purposes
          o English for Nursing Purposes
          o English for Health Care Aides
          o AEPUCE (Academic English Preparation for University and College Entrance)

Applied Linguistics Centre (Continuous Intake)
575 Wall St.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 2T5
Phone: 774-4689
Fax: 772-3145

    * Full time classes (9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Monday to Friday)
    * Computer lab
    * Types of classes
          o ESL (Benchmarks 1- 8)

Victor Mager Adult ESL Program (Continuous Intake)
81 Beliveau Rd.
Winnipeg, MB R2M 1S6
Phone: 255-5390
Fax: 253-9007

    * Classes at Victor Mager School (81 Beliveau Rd.), Ecole Lavallee (511 St. Anne's Rd.) and St. Vital School Division Office (900 St. Mary's Rd.)
    * Morning classes 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    * Types of classes
          o ESL (Benchmarks 1 – 8)
          o Child-minding available for preschool age children

St. Vital Adult ESL Evening Program (September to December, January to March, April to June)
Classes at:
Victor Mager School
81 Beliveau Rd. Winnipeg, MB R2M 1S6
Phone: 791-8446
Fax: 253-9007

    * Class time 7:00 p.m – 9:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday