Informal English Programs for Adults

ASSIST Community Services Centre

Promotes and enhances participants' vocabulary and communication needs for daily living, basic English and digital skills and functions when using electronic equipment.

Service offers:

  • support to newcomers in overcoming language barriers and developing essential social survival skills in Canada
  • opportunities to practice English conversation in a fun and lively way and meet new friends
  • help to understand and use digital systems, tools, applications and online platforms more proficiently, learning netiquette, and information on how to protect yourself from cybercrime


  • English language learners (ELL) Essential Classes Level 1 (basic) adult English classes
  • ELL Essential Classes Level 2 (intermediate) adult English classes
  • Daily English for Beginners Level 1 (basic)
  • Daily English for Beginners Level 2 (intermediate)
  • Basic Digital Literacy Class
  • Intermediate Digital Literacy Class

Affiliation: Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA)
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • varies based on program
Daily English Learning for Beginners targeted to:
  • Chinese newcomers / immigrants
  • with no or little exposure to English language (pre-bench-Canadian Language Benchmarks level 1) and Canadian culture
Digital Literacy classes targeted to:
  • Basic / Low Literacy Classes - recommended for literacy English language learners foundation to literacy level 3
  • Intermediate Literacy Classes - recommended for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), English as an Additional Language (EAL), English as a Second Language (ESL) learners of intermediate level
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • call or e-mail for more information, including dates and times, or to register
Daily English for Beginners classes offered online via Zoom. English language learners (ELL) Essential Classes offered in person. 
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
780-429-3119 Ext. 118 (Engish Classes)
780-429-3112 (Digital Literacy Classes)
Web Site
English; Mandarin - English basic and intermediate classes and Daily English Learning for Beginners classes are delivered in English and Mandarin; Digital Literacy classes are delivered in English. 
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: Yes,

Memberships available to individuals and families. Services are available to members and non-members.

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: No -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
April 10, 2024
810 Saddleback Road NW
Edmonton, AB, T6J 4W4
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Hours of Operation
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Program hours vary.