ROWE registration now open • Child of an immigrant / Mother of an immigrant • AGM date • Bulletin Board • Training opportunity for newcomers
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Summer 2015 • •
Dear <<First Name>>,
It's been an interesting summer so far, with heat, hail, storms and funnel clouds punctuating the days. Soon, school will be back in session, vacations will be over, and we'll be focused on bringing the very best training and networking opportunities to you.
Please join us!

Reaching out with English

It's that time of year again! We are pleased to announce REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our annual Reaching out with English course.
This 30-hour course (taught over three weekends) offers practical instruction for teaching English to adults in your church or community.
Date: October 2-3; 16-17 and 30-31.
Time: Fridays: 6-9:30 pm and Saturdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn how to:
  • Start a new ESL program or make you existing program more effective.
  • Teach various skill areas (pronunciation, grammar, conversation) more effectively.
  • Explore teaching in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Serve beginning through advanced learners.
  • Develop effective lesson plans
  • Locate resources for continued professional development
Observe English language classes taught by experienced TESL teachers.
Practice teaching: prepare and teach ESL learning activities to adult students.

Cost: $295 per person. $260 early bird until September 21. Space is limited
Register on our website:

Child of an Immigrant; Mother of an Immigrant

By Dr. Roswita Dressler

I grew up as a first generation Canadian. My parents came from Germany, met in Canada, got married and had children. Growing up, I had experiences similar to some of my ESL students’ children. I heard two languages, but was English dominant by the time I went to school. I ate different foods at home than some of my friends and I celebrated holidays differently. I understood immigration from the standpoint of a child whose parents were both immigrants..... Read More


Cooperative ESL Ministries Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Encompass Partnerships (3841 - 54 Avenue NE, Calgary). Please join us. Public is welcome. Come and find out what we're all about!
CIWA Office Administration Program

The Office Administration Program for Immigrant Women is a full-time, 24 week employment training program, designed to help participants join the Canadian workforce.

Intake will begin in October 2015
Recruitment is already underway.

Who can apply?

Immigrant women who are:
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Permanent residents
  • Educated and/or professional experienced in administrative positions
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks of 7 or higher
Location: Calgary Immigrant Women's Association 138 - 4 Ave SE.
Contact: Yulia Minakova  403.263.4414 ext. 127
CESLM Bulletin Board

Our website offers more than just ESL Program listings! Our bulletin board operates as a courtesy service to a variety of immigrant-serving agencies and community organizations city-wide. Listings include training for newcomers, professional development, community events and news, community resources, employment and volunteer opportunities

Training and events listed are NOT affiliated with Cooperative ESL Ministries. If you are interested in an item on the bulletin board, please respond directly to the listing agency. Cooperative ESL Ministries has no information regarding items listed on the bulletin board other than what is posted.
Copyright © 2015 Cooperative ESL Ministries, All rights reserved.

Cooperative ESL Ministries is blessed to receive support
from the Community Initiatives Program of Alberta Culture.

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