Workshops and materials for untrained ESL volunteers, teachers and tutors!

Are you a community-based casual, untrained English teacher supporting refugees or other recent newcomers? Or have you been thinking about it, but don’t know where to start?

We would like to make your life easier, and set you up for success! 

Come to one of our workshops and receive:

  • basic training about the refugee experience and language teaching

  • ready-to-go lesson plans (aimed at beginner levels)

  • a stack of ready-to-go teaching materials* (books)

* Please note that due to limited resources, only those currently working with a group of learners will receive textbooks (we kindly ask for a small contribution of $40 towards their cost). To check if you're eligible to attend or receive textbooks, click here.

If you are interested in teaching in the future, you can attend the workshop, space permitting, and access some of the materials in electronic form in our Lesson Plans section.


To sign up for a workshop click on any one of the following dates. 


Teaching ESL in Community - Basic Training (All workshop are on Saturdays from 9 am – 3 pm with a 30 minute lunch. The price for the workshop is $40)

September 22 

November 24


Teaching ESL in Community - Conversation Skills ( All workshop are offered during the week from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm with supper provided. The price for the workshop is $25)

October 10

November 14

Workshop Location

Cultural Connection Institute - The Learning Exchange, at #428, 10621 -100 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. See a map

group workshops

Have a group who is interested (6+ participants)? We will come to you, or your group can come to us! Just submit your name and email address and we'll be in touch. Depending on your request, some charges may apply.

Please Note: By clicking "Submit" you are providing express consent for Cultural Connections Institute – The Learning Exchange to contact you on a regular or periodic basis with communications related to our services. You may withdraw your consent at any time.