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English as a Second Language
Established in 1968, Portage College serves over 1,000 full-time students each year. The corporate centre is located in Lac La Biche, with regional service centres in Cold Lake and St. Paul, and community campuses in Frog Lake, Saddle Lake, and Boyle.
Portage offers more than 50 certificate and diploma programs in areas such as academic upgrading and job readiness, business, forestry and natural resources, general studies, health and wellness, human services, Native cultural arts, trades and technical, and university studies. In addition, many courses transfer to other colleges and universities.
Portage College provides small class sizes to allow more time with instructors. The Learning Assistance Centre offers educational support to help students achieve academic success. The Lac La Biche campus includes a student residence, full service cafeteria, family housing, and a student activity centre. The College is a strong competitor in ice hockey, and offers recreational facilities for students, as well.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Boyle, Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Goodfish Lake, Saddle Lake, St. Paul
Program Type Second Language Learning
Credential Type Non-Credential
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Learn English language skills to begin regular upgrading or to get and keep an entry-level job. At successful completion, you will attain Proficiency at the CLB Benchmark Five level. ESL is offered in three phases: Level 1 - Basic Proficiency in English, Level 2 - Intermediate Proficiency in English, Level 3 - Advanced Proficiency in English.
Entrance Requirements: Interview with Program Coordinator, recommendation from the Program Coordinator and a Career Counsellor.
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated October 22, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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