english as a second language (esl) program


Are you a refugee, permanent resident or Canadian citizen?
Want to learn or improve your English communication?

Learn English from beginner to intermediate and intermediate to advanced levels in a supportive and interactive environment. Our ESL program focuses on developing language skills and competency in speaking, reading, writing and listening. At the end of this program, you will have what it takes for social and cultural integration into the Canadian society.

Why Our ESL/ELL Program?

– Small class sizes 
– Individualized support

We offer two levels of training: ESL Beginner and ESL Intermediate


ESL Beginner is for learners who have little to no English skills. Learners are trained from A1 to B1 (complete beginner to lower-intermediate). The program is part-time only (240 hours covered over 40 weeks). It is free for refugees and immigrants who are unemployed or face barriers to employment.


ESL Intermediate takes learners from B1 to B2 (lower-intermediate to upper intermediate). This level is for learners who wish to achieve minimum scores on IELTS or TOEFL. The syllabus includes IELTS preparation classes with practice tests. Classes are limited in number to provide personalized attention. The program is part-time only (144 hours covered over 24 weeks). Before you start your classes, you will be given a placement test to determine your current command of English. There is no need to study for this placement test and it is done at the time of registration. 

Program Details

Program Length: Ongoing intake
Hours: 3 hours per session
Delivery: Class-based
Credential: Certificate of Completion
Location: Great Light Healing Community Services Society
12057 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3J3

**Refugees free.
Others pay a donation to cover the cost of learning materials.


Tuesday & Thursday:

3PM – 6PM – Beginner

6PM – 9PM Intermediate 


Start Dates: April & May 2023

What Will I Learn?

This program covers the four (4) strands of English language communication:

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading, and
  • Writing

Through discussions, audio/visual aid, reading comprehension, writing exercises and various activities and instructions you will develop competency in all four strands. 

Language Placement

Placement level will be determined by an in-person assessment after registration, before participant can commence the program.

Who Is Eligible for this Program?

  • Refugee Claimants
  • Canadian citizens
  • Work Permit Holder
  • Permanent Residents

How Do I Apply?

Limited spots available, to maintain small class size. So book your spot today.

Please fill out the contact form below and our program assistant will get back to you within 24 hours. You may also email contact@glhcommunityservices.org or call 778-328-7729 for more information.


contact us

Please complete and submit the form below to send your inquiry or to register yourself or someone else for this program. Our ESL program coordinator will get back to you within 24-48 hours (business days).