Construction English for a safe, productive workforce

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Ruben M.

Classes in Construction English 

Join our construction English classes to learn English fast. In each class students practice all four language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening. We provide a clear daily structure and contained industry-specific vocabulary to ensure students progress quickly towards becoming safe, efficient, and productive employees.

In these courses students work on:

* speaking & pronunciation
* listening & grammar
* reading & vocabulary
* writing & note-taking

Beginner Construction English

The beginner program in Construction English focuses on safety. Students learn to use and understand the present, past and future tenses along with basic vocabulary.

By the time students complete the beginner level, they should be able to hold simple conversations about the things around them. They should be able to follow simple directions and instructions safely. They should be able to understand the main idea in workplace conversations.

Students should expect to spend about 75 hours in the classroom and another 60 completing homework.

Intermediate Construction English 

At the intermediate level vocabulary becomes more construction focused as students learn their perfect tenses and how to manipulate a growing range of structures.

By the time students complete the intermediate program, they should feel confident in their ability to understand the conversations around them at a much more detailed level. They should feel confident in their ability to deal with emergency situations and concerns they may have with regard to the workplace.

Students should expect to spend about 75 hours in the classroom and another 60 completing homework.

Advanced Construction English 

In the Advanced Construction English Program, students continue to build their industry-specific vocabulary and manipulate a range of more complex structures.

By the time they complete the advanced program, they should feel very confident about their ability to understand and participate in discussions about a range of construction-related subjects.

At the advanced level, students should expect to spend 75 hours in the classroom and another 60 completing homework.

Academic Construction English 

In the Academic Construction English Program, students focus on increasing their language efficiency as they learn the more formal structures required by Red Seal certification.

By the time they complete the Academic program students should have the language skills necessary to start preparing for their Red Seal exams.

Students should expect to spend 75 hours in the classroom and another 60 completing homework.

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant

All of our Construction English courses are eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Employees will need a language assessment prior to grant application.

Please allow one month for the application to clear.

General English as a Second Language Classes

For employees who would like to expand their vocabularies, or improve their language skills in a more general context, we also offer a full series of English as a Second Language Courses:

Beginner English
* Intermediate English
* Advanced English

For more information about our courses please call 403-350-8709.

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