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Our School

ESL Red Deer started in 1999 as the English Language Improvement component of a business efficiency service offered by Chinook Solutions Management Consultants. We offered the program to large and small companies west of Manitoba.

By 2012 the ‘component’ had grown, so  we moved into dedicated premises. With two well-equipped classrooms we were able to extend our English as a Second Language Program to the general public.

In 2018 we moved again to a space with a larger classroom that enables several students to participate in classes at the same time.

Our Principal

Angela Hobbs M.Ed.

Hi, like many of my students I came to Canada as an immigrant. I was a classic ‘fourth culture kid’ who had grown up in Tanzania, Kenya, Sweden, Germany, France, and England. Having completed my postgraduate studies in England I was surprised at all the upgrading I had to do when I got here. Every step westwards, from Quebec to Ontario, and ultimately Alberta, was fraught with barriers!

I eventually left the public education system to become the backroom boffin in our family business (Strategy Consulting). There I spent some of my time teaching English, some of it walking the trails, some of it caring for my children, and some of it writing books.

My greatest passions are probably teaching, research, and writing. I’ve written three books aswell as the 12 CLB workbooks we use at ESL Red Deer:

Our Vision 

Our vision is to become recognized for clarity and speed in language learning.

Our Mission

We provide support in overcoming language and cultural barriers to success.

Our Values

We value clarity, patience, fun, integrity, passion, and enthusiasm.