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Adult ELL Registration & Fees

The Adult ELL office will be CLOSED December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 inclusive. The office will reopen on January 6, 2020.


Adult ESL Registration

Registration is on-going.

  1. Call 403-777-6821 to make an appointment for free placement test.
  2. Talk to a course advisor to plan your courses.
  3. Get funding information, if needed.

Adult ESL Resident Fees

This program is free of charge for learners eligible for Alberta Government funding. Fees for self-paying residents:

  • Full Time
    20 hours per week for 7 weeks: $1905.00
  • Part Time
    12 hours per week for 7 weeks: $1145.00
    8 hours per week for 7 weeks: $760.00
  • Textbook Fees
    $120 per term.

Fees are subject to change. A full refund is given if a course is cancelled by Chinook Learning Services. Refunds are not issued once classes have begun or for non-attendance.

LINC Registration

To register for the LINC program, come in person to Room 312, Forest Lawn High School (1304 - 44 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 1M8). Bring the following:

  • Permanent Resident Card or Landing Papers
  • Current LINC Certificate or Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) assessment results from the Immigrant Language & Vocational Assessment Referral Center (ILVARC)

If you need a CLB assessment, contact ILVARC at 403-262-2656


The LINC program and its child care service are free of charge.


Canadian flag For International Students

Chinook welcomes individual International Students to study in our Adult ESL programs. Adult ESL students must be 18 years of age or older.

Chinook welcomes individual International students 18 years of age or older to enrol in our High School Upgrading and Summer School programs. International students under 20 may enrol in daytime and evening classes. International students over 20 may enrol in evening Fall and Winter classes as well as Summer School classes.

Income Tax Policy for Adult ESL

Students taking Adult ESL courses cannot claim a tuition or education amount for income tax purposes.