Assiniboine offers daytime options for Canadian newcomers to improve their English skills at the Adult Collegiate. We specialize in English Language training for students with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 5-8. Our school provides a friendly and relaxing environment for you to come to learn and meet new people from across the globe. Funding for our ESL programming is provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.


To take ESL classes at Assiniboine, we require students to have:

  • A minimum CLB level of 4C or higher in listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Permanent resident status

For further information please contact us at 204.725.8744 or esl@assiniboine.net 

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on the assessment of special circumstances.

Careers & Connections


Improving your level of English skills can:

  • lead to a more rewarding career.
  • help students gain entry into secondary education and succeed in their studies.


Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible for students to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit the Articulation Agreements page.


Tools & Supplies

Classrooms are equipped with Smart boards. We offer in-class activities and out of class activities such as visits to the museum, Brandon Career Symposium and local community points of interest for enjoyable learning experiences about Canadian culture. 

The program allows input into the topics covered in your classes; your needs are our priority. The instructors complete a needs assessment with students throughout the program so that relevant information is covered for each group.

Any textbooks and materials you need will be provided to you within the first week of class. However, you will be responsible for providing your own binders, pens, paper, and other materials that will assist you in the classroom.

At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

Please contact the program for full course information and availability. Contact us at 204.725.8744 or esl@assiniboine.net 

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English Language Training