March 15, 2022

Langley Adult Literacy Options

This guide is intended to house information on ways to support adult literacy in Langley – whether you are a newcomer, refugee, Canadian citizen, permanent resident or visitor. The information listed is not all-encompassing and we encourage you to check out the websites of the agencies below for a more fulsome look at their literacy offerings.

There are many free programs in Langley that can help you improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills

One on One Learning

Program for Canadian-born adults and naturalized citizens. We can only serve adults who are not already accessing Adult Basic Education courses.

Community One-on-One Learning (COOL)

The Langley Literacy Network offers a free tutoring program for adults. Adult learners who want to improve their reading and writing skills are paired with a volunteer literacy tutor and meet weekly to improve their basic literacy skills learn more

English Language Classes

LINC Classes

New Directions English Language School provides the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) in program in Langley. Permanent Residents and Refugees are eligible for free LINC classes, which are offered at a variety of times, levels and in both Langley and Aldergrove. Some childminding is available.

Contact: 604-530-0535 Location: 100-20436 Fraser Highway, Langley

Conversation Circles

Conversation Circles are free classes that will help you improve your English speaking and listening skills. Many Conversation Circles are drop-in small groups where you can meet new friends and practice your English skills.

Which Conversation Circle Can I Attend?

Permanent Residents


Ineligible Clients*

International Students

Aldergrove ESLXXXXX
SWIS –Langley School DistrictXX

Langley Community Services SocietyXX




*Ineligible clients include: Naturalized Canadian Citizens, temporary foreign workers, refugees claimants, work permit holders

Aldergrove Conversation Circle

Program for everyone
Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm
Virtual on Zoom
To register:
contact Angela at [email protected]

Immigrant Services Society of BC – Langley

Program for permanent residents, temporary foreign workers, refugee claimants, naturalized citizens, protected persons, open work permit holders
Fridays: 10:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:30pm
Contact: 236.988.7956 or [email protected]

Langley Community Services Society

Program for permanent residents
Seniors on the Move: Mondays 3:15-4:15pm
Low level class: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am
High level class: Tuesdays 1:15-2:15pm
Engaging Women: Thursdays 1:15-2:15pm
Virtual on Zoom
To register:Joohye Nam at [email protected] 604-534-7921 Ext. 1204
Location: 5339 207th St

Settlement Workers in Schools Program (SD35) SWIS

Priority given to permanent residents and parents in the Langley School District
Wednesdays: 9:45am – 10:45am and 11:15am-12:15pm
Contact: Venus Rollo at [email protected]
Location: Yorkson Creek Middle School, portable #43
20686 84 Ave

SUCCESS – BCSIS English Conversation Group

Program for temporary foreign workers, PNP nominees awaiting PR, Refugee claimants, naturalized citizens
Thursdays: 10:30am-12pm
Virtual on Zoom
Contact: 236-808-2323 or [email protected]

Adult Basic Education

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Academic and Career Preparation

Earn your BC Adult graduation diploma, upgrade your English, Math or Science skills, complete course prerequisites to enter University programs learn more

Literacy Communities – students with intellectual disabilities will learn and develop reading comprehension, social skills, financial math and computer skills. Contact 604-599-2964 or email [email protected]

Access Program for People with Disabilities – offers two 10 month options for adults with a permanent disability or a combination of learning difficulties. Students will participate in classes and have the opportunity to explore a variety of work experiences. These program options prepare students for employment, volunteer work or further education. Contact 604-599-3095 or [email protected]

English Language Studies Department – welcomes both newcomers to Canada and international students. If English is not your first language and you need to improve your reading and writing, listening and speaking skills, our ESL and academic preparation courses will help you. The ELS Department programs are tuition-free. Learn more

School District #35 – Adult Basic Education Program

Langley Education Centre is part of School District #35 (Langley) and offers secondary school options for teens and adults to continue and complete secondary education. They offer a variety of structured classes on a trimester model. Students can also take self-paced classes throughout the year, with registration ending mid April. Learn more

Childminding is available for stunts at the Langley Education Centre (21405A 56th Ave, Langley – contact 604-534-7155)

Other Literacy Supports in Langley

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Visit your Langley Libraries for help improving your reading or writing skills. We offer free access to computers, a wide range of adult learning materials (ADL Collection) and programs for the whole family. Our friendly staff can also refer you to local literacy education programs, including one-on-one tutoring.

Open Learning Centre

The OLC is the perfect LINC option for permanent residents and refugees who have scheduling challenges due to work and/or family.  Also, students can focus on individual skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading or Writing) that are the most important to their English learning goals.

Students can choose their own monthly LINC schedules that fit their busy lives.  Please stop into our school and inquire about the Open Learning Centre!

If you are unsure which option is right for you, contact us @[email protected]

Our Story

The Langley Literacy Network is committed to building on community strengths to encourage lifelong learning by ensuring that residents of all ages have access to sufficient and appropriate information, services, and support to meet their literacy needs.

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We offer programs such as Reading Buddies, Wrap-a-Read, Community One-on-One Learning, Conversation Circles and more to help children, families and adults improve their literacy skills. Connect with us today to access literacy programs or to learn how you can support literacy in your community.

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