We encourage you and your family to take advantage of the opportunity to learn English through classes and with tutors. You will find many organizations interested in teaching and preserving the languages immigrants bring with them.
You may need help to translate documents, such as those related to your health, education or work history. Many immigrant and cultural organizations have individuals who can read various languages. There are also commercial translation services on the Internet or in the telephone directory.
Start with the Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC).
They will assess you and refer you to one of four Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada organizations:
- Regina Open Door
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic
- Regina Immigrant Women Centre
- University of Regina
Another organization that is dedicated to helping immigrants is the Newcomer Welcome Centre.
The Regina Public Library offers free lessons in English as an Additional Language. Information on Regina Public Library locations, programs and services can be found online.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus offers extensive English language services for adult newcomers to Regina. There are English language classes for permanent residents, temporary foreign workers, international students and Canadian citizens. The Regina Campus also provides language assessments: International English language Testing System (IELTS), Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA), and Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP).