You and your family will find many opportunities to learn English through classes and with tutors, and we encourage you to take advantage of these. You will also find many organizations interested in teaching and preserving the languages that 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 that can be found on the Internet or in the telephone directory.
The best place to start is the Regina Newcomer Centre. This organization is dedicated to helping immigrants and can assist you in finding language services.
The Regina Public Library offers free lessons in English as an Additional Language, working in a group setting.
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).
For more information on LINC: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program.
For information on assessments and other ESL classes: English language assessments and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.