You can study at your own pace. This program is very important for newcomers as it allows you to work and take English classes too. One-on-one instruction, the instructor has time to correct all our mistakes.
88% of participants say Online English Stage 1-2 changed their employment status.
100% of participants say Online English Stage 1-2 is helping them gain knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity.
“Online English is a very good program for people who need to study at home. You can do your homework, at a convenient time for you while taking care of your children. I like to meet with my instructor on Skype every week.”
Online English Stage 1 - 2 is a free English language training program for eligible Canadian citizens and Temporary Workers who cannot attend regular classes. Students study online or by correspondence and work one-on-one with a TESL-certified instructor each week.
Online English Stage 1 - 2 is funded by the Government of Saskatchewan and delivered by Achēv through LEAD (Language Education at a Distance).
To find out where to get an assessment and referral, click here.
Find out if you qualify
To be referred to the Online English Stage 1 - 2 program, you must book an appointment at a Language Assessment Centre to test your English language skills and confirm your eligibility. The minimum entry benchmarks are CLB 3 for listening and speaking and CLB 2 for reading and writing.
What do you need?
To get started in the Online English Stage 1-2 program you will need:
to study on your own every week
for weekly calls with your instructor
A computer with high speed internet
that meets our system requirements if taking the program online, OR
A CD player or device with internet connection
if taking the program by correspondence
Studying on your own and working with an instructor at a distance come with some unique challenges. If you are considering this program, please review the guidelines we expect our students to follow:
Manage Your Attendance
- Be available and prepared for your weekly class with your instructor at the scheduled time.
- If you need to miss your class, notify your instructor explaining the reason why.
- You may be withdrawn from the program if you frequently miss your class or need to be absent for more than 2 to 3 weeks.
Manage Your Effort
- Study independently at least 5 hours each week.
- Complete your homework assignments on time.
- Practice English as much as you can.
Manage Your Information
Notify the office if you:
- Change your address or telephone number
- Plan to withdraw or take a leave of absence from the program
Manage Your Conduct
By participating in the Online English Stage 1-2, you agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
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