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.

Getting Started

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:

5-7 hours

to study on your own every week

A telephone

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


Program Expectations

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  • You may be withdrawn from the program if you frequently miss your class or need to be absent for more than 2 to 3 weeks.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.

Useful Links

Regional Resources

These websites are organized by region.


Explore these free online learning activities for ESL students.

Writer's Block

Writer's Block is a quarterly publication of Online English Stage 1-2. Funded by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Instructor Hub

A variety of free online tools and resources for teachers.



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