Ready to discover.

Welcome to the English Language Centre, where you can learn English in one of the most beautiful settings on earth: Canada. Walk out of your classroom and you’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the prairies. You’ll even see the Rocky Mountains in the distance. Every year, students like you travel from over 40 different countries to experience all this and learn English.

Step back into class. You’ll learn English in our award-winning, Languages Canada-accredited English Language Centre. Our friendly and experienced instructors are TESL-certified and dedicated to helping you learn this important international language.

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Why choose us?

It’s simple: We offer a truly Canadian learning experience. Here, you’re not just a student – you’re a world traveller set to discover a unique part of Canada, our culture and one of our official languages. Here, you’re a member of the Lethbridge College community, free to learn and live in a safe, friendly environment.

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We’ve specialized in second language instruction since 1970 and offer:

  • innovative, award-winning, quality programs
  • small classes
  • bridge programs to college and university
  • comfortable on-campus residences or homestay accommodations
  • exciting activities
  • modern sports facilities
  • an excellent cultural and learning experience

Our programming

We provide innovative, award-winning programs for both learning and teaching English as well as language instruction for a variety of world languages. Find the program that’s right for you and get started towards new opportunities today.

Pathway to English and Academic Culture (PEAC)

Learn English while experiencing Canadian culture in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our Pathway to English and Academic Culture program offers all levels from beginner to advanced. As a continuous intake program, you can start at any time. Get more information on this program.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Did you recently move to Canada? Are you a permanent resident or refugee? Do you want to improve your English? Take our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program. In addition to English language instruction, we’ll provide employment and settlement-related information and connect you with the Lethbridge community. Find out more about LINC.


Are you a Canadian or international student whose first language is not English? Do you want to improve your English and explore a part of Canada you’ve never seen before in a five-week English immersion setting? Discover the Explore program; it might be right for you.

2022 Session Dates: July 04 - August 05, 2022.

Language training

English not your cup of tea? No problem. We may be the English Language Centre but we also offer language training in Spanish. Start learning a new language today. Next session starts in Fall, 2022. Just in time to prepare for Winter travel to warm destinations!


Mohammad Eld Farawan - Syria


My instructors are very helpful, committed and educated. They make students feel comfortable and accepted by everyone.

English for Academic Purposes 2019

Asami McIntosh - Hokkaido, Japan


I heard Lethbridge College was a good place to learn English with people from similar backgrounds. The instructors were always supportive and they made me feel relaxed in a welcoming atmosphere. I am proud that now I am part of the team.

English for Academic Purposes 2018

LINC Educational Assistant, Lethbridge College