CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Upcoming Adult Learning Programs

Our Learning Community Offers a Variety of Classes & Programs
So Check Often!!

English Language (ESL)

English Language (ESL) Classes

Whitecourt

FREE English Language (ESL) Conversation Groups

Whitecourt

FREE Tutoring Program

Computer

Computer Basics

Whitecourt

Introduction to Word

Whitecourt

FREE Tutoring Program

Life Skills

Problem Solving
Solution Building

Whitecourt

Assertiveness Training

Whitecourt

Emotional Spending

Whitecourt

Building Self Esteem

Whitecourt

Money Management

Whitecourt

Financial Basics

Mayerthorpe

Other

FREE Tutoring Program

GED (General High School Equivalency Diploma ) Prep Course

Whitecourt

Food Safe Course

Whitecourt

Seniors Don't Be Scammed

Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe, Onoway

Subsidy May Be Available

Subsidy may be available to eligible participants for registration fees, transportation needs and/or childcare for any program offered by Whitecourt/Lac Ste. Anne Adult Learning.

Inquire at the time of your registration.

English Language (ESL) Classes in Whitecourt

Improve your Speaking & Listening Skills
Watch for another session coming soon!!

Improve your vocabulary and knowledge of everyday expressions, learn to communicate more effectively through interactive activities.

Date: Watch for another session in future.  Please call us if you're interested in attending the next class.

Time: TBA

Course Length: 8 weeks, 32 hours

Location: NorQuest College

Fee: $185.00 (Funding subsidy may be available to eligible students)

Registration Deadline: TBA

WLSA Adult Learning - English Language (ESL) - Whitecourt / Lac Ste. Anne

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
780-554-2940 or 780-268-2435
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FREE
English Language (ESL) Conversation Groups

Practice your English Conversation Skills
January to April, 2019

Have fun practicing your English language skills and meet other people in our community!

There is no need to sign up - just drop in. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesdays: January 8 to April 30, 2019 (except not April 2), from  6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Whitecourt & District Public Library located at 5201 49th Street (downtown Whitecourt)

Fee: FREE!

Offered in partnership with the Whitecourt & District Public Library.

WLSA Adult Learning - Conversation Groups - Whitecourt / Lac Ste. Anne

Ready to get started?

Drop In.
Whitecourt & District Public Library at 5201 49th Street

There is no need to register.

Everyone is welcome!

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GED Preparation

Prepare for the GED Exam
Dates To Be Announced

In partnership with NorQuest College, Whitecourt/Lac Ste. Anne Adult Learning, is offering a part-time GED Prep course at our Whitecourt Campus, allowing students to prepare for the GED exam. Students focus on developing and improving their reading, writing, math, science and social studies skills.

Date: Estimate Fall, 2019.  Let us know if you'd like to be contacted when we know the dates.

Time: To Be Announced

Location: NorQuest College, Whitecourt Campus (4739 50th Avenue)

Fee: $350 (100% subsidy is available to eligible students)

Registration Deadline: To Be Announced

Students can expect to spend approximately 4 hours on homework per week during the course. The course instructor will provide tutoring outside of class hours for those who need extra help (included in the course fee).

Course registration fees DO NOT include the cost of writing the GED exam. The GED exam costs an additional $200 paid separately for those who wish to take the exam (100% subsidy is available to eligible students)

WLSA Adult Learning - GED Preparation Course - Whitecourt / Lac Ste. Anne

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
780-554-2940 or 780-268-2435
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Computer Basics (Whitecourt)

Get to Know Your Computer

Are you scared to turn on a computer? Do you want to learn more about computers?

Wednesdays and Thursdays
Mar. 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2019

Get to know your computer. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard, common computer terminology, how to manage files, and to be safe online.

This hands on class will have you understanding your computer and give you knowledge of how to make it work for you.

Instructed By: Talia Malanowich

Date: Tuesdays & Wednesdays,  March 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2019

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Room 1 Norquest College (4739 50th Avenue, Whitecourt)

Fee: $40 (Funding options may be available to eligible students)

Registration Deadline: March 5, 2019

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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Introduction to Microsoft Word

Get Comfortable with the Basics of Word

Watch for future class offerings.

Word-Intro

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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Problem Solving/Solution Building - Spring, 2019 (Whitecourt)

Solve Problems with Creative Solutions

Problem Solving/Solution Building - Spring, 2019 (Whitecourt)

Tuesday April 9, 2019

Learn to recognize what the problem is and then find a solution by using creative tools. Learn how to implement solutions using a step by step strategy. Recognize key elements that will help you stay focused on the task.

Cost:  FREE

Instructed By: Trevor Haas

When: Tues. April 9, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Tennille's Hope Kommunity Kitchen (5020-50th Ave Whitecourt)

 

ProblemSolving

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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Assertiveness Training - Spring 2019 (Whitecourt)

Empower Yourself
Tues. April 16, 2019

Learn some techniques to use when you are dealing with a challenging situation or a difficult person. Discover ways to communicate so you are not taken advantage of. Respectfully agree to disagree.

Cost:  FREE

Instructed By: Trevor Haas

When: Tues. April 16, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Tennille's Hope Kommunity Kitchen (5020-50th Ave Whitecourt)

Assertiveness

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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Emotional Spending

Get Your Emotional Spending Under Control
Tues. April 23, 2019

Emotional spending is a way to deal with the highs and lows in life.

Are you buying something you don't need and, in some cases, don't even really want, as a result of fear, guilt, jealousy, boredom, feeling under-appreciated or incompetent? Recognize the signs and learn how to get your emotional spending under control.

Cost:  FREE

Instructed By: Trevor Haas

When: 10:00am - 12:00pm, Tues. April 23, 2019

Location: Tennille's Hope Kommunity Kitchen (5020-50th Ave Whitecourt)

 

Next Session:
Can't make it this time?
Another session will be offered soon.

EmotionalSpending

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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Building Self Esteem - Spring, 2019 (Whitecourt)

Exhibit positive attitudes, words and behaviours to achieve personal success
Tuesday April 2, 2019

Low self-esteem can affect relationships, your health and your job. This workshop will offer you tips on how to improve your self-esteem.

Learn key elements that you can focus on and use every day.

Cost:  Free

Instructed By: Trevor Haas

When: Tuesday April 2, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Tennille's Hope Kommunity Kitchen (5020-50th Ave Whitecourt)

SelfEsteem

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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Money Management (Whitecourt)

Money Makes the World Go Round
Tuesday March 26, 2019

Is your money world spinning out of control? Do you have a plan for how to spend but not to save? Do you know the difference between a need and want?

Learn the skills required to complete simple financial tasks.

Cost: FREE

Instructed By: Jennifer Sampson

When: Tues. March 26, 2019,  9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Tennille's Hope Kommunity Kitchen (5020-50th Ave Whitecourt)

 

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Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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Financial Basics (Mayerthorpe)

Skills for Life

Learn to Manage Your Money

Wed. Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2019

These workshops will show you how to reduce your debt, pay your credit cards, pay your bills on time, save for your future and increase your assets – even if you are living on a low income.

Cost: $40 for all 4 sessions

Instructed By: Amanda Marie St. Pierre

When: Wed. Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27,  2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:  Mayerthorpe Public Library, 4911 52 St.

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Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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Food Safe Course (Whitecourt)

Receive Your Certification
in Food Sanitation & Hygiene
Tues. April 2, 2019

Learn the four key elements of Safe Food Practices from preparation to storage and service. Participants will learn how to handle food at home and in different establishments.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive certification in Food Sanitation & Hygiene require by Alberta's Food Regulation.

Instructor: Rory Peevers

Date: Tues. April 2, 2019

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Location: NorQuest College

Fee: $75.00 (Funding options may be available to eligible students)

Bring your lunch, and bring your picture ID (required to write the exam)

Registration Deadline: March 26, 2018

FoodSafeCourse

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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Seniors Don't Be Scammed

Learn how to protect yourself from scammers
Monday, June 10, 2019 (Whitecourt)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (Mayerthorpe)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (Onoway)

Scammers target people of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels.  Every year Canadians lose millions of dollars to the activities of scammers.  Learn about the many types of scams and how to protect yourself.

Instructor:  Lorraine Yagos

Whitecourt Session:
Monday, June 10, 2019
Spruce View Lodge, Whitecourt (12 Sunset Boulevard)

Mayerthorpe Session:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Pleasant View Lodge, Mayerthorpe (4407 - 42A Avenue)

Onoway Session:
Wednesday, June 13, 2019
Chateau Lac Ste. Anne, Onoway (5123 - 49th Avenue)

Time:  1:30 - 2:30 pm

Fee:  FREE

SeniorScam

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
Carla 780-554-2940
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FREE Tutoring Program

Let us Help You Reach Your Goals
We Offer FREE 1-on-1 Tutoring Throughout the Year

Do you or someone you know need help with:

  • reading/writing
  • English language (ESL)
  • basic computer skills (such as using keyboard/mouse, internet searching, email, file management, beginner MS Word)
  • numeracy (math)
  • working towards a GED (general education diploma)

Location: any convenient public place

Fee: FREE!

Ready to get started?

Visit us.
4739 50th Ave, Whitecourt
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Phone.
780-554-2940
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Become a Volunteer Tutor

If you are interested in promoting "lifelong learning" in your community, this may be
the opportunity for you to become involved and make a difference!

  •     Support an adult learner with reading/writing, numeracy (math), basic computer skills,
    English language (ESL)
  •     Time commitment is only 2 hrs. per week.
  •     Schedule is flexible.
  •     No experience is necessary. Training and resources are provided.
  •     Tutoring takes place in a public place, such as the library.
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