EAL Programs & Services

English as an Additional Language Programs & Services

Korean Seniors GroupKorean Adults Group 슬기로운 시니어 여가생활
Poirier, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec. 4 | Jan. 8 | Feb. 5 | Mar. 4 | Apr. 8
Tek TalkTek Talk (In Farsi)
With Third Bridge Foundation
City Centre branch, Room 127
Dec. 6 | Dec. 14

Library Champions

Library Champions 2023

Permanent residents, volunteer as a Library Champion through New to BC and discover how you can help new immigrants in your community.

Improve Your English

Open Book

English as an Additional Language Virtual Book Club

Register: By email to Ann Johannes
Next meeting: Monday, Jan. 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Upcoming meetings: Feb. 5, Mar. 4
Book pick: Educated by Tara Westover
Borrow a copy from the Help Desk at the City Centre branch.
*Zoom meeting link will be emailed out to registrants 24 hours in advance of the session. 

English Practice Groups

Looking to improve your English speaking skills? Join volunteers from SHARE Society at City Centre branch or Poirier branch to practice English in a welcoming and friendly space.

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White Fang

EAL Book Club Sets

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Why not start your own book club? Each of our EAL book club sets comes with twelve copies of the book and can be borrowed for 7 weeks.

EAL Book Club Sets »

Foundations English Classes

Foundations English Classes

Improve your speaking, listening, vocabulary, fluency, conversation, comprehension and writing skills with classes from Coquitlam Continuing Education.

Visit their website or call 604-936-4261 for more information and to register.

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Citizenship Resources

Discover Canada Study Guide

Prepare for the citizenship test using this guide published by the Government of Canada. Read it online or request a copy by mail.

Other Resources

Arrival Advisory

Newcomers to British Columbia--use this free downloadable app to find information on how to get a job, learn English and use services in your community. Available in your language.

Canoo (formerly Cultural Access Pass)

New Canadian citizens can enjoy free admission to over 1,400 museums, science centres, art galleries, parks, and historical sites across Canada. Sign up now.

Newcomers' Guides

Moving to a new country can be hard. You might have a lot of questions. The BC Newcomers’ Guide will help you settle into B.C. quickly and easily. You'll find information about finding a place to live, driving in BC, finding a doctor and other medical services, working in BC and more. 

Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP)

TCLIP helps develop inclusive communities for newcomers and long-term residents. Find programs, services and community resources through their website.