Find free English and Citizenship classes offered over the Internet and learn about online learning through Surrey Libraries.

Computer Classes

Digital Connect
Tel: 604-404-1215  chandni.patel@pics.bc.ca  outreach@umojaoperations.ca  
Free virtual basic computer training. Free, 12 week program where you will receive coaching and guidance in employment-related areas, learn key online job search skills and networking skills. For permanent residents, open work permit holder, refugee claimant or non-Canadian citizen.

English and Citizenship Classes

English and Citizenship Classes @ Options Community Services
Options Community Services is moving some of their classes online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These classes can be accessed from a home computer or smartphone, all from the safety of home. Free online English classes start on April 14 with morning and afternoon classes. There will also be Learn English Through Discussions and Debates starting April 17.

Options are also offering an online citizenship preparation class, Discover Canada starting on April 20. Learn about Canada, and prepare for the citizenship exam.

Register for these programs through phone or email at:
Martha Yan at 604-250-1766
martha.yan@options.bc.ca
(12:00 - 3:00 pm, Monday – Thursday)

Brandon Koo at 778-871-5647
(10:30 am - 1:30 pm, Tuesday - Thursday and 12:00 - 3:00 pm, Friday)
brandon.koo@options.bc.ca

Options is also offering free online 30-minute conversational English chats with an English speaker! It's through a service called HuH, Humans Understanding Humans. You can register online.  Website available in 中文, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, español, français, 한국어, Tiếng Việt, العربية

MOSAIC’s Virtual English Conversation Classes
Tel: 778-591-9334 
Free virtual English Conversation Circle sessions.

Virtual Adult Literacy Program - CALP PICS
Tel: 604-596-7722   chandni.patel@pics.bc.ca
Free Virtual English Classes. Job Seekers wanting to improve their English can join free online English classes providing help with resumes and cover letters, interview skills, computer job search, and conversation skills. Extra one-on-one support is also available. Available to Canadian citizens, PR holders, or those with a work permit.

Parenting and Home Learning Supports

Keep Learning
Suggestions for parents and caregivers to keep their children learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by the provincial government to support home learning.

Mother Matters Centre
Tel: 604-676-8250     info@hippycanada.ca
Mothers Matter Centre is an organization dedicated to serving socially isolated mothers due to language and cultural barriers. The office is currently closed due to the pandemic but staff are connecting with mothers virtually. The centre is also offering resources for parents in response to COVID-19 such as a weekly, in-home schedule that is full of easy to follow parent-child curriculum format. The daily activities are designed to touch on critical domains like physical activity, playtime, learning time, and family time. A new package will be released every week. Call the number provided for more information.

Surrey Schools One
A great website for Surrey students, parents and teachers. Created by the Surrey Schools (SD36), it gathers resources for at-home learning all in one place.

Virtual Code Club Sessions
Code Club Canada is offering free coding sessions via Zoom for kids aged 7 - 12 years old. They work on a new project every week.

Online Learning Tools

Online Learning @ Surrey Libraries
All of the following can be accessed from home using your library card. If you live in Surrey and need a card, you can request one from home.

Gale Courses: Enjoy hundreds of online courses with real teachers, expert instruction, and real-time help.
Kanopy Great Courses: Start learning on the go, or from the comfort of home. Find in-depth video lectures on a wide variety of topics.
Learning Express: High school review, college and GED preparation as well as computer classes. All available online from home, when it works for you.
Lynda: Online learning with courses taught by world experts. Learn new software, business strategies, algebra and more.
Mango Languages & Rosetta Stone:  Two great online language learning tools.
Road to IELTS: Prepare for the IELTS Academic or General tests. Track your progress on practice exams and use interactive activities, advice, and tips on question types.
Rosetta Stone: Improve your English or learn one of 30 different languages with this fun and intuitive learning tool. 

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