English Language Learning
Learning English with Surrey Libraries
We have programs, online tools, and study materials to help.
ESL Book Clubs - practice reading, speaking, and listening in English. Book clubs are free, fun, and friendly. Readers are welcome at any level from beginners to advanced.
ESL Conversation Circles - You can meet new people, play games, and practice your English in a fun and casual group setting.
Online Tools to Learn English
Clear Pronunciation — Learn to recognize and pronounce the 43 sounds of English.
Learning Express — Practice tests and tutorial courses. TOEFL, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and a wide range of other subjects.
Mango Languages — Learn English or other languages online!
Road to IELTS — A practice resource for the IELTS exams.
We have study materials for tests like IELTS and CELPIP. We also have books and kits for grammar, vocabulary, idioms and more.
English Classes @ DIVERSEcity
Offers a range of English classes in Surrey. Currently offering online versions of their classes. This includes conversation circles, reading and writing classes, and LINC classes. Call or check their website for the latest classes.
Learn more about English Classes @ DIVERSEcity.
English Classes @ Mosaic
7134 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC (get directions to the Mosaic Surrey Newcomers’ Centre & Migrant Worker’s Hub)
Variety of free and paid English classes.
Learn more about the English Classes at Mosaic.
English Classes @ Options
Offers a wide range of social services including English classes to newcomers.
Learn more about ESL Classes at Options Community Services.
English Conversation Circle @ Alex House
2916 McBride Avenue, Crescent Beach, BC V4A 3G2 (get directions to Alex House)
Free, online conversation group from newcomers.
Learn more about English Conversation Circle @ Alex House.
English Conversation Programs @ Surrey Recreation
Free programs offered by Surrey Parks and Recreation. For more information call or ask at your local recreation centre.
Learn more about English Conversation programs and newcomer information with the City of Surrey.
English Language Studies @ KPU
12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey (get directions to Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Prepares students for academic university courses. Permanent residents and domestic students can apply for tuition free status. Some student fees apply.
Learn more about ESL Studies @ Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Surrey School District’s Literacy Foundations
Invergarry Adult Education 12772 88 Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3W 3J9 (get directions to Invergarry Adult Education Centre)
For students (PR and Canadian citizens) wishing to attain their high school completion and whose first language is not English. Provides English instruction to prepare for academic courses. For adult students who need to upgrade skills for grade 10, 11 and 12 courses.
Learn more about Surrey School District’s Literacy Foundations.
Umoja Adult Literacy and Life Skills
#208 – 14888 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 1M4 (get directions to Umoja)
New arrivals to Canada and individuals who have been in Canada for years and want to take the first step in learning how to speak, read and write English are welcome. Life skills workshops.
Learn more about Umoja Adult Literacy and Life Skills.
LINC –Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
Free English classes for permanent resident or a protected person, funded by the federal government.
The following do not qualify: Canadian citizens, temporary visitors, temporary foreign workers and refugee claimants who have not yet received a positive decision on their refugee status claim.
Surrey Language Assessment Centre #202 – 7337 137th St. Surrey, BC V3W 1A4 (get directions to the Surrey Language Assessment Centre)
604-507-4150 Fax: 604-507-4155
Once you have been accepted you will also go here for an assessment test. After that the LINC classes are offered at a number of locations in Surrey and across the Lower Mainland and they will help you find the one closest to home.
Learn more about the LINC program.
Looking for services not covered here?
Please ask at your local library. We are here to help.
You can also call 211 for a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral line to a full range of community, social, and government services. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you would like further information or if you spot a change that is needed you can contact us.
Surrey Libraries does not endorse or promote particular resources or programs, and inclusion here does not imply the Library’s endorsement.