SLAVA Program


Our specialized Language Acquisition for Vocational Achievement (SLAVA) in Alberta Program is a 12-week free of charge provincially funded program for Ukrainian Evacuees holding CUAET visas in Canada. The SLAVA in Alberta Program will provide the linguistic tools needed to navigate the sociocultural aspects of workplace language in Alberta. This includes workplace etiquette, formal and informal workplace writing, communicating with colleagues and clients, understanding directions and instructions, as well as commonly used Alberta workplace language.

The course is designed for employed and/or employment ready individuals who have either completed LINC in Canada or have already acquired an English language foundation of at least CLB 3 in all skills. The primary function of this course is to prepare individuals with moderate English language abilities for challenges in the Alberta workplace that often stem from sociocultural factors that are not taught in a conventional EAL classroom. This course is not designed for high-level English language users wishing to upgrade and/or fine-tune their general English language abilities.

Equilibrium School offers SLAVA on a part-time basis

In-person class at Equilibrium's main campus
Mondays – Thursdays (3-hour classes)
9:00am – 12:00pm

Online classes via Zoom
Mondays – Thursdays (2.5-hour classes)
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Fridays (2-hour classes)
5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Semester Dates

April 8, 2024 – July 28, 2024
July 2, 2024 – September 20, 2024
September 23, 2024 – December 13, 2024
December 16, 2024 – March 21, 2025

To be eligible for the SLAVA program you must:

  • be 18 years old or older
  • be a Ukrainian Evacuee holding CUAET visa
  • have proof of a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 3 in all skills
  • placement test result from CLARC or a certificate from a LINC program will be accepted
  • if you don’t have proof of your CLBs, Equilibrium School will asses your English language skills

For class registration please bring your:

  • CUAET visa
  • CLB placement test results
  • driver's license or any other picture ID

Funded by the Alberta Ministry of Immigration and Multiculturalism
Study in Alberta

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