ESL Literacy

The English Language Learning Department at Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is a national leader in ESL literacy. The content of the ESL Literacy Network is informed by years of research and practice. 

The information, resources and tools represent the collaborative efforts of the faculty in our programs and feedback from provincial and national advisory committees and focus groups.

The Bow Valley College resources on this site are designed for Learners with Interrupted Formal Education (LIFE) and address the needs of learners across the literacy continuum . Bow Valley College offers comprehensive ESL literacy programs that align with the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Best Practices for Adult ESL and LINC Programming in Alberta published by Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL).