Access2EnglishInstruction for adults who want to improve reading, writing, speaking, and other skills
Students can receive assistance with learning English, including reading, writing and speaking. Instruction is available from beginner to advanced levels.
Instruction is also available in computer, math, and literacy skills.
About Our Students
Learners include adults whose native language is English, as well as immigrants and newcomers for whom English is an additional language.
We assist learners who need to upgrade their skills to apply for their permanent residency or enter employment training. Some learners seek assistance for test preparation or improved literacy.
Volunteers and learners arrange to get together at convenient locations in the community or online for up to four hours every week. They work on meeting literacy goals set by the learner for improved quality of life, employment, or self-sufficiency. Small group-learning situations are also possible if learners in the group have similar skill sets.
Volunteer tutors are trained and supported by an experienced English Language Learner professional.
Formal Classes led by Professional Instructors
Classes are offered twice a week in the evenings and focus on workplace skills for learners with beginner and intermediate English language skills.
Who We Help
- Learners must be 18 and over, and live in Abbotsford.
- Tutoring Support – Canadian-born and all immigration statuses are eligible, except temporary visitors.
- Formal Classes – Open to work permit holders and naturalized citizens.
- This free program typically runs from September to June, but intake is continuous.
To Apply to Access2English
- Email your completed application form to A2E@archway.ca
– Please email or fax your immigration document or bring it into our office.
- We will then call you with an assessment appointment date and time.
- There is no referral needed.
- Please be aware that there is usually a waitlist.
- Instruction is free for those living in the Abbotsford area.
Sign Up to Volunteer
If you love learning and teaching others you can volunteer as a tutor.
While formal qualifications are not necessary, this program is ideal for people wanting to become teachers, and current or retired educators.
Online training for new volunteers occurs throughout the year and volunteers are supported by an experienced English Language Learner professional.
“Everyone just wants to communicate.”
“I am deeply grateful to Access2English for allowing me to meet many precious people and to study English.”
I am so fortunate and thankful to the program, and my instructor, for providing me the motivation and a comfortable environment to learn.”
9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Thursday
Evening appointments available
Archway Community Services
201-31943 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1V5
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“Linda is an excellent teacher and a very special human being. I really enjoy the classes we have and I think that thanks to that, I am no longer afraid to try and speak and understand what is said to me. There are no words to express my thanks and best wishes to both Linda and Archway for their excellent service.”
Access2English Students & Tutors
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