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Monday, April 20, 2020

The language barrier was heightened for Norma and her family as they moved to Canada from Mexico just as the Covid-19 pandemic began. Norma’s primary motivation for learning English was to help her children out with schoolwork as the immediate transition to online learning made it extremely difficult for them to adjust to school in Canada. Norma spent weeks looking for English classes so that she could support her family but had no luck as many organizations had specific requirements to admit people into their classes (such as being a member of a specific faith or ethnic group). Eventually, Norma found our centre, where our dedicated instructors equipped her with resources and lessons to help her teach herself English until in-person classes could resume. In just over a year, Norma is now fluent in English, has recently written the national broker’s license exam, and is on track to ...


Monday, May 14, 2018

This is Francisca! When Francisca first came to Edmonton, she experienced extreme social anxiety due to the language barrier she faced. Francisca was afraid that people would judge her for not knowing English and spent many months alone and confined to her apartment as a way to minimize social interactions. With the encouragement of her mother, Francisca stepped outside of her comfort zone and began attending Changing Together’s English classes in January. CT provided Francisca with a safe space that has helped her feel more empowered, independent, and confident. Our blend of group and one on one learning activities has helped Francisca feel less lonely and find a community of like-minded women who offer one another unwavering support. After becoming fluent in English, Francisca hopes to complete her high school education and build a career that will help her enable other people’s success.  Picture (Click Here)