What is WELARC?
WELARC stands for Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre. We help our clients access English as Additional Language (EAL) classes in Winnipeg by assessing our clients' communication skills in English and discussing their professional and personal goals.
We use the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test which is designed to place people in the most appropriate EAL classes and measures four skill areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
Who is eligible?
Permanent Residents and Refugees are eligible to take EAL classes in Manitoba. If you are not sure you are eligible, contact us at 204-943-5387.
How long does the appointment take?The assessment appointment can take up to three hours. During that time, a client has a Listening and Speaking assessment as well as a Reading and Writing assessments. After that, a client will recieve the results and will speak to his assessor about English classes that will best fit the client's needs and goals.
Why should I take English classes.?
English classes (EAL) in Canada are focused on helping newcomers improve their communication skills. Communication skills are very important in all aspects of life in Canada, at work, at school, in the community. By attending EAL classes, a person will gain more language skills and will be able to achieve their professional and personal goals easier and be part of the community.
For more information about WELARC, assessments and EAL programs, please visit our Common Questions and EAL Classes in Winnipeg sections.
NewsFebruary 20, 2013
Video of a WELARC Client's Experience