Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange.
Study English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada!


Our Mission:

To promote personal growth for adults through English language instruction and the exchange of cultural knowledge.


Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX) offers an exciting educational environment for adults 18 years and older to learn English as a second or additional language (ESL).

Our group of highly skilled, experienced, and motivated teachers offer unique, valuable and dynamic English language classes to temporary and permanent residents of Canada.

Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Edmonton, the non-profit CCI-LEX has continued to grow every year since it first opened its doors in 1994, welcoming students from all over the world. The school welcomes enrolment on a continuous basis and offers flexible classroom schedules; we offer morning and afternoon classes as well as evening classes which makes it easy for working professionals, students or visitors to schedule classes.



At CCI-LEX, students learn study skills, conversation skills and the mechanics of speaking, writing and reading English, but they also leave with a greater knowledge of Canadian culture and customs. By learning the practical uses of the language for everyday life, CCI-LEX students learn the skills they need to lead successful lives in Canada.  By taking special ESL and academic-level courses, students are supported to achieve their career and educational goals.

Students learn in multicultural classrooms where a variety of classmates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to share their own life experiences and cultures. The atmosphere is friendly and engaging, but studious too. Teachers offer plenty of individual attention and make a point to learn everyone’s name.

What sets us apart? At CCI-LEX students can expect to gain more than a strong foundation in English, they leave knowing they have made lifelong friends.

Visit our " classes" page for a complete list of programs and visit the " about Edmonton" page for more information on our beautiful, friendly and vibrant city.


Thank you to our 2017-2018 Funders:





Please read our Annual Reports!

Please note that their is a separate link to our complete audited financial statements for 2016.   Annual Reports from 2015 and earlier include the complete financials.  

2018 Annual Report    2018 Audited Financials

2017 Annual Report    2017 Audited Financials

2016 Annual Report    2016 Audited Financials

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 10 Year Anniversary Annual Report here!

For more information, contact us!

We have lots of fun every month! Check out pictures of our field trips and activities here:

- Field trip to Edmonton Corn Maze

- Field trip with Edmonton Transit System

- Thanksgiving writing contest


CCI-LEX Summer Celebration on July 5, 2013!

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