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Maple Leaf Academy

Suite 200, 731- 6th Avenue S.W., Calgary AB

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Non-DEI (Requires an exemption)
  • Designated Learning Institute (DLI)
  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Languages, ESL Programs

    We are pleased that you are interested in Maple Leaf Academy. To come to CANADA as an International Student, you need to know the following information. Please read each enclosed page carefully. For more information, please go to: > www.cic.gc.ca - “Study in Canada” Important changes in visa application. May apply to you! Click here. General Information Maple Leaf Academy features the following international English programs: • ESL (English as a Second Language) • ESL Academic (IELTS) Our ESL programs are aimed at students over the age of eighteen (18) who have graduated from High School. All students must provide letters from themselves detailing why they would like to study at the Academy (Letter of Intent). This can be attached as a scanned or typed document. Program Information Maple Leaf Academy offers: • Intensive instruction in ESL training with low student/teacher ratio • Maximum of 16 students per class • Subjects cover listening/speaking, reading, writing/grammar, pronunciation, and Canadian culture • Students can register for any number of weeks with a minimum of two (2) weeks starting on every Monday and Tuesday. • Students enrolling in our ESL Academic program must qualify by passing a MLA placement test. MLA accepts students at the level equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmarks 1 to 7.
  • Our ESL program offers the following training and includes: 1. A Major Focus on Language Training 2. Training and Orientation in Canadian Working and Social Structure 3. Subject-based Teaching:
    • Listening/Speaking
    • Reading/Presentations
    • Writing/Grammar
    • Pronunciation
    • Canadian culture
    4. Groups of up to 14 Students 5. Computer Lab 6. Pronunciation Training Lab
    • IELTS™ Academic and General training formats
    • practice the different sections of the exam (listening/reading, speaking/writing)
    • learn test-taking strategies
    • take a practice test and receive individual feedback on your progress weekly
    • experienced native English speaking instructors
  • Maple Leaf Academy offers a unique and specialized Corporate ESL Program that works closely with employers and participants to achieve desired results, while also teaching Canadian culture and business. Through our program, clients acquire the skills necessary to be successful in the business world. Our program will help students: communicate more precisely, write effectively and efficiently, and improve confidence and communication.
    1. Communication:
      • Presentation, meeting and network skills
      • Negotiating
      • Small talk
      • Listening for specific information as well as for main ideas
      • Confidence, fluency, eye contact and body language
      • Computer assisted learning to improve clarity in speaking (pronunciation)
    2. Reading:
      • Comprehension
      • Fluency
    3. Writing:
      • ​​Grammar
      • Different genres of writing (email, memo, business letters, drafts, reports, proposals and taking notes)
      • Clarity and precision
  • aple Leaf Academy has an agreement with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada to provide English instruction for newcomers (permanent residents and refugees) to Calgary.  This program is ineligible to receive students on study permit.
    Sponsored by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. The LINC program provides free English instruction to qualifying applicants.
    • are a permanent resident or have refugee status • are not a Canadian citizen • have an English language assessment within the LINC level

Calgary Campus

Mission Statement

Our mission is to assist students in understanding and using the English language and Canadian Culture through effective instruction, long lasting friendships, and community interaction.


Maple Leaf Academy is dedicated to providing students with the best possible quality of ESL instruction and believes:
That the most effective teaching takes place in a safe and caring environment;
In teaching all components of English communication, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking;
That understanding the Canadian culture and environment is an integral part of successfully acquiring and using the English language;
In using a variety of proven teaching techniques, methods, and teaching tools, to instruct all levels of ESL learning;
In the accountability of every person at the Academy; Administrative personnel, teachers, support staff, and students all share in and accept responsibility for the effectiveness and quality of services provided and received.

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