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2021 Program Admissions and Fees
  • All fees are in Canadian dollars.

  • The availability of specialized programs is subject to student enrollment.

  • Only General English is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit. Specialized programs (Intensive Conversation and IELTS Preparation) are not Designated Learning Programs. 

  • 2022 Fees will be applied for 2022 registrations received after October 31, 2021.

16-25 weeks



6-15 weeks



1-5 weeks


Tuition Fees (Per Week)


General English

20 Lessons (GE20)
25 Lessons (GE25)

26-35 weeks



36+ weeks



5 weeks


10 weeks


Tuition Fees

Specialized Programs

Intensive Conversation

20 Lessons (IC20)

25 Lessons (IC25)

IELTS Preparation

20 Lessons (IE20)

25 Lessons (ID25)

5 weeks


10 weeks


Per week


Supplemental Learning

One lesson per day (SL)

* Supplemental Learning: Block 5 (60 minutes 2:25pm - 3:25pm, Mon. - Thu.)

Extra Night





per week






Homestay Accommodation

Half board - private room*

Full board - private room*

Additional Fee for Minors**

High Season Supplement (July and August)

Other Fees

Application Fee ..................................................... $100

Homestay Placement Fee .................................... $200

Airport Reception (One-way) ................................ $100

Airport Reception (Two-way)................................. $180

Textbooks (Must be purchased at school)............. $60+

Material Fee (per week)......................................... $10

Custodianship Letter (Notarized) .......................... $100

Letter of Acceptance Deposit ................................ $500

Medical Insurance (Per day/Min. 20 days) ........... $2





General English Only***

Specialized Programs Only****

Minor students

Partially refundable


* Half-board: 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) a day on weekdays and 3 meals a day on the weekend. Full-board: 3 meals every day.

** Under 18 years old

*** One textbook for General English Program. Each book covers on level (10 weeks).

**** Material Fees for Intensive Conversation and IELTS Preparation. No textbook purchase is required.

Time Table
Session Start Dates and Holidays

Block 1:  8:50 am - 10:30 am (100 min.)

Block 2: 10:40 am - 11:30 am (50 min.)

Block 3: 11:35 am - 12:25pm (50 min.)

Lunch:   12:25pm -  1:10pm   (45 min.)

Block 4:   1:10pm -  2:15pm (65min.)*

Block 5:   2:25pm -  3:30pm (65min.)*

*Afternoon class: Monday - Thursday

Session start dates in 2021


    (2020)  December 28     

    (2021)  February 1        

                 March 8

                 April 12

                 May 17

                 June 21

                 July 26

                 August 30

                 October 4

                 November 8

Holidays in 2021 (No school)       

January 1         New Year's Day 

February 15      Family Day

April 2               Good Friday

April 5               Easter Monday

May 24              Victoria Day

July 1                Canada Day

August 2           Heritage Day

September 6     Labour Day

October 11       Thanksgiving Day

November 11    Remembrance Day

December 24    Christmas Day


  • Intake dates for General English and Intensive English are every Monday except for public holidays.

  • Please contact us for intake dates for specialized programs

Refund Policy

1. Tuition Refund:

Tuition Refund: A full refund (minus non-refundable deposits) will be issued to students who withdraw, in writing, 30 days or more before the course begins. After this point, a 70 percent refund of tuition paid will be given for withdrawals received in writing up until the first day of the program. If students withdraw within 5 calendar days of the original start date of the program, a 50 percent refund of tuition paid will be issued. No refunds are given for withdrawals when more than 5 days of the program have been completed.


2. Homestay Refund:

A full refund, less a $200.00 homestay placement fee, will be issued to students who withdraw in writing before their homestay begins. After commencement of homestay, students are required to provide a written notice a minimum of 21 days before withdrawing from the homestay program. Under no conditions will refunds be provided for periods of homestay already used.

3. Visa Denials:

If a visa denial prevents the student from attending the English language programs, tuition fees and deposits minus a $250.00 administration fee will be refunded upon submission of written proof of denial at least 7 calendar days before the program begins.


4. Refund Payments:

For approved refunds, payments are issued within 30 days of notification from the student of cancellation, drop, or withdrawal. Refunds will be made via the original payment method. If the student’s payment of fees was made with cash, refund will be made by means of a cheque. If the student’s payment of fees was made with a credit card, fees will be refunded back to the credit card originally used for payment. In that case, the 2% CC fee will be applied.

Health Insurance

It is mandatory for ALH students to have health insurance during their stay in Canada. Students must purchase a health insurance plan in their home country or in Canada. Students may purchase health insurance plan through school.

You may purchase through ALH. offers extensive coverage for the cost of only $2.00 per day.

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)

If you have a visa for one year or more, you are eligible to apply for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan at no charge. It covers a basic health coverage. Alberta Health Care does not cover dentistry, vision, ambulances or prescribed medicines. Please check what is covered very carefully before going to see a doctor.

For more information, please contact:

Alberta Health Care Insurance


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