English Language Centre - Erin campus


609 Erin Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3G 2W1

Phone: 204-989-6434
Email: esl@mitt.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

MITT believes the student is important. Our ESL students set goals and work with instructors to learn what they need to be successful in Canada. We teach listening, speaking, reading, and writing using real world situations.

The English Language Centre at MITT is unique because the learning is Student Focused. Staff and students connect daily and work together to create a place of learning and support for newcomers. We encourage you to join our community: meet people from different countries, practice English, make friends.

The English Language Centre is dedicated to meeting the language and settlement needs of Newcomers to Canada. Our programs make it easier for newcomers to succeed in the labour market and settle into Canadian society.


Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology is a public educational institution that has been in operation since 1985. The school understands that newcomers play a vital role in the building of Manitoba's future and is committed to delivering quality language training through its English Language Centre.

The English as Second Language program began as two day classes, serving approximately 40 students. Since then, the program has expanded to 16 day and evening classes, serving hundreds of students each session.

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology English Language Centre has qualified staff dedicated to providing an ESL program to meet the needs and goals of the students. The program includes language tasks that allow students to learn and build upon their existing skills, making it easier to integrate into and succeed in the labour market.

Supports at the English Language Centre

Students that attend classes at MITT’s English Language Centre can receive many supports to help with their studies and more.


Counselling is available to help students adjust to their new life and to create a supportive environment. The counselling includes information on services and programs for immigrants as well as guidance to aid in their successfully adapting to a new culture.

Computer Lab

This is an interactive class for MITT students that incorporates the use of the computer as well as computer-based resources to facilitate and reinforce language learning. Some examples of computer-assisted language learning are researching, preparing presentations, exploring web-based resources, etc.

Student Cards

Students may receive a student card when they are enrolled. The student card includes a photograph of the student and the photo is taken at MITT.

This student card can be used to purchase a Post-Secondary Student peggo card for use on Winnipeg Transit. Click here for more details (winnipegtransit.com/en/fares/say-hello-to-peggo/post-secondary-pass/)

Student Testimonials

Below are two success stories from former students of the English Language Centre.

After attending ESL classes at MITT, Paulina proceeded to complete her professional training at a beauty school in Winnipeg and she now runs her own Salon.

After attending ESL classes at MITT, Tony proceeded to complete his certificate program in Welding in the post-secondary programming at MITT. He started worked at a major Winnipeg company as a Welder Fabricator soon afterwards.

Helpful links

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Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology believes that significant learning takes place outside our institution and that this learning can and should be assessed and recognized. For more information, please contact the Recognition of Prior Learning Coordinator at 204-989-6575

Adult Learning Centres

  • The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology is in partnership with five Adult Learning Centres (ALC's). The Adult Learning Centres offer programs that lead to a Regular or Mature Student High School diploma.

Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC)

  • WELARC will refer students to the appropriate English program.

Manitoba START

  • Manitoba START serves immigrants who are settling in Winnipeg as permanent residents and provides information and referral services to help people in their new life in Winnipeg.

Government of Manitoba Immigration website

  • Find the information you need on different programs for newcomers, including employment, language, housing, etc.

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks

  • The Centre supports and promotes the use of Canadian Language Benchmarks as standards for describing, measuring and recognizing the language proficiency of adult immigrants.

Essential Skills

  • These are skills that are needed to perform work functions and to carry out other life tasks. These skills are incorporated into the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology English Language Centre classes.

Contact us today and we will be more than happy to help you with any questions or concerns you have.

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