FAQ

  • How old do I have to be to attend BLC?

BLC offers adult learning and literacy programming. Applicants under the age of 18 are admitted on an individual basis, please contact our classroom directly to inquire about registering. At this time, BLC is not offering tutoring services for youths under high school level (below grade 9). Please check back for updates as we are working to address this need.

  • Does BLC offer tutoring?

BLC currently does not offer tutoring for anyone not registered in one of our programs. In the future, BLC is hoping to add paid tutoring for those that are interested.

  • Can I get my GED at BLC?

BLC does not offer GED prep or testing at this time. If you are interested in the GED, please contact Samaritan House for info on their GED program or click here to visit Manitoba Advanced Education, Skills, and Immigration for information on GED testing in Manitoba.

  • How often do I have to attend my program at BLC?

BLC expects all registered learners to have regular, meaningful contact with the program. Attendance is required for success in your program. Any learner that has no contact with BLC for 3 months will be removed from their program. If after this time a learner wants to continue with their program they will be required to resubmit registration forms. If there is a wait list for the course you are interested in, you will be placed in priority sequence. However, BLC recognizes that unexpected life circumstances may interrupt learners programming, and for that reason may make an exception to the 3 month attendance policy for those that ask in writing.

  • Does BLC offer programming for English language proficiency test preparation (e.g IELTS, TOFEL)?

Although BLC does not offer programming specific to these tests, we do provide literacy programming that aims to improve learners reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and may be of benefit to those interested in taking English language proficiency testing. Keep in mind, that EAL learners are required to be at a CLB Level 4 to attend literacy programming at BLC.