EAL Classes

EAL Classes

Empower: A Trauma-Informed EAL Program

Free English as an Additional Language (EAL) Classes for Women

Migrant Workers Centre’s Empower: A Trauma-Informed EAL Program delivers specialized English as an Additional Language classes to at-risk women (cis and trans) migrant workers. The program is committed to creating opportunities for empowerment for women through an understanding and engagement with their employment-related legal rights, building their confidence and self-esteem, strengthening their English communication skills, and developing a sense of connection and community with each other. The trauma-informed approach to the program aims to create as safe a space as possible for workers who may have experienced trauma and integrate practices to nurture a sense of mental health and well-being.

The classes will take place virtually (via Zoom) due to COVID-19. Students will be required to have access to a computer in order to fully participate in the course and access all Zoom features.

New Course Starting on May 31, 2021!

Level Section Class Dates Class Time


Employment Rights and Responsibilities


From May 31, 2021 until July 21, 2021

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

How to Register

Please contact MWC at 604-669-4482 or info@mwcbc.ca to register for classes.

About the Instructor, Darja Milidragovic

Darja has been teaching EAL students in the English for the Academic Purposes Program (LEAP) at Langara College for the past 11 years. She is also an Expressive Arts Therapist with 6 years of experience, primarily with elementary and high school students of immigrant and refugee background. Over the years, Darja has become passionate about using a trauma-informed approach to teaching and integrating Expressive Arts practices into the EAL classroom in order to foster a sense of emotional, mental and physical well-being in her students.

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