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The student experience at the Edmonton Hispanic Bilingual Association includes a diverse range of curricula, extracurricular activities, and opportunities to bond as a community.

EHBA was founded in 1981 as a non-profit organization and it is recognized by Alberta Education, to teach Spanish to an English-speaking community, as well as to promote Hispanic culture in the city of Edmonton, Canada.

Our organization provides an atmosphere of friendship as an approach to Hispanic culture, not only through formal education of the language but, as well, through opportunities to practice the language in different social and cultural settings.


About 400 adult students each year receive Spanish instruction in our facilities. A good many have become friends and familiar faces remaining involved with us, lending their advice and companionship for years.

  • Almost 42 years serving thousands of students in Edmonton who attend classes once or twice a week, during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.

  • Our prices are affordable with special rates and opportunities for students and those aged 65+ when finances allow.

  • The textbook used in our program is designed to conform with the recommendations of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (see Centro Virtual Cervantes in Spanish), aimed at reaching competence and command of all learning skills (listening and speaking, reading and writing).

  • Our classrooms are fully equipped to impart modern language instruction methodologies: An internet on-line live program, and classroom technologies — audiovisual equipment, and smart-boards.

  • Our in-person classes take place after business hours at McKernan Public School, with nearby free parking and easy access to all city-transportation (see ‘Contact’ at the bottom of this page).

  • Extracurricular activities are an essential component in helping our students learn the language progressively, putting to work their knowledge by practicing it in a fun way.

  • Promoting and spreading awareness of the Hispanic world, their cultural and social activities, in the Edmonton area, is a fundamental part of our mission.

Student Life: Student Life
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