Adult English as a Second Language (ESL)

Classes start Sept 13. You can still join a class. See Registration section below.

TWO LEARNING MODELS for the 2021-2022 school year!
Choose In-Person or Full Remote Classes

September 13, 2021 – June 17, 2022

Learn English, Discover Your Future!

Two Learning Models to choose from:

  • In-Person Learning - Interact face-to-face with other learners and your Instructor at a learning centre 
  • Full Remote Learning - Connect with other learners and your Instructor from home using a computer or Chromebook

We offer ESL and LINC classes day, late afternoon and evening.
We offer ESL and LINC classes in many locations in London, in Strathroy and in Woodstock.
You can join at any time in the year.

IMPORTANT   Course details, including schedule, duration, capacity, et cetera, are subject to change

ESL is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD)
LINC is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Courses

General ESL-LINC courses are organized by:

  • CLB Levels. CLB stands for Canadian Language Benchmarks. CLB 1 is a beginner level. CLB 7 is a high intermediate level. For more information about CLB go to www.language.ca
  • Reading & Writing
  • Listening & Speaking
  • All Skills
  • Foundation Literacy
  • Focus on improving your English to do everyday tasks.
  • Higher CLB courses develop your skills for work and further education.
Specialized Courses

IELTS Preparation (Achieved CLB 6 required)

This course is designed for students who must take the IELTS test for admission to college or university or to become recertified in their profession in Canada. Some of the aspects of the course include: developing test-taking skills and strategies; learning about expected essay formats and test-related tasks; practice in using academic level vocabulary; developing reading comprehension and listening /speaking skills and strategies for tests.

 

Citizenship Test Preparation (Achieved CLB 4 in all skills required)

This course is online and self-directed. It helps you prepare for the citizenship test. You will work on your own computer to complete 12 units.  Learn more about Canada: its heritage and history; its government and systems; its geography and regions; your rights and responsibilities. You will receive a certificate of completion after completing all units.

Go to the Registration section on this page to complete the online registration form.

 

ESL for Work   

These courses are employment prep courses. Each course focuses on a specific work sector, exploring the sector-related language and cultural expectations of the Canadian workplace. Course activities involve hands-on learning tasks such as role-playing exercises, dialogue practice sessions and simulations of common on-the-job experiences. You will develop strong interviewing, networking and workplace communication skills. Each course has an online component. A work placement following the course offers you valuable Canadian work experience. You can also earn credits towards an OSSD if continuing to the 7-week co-op placement.

 

Courses starting Sept 13, 2021:

  • ESL for Work in Food & Hospitality (Achieved CLB 5 required)
  • ESL for Work in the Retail Industry (Achieved CLB 5 required)
  • ESL for Work as a Childcare Worker (Achieved CLB 5 required)
  • ESL for Work in Construction Trades (Achieved CLB 4 required)

Courses starting Jan 31, 2022:

  • ESL for Work in the Hairstyling & Barbering Industry (Achieved CLB 5 required)
  • ESL for Work in the Healthcare Sector (Achieved CLB 5 required)
  • ESL for Work in the Small Business Sector (Achieved CLB 5 required)
  • ESL for Work in the Agriculture Sector (Achieved CLB 4 required)

Go to the Registration section on this page to complete the online registration form.

Locations, Dates and Times

We offer ESL and LINC classes:

  • day, late afternoon and evening
  • in many locations in London, in Strathroy and in Woodstock

View our Locations, Dates and Times.

School Year Calendars:

  • To be posted soon
Eligibility

To qualify to attend ESL classes with TVDSB, you must be:

  • an adult age 18 years and older
  • Refugee Claimant or
  • Convention Refugee or
  • Permanent Resident or
  • Landed Immigrant or
  • CANADIAN CITIZEN who was a newcomer to Canada at some point in your life and English is not your first language
  • certain categories of Provincial nominee and temporary foreign worker
  • Live-In Caregiver
  • at ANY Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level

Once enrolled in any ESL class (morning, afternoon, afterschool, evening), students are expected to attend classes regularly.

 

To qualify to attend LINC classes with TVDSB, you must be:

  • a newcomer to Canada
  • an adult age 18 years and older
  • Convention Refugee or
  • Permanent Resident or
  • Landed Immigrant
  • at a Canadian Language Benchmark: Literacy level to Level 7

Once enrolled in a LINC class (morning, afternoon, after school), students are expected to attend classes regularly with an 80% attendance rate

Registration
  • You must have an up-to-date language assessment or have attended LINC or ESL classes in the past 2 years.
  • If you do not have an up-to-date language assessment, please call the Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARS) at: 519-432-1133 ext 362 or visit their website.
  • You can register and join a class throughout the year

Documents you need

  • Proof of your status
  • Proof of your current Ontario address
  • CLB Assessment or recent progress report from a previous language class

 

To Register: complete and submit one of the online forms below, email esl@tvdsb.ca or call the site where you want to attend.

Learners attending classes in June or July should register with their instructor.

 

Citizenship Preparation Course Registration Form 

ESL for Work Course Registration Form

Learner Registration Form
Please fill out the online form to pre-register for classes. Someone from our registration staff will contact you with more information.

 

Care for Your Children 
  • Licensed child care is accessible at or near some ESL sites. Space is limited and it is suggested that anyone interested should contact the provider. For a listing of child care providers in London, go to the Information London website.
  • An interactive website is available which allows parents to search for available childcare seats. Go to http://www.familyinfo.ca.
  • A fee is charged for this service. However, the City of London may be able to assist parents with child care costs. Ask at the child care site or go to www.london.ca and click on Residents and select Children.
  • Fees may be covered for learners in LINC Classes at Wheable.

Locations near ESL-LINC sites

  • Next door to the Wheable Center, the Chelsea Green Children's Centre operates a licensed child care for children 3 months to 5 years of age. Call for more information 519-433-4225.
  • Near Banting Annex, the Wilfred Jury Early Childhood Education Centre operates a licensed child care for children 30 months to 5 years of age. Call 519-471-1640.
  • Near the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre, London Children's Connection operates a licensed child care at Rick Hansen Public School for children 30 months to 5 years of age. Call for more information 519-668-7093. 
  • Near the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre, London Children's Connection operates a licensed child care at Ashley Oaks Public School for children 30 months to 5 years of age. Call for more information 519-680-2727. 

Care for Newcomer Children (CNC)

  • CNC is available at B. Davison and Banting Annex for learners enrolled in the LINC program.
  • CNC differs from childcare in that parents must remain on site at all times. There is no cost for this service.
  • To be eligible for LINC, the adult learner must be a convention refugee or landed immigrant/permanent resident.
  • Call CCLC LARS at 519-432-1133 ext 362 for more information.
Record Request for Adult ESL-LINC Learners

Do you need a language certificate to apply for Citizenship?

Fill out the Education Record Request form.

  • You can pick it up from the main ESL office at Wheable or we can mail it to you.
Contact Us 

For more information

Call: 519-452-2660 press 9-69715. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Emailesl@tvdsb.ca

 

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