Literacy and Basic Skills

Contact: gatewayprogram@tvdsb.ca or 519 452 2000 ext 69708

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This program provides upgrading classes to adults who may have been out of school for a number of years and are unsure of their skill levels. Programs are free, and learners can join at any time during the school year. 

Programs
 
 English

This non-credit course is offered for people who need to develop their skills in reading and writing in order to move forward in their employment or education.

After a brief assessment with an instructor, the learner will be helped to develop an individual training plan. Course work will be assigned according to the learner's skill level and goal, and will usually include reading strategies, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, formal and informal writing, with the aim of improving communication skills.

Math 

This course is for people who need to develop their skills in any area of mathematics to prepare for high school credits, training programs or employment.

It is recommended for those who have been out of school for several years and who may have done some math credits prior to 1999. It is also recommended for people who simply need some stronger math skills in their everyday lives (measuring, budgeting, problem solving etc.) After a brief assessment with an instructor, learners will be helped to develop individual training plans, and move at their own pace towards their goals. 

Locations
Location Time

Wheable Centre for Adult Education

70 Jacqueline Street, London ON

519-452-2000 extension 69697

Day Classes

Monday to Friday

Period 1 9:15 am - 11:45 am

Period 2 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Evening Classes

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

C E S Ingersoll

37 Alma Street, Ingersoll ON

519-485-6088

Day Classes

Monday to Friday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Strathroy Adult Learning Centre

361 Second Street, Strathroy ON

519-245-8163

Day Classes

Monday to Friday

Period 1 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Period 2 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Balaclava Street Adult Education Centre

20 Balaclava Street, St. Thomas ON
519-631-0231

Day Classes

Monday to Friday

Period 1 9:00 am -11:30 am

Period 2 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Tillsonburg Adult Education Centre

37 Glendale Drive, Tillsonburg ON

519-452-2000 extension 65063

Day Classes

Monday to Thursday

Period 1 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Period 2 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Evening Classes

Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Blossom Park Education Centre

391 Blossom Park Road, Woodstock ON

519-537-0109

Day Classes

Monday to Friday

Period 1 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Period 2 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registration

Registration for the Gateway to Learning Program takes place on an ongoing basis so you can register at almost any time throughout the regular school year.

How do I register?

  • Contact the location nearest you to register
  • Set up an appointment for an intake interview and assessment of your current reading, writing and math skills

What should I bring to the interview?

  • If you have a transcript showing any high school credits or the results of a GED pre-test that may be helpful but it is not necessary

What is the "interview" about?

  • We like to talk to you about your previous education, work experience and your goals in coming to the program. All of this information helps the instructor in adapting the program to suit your needs.

How much does it cost to register?

  • There is no cost for this program

Do I need any books or school supplies to start?

  • You'll just need a binder, paper, pen, pencil and eraser to start. If you don't have them, we can supply some of those items if necessary

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