Adult English as a Second Language

ESL /LINC September Classes - Registration is Mid-July 2024

 

ESL Summer School Class Registration is Open

 ESL Summer School Registration

 

To register, you must have a current language assessment. 

To book an appointment for a language assessment, please call 1-855-330-8655 or visit www.achev.ca

Classes will begin: September 11, 2023 and will end June 21, 2024
There is continuous intake of students throughout the year. 

Students interested in French Language Classes can visit www.cofrd.org 
Conseil Des Organismes Francophones De La Region De Durham 


Inquiries:

Oshawa site: 905-440-4489
Pickering site: 905-831-3118
or toll free 1-800-408-9619

 

 

 
Step 1:  Language Level Assessment
  • ​If you are interested in learning or improving your English and wish to join a FREE English class, you must first have your language skills tested.
  • A certified Canadian Language Benchmark assessor will test your English skills.
  • The assessment is valid for one year and is accepted in all LINC and ESL.
  • If you are a Permanent Resident, Refugee Claimant or a Canadian Citizen, please call 1-855-330-8655 for a free language assessment from the Language Assessment Centre - www.achev.ca - ysla@achev.ca
  • A valid immigration document must be presented at your testing such as a PR Card, Canadian Citizenship Card, Passport or a Refugee Claimant document.
Step 2: Choose a Program 
Citizenship Preparation
Course Dates and Times

We are currently not offering citizenship preparation classes. 

Course Information

This class provides learners an opportunity to prepare for the Canadian citizenship test. Using Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, a study guide written for the citizenship test, students will learn about how the government works, Canada’s symbols and regions and all content necessary to prepare for the citizenship test. A minimum benchmark 4 in both listening and speaking is recommended for this course. All resources will be provided. 

Course Locations
Oshawa 
E. A. Lovell School - Map
120 Centre St. S.
Oshawa, ON
905-440-4489
1-800-408-9619
Pickering 
1400 Bayly St., Unit #1 - Map
Pickering, ON
(beside the Pickering GO station)
905-831-3118
1-800-408-9619
English as a Second Language (ESL) 

 

Daytime Classes
Oshawa 

Online registration is now open. Click here to register. 

In-class days and times:

  • ​Monday to Friday
    ​9:00 am - 11:30 am
    or
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pickering 

Online registration is now open. Click here to register. 

In-class days and times:

  • ​Monday to Friday
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
    or
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Night School (currently running online only)
Online Only

Online registration is now open. Click here to register. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. September to May

 

Night School classes are delivered remotely, live and in real-time with an instructor using various online learning resources. Students will need an internet connection and computer or tablet. You may not join using a cell phone.

 

You must be currently living in Ontario in order to be eligible for Online Classes. 

Program Locations 
Oshawa 
E. A. Lovell School - Map
120 Centre St. S.
Oshawa, ON
905-440-4489
1-800-408-9619
Pickering 
1400 Bayly St., Unit #1 - Map
Pickering, ON
(beside the Pickering GO station)
905-831-3118
1-800-408-9619

 

Eligibility

An eligible learner is an adult immigrant (born outside of Canada) currently residing in Ontario:

  • Whose first language is not English; and,
  • Who is eighteen years old

AND

  • Is one of the following;
    • a naturalized Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or a Refugee Claimant; or 
    • Approved as a permanent resident, or their dependent, but who has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status (e.g., individuals approved under the Ontario immigrant Provincial Nominee program or the Canadian Experience Class); or
    • admitted under a federal caregiver program with a pathway to permanent residency. 

 

Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) 
Childcare

Care for children is offered to eligible newcomers at no cost to the client as it is funded by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

While you are studying in your LINC class, professionally trained workers will be supervising your child/children.  These are certified child care providers, who have had schooling, background checks and have been trained to provide your children with a positive educational experience.  Registered children will enjoy a variety of activities that will benefit their social, physical, and academic skills. 

For more information, please call (905) 440-4489 (Oshawa) or (905) 831-3118 (Pickering) or toll free 1-800-408-9619.

Daytime Classes
Oshawa 

Online registration is now open. Click here to register. 

In-class days and times:

  • ​Monday to Friday
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pickering​ 

Online registration is now open. Click here to register. 

In-class days and times:

  • ​Monday to Friday
    ​9:00 am - 11:30 am
    or
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Locations 
Oshawa 
E. A. Lovell School - Map
120 Centre St. S.
Oshawa, ON
905-440-4489
1-800-408-9619
Pickering 
1400 Bayly St., Unit #1 - Map
Pickering, ON
(beside the Pickering GO station)
905-831-3118
1-800-408-9619
Night School
Online Only

Online registration is now open. Click here to register. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm September to May

 

Night School classes are delivered remotely, live and in real-time with an instructor using various online learning resources. Students will need an internet connection and computer or tablet. You may not join using a cell phone.

 

You must be currently living in Ontario in order to be eligible for Online Classes. 

Program Information 

LINC classes offer a broad range of activities to improve the learners’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing for everyday living. We offer free, morning, afternoon, and/or evening language instruction classes for eligible adult immigrants. The learner will be introduced to vocabulary needed to practice and perform everyday tasks. English grammar will be taught according to the learner's language benchmarks. Learners will have an opportunity to learn English in the classroom and in the computer lab.
Classes are available in both our Oshawa and Pickering locations and have continuous enrolment so you can start any time. Eligible adults may qualify for free child care while attending LINC classes.

 

Night School classes are delivered remotely, live and in real-time with an instructor using various online learning resources. Students will need an internet connection and computer or tablet. You may not join using a cell phone.



 

 

Summer ESL Classes 
Childcare

Childcare is not available for summer programs.

Course Information

July 2, 2024 - July 31, 2024
Online only - must use a desktop/laptop. Cellphones are not permitted. 
These are practice English classes only. They do not contribute hours or evidence towards a certificate. 

Eligibility 

An eligible learner is an adult immigrant (born outside of Canada) currently residing in Ontario:

  • Whose first language is not English; and,
  • Who is eighteen years old

AND

  • Is one of the following;
    • a naturalized Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or a Refugee Claimant; or 
    • Approved as a permanent resident, or their dependent, but who has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status (e.g., individuals approved under the Ontario immigrant Provincial Nominee program or the Canadian Experience Class); or
    • admitted under a federal caregiver program with a pathway to permanent residency. 
Fees

There is no fee for summer classes.

Program Dates and Times 

Summer classes will run July 2nd, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Morning classes will run 8:30am-11:30am

Afternoon classes will run: 12:00pm - 2:30pm 

Program Location

Online Only. Cellphones are not permitted.

Registration 
Check back late Spring of 2024 for registration information.