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​Whether you are looking to improve your daily communication skills, want to open doors to better employment opportunities, or are looking to prepare for post-secondary education our Adult ESL program will help you achieve your goal.

During the course you will also develop computer skills you need to effectively function in today's culture of internet communication, online application and job search. You will learn more about you local community from engaging conversation with guest speakers and will explore Canadian culture and history to prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test.

 
Upon successful completion of a course you will receive a certification for Canadian Citizenship application.

 
 

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Day Classes - 2018/2019

​Adult ESL Day Programs are offered in Barrie, Bradford, Alliston, and Collingwood*.

Classes run Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 1:30pm

  • ​​Term 1 - September 5, 2018 - November 30, 2018 (13 weeks)
  • Term 2 - December 3, 2018 - March 8, 2019 (12 weeks)
  • Term 3 - March 18, 2019 - June 21, 2019 (14 weeks)

​​​Night Classes - 2018/2019 (Offered in Barrie ONLY)

Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • ​Semester 1 - September 11, 2018 - January 31, 2019 (19 weeks)
  • Semester 2 - February 5, 2019 - June 6, 2019 (17 weeks)​

NEW! Innisfil ESL Classes

New this year we will be offering ESL classes in Innisfil. Registration for these classes must be done through the Barrie Learning Centre. Classes will take place at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, Lakeshore Branch, 967 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil.

Classes run Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am - 12:00pm​

  • Session 1 - November 7, 2018 - December 13, 2018
  • Session 2 - January 9, 2019 - March 7, 2019
  • Session 3 - March 20, 2019 - May 16, 2019

NEW! Orillia ESL Classes

New this year we will be offering ESL classes in Orillia. Registration for these classes must be done through the Barrie Learning Centre. Classes will take place at the Orillia Learning Centre, 575 West St. S., Orillia.

Classes run Monday to Thursday, 9:00am - 1:30pm

  • March 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Summer 2019 ESL Classes 

Summer ESL classes run Monday to Thursday, 9:00am - 1:30pm in July and August.

Details will be posted at a later date.

​Who can attend free Adult ESL classes?

An eligible learner for a free ESL program is an adult immigrant currently residing in Ontario:  

1. Whose first language is not English; and

2. Who is eighteen years old ; and

3. (a) Who is a naturalized Canadian citizen, permanent resident, Convention refugee or a

refugee claimant; or

(b) Who is a provincial nominee, or their dependent, who has been approved through the

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or

(c) Who is a temporary foreign worker, or their dependent, who has been approved through the Canadian Experience Class but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or

(d) Who is approved as a foreign domestic worker under the Live-In Caregiver program.

All other applicants are fee paying. Fees may vary and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for details. 705-725-8360​​