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 your 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.

Adult ESL classes will be offered virtually AND in person for the 2023-2024 school year.


In person classes are scheduled to start in Alliston, Barrie, and Bradford.

Students enrolling in online classes are must have a computer with a camera as well as a consistent and reliable internet connection.


Day Program - September 2023 to June 2024

Classes run Monday to Friday in Alliston, Barrie, and Bradford.

  • Term 1 - Sept. 11 to Nov. 25, 2023
  • Term 2 - Dec. 4 to March 8, 2024
  • Term 3 - March 18 to June 14, 2024


Night Program - September 2023 to June 2024

This program runs three nights per week. Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30 p.m. in Barrie.

  • Semester 1 - Sept. 12, 2023 to Jan. 25, 2024
  • Semester 2 - Feb. 6 to June 13, 2024


2024 Summer Program

Classes, dates, and times are to be confirmed. Please note, there will be no certificates issued for summer classes.



To register for our classes and get more details please call you local learning centre or fill out our contact request form.

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 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.
    (e) Who is in Canada on a CUAET authorization.

All other applicants are fee paying. Fees may vary and are subject to change without notice.

Contact Us

Xiuhua Zeng - ESL Office Assistant

705-725-8360 x 45142