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English as a Second Language

ALL Classes will be conducted online until the start of the winter term, January 31, 2022.
• CLB 1-4 – In-class/Online
• CLB 5-8 – Online
• Virtual Night School – Online
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Do you need

to learn or improve 


Our program can help you with English reading, writing and grammar, speaking and listening, pronunciation, workskills and computer skills.

Day and night adult classes are available for New Canadians, Landed Immigrants, Refugees, Refugee Claimants, Visa Holders, Visitors and Diplomats.



ESL/LINC Class Schedule

ESL - English as a Second Language
ESL/LINC Eligibility & Assessment
ESL/LINC Registration & Fees
Online Learning Tech Help
Summer ESL & LINC
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 We teach:

  • ESL (all levels)
  • IELTS Test Preparation
  • Grammar/Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Reading and Writing
  • Conversation & Pronuciation
  • Citizenship Preparation
  • ESL Skills Training

Where are the classes offered? 

Classes are offered throughout the city at our adult schools, various community locations and online. View the locations and times of our ESL classes here.

 Please Note:   

    • The proposed schedule and locations for the new school year are subject to change depending on directions from Ottawa Public Health or other factors at the School Board. 
    • Classes will include online components and learners should be prepared to participate in online sessions or complete online assignments. Learners should have access to laptop, Chromebook, tablet or computer. Cell phones are not recommended to complete all class activities.