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The ESL & LINC Class Schedules are updated with new classes and courses each season. These offerings are provided at a number of locations across Ottawa that include St. Patrick’s Adult School, St. Joseph’s Adult School and St. Nicholas Adult High School. These classes are offered in partnership with the Government of Canada and Ontario. Please check back every season for new class schedules and courses that interest you!

Registration

Please Note: Due to high demand, some courses are at capacity and students may be put onto a waiting list.

Wait List Registration for New Students

For information about courses we offer, you can call one of our Adult ESL locations

Locations & Classes

Location Contact Information Schedule
St. Patrick’s Adult School 290 Nepean St., Downtown

613 594-5773

patrick.adult@ocsb.ca
Monday to Friday

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

12:30 pm to 3:30 pmn
St. Joseph’s Adult School 330 Lajoe St., Ottawa East

613 741-6808

joseph.adult@ocsb.ca
Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
St. Nicholas Adult High School (West) West Campus
893 Admiral Ave., Ottawa

613 228-9060

esl.admiral@ocsb.ca
Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
St. Patrick’s Adult School – Classes

ESL Levels: CLB 1–9 (Plus Specialty Classes):

  • ESL Literacy Foundations
  • Focus on Speaking for Work (CLB 1–3)
  • Grammar & Writing (CLB 6–8)
  • English for Academic Purposes (CLB 6–8)
  • IELTS Intensive Preparation (CLB 6–8)
  • Workplace & Business Communication (CLB 6–7)
  • Intro to Computers & Google Apps (CLB 4–7)
  • MS Office/Web Design (CLB 5–8)
  • ESL Sewing & Retail Skills
LINC:
  • CLB 4 & 5
St. Joseph’s Adult School – Classes

ESL Levels: CLB 1–8 (Plus Specialty Classes):

  • ESL Literacy Foundations
  • ESL Sewing for Daily Life & Work (CLB 3–8)
  • ESL Childcare Worker program (CLB 5–8)
  • ESL Classes for the Deaf (CLB 1–4)

Please Note: Our classes for the Deaf are also offered to Deaf, Deafened and Hard-Of-Hearing Ontario immigrants outside of Ottawa. We also accept immigrant adult family members who are hearing who also want to learn American Sign Language (ASL).

LINC:

  • Classes for the Deaf
  • CLB 1–2
  • CLB 3
  • CLB 4
  • LINC for Home-Based Business (CLB 5–8)
  • LINC for Office and Accounting Careers (CLB 5–8)
St. Nicholas Adult High School – Classes

ESL Levels: CLB 1–8 (Plus Specialty Classes):

  • ESL Literacy Foundations (CLBL 1–2)
  • ESL Sewing for Daily Life and Work (CLB 3–8)
LINC:
  • Literacy CLB 1
  • CLB 5 + Advanced English

2022-2023 Classes

These are the courses available for the 2022-2023 school year.

Online Citizenship Test Preparation Class

Course Availability (Starting September 7, 2022)
Mondays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Course Availability (Starting September 7, 2022)
St. Patrick’s Adult School
29 Nepean St. (Downtown)
Monday – Friday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

ESL Child Care Worker Program (CLB 5-8)

Course Availability (Starting September 7, 2022)
Daytime Option:
St. Joseph’s Adult School
330 Lajoie St., Ottawa East
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday/ Friday – ONLINE
Tuesday/Thursday – IN-PERSON
Night School ONLINE option: Part 1 – September to January
Part 2 – January to June

Online ESL Night School

This course is offered through St. Patrick’s Adult School. Please contact them at this number 613-594-5773 or by email patrick.adult@ocsb.ca.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

  • Mondays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Class Availability

  • CLB: 1; 3; 4; 5–6; 7–9
  • Citizenship Test Preparation (CLB 4+)
  • ESL Child Care Worker program (CLB 5-8)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

  • Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Class Availability

  • CLB: 2; 4; 7–9
  • Intro to Computers & Google Apps (CLB 4–7)

Community Locations

613-741-6808 – – – – – joseph.adult@ocsb.ca
Rochester Seniors

289 Rochester St.
CLB 1–4 In-class/Online Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

9:00 am – 11:30 am
Foster Farm Community Centre

1065 Ramsey Cres.
CLB 1–4 In-class/Online Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday to Thursday

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Michele Heights Community Centre

2955 Michele Dr.
CLB 1–4 In-class/Online Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ESL for Seniors

395 Somerset St.
CLB 1–4 In-class/Online Tuesday & Thursday

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 Please Note:

  • The schedule and locations for the 2021 – 2022 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 a computer/laptop/tablet.
  • CLB 5 – 9 classes are online.
  • Skills classes will be offered in a hybrid mode (part in-class, part online)