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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 1–8 (Plus Specialty Classes):

  • ESL Literacy Foundations
  • Focus on Speaking for Daily Life (CLB 3)
  • Focus on Speaking for Work (CLB 4)
  • Focus on Conversation (CLB 5–6)
  • Grammar & Writing (CLB 6–7)
  • English for Academic Purposes (CLB 6–7)
  • IELTS Intensive Preparation (CLB 6–8) Course Details
  • Workplace & Business Communication (CLB 6–7)
  • ESL Intro to Computers (CLB 3–7) Course Details
  • ESL MS Office/Web Design (CLB 5–7) Course Details
  • ESL Sewing (CLB 4-8) Course Details
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 3–5; 5–8) Course Details
  • ESL Childcare Worker program (CLB 5–8) Course Details
  • 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
  • CLB 5-6
  • LINC for Home-Based Business (CLB 5–8) Course Details
  • LINC for Office and Accounting Basics (CLB 6–7) Course Details
St. Nicholas Adult High School – Classes

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

  • ESL Literacy Foundations (CLBL 1–2)
  • ESL Sewing  (CLB 3–8)  Course Details
  • ESL Keyboarding (CLB 3-5)
  • ESL Home Support Worker Preparation (CLB 5-7) Course Details
LINC:
  • Literacy Foundations
  • CLB 5 + Focus on Conversation
  • LINC for STEM CLB 6–8 Course Details
  • LINC Newcomer Entrepreneurs Network (hybrid)

2023-2024 Classes

These are the courses available for the 2023-2024 school year.

Online Citizenship Test Preparation Class

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Course Availability (Starting February 5, 2024)
St. Patrick’s Adult School
29 Nepean St. (Downtown)
Monday – Friday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

ONLINE Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ESL Home Support Worker Certificate Program (CLB 5-7)

Course Availability (Starting February 5, 2024)
St. Nicholas Adult High School,
893 Admiral Ave, Ottawa
Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


ONLINE Mondays & Fridays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

ESL Child Care Worker Program (CLB 5-8)

Course Availability (Starting February 5, 2024)
Daytime Option:
St. Joseph’s Adult School
330 Lajoie St., Ottawa East
Mon/Wed/Fri ONLINE & Tue/Thur IN-PERSON
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Night School ONLINE option: 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: 1–8

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: 1–8
  • Child Care Worker (CLB 4–7)

ESL Saturday Classes

613-741-6808 | joseph.adult@ocsb.ca
All Saints HS

5115 Kanata Ave., Kanata
CLB 1–4 In-class Saturdays

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Joseph HS

3333 Greenbank Rd., Nepean
CLB 5–6 In-class Saturdays

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Locations

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

289 Rochester St.
CLB 1–4 In-class Monday, Tuesday, 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Foster Farm Community Centre

1065 Ramsey Cres.
CLB 1–4 In-class Monday to Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ESL for Seniors

395 Somerset St.
CLB 1–4 In-class Tuesday & Thursday
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 Please Note:

  • The schedule and locations for the 2023 – 2024 school year are subject to change based on funding and other government directions.
  • 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.
  • Most CLB 5 – 8 classes are online.
  • Skills classes will be offered in a hybrid mode (part in-class, part online)