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Classes at St. George’s Centre for ESL

Classes are held at:

St. George’s Centre for ESL
21 King Street, Guelph
 
Wellington Centre for Continuing Education
1428 Gordon Street, Guelph
 
Tytler Public School
131 Ontario Street, Guelph 

ESL Classes for Winter 2022

Please note that class details including schedule, duration, capacity, delivery method, etc. are subject to change.

Day Classes

*Times may differ slightly due to the pandemic.

Monday to Friday
Foundation Literacy to CLB 9
9:00 am to 11:30 am
12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Late Afternoon Classes

Monday to Thursday
CLB 3 to CLB 6
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Night Classes

Monday and Wednesday
Foundation Literacy to CLB 9
6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.


ESL and LINC Classes

*Times may differ slightly due the pandemic.

September to June:
Day classes Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

July and August:
Day classes Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We offer many different levels of classes from Foundation Literacy to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 8. All classes study speaking, listening, reading, grammar and writing. A language test determines the level of class at which the learners begin to study.  Instructors give feedback on progress at the end of term.  Learners can register for the morning class or the afternoon class, or both classes.

September to June:

Late Afternoon Class Monday to Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A multi-level class (CLB 3 to CLB 6) in which you study listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing. A language test is required before starting. Instructors give feedback on progress at the end of term.

September to August:

Night Classes Monday and Wednesday nights 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. We offer multi-level classes from Foundation Literacy to CLB 8. All classes study speaking, listening, grammar, reading and writing. A language test determines the level of class in which the learners begin to study. Instructors give feedback on progress at the end of the term.

Saturday Classes

Citizenship Class
CLB 5 to 8
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Winter Term – every Saturday from January 8th to March 26th, 2022 (except February 19th and March 19th).
Spring Term – every Saturday from April 9th to June 25th, 2022 (except April 16th and May 21st).

ESL Tutoring Program

This program has been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic.

If you need to improve one skill area (listening, speaking, reading, writing) to reach a goal, or if your work schedule and family obligations are preventing you from attending language classes regularly, this tutoring program maybe helpful. Group of 2 to 5 eligible learners will be placed with volunteer tutors to work on lessons prepared by the ESL Tutoring teacher. All tutoring is held at St. George’s Centre.
Please contact St. George’s Centre for more information.


Language Assessment

All learners must have a current language assessment before registration. To get a language assessment, Permanent Residents, Refugee Claimants, Convention Refugees, Live in Caregivers and Citizens please go to:

Immigrant Services – Guelph Wellington
104 Dawson Road, Unit 102
519-836-2222

Registration for ESL Classes

To register at St.George’s Centre, please telephone 519-766-9551.

Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Canadian Idioms and Expressions

CLB 3 (completed) to CLB 8 contact St. George’s Centre for ESL for start dates This course will improve understanding of common Canadian idioms and expressions used in conversation and the media. Learners will develop listening comprehension skills, increase understanding of the meaning of idioms and expressions, and practice using them in conversation and role play.


ESL classes are funded by The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development in partnership with The Wellington Centre for Continuing Education, Upper Grand District School Board.

**LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers) classes are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in partnership with The Wellington Centre for Continuing Education, Upper Grand District School Board.

St. George’s Centre for ESL
21 King Street
Guelph, Ontario, N1E 4P5
Telephone number: 519-766-9551
Fax number: 519-766-9485
Email: [email protected]