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Classes at St. George’s Centre for ESL

ESL Classes for Winter 2018

Day Classes

January 9 to March 28, 2018
Monday to Friday
ESL Literacy to CLB 9
9:00 am to 11:30 am
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Late Afternoon Classes

January 9 to March 28, 2018
Monday to Thursday
CLB 2 to CLB 7
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Night Classes

January 8 to March 28, 2018
Monday to Wednesday
ESL Literacy to CLB 9
6:45 pm to 9:15 pm

Night Classes for Listening and Speaking

Conversation Time and Pronunciation Tips
January 11 to March 29, 2018
CLB 4 to CLB 8
Thursdays 6:45pm to 9:15pm

Canadian Idioms and Expressions
January 30 to March 27, 2018
CLB 4 to CLB 8
Tuesdays 6:45pm to 9:15pm

Night Classes for Writing

Writing Sentences in English
January 30 to March 27, 2018
Tuesdays 6:45pm to 9:15pm

Saturday Classes

9:00am to 12 noon

Citizenship Test Preparation

January 13 to March 24, 2018
CLB 4 (completed) to CLB 8

Improving Your Listening Comprehension: Vocabulary Building and Pronunciation

January 13 to March 24, 2018
CLB 5 to CLB 9

ESL Tutoring Program

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.


ESL and LINC Classes

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

July and August:
Day classes Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We offer many different levels of classes from ESL literacy to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 9. 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 (Literacy 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 ESL Literacy to CLB 9. 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.


Language Assessment

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

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

Registration for ESL Classes

For an appointment to register at St.George’s Centre, please telephone 519-766-9551

Registration for Day Classes
by appointment
Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Registration for Night and Saturday Classes
Mondays, Walkin (No appointment necessary)
6:00pm to 7:30pm

What to Bring for Registration
Your Language Assessment AND Proof of your Immigration Status in Canada and Photo Identification

How to Get to St. Georges Centre, visit ‘How to Get There’ page


Conversation and Pronunciation

CLB 3 (completed) to CLB 9 Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates This course for intermediate and advanced learners reviews essential knowledge about correct English pronunciation. It also gives learners a chance to practice English to increase confidence.

Canadian Idioms and Expressions

CLB 3 (completed) to CLB 8 Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates This new 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.

English Language & Computer Skills for Administrative Occupations – Part 1

CLB 4 (completed) to CLB 8 Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates In Part 1 learners will focus on English language skills for the workplace. Language instruction will include small talk, greeting guests and co-workers, and basic office vocabulary. Instruction will also focus on writing simple correspondence such as notes, memos, formal letters, and emails. Learners will learn basic computer skills (Windows operating system, email etiquette, research using the Internet) and terminology. Learners will learn to correctly format business letters (letterhead, margins, etc), using basic Word.

English Language Skills for Healthcare Workers – Part 1 NEW

CLB 4 (completed) to CLB 8. Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates An introductory class for those thinking about employment in the Healthcare sector. This course will focus on English language communication skills needed to work effectively in this sector such as interacting with clients, getting information about client needs, responding to requests for information and communicating instructions for care.

English Language Skills for Engineering

CLB 5 (completed) to CLB 8.

For those with international qualifications in engineering and engineering technology, or currently studying in this field, or planning a career in the engineering field, this course will assist you in preparing your English language skills for a career in engineering in Canada. Using vocabulary and examples from the fields of engineering, science and technology, this course will improve reading and writing skills as well as listening and speaking skills relevant to the sector.

The TESL Ontario accredited instructor has a degree in engineering and has work experience in chemical technology and food engineering.

Preparation for IELTS and TOEFL: Listening and Speaking Skills

CLB 5 (completed) to CLB 8.

This 8-week class will develop the listening and speaking skills needed for success in IELTS and TOEFL. Learners will review and practice test taking strategies and language skills for the listening and speaking components of IELTS and TOEFL in a computerized language lab under simulated test conditions.

Preparation for IELTS and TOEFL: Reading and Writing Skills

CLB 5 (completed) to CLB 8.

This 8–week class will develop the skills and confidence needed for success in IELTS and TOEFL. Learners will review and practice test taking strategies and language skills for the reading and writing components of IELTS and TOEFL in a computerized language lab under simulated test conditions. The class also features individualized writing support.

Sentence Structure and Grammar – Part 1

CLB 3 (completed) to CLB 8 Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates Each week of this 8-week course will focus on a different aspect of grammar that is crucial for creating English sentences correctly. Some of the grammar points which will be reviewed are verb forms and tenses, conjunctions, the use of active and passive voice, and transitions.

Sentence Structure and Grammar – Part 2

CLB 3 (completed) to CLB 8 Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates Each week of this new 8-week course will focus on a different aspect of grammar that is crucial for creating English sentences correctly. Some of the grammar points which will be reviewed are verb forms and tenses, subordinate clauses, noun clauses and subject verb agreement

Writing Skills: Essay Basics Part 1

CLB 3 (completed) to CLB 8 Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates This class will help those who wish to improve their writing skills for study or for work. Learn how to write a short essay in English.

Writing Skills:Essay Basics Part 2

CLB 3 (completed) to CLB 8 Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates This 8-week course will help those who wish to improve their writing skills for study or for work. Building on the knowledge of the essay form gained in Part 1, learners will learn how to write different types of essays including research essays.

Writing Skills: Paragraph Writing

CLB 3 (completed) to CLB 8 Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates This class will help those who wish to improve their writing skills for study or for work. Learn how to write paragraphs in English. Saturday courses which may be offered from September to June:

Working With Your Accent

CLB 4 (completed) to CLB 8 Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates This 8-week course is designed for people who are comfortable expressing themselves in English, but feel that their pronunciation needs improvement. Pronunciation rules will be reviewed and learners will be given exercises and suggestions to improve their pronunciation.

Saturday courses which may be offered from September to June

Citizenship Class

CLB 3 (completed) to CLB 8 Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Course (10 classes) starts three times per year in January, April and September. Contact office for the next start date This course will give help you to prepare for your Canadian citizenship test.

Pronunciation & Advanced Listening Comprehension

CLB 5 (completed) to CLB 9 Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Contact St. George’s Centre for start dates For high intermediate and advanced CLB learners who wish to review the essentials of English sounds and intonation as well as improve their listening comprehension skills.


ESL Class in Orangeville

ESL Night Classes at the Dufferin Centre for Continuing Education in Orangeville CLB 1 to CLB 8 Please contact the Dufferin Centre at 519-941-2661 or St. George’s Centre for registration details

ESL Class in Fergus

ESL Night Classes at Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus CLB 1 to CLB 8 Please contact St. George’s Centre for registration details .

Please note that not all courses are offered each term and all courses depend upon enrolment numbers.


ESL classes are funded by The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) in partnership with The Wellington Centre for Continuing Education, Upper Grand District School Board.

**LINC (Language Instruction for New Comers) classes are funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) 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: stgeorges.centre@ugdsb.on.ca