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Information for Temporary Residents and Visitors

Studying English as a Second Language at St. George’s Centre for ESL

21 King Street, Guelph, ON N1E 4P5
Tel: 519-766-9551
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Information for Temporary Residents and Visitors Brochure (PDF)

Call to make an appointment for a Language Assessment.


Day Classes

Monday to Friday
9:00am to 11:30am
$68.75 per week

Monday to Friday
12:30pm to 3:00pm
$75 per week

Monday to Thursday
4:00pm to 6:00pm
$48 per week

Night Classes

Mondays and Wednesdays
6:45pm to 9:15pm
$30 per week

Skilled-Focused Classes
Various times
One day per week
6:45pm to 9:15pm
$13.75 per week

Saturday Classes


9:00am to 12 noon
$16.50 per week

Additional Fees

Administration Costs: $60.00
(includes Registration, Placement Assessment, Contract Administration)

ESL Activity Donation of $5.00
(payable by cash) will be collected at registration. This donation is collected once a year to support non-academic services, social events and school trips.

Certificate of Attendance: $10.00
Please note that if a certificate is required, the school office will require ten business days before the student’s last day of classes to prepare the letter or certificate.

Before Starting Classes

Registration into the school is done by appointment. Original passport and applicable Visa must be presented at the time of registration. After registration, the learner will have a placement assessment. Based on the results of the assessment – and class availability – a class schedule and tuition invoice will be created. Please note that our classes are non-credit, non-intensive and settlement-focused.

Please note that tuition for the term must be paid in full prior to the start of classes. All fees are non-refundable and subject to change without prior notice. Payment can be made by cash, debit, Mastercard, Visa or cheque from a Canadian bank account.

You can study English as a Second Language for six months or less as a visitor without a study permit provided you are at least 18 years old. If you want to study English for more than six months, you need to get student authorization before you leave your country. Please note that due to the high demand for English language training, classes may be filled for the Winter Term. Please contact us for current availability and registration deadlines for specific classes.