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Summer Classes

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Summer Course Offerings:

Three general English as a Second Language classes will offered – Canada Benchmark Level (CLB) L-2, CLB 3-4 and CLB 5-7.  There are no summer LINC classes.  Classes run Tuesday July 2, 2019 to Friday July 26, 2019; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.


An eligible learner is an adult immigrant (born outside of Canada) currently residing in Ontario:

  • Whose first language is not English; and,
  • Who is eighteen years old, or an early school leaver,


  • has completed his/her high school diploma and is not a day school pupil enrolled in any publicly supported day school in Ontario; and,
  • Is one of the following;
    • a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or a Refugee Claimant; or 
    • a Provincial Nominee, or their dependant, who has been approved through the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; OR
    • a Temporary Foreign Worker, or their dependant, who has been approved through the Canadian Experience Class but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or 
    • approved as a Foreign Domestic Worker admitted under the Live-In Caregiver Program.

General Information:

The Adult Non-Credit Language Training Program is funded by the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services (MCCSS) to offer English as Second Language (ESL) training programs to adult immigrants.

Learners enroll in language training with a wide variety of goals in mind, including improving their language skills for daily life, for the labour market or to pursue higher education. New learners must be assessed for their language proficiency levels at local assessment centres to select from a list of courses meeting their needs. This tuition-free language training is available to eligible learners.

Language training is catered to individual learner needs and based on the principles of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) and Portfolio Based Language Assessment, using authentic language learning tasks.


  • There is no fee for summer classes
  • Childcare is not available for summer programs
  • Parking is available – please speak with the summer school receptionist
Registration : For further information and/or to register, please call:

 Oshawa Location

E. A. Lovell School
1st Floor
120 Centre St. S.
(Beside McLaughlin Library)
Oshawa, ON
L1J 4A3

Contact:  Siabh @ 905-440-4489

 Pickering Location

Durham Continuing Education
1400 Bayly St., Unit 1
(Beside Pickering GO Station)
Pickering, ON
L1W 3R2

Contact:  Jennifer @ 905-831-311

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