Learning English

Learning English

Good English language skills are certainly an asset in finding a job and communicating with neighbours and co-workers. The Association for New Canadians offers language instruction for newcomers to Canada (LINC) - a national English as a Second Language (ESL) program delivered by qualified and experienced instructors. There are a number of English as a Second Language programs within St. John's. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has an in-depth listing of grade school courses on the Department of Education website.

The following is a list of some of the ESL providers in St. John's:

Association for New Canadians

  • National English as a Second Language (ESL) program
  • Levels ranging from the Pre-benchmark level to CLB Level 7
  • Website: www.ancnl.ca

College of the North Atlantic

  • Intensive ESL programs throughout the year
  • Short courses available (usually six weeks) in May and during the summer
  • ESL programs are offered at five levels: Beginners, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, Advanced I, Advanced II
  • Website: www.cna.nl.ca/international-students

Memorial University

  • Twelve-week Intensive English Program three times per year
  • Five-week English Language Summer School each July
  • Custom-designed courses are offered for groups
  • Website: www.mun.ca/esl

Eastern School District (ESDNL) K-12

Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council

Free ESL conversation classes offered three times a week for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

  • Mondays - 7 to 9 p.m. (beginner and advanced)
  • Tuesdays - 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. (intermediate)
  • Wednesdays - 7 to 9 p.m. (beginner and advanced)

Website: www.riac.ca