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
- 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
- Students are placed in regular classes and supported by English as a Second Language tutors.
- Website: www.esdnl.ca/programs/englishlanguagelearners/
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)