English as A Second Language (ESL)
English as a Second Language Credit Courses are offered through the Gary Allan High School Self Reliant Learning Program and are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online learning. Initial credit course are designed to prepare students to use English with increasing accuracy in most classroom and social situations and to participate in society as informed citizens. Students develop the reading, writing and oral presentation skills required for success in all subjects.
Advanced ESL credit courses provide students with the skills and strategies required to transition to college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines. Students develop independence in a range of academic tasks. They participate in debates and lead classroom workshops; read and interpret literary works and academic texts; write essays, narratives, and reports; and apply a range of learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students further develop their ability to respond critically to print and media texts.
English Language Learners who would most benefit from this program includes students who need to:
- become academically proficient in English for senior level English courses (grade 11 and 12)
- prepare for a college admissions test
- prepare for an international language assessment (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS)
To discuss enrollment in ESL credit courses, please contact Gary Allan High School to schedule an appointment.
The Centre for Skills Development & Training also offers English language classes (non-credit) designed to help you improve your English language skills to help you find work and settle into life in Canada.
The Centre offers free ESL/LINC training programs in comfortable classroom settings at its locations in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville. The Centre’s language training programs will help clients improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Click here for further information.