Upper Grand District School Board, St George's Centre for ESL

Site: Guelph

Service: English as a Second Language

Contact Information
Alternate Name English as a Second Language for Adults ; ESL ; ESL - Citizenship and language training ; Language Instruction for Newcomers ; LINC ; St George's Adult ESL Program at St George's Centre ; UGDSB
Fax 519-766-9485
E-Mail stgeorges.centre@ugdsb.on.ca
Website www.ugdsb.ca/continuing-education/esl
Primary Contact Sheila Nicholas, Program Administrator, ESL and LINC Programs; Phone: 519-766-9551 * 519-823-1300; Email: sheila.nicholas@ugdsb.on.ca
Description (Site) Sites located near Guelph Downtown area (north and east) and in south end: 
* St George's Centre, 21 King St 
* St George's ESL at Tytler, 131 Ontario St 
* Wellington Centre for Continuing Education, 1428 Gordon St
Site Location Various sites in Guelph
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
21 King St
Guelph, ON N1E 4P5
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Intersection Arthur St N and King St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking - Accessible ; Entrance - Accessible ; Not Accessible - Washroom (Men's) - located on second floor
Description & Services
Description (Service) English language day and evening classes for adults: 
* English as a Second Language (ESL) 
* Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) 
Speciality classes (schedule varies, call for information):  
* academic test preparation 
* preparation for IELTS and TOEFL class  
* citizenship class  
* other classes related to spoken and written English language development and skills training 
Childminding program for some LINC classes: 
* free childminding for children of landed immigrants, permanent residents and Convention refugees  
* contact St George's Centre for details 
ESL Summer School for students in Grades 7, 8 and Grades 9-12:  
* two weeks duration  
* apply through elementary or secondary school 
**Start dates for all day classes, night classes and Sat classes depend on enrollment numbers
Hours ESL and LINC Classes, Sep-Jun 
* day class Mon-Fri 9 am-11:30 am, 12:30 pm-3 pm 
* late afternoon class (ESL literacy to CLB 6): Mon-Thu 4 pm-6 pm 
ESL and LINC Classes, Jul-Aug 
* day class (ESL literacy to CLB 9): Mon-Fri 8:30 am-11 am, 11:30 am-2 pm 
ESL and LINC Classes, Sep-Aug 
* night classes Mon, Wed 6:45 pm-9:15 pm
Areas Served Drayton ; Guelph ; Orangeville
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
* Canadian citizens, permanent residents, convention refugees, and refugee claimants 
* participants take a language assessment to determine class placement 
* temporary residents and visitors may also attend classes for a small fee
Application Call, see website or visit office for information 
For information on childminding program for LINC classes, call 519-766-9551 ext 225
Languages English ; French ; Turkish
Fees Program ; All classes are free for permanent residents, Convention refugees, refugee claimants and Canadian citizens with proof of status; small fee for adult visitors and foreign nationals with study or work permits - call for information
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - ESL and Citizenship programs ; Federal - LINC - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Service Categories Citizenship Education ; English as a Second Language ; English Language Proficiency Test Preparation ; Vocational English as a Second Language