English as a Second Language/
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
About Our Program
The OCDSB has provided ESL and LINC classes for adults for over 30 years. Highly trained and experienced teachers can help you develop your English listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes are available from pre-literacy to advanced levels, including Advanced Communication, Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking, Workplace English, ESL Math, Academic Test Preparation, Writing & Grammar for Citizenship test, and more.
Click here for Summer 2017 Information:
Summer 2017 Information Flyer.pdf
REGULAR REGISTRATION ENDS May 11, 2017
Where: 440 Albert Street, ROOM E122
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am - 3:30pm;
Wednesdays, 10:30am - 6:00pm
We will re-open for Summer School Registration on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Click here for Fall 2017 Information:
Fall 2017 Information Flyer.pdf
REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2017 -- EARLY REGISTRATION
440 Albert Street (auditorium)
August 28th & 29th, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Bayshore Public School, 145 Woodridge Cres. (Port-a-Pack)
August 30th, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Ottawa Technical Secondary School (OTSS), 485 Donald Street (Room 243)
August 31st, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Ongoing Regular Registration begins September 5, 2017
REGISTRATION INFORMATION for ESL and LINC
You must have current benchmarks from a LINC or ESL class or you must be tested at the Language Assessment Centre at 240 Catherine Street. Phone 613-238-5462 to book an appointment.
You must register in person and bring your immigration documents, proof of an Ontario address and if you are registering for the ESL Program, a $10 materials fee. Free child care is available for those who quailify.
SPECIALTY CLASSES for ESL/LINC
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
ESL for the Trades
ESL Math Preparation
TOEFL Academic Test Preparation
Reading and Writing Workshop
Preparing for the Citizenship Test
Saturday Classes - Pronunciation, Reading & Writing
SPECIALTY CLASSES for LBS
Certificates for Employment
Childcare Assistant Training
Personal Support Worker Training
Preparation for HS Credit Program
Preparation for Employment or Further Education
ELIGIBILITY for LINC:
If you are a Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee you can take free LINC Classes.
ELIGIBILITY for ESL:
If you are a Permanent Resident, Refugee Claimant, or Canadian Citizen, you can take free ESL Classes.
LOCATIONS: (Click on the site for details)
Continuing Education Centre,440 Albert Street (Overview of Program)
Adult High School, 300 Rochester Street
Bayshore Public School, 145 Woodrigde Crescent
Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Ave.
Ottawa Technical Secondary School (OTSS), 485 Donald St.
For more information, call 613-239-2737. or e-mail April.Bennett@ocdsb.ca