Toronto District School Board
Skip to main content

Language Services

The TDSB is proud to be Canada’s largest English as a Second Language (ESL) provider. 

  • Enhanced Language Training (ELT) is a FREE 14-week program that includes eight weeks of in-class business English training followed by a six-week work placement to gain Canadian experience.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps learners strengthen their English language skills, gain insight into Canadian culture, prepare for further education and learn about the settlement, employment and community services available to them. We also offer a certified training program for those who want to teach ESL. Our ESL classes are free for many newcomers. Find out if you are eligible.
  • Essential Skills Upgrading is a non-credit, adult upgrading program that helps adults improve their reading, writing and math skills as well as their employability and workplace skills.
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) offers FREE English classes for newcomers and assists with the settlement process and integration into Canadian society. All locations offer Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) services.
  • Teach ESL