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Adult ESL Fall 2020 Program

On September 8 all Adult ESL classes will start on-line as per the regular schedule for the class. If you were registered in our classes in June, you have been automatically transferred to the on-line classes starting September 8. Your instructor will contact you soon with more information.

If you have any questions please contact us by email at If you cannot email us, please leave a message at 416 338 4300. When you call or email, please provide your reference number so that we may be able to find your file.

If you are new and have not attended our classes for the last two years please contact the YMCA at 416-925-5462 for your language assessment. If you are a visitor or on a work permit, at this time we are not able to offer you any class.

We will be opening up our program to visitors soon. We plan to have classes in person in the upcoming months. Please check our website again for any changes or updates after October.

Gaining proficiency in English is a critical skill for many newcomers to our city. Every year, nearly 20,000 adults benefit from the TDSB’s English as a Second Language classes. Find the program you need close to home or through the links below.


Who is eligible for free classes?
Our classes are free if you are a:

  • Canadian Citizen (born outside of Canada)
  • Permanent Resident
  • Convention Refugee
  • Refugee Claimant
  • Provincial Nominee
  • Canadian Experience Class participant
  • Live-In Caregiver Program participant

Click the links below for eligibility, assessment and registration information translated in the following languages:

Contact Us

Phone: 416-338-4300
2 Trethewey Drive
Toronto, ON M6M 4A8


2020-2021 Brochure for Adult ESL Programs


View 2020-2021 Adult ESL Fall Brochure

Visitors are Welcome

Visitors to Canada are welcome! Visitors can attend for $7 per hour with an initial assessment. The assessment costs $60.
View our Visitor flyer.

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