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Language Services

The TDSB is proud to be Canada’s largest provider of English as a Second Language (ESL) and LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada classes.

TDSB - Community Services Unit offers these programs:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

TDSB's Continuing Education Department offers ESL classes:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) 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.
  • Teach ESL 


Check out other programs offered by TDSB - Community Services:


Next-Steps Employment Centres | Scarborough Centre for Employment Accessibility (SCEA) | Studio500 Hairstylist Training | Newcomer Services | Newcomer Services - Welcoming Communities