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Effectiveness of ESL Classes

“Education is the first public good that a government can confer on its people.” -- Louis Lafontaine (Joint Premier of the Province of Canada prior to Confederation) English as a Second Language training can play a vital role in your…

ESL/Computer Courses Do Double Duty

By Guylaine Spencer Before she took her first ESL/Computer Skills course, the only thing Mila Miguel knew about the machines was how to switch one on. Today, her skills are so advanced that she’s training others.

Higher Level ESL for the Internationally Trained

Published March 2005. Some information in this article is outdated. Joe Volpe, the new Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and Mary Anne Chambers, Ontario 's Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, announced a…

ESL Redefined at George Brown

Before George Brown College moved their ESL department to their new location, on the 3rd and 4th floors at 341 King St. E. in Toronto, there were stories of students getting lost between classrooms on the Casa Loma campus because the…

ESL/Computer Courses Do Double Duty

Before she took her first ESL/Computer Skills course, the only thing Mila Miguel knew about the machines was how to switch one on. Today, her skills are so advanced that she’s training others.

English: ABC of ESL – Mind Your Language

English language ability is very important for any newcomer to Canada. As Dunja Metikos Debeljacki, Director, YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre, says, “Language is the single-most important determinant of success in a newcomer’s…

ESL with a Twist

by Teenaz Javat Not all ESL programs are the same. Sometimes they are modified to serve students with different needs.