English as a Second Language

The Centres for Employment & Learning of Avon Maitland offer English as a Second Language programs. The programs are conducted in a classroom setting and are specifically designed to offer assistance to adults in the community for whom English is not their first language but who would like to speak, read and write better in English.

For class times please contact a Centre nearest you.

  • Learn to speak and write in English
  • Improve your communication and employability skills
  • Increase your knowledge of Canada
  • No charge
  • Continuous entry

Please bring proof of immigration and residency.

The Centre in Goderich -  41 West Street, Goderich, ON

Classes are on
Tuesdays  9:30 am to 11:30 am, and  4 to 6 pm - class is multi-level but will focus on higher level learners
Thursdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am - class is multi-level but will focus on lower level English learners and life in Canada
 For more information please call: 519.524.2515

The Centre in Stratford - 220 Oakdale Avenue, Stratford, ON

All classes are multi-level (CLB 1-8)

Class Times:  
Monday 10 am - noon
Tuesday 10 am - noon and 1 pm - 3 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am - noon and 1 pm - 3 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - noon and 1 pm - 3 pm

For more information please call: 519.271.4896

The Centre in Wingham - 152 Josephine Street, 2nd floor, Wingham, ON

Multi-level (CLB 1-8): Wednesdays 1 - 3 pm
For more information please call: 519.357.4995

The Centre in Listowel - 280 Wallace Avenue South, Listowel, ON

Multi-level (CLB 1-8): Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm
For more information please call: 519.291.9453 


Trinity United Church - 230 Barber Avenue North, Listowel, ON

Moms and Tots Program: Fridays 10 am - 12 pm
For more information please call: 519.291.9453 

The Centre in Exeter - 349 Main Street, Box 173, Exeter, ON

Multi-level (CLB 1-8): Tuesdays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
For more information please call: 519.235.0471


Elma Public School - 5972 Perth County Line 72, Atwood, ON

Multi-level (CLB 1-8): Mondays 6 pm - 8 pm  (child care available)
For more information please call: 519.291.9453 

Perth East Public Library - 19 Mill Street East, Milverton, ON

Multi-level (CLB 1-8): Mondays 10 am - 12 pm (infants and preschool children stay in room with their Mom).
For more information please call: 519.291.9453 


Poole Mennonite Church - County Rd 121, Poole, ON

Thursdays 9:15 am - 12:15 pm (Program is for Low German Women and their preschool aged children - childcare and lunch provided).
For more information please call: 519.291.9453 

Education and Employment Resource Centre - 26 Wellington Street South, St Marys, ON

Multi-level (CLB 1-8): Mondays 1 pm - 3 pm 
For more information please call: 519.271.4896 


St. Marys Public Library - 15 Church Street North, St Marys, ON

Multi-level (CLB 1-8): Fridays 1 pm - 3 pm 
For more information please call: 519.271.4896 

 

The Centre in Seaforth - 138 Main Street South, Seaforth, ON

Multi-level (CLB 1-8) with a focus on lower level learners: Mondays and Fridays 11:30 am to 3:30 pm 
For more information please call: 519.271.4896 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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