English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and programs in Ontario vary from school to school. Here are some of the many options:
  • business English

  • child/youth programs (for students 12 years old and younger)

  • conversational English

  • English for specific purposes (such as medical, legal, educational, etc.)

  • English for the workplace

  • English proficiency and test preparation (CAEL, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS)

  • high school preparation

  • integrated programs (read, write, listen, speak)

  • teacher training programs (CELTA/TESL/TESOL, etc.)

  • university or college preparation
These ESL courses and programs may be offered at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. In terms of schedule, they may be semester programs, summer programs or immersion camps, and program length can vary between just a few weeks to 15 weeks. ESL courses will differ depending on what kind of intitution you attend: a university, college, public high school, private high school, or private language college. The different courses and programs also lead to different goals; some lead to a certificate, while others provide short-term language skill upgrading only. All of these options means international students can easily find the perfect ESL course or program in Ontario.