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Continuing your education in Ontario

If you are over the age of 21, there are special language training courses that can help you finish your Ontario Secondary School Diploma. You can apply for full-time, part-time, summer or evening programs.

Some courses will help you improve your language skills for daily life, while others will help you with your studies at secondary school, college, or university. If you have a high level of language fluency, you may be able to take courses that will help you with business presentation and communication skills. There are also literacy classes to help you if you cannot read or write.

To be accepted into college or university you may be asked to take a language test. For example, many colleges and universities use the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If you are applying for programs taught in French, you may be required to complete a test of French language proficiency.

Many universities and colleges across Ontario offer language training programs. These programs may be full-time or part-time, credit or non-credit. You will usually be charged a fee. University or college language training courses may be offered through a continuing education department, a specialized language institute, or an academic faculty.

University and college language training helps you to improve your language skills for your profession or further study.

College Language Training Programs:


 College Language training programs:
College Programs offered:
Algonquin College
  • ESL Daytime Intensive Program
  • ESL Writing and Conversation
  • TOEFL preparation for the new internet-based test (iBT)
  • Advanced Pronunciation
  • ESL Business Writing
  • Oral Communication for Business and Employment
  • ESL for Foreign Trained Nurses
Cambrian College
  • ESL Studies
  • Orientation and Meeting Canadians
  • Learning about Canada
  • The Media in Canada
  • Culture and Recreation
Canadore College
  • Preparatory Studies
  • Academic Skills Development
  • English as a Second Language
  • Intensive Reading Program
  • Writing and English Grammar Skills
  • Pronunciation Skills and Vocabulary Acquisition
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Language Skills and Lifelong Well-Being
  • Socio-Cultural Aspects of Canada
Centennial College
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Health Foundations for ESL Learners
Conestoga College
  • English Language Studies
  • Intensive English Language for Academic Studies
  • Continuing Education ESL and FSL
  • English in the Workplace
Durham College
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Fanshawe College
  • English Language Studies Stream (full time intensive academic English program for success in post-secondary studies)
George Brown
  • Intensive English Program (to prepare students for education in English language post-secondary institution)
Georgian College
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • ESL program (Levels 1, 2, and 3)
Humber College
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • TOEFL Preparation
  • Pronunciation and Conversation
  • Reading and Writing Skills (Levels 1 and 2)
  • General Writing Skills
  • Grammar Skills (Levels 1 and 2)
  • ESL: Business Writing
Loyalist College
  • Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Communicating in the Classroom
  • Socio-Cultural Aspects of Canada
  • Pronunciation Skills
  • Career/Academic Planning
  • Living Language
Niagara College
  • Conversational English
  • English for Academic Preparation (EAP)
  • Enhanced Language Training for Employment (ELTE)
Mohawk college
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers in Canada (LINC)
  • Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing General Education
  • Communications
  • Active Citizenship
  • Report Writing
  • General Arts ESL
  • Science ESL
  • Enhanced Language Training (Business Communications)
  • College Entrance English
Seneca College
  • English Assessment and Placement
  • Integrated Skills
  • Writing and Grammar Skills
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Workshops
  • Summer Intensive Classes
Sheridan College
  • LINC
  • ESL Foundations
  • ESL Pre-Intermediate
  • ESL Intermediate
  • ESL Advanced
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Effective Speaking and Listening
  • Pronunciation
  • Speaking Canadian English
  • Writing Effectively
  • English for the Workplace
  • ESL – Grammar Skills
  • TOEFL Preparation
  • College Communications for ESL
St. Clair College
  • Preparation for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced English Language Studies
St. Lawrence College
  • English for Academic Purposes (Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced)


 Language training programs:
Name of College Programs offered:
Collège Boréal
  • French immersion courses
  • Cours de langue de niveaux avancés / Enhanced Language Training
La Cité collégiale
  • Improving your French language skills
  • French immersion courses
  • Cours de langue de niveaux avancés / Enhanced Language Training
  • CLIC

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