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Centre for Lifelong Learning
Admissions & Registration
Language Instruction - ESL

Centre is closed from August 2 to August 18, 2019

Starting on August 20, 2019, Current ESL students should register for their class(es) in the fall, according to the schedule below.

Student's whose last name is

  • A-E on Tuesday August 20, 2019
  • F-N on Wednesday August 21, 2019
  • O-Z on Thursday August 22, 2019

New ESL students can register starting August 26, 2019.

English as a Second Language  

English as a Seond Language (ESL) classes at the Centre allow learners to work toward an educational or employment pathway of their choice.  Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills are taught in every class; except for our new focused language classes.  

How do I start?

1. Determine your eligibility

  1. Be at least 18 years of age 
  2. Be a newcomer to Canada
  3. Be a naturaulized Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident, or a Convention Refugee or a refugee claimant, or an approved foreign domestic work            under the Live-in Caregiver program
for learners who are temporary residents (visitors, international students, or Temporary Workers)  Click here

2. Bring to the Centre these items when you register

  1. proof of citizenship  - Canadian citizenship papers, permanent residency card, or immigration document
  2. a current copy of your CLB Benchmark assessment - assessments older than 1 year need to be renewed
 Please note: For students who dont have a current CLB Benchmark assessment you can get it completed at the Cross Cultural Learner Centre

When can I register?

Registration is done on a continuous entry basis

Students who have a CLB benchmark assessment may enter a class by dropping in to the office at the Centre, 1230 King St, London, ON, to provide a copy of your assessment and your proof of citizenship.

To find out more information call the Centre at 519-675-4436 extension 0.

How do I get to the Centre?

We are located at the St Patrick Campus
Just west of the intersection of Dundas St and Highbury St
1230 King Street, London, ON 
N5W 2Y2 

Bus routes that come near the Centre are: #2 Dundas, #7 Wavell, #14 Highbury

Google maps for Bus routes       

Do you have something for me to read?

ESL INFO SHEET – click here

ESL Levels 1-4 Postcard – click here

ESL Levels 5-7 Postcard – click here

Course Calendar 2018-2019​​ - click here

As someone new Canada, do I have to start again to receive a high school diploma?


Depending on your education in your own country, your work and life experience you may be able to graduate with your high school by only taking as few as 4 grade 11/12 credits. Typically, these would be a grade 11 math, the Ontario Literacy Course, a Grade 11 English as well a Grade 12 English based on your pathway.

Please view this video for more info: Work / Life credits

Meet with a Guidance Counselor: 
For you to determine what you will need to graduate with a high school diploma, contact one of our guidance counsellors at the Centre. An appointment is recommended, call 519-675-4436 ext. 0. It helps to bring in the following documents: 
Your ESL assessment
Your immigration document proving eligibility 
Any educational documents such as transcripts you possess from your own country
Other documents from work you may have done in the past

What are the class schedules and locations?

1230 King Street, London, ON 
N5W 2Y2 
ESL benchmarks: Pre-CLB to 7
Days, Monday to Friday:  9:00 - 11:30 am 12:00- 2:30 pm, 2:45 pm to 5:00 pm, full-time 
Evenings, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:45 – 9:00 pm, part-time
ESL Focused Language Classes - For more information click here
Reading and Writing, Days, Tuesday and Thursday, 2:45 pm to 5:00 pm , part-time
Pronunciation, Listening and Speaking, Days, Monday and Wednesday, 2:45 pm to 5:00 pm, part-time
Citizenship, Days, Tuesday and Thursday, 2:45 pm to 5:00 pm, part-time

471 Ridgewood Crescent South, London, ON

ESL benchmarks: CLB 1 to 4, Days, Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  9:30am - 12:00pm, part-time
ESL benchmarks: CLB 5 to 8, Days, Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  1:00pm - 3:30 pm, part-time

ESL benchmarks: Seniors CLB 1 to 7, Days, Tuesday, Thursday,  9:30am - 12:00pm, part-time
ESL benchmarks: Pre-CLB, Level 1, Days, Tuesday, Thursday,  1:00pm - 3:30pm, part-time​