A small fee may be charged for some classes. Full-time, part-time, weekend and evening classes are available to suit your needs.
English as a Second Language for Adults (ESL)
ESL classes for adults range from basic literacy to advanced English and some specialty ESL classes including:
- Speaking English with confidence
- Business English
- ESL with computers
- English conversational classes
ESL classes are offered through:
- Peel District School Board
- Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
- Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
To qualify for ESL classes for adults, you must:
- Have your current English skills assessed
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a landed immigrant (certain categories of refugee claimants qualify as well)
To have your current English skills assessed for classes offered by the Peel District School Board, please contact an assessment centre close to where you live:
- 100 Elm Dr. W., Room 117
Mississauga, ON L5B 1L9
Tel: 905-270-6000, ext. 400
- 7700 Hurontario St., Suite 300
Brampton, ON L6Y 3M3
Tel: 905-791-6700, Press 1, then ext. 6408
- 25 Kings Cross Rd.
Brampton, ON L6T 3V5
Tel: 905-791-6700, Press 1, then ext. 6341
To have your English skills assessed for classes offered by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and to find the location of the closest ESL Adult Learning Centre near you, please call:
- The Continuing Education Office of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board at
There is a fee for these courses. Day-time and part-time evening classes are available.
Intermediate and advanced English classes
ESL classes for adults from intermediate to advanced English for academic/university English proficiency and some specialty ESL classes are offered by:
There is a fee for these courses. Part-time day and evening classes are available.
- For information on daytime ESL courses call 905-459-7533, ext. 5156.
- For assistance about part-time ESL courses call 905-459-7533, ext. 6040.