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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event English conversation Circle for Seniors
Ongoing event running from Wed May 18, 2016 - Wed Dec 21, 2016
Location: Flemingdon Park

Seniors! Join us to practice your English communication skills in a relaxing environment and make new friends. No registration required. 3-4 p.m.

Icon of the event Newcomer Settlement Services
Ongoing event running from Thu May 19, 2016 - Sat Jan 28, 2017
Location: Flemingdon Park

Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-8:30, and Wednesday and Friday from 10-6, Saturday 9-5 (ongoing) Tom Han 647-296-0147....

Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Flemingdon Park

Newcomers are welcome to practice their English language skills through conversation and writen exercises. Please register with Tom at #647-296-0147. This program is in partnership with Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Aug 30
Tue Sep 06
Tue Sep 13
Tue Sep 20
Tue Sep 27
Icon of the event Citizenship Preparation Class
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Need help preparing and studying for the Canadian Citizenship Test? Complete the free citizenship test preparation program in 5 classes at Malvern Branch. To register call 416-396-8969 or visit the branch for more details.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Aug 30
Tue Sep 06
Tue Sep 13
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bridlewood

Weekly 2-hour sessions for newcomers to practice listening & speaking English and improve communication skills....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Aug 31
Wed Sep 07
Wed Sep 14
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Parkdale

Join us to practice your English communication skills in a relaxing environment and make new friends. Everyone welcome. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Aug 31
Wed Sep 07
Wed Sep 14
Wed Sep 21
Wed Sep 28
Icon of the event Settlement Services
9:00 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Settlement services, including help with immigration documents, health care, access to education and free access to Commissioner of Oaths service are available during this time period. If you are interested in English Convers...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 02
Icon of the event Let's Draw
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The skill of drawing is not unlike the skill of speaking. You are trying to make a point. Help your language along visually, draw, talk and network here at the Library!


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 12
Mon Sep 19
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 03
Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias (Mandarin)
Wed Sep 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

This workshop will teach you about dementia, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. You will learn how dementia affects brain functions, and identify lifestyle factors that can reduce the risk of ...

Icon of the event Repair Cafe - Don't Throw it away - Fix it!
Sat Sep 24, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Bring your small appliances and furniture, computers and other electronics, clothes, jewellery, books! We have volunteer fixers who will help you fix and repair! Drop in and first come first serve. Registration closes at 3:...