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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event LSP: Let's Speak English - Spring Session
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Newcomers with beginner to intermediate level English are invited to learn basic English vocabulary for daily living and working, while improving their listening and conversation skills. Please note that the Apr.20 session i...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 04
Thu Jun 01
Thu Jun 15
Thu Jun 22
Icon of the event Toronto: A swimmable, drinkable, fishable water city
Thu May 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

New to TO? Not sure where you can swim? We have what you need to know (and do!) in this new city of yours. Swim Drink Fish Canada will help you make the transition from "newcomer" to "Torontonian" by giving you the informatio...

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Coping with Immigration Stress
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will provide useful information for newcomers about how migration to Canada can affect your stress, mental health, and wellness. Learn how to deal with culture-shock and racism, a...

Icon of the event Let's Talk
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Practice your English, Learn more about Toronto & Canada, make new friends in a relaxing environment and have fun! This is a drop-in session - no registration required. All are welcome!


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 18
Thu Jun 01
Icon of the event Adult English Classes: ESL CLB 3-4
10:00 am - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

English as a Second Language classes help you improve your English language skills and learn about Canadian culture. Programs are co-sponsored by the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Registration required, 416-222-8282...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 01
Wed May 03
Mon May 08
Wed May 10
Mon May 15
Icon of the event Newcomer Programs at Steeles
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Steeles

An information program with The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association for newcomers in Chinese. Call branch for details.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 24
Wed Jun 28
Wed Jul 26
Wed Aug 23
Icon of the event LSP: Citizenship Test Preparation Workshop
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Flemingdon Park

Need help preparing and studying for the Canadian Citizenship Test? Complete the free citizenship test preparation program in 8 classes....


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 29
Sat May 06
Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

In this workshop you will learn about dementia and how to recognize the signs of Alzheimer's Disease. Learn how dementia affects brain functions, and identify lifestyle factors that can reduce your risk....

Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
10:00 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Downsview

Join us in the "chatting room." Meet new friends, practice your new language skills. Drop-in Mondays May 1 - June 26.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 01
Mon May 08
Mon May 15
Mon May 22
Mon May 29
Icon of the event LSP: English Conversation Circle (Intermediate and Advanced Levels)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Flemingdon Park

Practice your conversation skills while making some new friends along the way. This group is geared towards those people with an English Literacy Level of 3 and up....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 02
Tue May 09
Tue May 16
Tue May 23
Tue May 30