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Language Department

Allen Garden 4
Registration and Administrative Office: 720 Spadina Ave., Suite 218
Classroom locations: 720 Spadina Ave., Suite 218


Behnaz Azad
Director of Settlement, Social Services and Language
416-408-4058 Ext: 228

Sharifa Sharif
Language Coordinator
416-408-4058 Ext: 225

The Language Department helps new immigrants and their families adjust to Canadian culture and society through the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program. We also assist refugee claimants settle in Canada through English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship Preparation classes. Canadian citizens are also eligible for our ESL classes. Registration for classes takes place at 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite #218.  Classes take place at the same location, Monday to Friday from 9:15 to 3:00 pm.  

Our English as a Second Language program teaches students to improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students learn English quickly and have ample opportunity to speak and participate in English discussions and exercises. Services are available to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, convention refugees or refugee claimants with a study permit. Students must be 18 years of age or older.

This program is delivered by certified instructors and is in partnership with the Toronto District School Board. The program is offered on a part-time basis and most of the instructors are fluent in English and Chinese.

Note: As of September 2014, Citizenship Classes will no longer be offered at University Settlement. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Fees: ESL and Citizenship classes are $10.00 per class, per school year.

Registration: If you would like to register for our English as a Second Language classes please visit our main location at 23 Grange Road, Room 210. You can also contact us for more information.

Our students will:
- develop strategies for effective communication;
- practice speaking and listening comprehension skills in everyday social situations;
- build a solid foundation of grammar in everyday writing; and
- practice applying their English skills through a variety of methods and activities.

ESL and LINC Class Schedule

This program, funded by the Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada, helps new immigrants and conventional refugees learn English and introduces them to life in Canada.  The classes are taught by qualified instructors through various language training activities. Classes are offered on a full time and part time basis during the week. We offer classes from literacy to level 6 in part time and full time basis from Monday to Friday. Travel reimbursement subsidies are available for eligible students.

Fees and Subsidies: LINC classes are FREE. To apply for the travel subsidy, please obtain application forms from LINC instructors or contact the Program Coordinator.

Registration: If you would like to register for our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada classes please come to our location at 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 218. You can also contact our Program Coordinator.

Class Details: We strive to provide our students with many opportunities to become active learners by offering different ways of learning, including the following activities:

- Listening Exercises
- Role Playing
- Group Discussions
- Presentations by Guest Speakers
- Field Trips
- Celebrations

ESL and LINC Class Schedule

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