Based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks, our curriculum is carefully designed to offer students maximum language improvement within a short period of intensive practice and application. Although oral communication (Speaking and Listening) is the focus of our curriculum, practical applications of Grammar, Reading and Writing skills take place within classroom work and are integrated within teachers' lesson plans.
There are eight levels of ESL offered at St. John Learning Centre. Students have one teacher for the morning session and a different teacher for the afternoon session. The teachers collaborate to ensure that all curriculum content is covered in both morning and afternoon classes. Sudents on "Visiting Visas" may choose to attend classes full time or part time. (See class schedule)
There are no textbooks to purchase. Materials will be provided in class for study.
Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program accepts students on a continuous intake basis. You can start at the beginning of any week.
We have 8 levels of ESL classes at St. John Learning Centre.
Upon arrival, students are assessed and placed at the appropriate level. We encourage students to come and complete their registration and placement testing the Thursday or Friday before their first Monday of classes.
Emphasis is placed on Speaking and Listening with Pronunciation, Reading, Writing and Grammar instruction included.
Computer assisted ESL instruction is included at each level. All students have free Internet access and e-mail in our language labs.
Classes are small and adapted to the needs of the students.
We have certified Canadian Language Benchmark assessors on site. Upon completion of your studies you may request to be tested and a CLB certificate will be issued stating your level of English language ability according to the newly developed Canadian standards.
Choice of half OR full-day of study. (Please note visa requirements section)
We are the official TOEIC® Testing Centre in Niagara and offer the TOEIC® Open Test six times a year.
|DAYTIME (Monday to Friday)|
|Monring||8:45 a.m - 11:45 a.m|
|Afternoon||12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m|
|Full Time||30 Hrs / Week|
|Part Time||15 Hrs / Week|
|EVENING (Monday to Thursday)|
|6:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m|
|9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m|
Classes are offered based on student enrolment. The School Board reserves the right to adjust or cancel any classes if necessary.