As part of our outreach to newcomers to Canada whose mother tongue is not English, the Intercultural Ministry at Cedar Grove provides free ESL classes at the beginner to high intermediate level. All ESL classes are free, however students have to purchase their required textbooks.
There no ESL classes during July and August.
ESL COURSE TERMS are as follows:
FALL Term: September - December
WINTER Term: January - March
SPRING Term: April to June (Spring Break is from March 17 - April 2)
New students are encouraged to start in September; however, they may join a class if they are able to follow the program in progress.
- Those with no English prospective students may come by Mondays between 9:30 and 11:30 AM to find out whether the class is suitable.
- Those who feel they know some English and would like to improve it may come by Wednesdays between 9:30 and 11:30 AM to find out whether the class is suitable.
- Those with 50% spoken English knowledge may come by Tuesdays between 9:30 and 11:30 AM to find out whether the class is suitable.
All of our ESL classes are taught from September of one year to June the next year, with the exception of the Advanced Class that runs September to April of the following year. While students may be admitted at any time throughout the ESL school year, they are encouraged to enroll for the full year of instructions. Textbooks used are from the Cambridge “Ventures2e” series following the Canadian Language Benchmarks guidelines for the pre-beginner (CLB-0) to the high intermediate (CLB-7) level. Students who have successfully completed our Ventures-3 (intermediate) class may, upon request, receive a letter stating that they have completed the CLB-4 requirements for their Canadian Citizenship application.
Attending any of our ESL classes requires a pre-class interview and registration. No registrations will be accepted during the Summer break or December.
AVAILABLE ESL CLASSES are as follows:
ESL Beginner Classes
Mondays & Tuesdays | 9:30 to 11:30 am
Lead Teacher: Frido Profoehr
Start Date: January 8, 2018
ESL Intermediate Classes
Wednesdays & Fridays | 9:30 to 11:30 am
Lead Teacher: Phaik Tan
Start Date: January 10, 2018
ESL Advanced Classes
Tuesdays | 9:30 am to 11:30 am in Classroom P201
Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in Classroom P213
Lead Teacher: Melanie Boyle
Start Date: January 9, 2018
Contact us at:
Intercultural (ESL) Ministry Office, Pavilion P212 (Mondays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm)