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Adult ESL Fall 2020 Program

Currently all Adult ESL classes are on-line.  You may have received a telephone message to participate in our “Back to School” survey.  Please click the link below to take the survey now.



If you were recently assessed for our program at the YMCA,  please allow up to 5 business days, from the day you were assessed , to receive an email from your instructor with your link to join the class.


If you have any questions please contact us by email at If you cannot email us, please leave a message at 416-338-4300. When you call or email, please provide your  reference number (found on the referral form you received from the YMCA) so that we may be able to find your file.


If you are new and have not attended our classes for the last two years, please contact the YMCA at 416-925-5462 to arrange a language assessment.


If you are a visitor or on a work permit, we are not able to offer you any classes at this time, but we will be opening up our program to visitors soon.


Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Gaining proficiency in English is a critical skill for many newcomers to our city. Every year, nearly 20,000 adults benefit from the TDSB’s English as a Second Language classes. Find the program you need close to home or through the links below.


Who is eligible for free classes?
Our classes are free if you are a:

  • Canadian Citizen (born outside of Canada)
  • Permanent Resident
  • Convention Refugee
  • Refugee Claimant
  • Provincial Nominee
  • Canadian Experience Class participant
  • Live-In Caregiver Program participant

Click the links below for eligibility, assessment and registration information translated in the following languages:

Contact Us

Phone: 416-338-4300
2 Trethewey Drive
Toronto, ON M6M 4A8


2020-2021 Brochure for Adult ESL Programs


View 2020-2021 Adult ESL Fall Brochure

Visitors are Welcome

Visitors to Canada are welcome! Visitors can attend for $7 per hour with an initial assessment. The assessment costs $60.
View our Visitor flyer.

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