Are You an English as a Second Language Learner?

English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Classes

ALL programs are for qualified adult learners (ages 18+) 
Our Next Available Online Citizenship Preparation Class will start November 5, 2024 (tentative).


Registration 2024-2025

  • Class registration opens August 1st
  • Email OR Call (519) 756-6301, extension 127061
  • Registration forms will be done the last 2 weeks of August and emailed to students
  • First day of school will be Wednesday, September 4, 2024.

ALL NEW STUDENTS MUST be assessed before starting classes. You will be placed in the correct class according to eligibility and language level. We evaluate your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills using the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

How to Register for Language Assessments:

  • Book your appointment with our assessor:
    Carolyn Usher-Cowling
    Text or Call: 519-429-9299
    Leave your name and number or email and we will contact you.
  • For general program information call:
    Jennifer Eldridge
    Call: 519-756-6301, extension 127061

Students can start any time during the school year.


Brantford Classes

  • In-person classes - levels Literacy to 8 (CLB)
  • Full-time classes
  • Monday to Friday
  • September to June

No cost childminding is provided for children of LINC students from 19 months to 6 years of age during day classes in Brantford. Qualified ECE Instructors will supervise your child(ren) while you attend English Language Classes. Parents are required to bring their child a lunch, but drinks and snacks will be provided. Parents are required to supervise their own children during the lunch break. Parents must remain in the building at all times while their children are in the childminding program.


Citizenship Preparation Course 

  • Minimum CLB level 4 to participate.
  • Tentative date November 5, 2024 . Check back in the fall to confirm date.
  • This course will be offered ONLINE.

In Ontario, the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program is generally offered in English. However, you can also attend a French program. The French program is called "Cours de langue pour les immigrants au Canada (CLIC)." Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds both the LINC and CLIC programs. The closest CLIC program to Brantford is offered by College Boreal in Hamilton. 


We Have Moved!

We are now located at:
Pauline Johnson Collegiate
& Vocational School

627 Colborne Street East,
Brantford, ON 
N3S 3M8



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English Language Classes

Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School,
627 Colborne Street East,
Brantford, ON
N3S 3M8

Call: 519-756-6301, extension 127061
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