Language Training offers newcomers English language training, covering four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Language Training offers eight levels of training, from basic literacy and numeracy to Level Seven. The classes are free of charge to those with permanent resident status, landed immigrants and convention refugees. Registration for the program is ongoing. Language Training serves up to 185 newcomer adults and 40 children every day!.
The classes take place at our 116 Industry Street location, in a supportive learning environment, which includes field trips to fun and educational places.
Language Training classes focus on the themes of employment, information about Canada, education, food and nutrition, consumer information, housing and neighbourhood issues, health care, media, recreation and entertainment, finance, transportation, tourism and Canadian law.
Upon graduation from Level Seven, students will have the language skills to fully engage in the community. Language Training offers students the independence they need to enroll in training programs or find employment.
The Language Training program has many supports for students to meet all of their needs. These include: TTC token provision for eligible students, classes that are wheelchair accessible and religious accommodations. A computer lab and a resource centre are open to students.
Child care is also available for children who are between the ages of six months and five years. LEF provides a child care facility in the same location as the Language Training classrooms.
Graduations take place every three months to celebrate those that progress to a new Language Training level.
More information is available by calling LEF at 416 769-0830.