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ESL Intermediate

ESL Intermediate

The ESL Intermediate level program teaches students with previous exposure to the English language to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. This program is delivered by certified instructors in partnership with the Toronto and York Catholic District School Board.

Services Available

    Students attending the ESL Intermediate level program, will:

  • improve their conversation skills;
  • learn the rules of basic grammar structures within conversation; and
  • participate in simple conversation through various class discussions and exercises.
Students attending the ESL Intermediate level program, will: *improve their conversation skills; *learn the rules of basic grammar structures within conversation; and *participate in simple conversation through various class discussions and exercises.

Who is Eligible

Services are available to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, convention refugees, or refugee claimants approved by Citizenship Immigration Canada. Students must be 18 years of age or older.

Program Intake

Day and evening programs are available. For more information on COSTI's ESL Intermediate level programs, including start dates and times, please refer to the English Language Training Calendar.

This program is offered at Toronto and York Region locations.

This Program is Located at:

Corvetti Education Centre
760 College Street
Toronto, ON
Phone: 416.534.7400 | edu@costi.org
Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Markham North
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 8400 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 102-103
Markham, ON
Phone: 289.846.3645 | esltmarkham@costi.org
Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Richmond Hill
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9325 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON
Phone: 289.842.3124
Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Vaughan
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9100 Jane Street, Building H
Vaughan, ON
Phone: 905.761.1155

There is a nominal administrative fee charged for the Toronto ESL Intermediate program.

The ESL Intermediate program is funded by the Government of Canada and Ontario.

Related Resources

View Workshop Calendars

Language and Settlement Issues

In striving to provide clients with a high level of service, COSTI staff make every effort to address, and assist clients with issues they may be facing as they begin life in Canada. Check back soon to find information that will help you cope with:

Feelings of isolation and feeling like you don’t belong

Dealing with conflicting work and family responsibilities while trying to attend English language studies

Accessing outreach programs, programs to help you understand the Canadian culture

Getting in touch with community groups that share your language or culture

Accessing social services

Enrolling your children in school

Securing housing

Finding a job

Cultural Excursions, Reading and Video Resources

COSTI has a large library of reading and resource materials, as well as detailed listings of monthly cultural events to help students improve and practice their English. Check back soon for a full listing.