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ESL Advanced

ESL Advanced

COSTI's ESL Advanced level program teaches students already able to communicate in English at a conversational level to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The ESL Advanced level program is delivered by certified instructors in partnership with the Toronto and York Catholic District School Board.

Services Available

    Students attending the ESL Advanced level program, will:

  • develop strategies for effective communication;
  • practice speaking and listening comprehension skills in everyday social situations;
  • build a solid foundation of grammar in everyday writing; and
  • practice applying their English skills through a variety of methods and activities.
Students attending the ESL Advanced level program, will: *develop strategies for effective communication; *practice speaking and listening comprehension skills in everyday social situations; *build a solid foundation of grammar in everyday writing; and *practice applying their English skills through a variety of methods and activities.

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 and must speak English at an intermediate level.

Program Intake

Day and evening programs are available. For more information on COSTI's ESL Advanced 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 & Skills Training Services, Newmarket
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services,16655 Yonge Street, Unit 26
Newmarket, ON
Phone: 289.841.3032
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 Advanced program.

The ESL Advanced level program is funded by the Government of 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.

School Board Contacts

Contacts – School Boards

Toronto District School Board
263 McCaul Street, Toronto
Tel: 416.397.3000

Toronto Catholic District School Board
80 Sheppard Avenue East, North York
Tel: 416.222.8282

York Region District School Board
60 Wellington Street West, Aurora
Tel: 416.969.8131

York Catholic District School Board
320 Bloomington Road West, Aurora
Tel: 416.221.5050 or Toll-free 1.800.263.2075