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ESL Reading and Writing

ESL Reading and Writing

COSTI’s ESL Reading and Writing program helps students to become efficient at reading and writing in English. Through this program, students will acquire the foundations of grammar, and the tools necessary to write effective essays in preparation for education at the college or university level. The ESL Reading and Writing program is delivered by certified instructors in partnership with the Toronto and York Catholic District School Boards.

Services Available

    Topics covered include:

  • vocabulary building;
  • grammatical structure and sentence formation;
  • punctuation and spelling; and
  • different forms of writing such as letters, notes, and short composition.
Topics covered include: *vocabulary building; *grammatical structure and sentence formation; *punctuation and spelling; and *different forms of writing such as letters, notes, and short composition.

Who is Eligible

Services are available to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, convention refugees, and refugee claimants approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Students must be 18 years of age or older, and be able to speak English at a conversational level.

Program Intake

For more information on COSTI's ESL Reading and Writing – Basic to Academic level programs, including start dates and times, please refer to the English Language Training Calendar.

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, Richmond Hill
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9325 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON
Phone: 289.842.3124

There is a nominal incidental fee charged for the ESL Reading and Writing program.

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.