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ESL Conversation

ESL Conversation

COSTI’s ESL Conversation program helps students to speak English with confidence by improving their listening and speaking skills. This program is ideal for those students wishing to develop fluency and public speaking skills. This program is delivered by certified instructors in partnership with the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Services Available

    ESL Conversation students will:

  • learn the rules of basic grammar structure within conversation;
  • improve conversation skills through class interaction; and
  • learn about Canadian idioms; and Canadian culture.
ESL Conversation students will: *learn the rules of basic grammar structure within conversation; *improve conversation skills through class interaction; and *learn about Canadian idioms; and Canadian culture.

Who is Eligible

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

Program Intake

For more information on COSTI's ESL Conversation – Basic and Advanced 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 |

There is a nominal incidental fee charged for the ESL Conversation program.

The ESL Conversation 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