Classes currently available in Smiths Falls only.
In Lanark County, ESL is provided by TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education. The program is funded by The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade and operates under the Ministry's guidelines for eligibility. When ten interested, eligible, and committed students become registered and have completed the language assessment, coordinated by TR Leger School, an ESL class can be created in the particular community in Lanark County where the interested parties reside.In hopes to raise the awareness about this program and to produce the ten eligible students in order to start a new class, the LIP has agreed to promote potential ESL offerings in the communities where the need has arisen. Posters and newspaper ads have been developed in multiple languages in order to steer interested parties to the LIP general email account. Once they have responded, LIP staff will screen for basic eligibility and collect the information of the interested party. When the list grows to ten individuals from the community, LIP will liaise with TR Leger School in order to create the new class, should all parameters be met by all parties involved.
If you would like help in creating a new ESL class in your community, please contact us.
ESL in Schools for Children - resource provided by Shara Dupuis of Project Welcome in Renfrew County
Online language learning, including English as a Second Language, is available for free through the library with Mango Languages and Little Pim (for ages 0-5). You can access Mango Languages at the library using the library's computers or at home on your own computer with a library card. Access over 60 foreign-language courses and 17 English courses taught in your native language. Each Mango lesson incorporates the four key conversational components crucial for successful communication: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.