During Covid-19 all of our ESL classes have moved online.
Please call 519-301-4768 for more information.

Anytime ESL Online

For a newcomer who can't attend an ESL class to improve their English skills, Anytime ESL can be the solution. The Anytime ESL Program is an online English as a Second Language program. Its target audience is newcomer adults at Canadian Language Benchmark levels 1-5.  Learners will complete short courses while receiving online support from an ESL Instructor.

Learners will also work to create an online portfolio to showcase improvement in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.  If you are new to Canada and are interested in learning English online, please visit www.anytimeesl.ca to find out more.

Interested learners should have a working email address, access to the internet and an appropriate device as well as some proficiency using a computer or tablet. 

This is a free service available to those who qualify!


English as a Second Language

The Centres for Employment & Learning of Avon Maitland offer English as a Second Language programs. The programs are conducted in a classroom setting and are specifically designed to offer assistance to adults in the community for whom English is not their first language but who would like to speak, read and write better in English.

For class times please contact a Centre nearest you.

  • Learn to speak and write in English
  • Improve your communication and employability skills
  • Increase your knowledge of Canada
  • No charge
  • Continuous entry

Please bring proof of immigration and residency.

The Centre in Clinton -  60 Mary Street, Clinton, ON

Class Times:
Thursdays 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm 
For more information please call: 519.482.1700

The Centre in Goderich -  41 West Street, Goderich, ON

Class times:
Tuesdays  6 pm - 8 pm
For more information please call519.524.2515

The Centre in Stratford - 60 St. Andrew Street, Stratford, ON, N5A 1A3

Class Times:   
Mondays 9:45 am - noon and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesdays 9:45 am - noon and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm and 5 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesdays 9:45 am - noon and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm and 5 pm -  7:15 pm
Thursdays 9:45 am - noon and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

For more information please call: 519.271.4896

The Centre in Wingham - 152 Josephine Street, 2nd floor, Wingham, ON

Class times:
Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm
For more information please call: 519.357.4930

The Centre in Listowel - 280 Wallace Avenue South, Listowel, ON

Class times:
Mondays  9 am - 12 pm and 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays  9 am - 12 pm 
Childminding provided for morning class. Inquire about availability.
For more information please call: 519.291.9453 

The Centre in Exeter - 349 Main Street, Box 173, Exeter, ON

Class times:
Mondays 6 pm - 8 pm
For more information please call: 519.235.0471

Milverton Public School - 68 Mill Street East, Milverton, ON

Class times:
Tuesdays  6:30 pm - 8:15 pm (Family ESL Program - childcare provided on site.  Classes run from February 12 to May 7, 2019.
For more information please call: 519.271.4896 x 2402


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