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Learning English & French

Official Languages

Canada has two official languages: English and French.  All Government of Canada services and documents are available in these two languages.  English is spoken in most provinces.  Speaking English or French is important to life in Canada. Knowing one of these languages will help you to:

  • Actively take part in your new community
  • Find employment
  • Communicate with your children in the language they are learning in school
  • Become a Canadian citizen

For more information on language in Canada, visit the following links:

An excellent online resource for English as a Second Language learners, teachers and volunteers has been created by Settlement.org, for more information visit the ESL Corner

ESL Classes in Brantford

  • LEAF Program, Laurier Brantford
    For adults interested in studying or improving their English, Laurier Brantford offers the Laurier English & Academic Foundation (LEAF) Program. The LEAF Program focuses on academic English and prepares students for success in university. The program is also open to anyone with a high school diploma who is looking to upgrade their English skills.

  • Grand Erie Learning Alternatives
    English as a Second Language Classes are offered from Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 2:30pm. Classes are available from September to July.

Resource Spotlight

English Language Café

Practice and improve your English in a relaxed social environment. Meet people from other communities and make new friends. Learn more.

Opportunity Spotlight

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Study in Ontario has extensive opportunities for international students. Ontario is Canada's most populated province and provides education for over 65, 000 international students, the most of any province in Canada.