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English as a Second Language (ESL)


The English as Second Language (ESL) Program is free for immigrants and to those Canadians whose mother tongue is not English.  Adult students may register and begin classes at any time during the school year (September - June). This is a very flexible program offered to adults. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each student whether at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level.  The personal approach to education, combined with a balance between academics, social skills, Canadian culture and Canadian language development, will prepare the learner for future academic studies, employment and living in Canada.  This program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Immigration (MCI). The program has a qualified ESL Instructor and is located at Chippewa Secondary School.  (Note: For ESL students that do not qualify under MCI, a fee for service is possible dependant of enrolment.)

​ ​ Information and Registration Contacts
Teacher:  Melanie McVeety
Chippewa Intermediate Secondary School
539 Chippewa St. W.
North Bay, ON  P1B 6G8
(705) 475-2341 ext. 8759​
Principal:  Tim Collins
Laurentian Learning Centre
647 McKay Avenue
North Bay, ON  P1B 7V7
(705) 472-5419 ​
North Bay & District
Multicultural Centre
100 Main St. E.
North Bay, ON  P1B 1A8
(705) 495-8931​
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Near North District School Board
963 Airport Road, PO Box 3110
North Bay, ON P1B 8H1
Phone (705) 472-8170 - Fax (705) 472-9927