English Language Institute

Welcome to the English Language Institute

Metro’s English Language Institute provides English instruction to hundreds of newcomers to Canada in a friendly learning environment complete with experienced, helpful ESL instructors and counsellors. Our full- and part-time courses are designed to help you improve your English skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing so that you will feel confident and ready to pursue further educational or employment opportunities.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Learning English is about more than just mastering the language: it’s a great opportunity to learn more about Canada while you prepare for further education or employment. Metro’s ESL classes are based on themes relevant to Canada, and cover employment skills and career planning as well as intensive English language training.

The English Language Institute offers full and part-time intensive English language training programs to help you improve as quickly as possible. Beginner courses cover speaking, reading, writing, listening, and study skills, and STEP (Secondary Transitional English Program) classes cover more advanced topics in preparation for TOEFL exams or similar. Learn more about our Intensive English Courses.

Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)

Are you a newcomer to Canada (permanent resident) but not yet a Canadian citizen? We’re delighted to offer English tuition as part of the Government of Canada LINC program. These free courses are designed to help you increase your English language skills, learn about living in Canada, and make new friends. Find out more about our Full- and Part-Time LINC course options.

Why Choose Metro’s ESL Programs?

  • Everyone is Welcome: English Language Institute courses are open to all Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and adult international students.
  • Flexible and Convenient Programming: We offer daytime and evening classes with full and part-time options. Some LINC classes also provide free childcare!
  • Great Instructors: Our experienced ESL and English teachers are supportive, encouraging, passionate about what they do.
  • Group Tuition: Meet new friends and practice your skills in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Questions? Or need a more customized program? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the English Language Institute office at metro@epsb.ca or by phone at 780.428.1111 or 1.877.202.2003.