ESL Providers


KEYS Job Centre d’emploiKeys Logo

182 Sydenham St., Kingston, ON K7K 3M2
Phone: 613-546-5559
KEYS Job Centre d’empLoi offers LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)—free English classes to permanent residents and convention refugees. Begin classes anytime. Study part-time or full-time: English for the workplace, academic test preparation, (IELTS, TOEFL & CAEL), Canadian Culture & Citizenship and more.

kingston language institute logoKingston Language Institute

15 Montreal St., Kingston, ON K7L 3G7
Phone: 613-542-5241
Kingston Language Institute (KLI) is a private language school offering both full-time and part-time ESL courses, private/semi-private tutoring, test preparation, editing/proofreading and translation services. Continuous intake allows students to begin classes on Monday of any week and study for any period of time. KLI offers both academic and communication classes.

kingston literacy logoKingston Literacy & Skills LINC

16 Bath Rd., Kingston ON K7L 1C4
Phone: 613-547-2255
KL&S LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) helps you learn the language you need for everyday life, success in the workplace and further education. Classes from beginner (CLB literacy/1) to pre-intermediate (CLB 4) levels are offered at no charge to permanent residents and convention refugees. An educational child-minding program is available for parents attending classes. Start classes any time during the year.

Limestone CommEd logoLimestone Community Education

164 Van Order Dr., Kingston, ON K7M 1C1
Phone: 613-542-7369
Limestone Community Education (LCE) offers daytime and evening classes for adult language learners at all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Also offered is a Workplace ESL program for advanced students, which includes a work placement with a local employer. LCE welcomes all ESL learners, including those with a visitor’s visa, work permit or study permit. Start any time full- or part-time.

loyolalogoLoyola School of Adult and Continuing Education

41 Octavia St., Unit 6, Belleville, ON K8P 3P1
Phone: 613-966-9210
Loyola Adult and Continuing Education (Belleville) offers a blended LINC and ESL program for adult newcomers from beginners to advanced in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Specialized classes include Pre-PSW (Personal Support Worker), Computers, TOEFL/IELTS, and Citizenship Preparation, among others. Daytime and evening classes available. Start any time. No classes in July or August.

Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education
1440 Princess St., Kingston, ON K7M 3E5
Phone: 613-544-3361
Loyola Adult and Continuing Education (Kingston) offers ESL classes for adults from beginners (afternoons) to high intermediate (mornings) in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Start any time. No classes in July or August.


LoyalistWordmarkLoyalist College

376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd., Belleville ON K8N 5B9
Phone: 613-969-1913
Loyalist College offers a one-year EAP certificate to international and domestic students who can then enter a college diploma program. Four “sheltered” courses at 14 hours per week per semester improve writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. They include Introductory English, College Writing, Computer Language Lab and Interpersonal Communications. In addition to language-based courses, students also take two elective courses per semester that integrate them into a mainstream class environment and offer an opportunity to explore potential program areas after EAP.

queenschool of english logoQueen’s School of English

Duncan McArthur Hall, 511 Union St., Kingston, ON, Canada K7M 5R7
Phone: 613-533-2472
Queen’s School of English (QSoE), founded in 1942, offers international students a variety of English language programs, including intensive academic English, short-term and tailored programs. Students choose to study at QSoE for many different reasons: university preparation, to learn English for work, or to experience Canadian culture.

New LogoQueen’s University International Centre

John Deutsch University Centre, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Phone: 613-533-2604
International students at Queen’s University, international staff, and their spouses have access to the free English Language Support (ELS) Program at the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC). An English Conversation Group takes place every Thursday, 5–6:30 pm. Language Buddies can be assigned for individual assistance, for one or two semesters between September and April.

st lawrence college logoSt. Lawrence College

100 Portsmouth Ave., Kingston, ON K7L 5A6
Phone: 613-544-5400, ext. 6787
The EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Program provides international and domestic students with instruction at two levels: Intermediate and Advanced. Students will develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, and will have the ability to successfully participate and function in an English-speaking academic environment in Canada. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Canadian culture and the local area through meaningful experiences in the community, which will include field trips to various historical and cultural sites. Students receive a total of 24 hours of instruction a week, which includes four hours of computer lab time.


Albert CollegeAlbert College

160 Dundas St. W., Belleville, ON K8P 1A6
Phone: 613-968-5726
Albert College, Canada’s oldest co-educational boarding and day school, offers ESL academic courses to international high school students aged 12-18 based on the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum (levels A-E, from beginner to advanced). For students with limited English, the English Foundation Year program provides an entry into academic studies. In addition, Albert College offers an English Literacy Development (ELD) course, as well as TOEFL and IELTS tutoring.

fulford academyFulford Academy

280 King St. E., Brockville, ON K6V 1E2
Phone: 613-341-9330
Fulford Academy (FA) is a small international boarding school that offers Ontario Ministry of Education inspected programs for Grades 7-10. Successful students in Grades 9 and 10 receive credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. With full ESL support and teaching methods, international students gain the confidence to succeed in an English first-language environment. All programs focus on providing a transition period to ensure that students have the language skills, academic transcripts and TOEFL Jr. scores to be competitive for prestigious boarding schools in Canada and the United States. FA also offers a summer school program.

Fulford PREPARATORY college logoFulford Preparatory College

118 Main St. E., Merrickville, ON K0G1N0
Phone: 613-269-2064
Fulford Preparatory College (FPC) is a unique small boarding school for students wishing to complete their secondary school education (Grades 11 and 12), improve their English language skills, and/or be prepared academically, culturally, and linguistically for university or college in Canada or the United States. FPC focuses on supporting and meeting the individual needs of each student. The ESL Foundation Year program is a first step to learning English in order to meet the academic requirements of the Ontario Secondary School diploma (OSSD) in Grade 12. Through its placement services, FPC helps and supports students wishing to apply to post-secondary institutions.

Limestone schoolboard logoLimestone District School Board

220 Portsmouth Ave., Postal Bag 610, Kingston, ON K7L 4X4
Phone: 613-544-6920
Elementary–ESL is available to all elementary students in the board, either through direct itinerant support with a qualified ESL teacher, or indirect support from the ESL teacher via the classroom teacher.

Secondary– All secondary schools in the Limestone District School Board accept English Language Learners. Where required, students are offered individualized counselling for language programs and for integration into the school system and community. Two secondary schools in Kingston offer ESL credit courses in preparation for mainstream curriculum courses:

Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute
Bayridge Secondary School

upper canada district school board logoUpper Canada District School Board

225 Central Ave., W., Brockville, ON K6V 5X1
Phone: 613-342-0371
Elementary– Qualified itinerant ESL program resource teachers provide support to classroom teachers of any identified English Language Learners (ELLs) from Kindergarten to Grade 6, which ensures successful language acquisition, curriculum learning, and integration into the school community.

Secondary– Qualified itinerant ESL program resource teachers provide support to classroom teachers of any identified ELL students from Grade 7 to 12. In addition, eight secondary schools offer ESL credit courses. Four are within the TESL Kingston boundary: Brockville Collegiate Institute, Thousand Islands Secondary School (Brockville), Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute and North Grenville District High School (Kemptville).


queensfac of ed logoQueen’s University Faculty of Education

Duncan McArthur Hall, 511 Union St., Kingston, ON K7M 5R7
Course: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)—pre ABQ
Professor: Liying Cheng
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 77431
The Teaching English as a Second Language course is designed to present Intermediate-Senior and Technological Education candidates with an introduction to the theories, methodologies, techniques and practices in teaching English as a second language (ESL) or a foreign language (EFL, i.e. teaching English overseas). Candidates will become familiar with the current Ontario curricula and resources for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) in intermediate and secondary schools (Grades 7-12).