English as a Second Language

This program is of particular interest to groups of people who want to live and study in Toronto for a short period of time. Learn English and experience Canadian Culture and History! PAC delivers one of the largest English as a Second Languages programs in North America.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is designed to help adults improve English language skills through classroom instruction and immersion in Canadian life and culture. With a focus on the four basic skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking, classroom topics include:

  • listening for comprehension and detail;

  • improving the art of conversation;

  • expressing emotion and resolving conflict;

  • getting and giving information;

  • public speaking with clarity and confidence;

  • improving pronunciation.

As part of the cultural experience, there are opportunities for field trips to famous sites such as the CN Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario, Niagara Falls, Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto’s Kensington Market.

ESL Courses