Ottawa ESL Classes and
Computer Courses
for Spring 2021


Courses have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call St. Patrick's Adult School at 613-594-5773 for the latest information.

The courses shown below are usually offered in a regular school year.

The following ESL classes and Computer courses are usually offered at St. Patrick's Adult School. The pandemic has forced a change in classes available. Please contact St. Patrick's Adult School at 613-594-5773 for the latest information.

Because we have continuous enrollment you can you have flexibility as to when you join the class during the school year (subject to the rules and conditions that may be in place at the time).

Classes and levels are subject to change. For the latest information please contact
St. Patrick's Adult School.

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels for each class are indicated for clarity.

For information on how to register please click here.

ESL Classes & Computer Courses

9 am to 12:00 pm

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL Foundations CLB 0 ESL Foundations CLB 0/1
ESL CLB 3 ESL - Speaking for Work CLB 3/4
ESL - Conversation CLB 4 ESL for Job Preparation CLB 3/4
ESL - Conversation & Pronunciation CLB 5 ESL - Workplace Conversation CLB 4/5
ESL - Writing for Work and Study CLB 5/6 ESL - Reading & Writing CLB 5/6
ESL CLB 6 Business Communication for Success CLB 6/7
ESL CLB 7-9 IELTS Preparation CLB 6-8
IELTS Preparation CLB 6-8 ESL for Academic Purposes CLB 6-9
Computers CLB 4 up Computers CLB 4 up
Computers CLB 5 up Computers CLB 4 up

Our ESL and Computer classes are designed to be practical and enjoyable. They follow the CLB guidelines. Students are encouraged to participate and acquire language and workplace skills that will serve them well in their new life in Canada.

Canadian Language Benchmarks are used to determine English language skills in adults living in or visiting Canada.

The CLBs describe tasks in listening, speaking, reading and writing at various levels of skill. For more information on Canadian Language Benchmarks go to

All day childminding is available at St. Patrick's Adult School. Children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years may qualify. Age and developmentally appropriate activities are provided. Our qualified child care staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Spaces and times are limited. Please check with the school for details. Information about St. Patrick's Adult School is available here

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Computer Courses at St. Patrick's Adult School during the regular school year (September to June) include Web Page Design (HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop), MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Keyboarding and Introduction to Computers.

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at St. Patrick's Adult School during the regular school year (September to June) include all levels of ESL and IELTS. Childcare is available based on eligibility and availability of spaces.

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Our classes are taught by enthusiastic, experienced and professionally qualified teachers. They will help you achieve your goal of learning English as a Second Language while you have fun getting there.

Thousands of students from some 158 countries have benefited from and learned English at the best ESL classes in Ottawa.