Ottawa ESL Schools -
Questions and Answers

Classes and procedures may have changed.
Please contact St. Patrick's Adult School by phone
for the latest information.
Call 613-594-5773

Your ESL School Questions Answered

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Who can join your ESL and Computer classes?
A
Permanent Residents of Canada, Convention Refugees, Refugee Claimants and naturalized Canadian Citizens not born in Canada may apply to take our ESL classes. Applicants must also be 18 years of age or over, reside in Ontario and provide proof of residency.
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What courses do you offer?
A
We offer English as a Second Language (ESL), IELTS, LINC, and skills classes such as Computers, Sewing, etc.
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When does the next term start?
A
The Spring 2024 term for English as a Second Language (ESL), IELTS, Sewing and Computer classes started on February 5, 2024. Please call the school at 613-594-5773 for the latest information.
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How do I register for a class?
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If you are a new student or you have not been a student in our system in the last 12 months you can complete a language assessment by contacting the Ottawa Y-Language Assessment and Referral Centre (Y-LARC). If you do so please advise the assessor that you wish to study at St. Patrick's Adult School. Bring your assessment documents with you when you come to school.

Y-LARC has 2 locations in Ottawa.

Central Location:
308-240 Catherine Street
Tel: 613-238-5462

West Location:
1642 Merivale Road
Tel: 613-688-2150

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Do I need a visa to come to Canada?
A
Visa requirements vary from country to country. For information about your visa requirements please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
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Do you have Summer classes?
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Our next Summer session is scheduled to start in July 2024.
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Do you have Evening or Weekend classes?
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Online evening classes are available. Please contact St. Patrick's Adult School at 613-594-5773 for further information.
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Do you make arrangements for homestay?
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No. You must make your own arrangements.
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Do you have daycare for my children?
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Childminding is not currently available.
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Where do I register for a class?
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Registration is done in person at:
 
 
St. Patrick's Adult School613-594-5773

Do you have more questions? Please ask your question by contacting us. If you are in Ottawa please call St. Patrick's Adult School at 613-594-5773. If you live outside Ottawa use the form on the Contact Us page.

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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.

Computer Courses at St. Patrick's Adult School during the regular school year (September to June) are in-person and include MS Office, Google Apps and Introduction to Computers.

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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 have benefited from and learned English in the best adult ESL classes in Ottawa.