English as a Second Language

ESL at Western is a dynamic community filled with students from around the world. We offer full credit academic courses that meet all of the Ontario Curriculum expectations. To maximize language learning, students participate in a variety of activities including: oral presentations, novel studies, media projects, and literacy skills development. We also foster students' social integration through field trips, clubs, teams and a variety of community experiences unique to Canada. International and new-Canadian students are placed in language classes according to an initial TDSB assessment and advance through their levels at their individual academic pace.