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Halton District School Board - Gary Allan High School

Service: Newcomer Language Services

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
At this time, all classes will be offered in a 100% virtual environment, using Google Classroom
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-632-2944 ext 133
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
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Primary Contact Subhadra Ramachandran, Manager, Adult Languages Program, Halton District School Board; Email:
Alternate Contact Andrea Taylor, In-School Principal, Halton District School Board; Email:
Contact Form
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
At this time, all classes will be offered in a 100% virtual environment, using Google Classroom 
Programs provide language training in English and French for those whose first language is neither English nor French 
* programs use the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) curricular standards 
* all instructors are OCELT-certified 
English as a Second Language (LINC/ESL) 
* provides learners with the opportunity to improve their English language proficiency according to their individual learning goals and priorities, in a group setting 
* curriculum is based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standards 
French as a Second Language (FSL) 
* offers learners opportunities to communicate in French in a variety of travel, leisure and job-related contexts 
* using the NCLC curriculum standards, learners will expand their vocabulary and grammar in a variety of themes related to their daily lives with the help of dedicated & professional FSL instructors 
Employment Language Training (SLT) 
* offers learners opportunities to acquire specific language & communication skills to succeed in a variety of employment sectors 
* using CLB curriculum standards, learners will focus on vocabulary and essential skills needed for the Canadian workplace 
* content in 12 different work sectors are vetted by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and taught by certified language teachers
Hours * Office 8 am-4 pm 
* Language Programs Hours see schedule
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
To qualify for the programs, you must be: 
* an adult (18 years or older) 
* a Refugee Claimant, Convention Refugee, Permanent Resident, Landed Immigrant, naturalized Canadian citizen (born outside Canada, where English or French is not their first language), certain categories of Provincial nominee and temporary foreign worker, or a Live-In Caregiver 
To register for LINC/ESL/SLT or FSL classes, you must have the following: 
* an up-to-date language assessment 
* immigration documents 
* proof of an Ontario home address 
* If you do not have a current language assessment, please contact the Language Assessment Centre 
ALL learners will have access to a variety of settlement support for themselves and for their children, if needed 
* this service is provided through the HDSB's Welcome Centre
Application Call, email or register online
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Site Information
Site Location Offered at various locations in Halton Region
Located In Community Halton Region
Address & Map
Halton Region, ON
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Mailing Address New Street Education Centre 
3250 New St 
Burlington, ON L7N 1M8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading English as a Second Language
Service Categories English as a Second Language ; French as a Second Language

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