London Language Schools
School Boards
Universities & Colleges
Private Language Schools


Thames Valley District School Board

Elementary and Secondary Schools (TVDSB)
Contact: Jeff Robinson                                                                                                       
Tel: (519) 452-2000 Ext. 20431                       
Adult ESL and LINC Programs (TVDSB)
G.A. Wheable Centre for Adult Education Classes offered at many locations throughout London. Classes also located in St. Thomas, Aylmer, Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Strathroy.
Tel: (519) 452-2660 Ext. 69674

St. Thomas Adult Learning Centre (TVDSB)
20 Balaclava St., St. Thomas
Tel: 519-631-0231

London District Catholic School Board

Elementary and Secondary Schools (LDCSB)
Catholic Education Centre
Tel: (519) 663-2088
Adult ESL Programs (LDCSB)
London District Catholic School Board Centre for Lifelong Learning
1230 King Street
Tel: (519) 675-4436


LINC: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

This program is for adult immigrants, convention refugees, and permanent residents who have not yet received Canadian Citizenship from Citizenship & Immigration Canada. LINC teaches English as a second language to newcomers with information to access employment, education and community services. LINC locations and assessment centre information is available at LINC London. LINC classes are available at:

YMCA of Western Ontario

The YMCA Learning Centre offers all LINC Levels from Literacy to LINC 7 at various sites in London, Ontario.

  • Citi Plaza (York & Wellington), 250 York Street Unit #330
  • Hensim Centre (Wonderland & Oxford), 611 Wonderland Road
  • Glen Cairn Community Centre (East London), 150 Kind Edward Ave)
  • South London Community Centre (Jalna & Bradley), 1119 Jalna Blvd
Contact: Joelle Rinker
Tel: (519) 645-7553 Ext. 2222 

Chinese Canadian National Centre

1701 Trafalgar Street, London
Contact: Rowina Cheung
Tel: (519) 451-0760 ext 102


YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin
16 Mary Street West
St. Thomas, ON
N5P 2S3

YMCA of Sarnia-Lambton LINC Assessment Centre

660 Oakdale Ave
Sarnia,ON, N7V 2A9
Tel: (519) 336-5950


College Boreal

Citi Plaza, 2nd Floor,
Unit 279 355
Wellington Street, London
Tel: (519) 451-5194
Contact: Jean-Pierre Cantin

Universities and Colleges

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe offers language classes to international students from Level 2 (High Beginning) to Level 5 (Advanced Academic Preparation) as preparation for post-secondary education in Canada. Extracurricular trips and activities are also available for students. Further details are available at ESL classes for landed immigrants and Canadian citizens are offered as part of the Language Stream of the General Arts and Science program (GAPS). Applicants can contact the Registrar’s Office, Fanshawe College.

Contact: Corinne Marshall
Coordinator, ESL Program
Tel: (519) 452-4430 ext 4358


Huron University College

Huron University College offers courses designed to improve the writing skills of international and exchange students who are enrolled at the school. Through its Writing Skills Centre, it also provides a multilingual component for students writing in other languages. An Activities Program focuses on introducing Canadian culture to international and exchange students as well as providing an informal and interesting atmosphere in which to mix with other Canadian students.

Contact: Theresa Hyland, MA, EdD
1349 Western Road, UWO,
London, Ontario N6G 1H3
Tel: (519) 438-7224 x317

King’s University College

King’s provides credit writing courses that are specially tailored for ESL students. A variety of other services are offered to meet the writing, speaking, reading and listening needs of their international students. Academic, practical and cross-cultural issues are addressed through a variety of programs and services including counseling and student advisory services, the International Students’ Bridging Program and a Peer Connection program which offers various excursions and events throughout the year.

The Write Place Coordinator: Therese Khimasia
266 Epworth Avenue
London, ON, N6A 2M3
Tel: 433-3491 ext 4437

University of Western Ontario Student Development Centre's - Effective Writing Program

The Student Development Centre offers a wide range of programs and services designed to support the writing skills of students, faculty, staff, and all other members of the University of Western Ontario community.

Contact: Paul Schmidt
Program Coordinator
Tel: (519) 661-2111, ext. 85942 

Private Language Schools

Applied Language Associates

ALA offers personally designed English programs for clients specializing in English for specific purposes.

Contact: Susan Meehan
London, Ontario, CANADA
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Broadwater Education Centre Canada

BEC provides TOEFL preparation, conversation instruction for business professionals and university graduates who plan on immigrating to North America. Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced levels are available.  BEC Canada is owned and operated by Sophie Colaco and Merwyn Colaco.

383 Richmond Street,
Suite 402 London,
Ontario N6A 3C4 
Tel: (519) 433-3131 or (519) 433-8434
Fax: 1-519-936-9103


CultureWorks ESL Inc.

CultureWorks provides university preparation ESL courses and weekly activities  with conditional acceptance to Brescia & King’s University Colleges, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Ontario Institute for Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa and Durham College. Intermediate, High-Intermediate, Advanced & High-Advanced levels offered. 

266 Epworth Ave London, ON N6A 2M3
Tel: (519) 679-2648
Fax: (519) 679-3238

London International Academy

London International Academy is a private international boarding school located in downtown London, Ontario, which provides a comprehensive study of English at the ESL, grade 9 academic, grade 11 university preparation and grade 12 university preparation levels. The academy also offers Ontario curriculum grade 12 university preparation courses in subjects such as accounting, physics, calculus, geometry and discrete mathematics, and chemistry.

365 Richmond Street,
London, ON N6A 3C2 PH.
Tel: (519) 433-3388
Fax: 519 433-3387


London Language Institute

London Language Institute offers both full and part time ESL programs through a 9-level curriculum that features small class sizes. The institute works closely with post secondary schools and provides university and college Academic Prep courses as well as TOEFL preparation. Winter and summer short term programs focus on introducing Canadian sights and activities to international students while working on English skills in the classroom. The Institute also offers a Business Program and, in addition, delivers ESL teacher training through the ACE TESOL Certificate Program.

183 Central Avenue,
London, ON
Tel: (519) 439-3350


Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute

The main objective of the ESL program at Nancy Campbell is to help young people become confident in their new language and happy in a North American setting. Students (Grade 1 through 10) complete the ESL program while taking classes similar to their English-speaking peers.