Durham Region has English language classes for adult newcomers.

Evaluate your ability

Your English language skills must be tested before you can sign-up for English classes. 

After taking the language test, you will be assigned a language level and then you can sign up for the right English class.

Conversation circles

If you want to practice using English in speech, join a conversation circle.

Explore, learn and get settled

You can explore Durham and learn English at the same time. Use our Exploring the Region of Durham resource to get started. This can familiarize you with the community. It will also teach you some English language basics. These skills can help you settle when you arrive.

Resources for English language teachers

The Synergies: Settlement, Integration and Language Learning project helps English students strengthen their connection with the community.

The project achieves this with:

  • A task-based learning guide and module.
  • Training slideshows for instructors.
  • A summary of the Region of Durham case study.
  • Data collection tools to assist instructors in measuring outcomes.

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