Language Training and Assessment

Please note: We are following the best advice of public health authorities to minimize the threat of COVID-19. All classes have resumed, with some at reduced capacity to allow for physical spacing. Distancing and sanitation methods are in effect throughout the ESL Training Centre and on transportation. Masks are mandatory in public areas (halls, etc.).

CELPIP and CAEL testing have resumed with reduced numbers to comply with physical distancing recommendations.

If you are visiting the school or administration offices, please buzz at the main entrance for admittance and sign in to facilitate any contact tracing that may be required in the future.


Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

The ANC offers English as a Second Language (ESL) training based on the federal Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) curriculum guidelines and the national standard Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).* All instruction is provided by qualified instructors. On-site classes are offered at the ANC’s Adult ESL Training Centre in St. John’s and the ANC’s regional office in Corner Brook. Part-time instruction is also offered in the St. John’s area through the Itinerant Teacher Program and throughout the province via the Outreach ESL Tutor Program

St. John’s

Day classes: Both full- and part-time classes are offered at the Association’s Adult ESL Training Centre in St. John’s. Classes are open to permanent residents only. 
Evening classes: Part-time evening classes are offered regularly. Evening classes are open to all newcomers. Please contact the Center for this semester’s schedule.

Corner Brook

Part-time classes are available with both day and evening schedules classes are open to all. Please contact the Corner Brook Regional Office for more information. 

Contact us for more information

  • ESL Training Centre
    Phone: (709) 726-6848
    Fax: (709) 726-6841
  • Corner Brook office
    Phone: (709) 634-2656

* The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard is a descriptive scale of language ability in English as a Second Language (ESL) written as 12 benchmarks or reference points along a continuum from basic to advanced. Learn more on the CLB website.