Welcome to “ELS” - Understanding English for newcomers to Canada. 

“ELS” is designed for newcomers who wish to learn more about the English language and culture. Our meet ups are tailored to the characteristics, specific needs, and expectations of the group.

The purpose of “ELS” is to share the power of learning English through creative and traditional teaching methods, techniques and activities that allow newcomers to use the language and communicate better. 

 

As a member of “ESL”, you will be provided a comfortable environment to gain command of the English language as well as to socialize and build a community creating friendships.

 

The goal is to give everyone the best opportunity to be successful students, workers, family members and citizens. 

 

People who have varied levels of the English language work with each other to learn how to read and speak English. Understanding English properly is critical for self-esteem and confidence building. 

 

When newcomers gain the tools to build fuller lives, everyone in the community benefits.

What We Do

 

  • We increase fluency and confidence by building vocabulary and providing controlled speaking practice in a safe environment

  • Individualized attention and learning

  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels learning together

  • Exploration and explanation of Canadian | North American culture

  • Conversation partnering with all levels of English speakers and non speakers

 

Grammar

Oral and written activities

Covers parts of speech, basic sentence structure, and tenses

 

Listening/Speaking

  • Content includes functional listening strategies

  • Sound discrimination 

  • Basic conversation 

  • Selective listening

  • Examination of grammatical and phonological features of spoken English

  • Practice sound production and differentiation 

  • Syllable stress, word stress, and intonation patterns 

 

Reading

 

  • Focus on building vocabulary

  • Developing reading skills such as finding main ideas, locating pronoun referents, and using context clues and increase reading speed and comprehension

 

Writing

 

  • The focus is on sentence-level writing 

  • Paragraph-level writing

 

“ELS” Meet Up Structure (Fees)

 

  • Members sign up for a 6-week period of 2 days per week (up to approx. 3 hours per day)

  • Participants pay a very reasonable fee to cover materials and facilitator’s time

  • If more time required, sign up as many times as necessary to grasp the principals. Or, just to enjoy the social connection

Contact Form

WHERE YOU CAN CONNECT WITH US

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
ABOUT
Toronto Food Safety Training is a registered provider (TrainCan, Inc.) of food handler certificates. Also, Smart Serve Ontario.
Government approved to train foodservice | hospitality programs | retail grocery establishments since 2007.
Our passion is sharing vital information to keep you and your customers safe from hazards that lead to foodborne illness.
COURSES & EXPERTISE

Smart Serve Ontario

“Anyone who sells, serves, or handles alcohol in Ontario must complete the Smart Serve Certification course before their first day of work.”

BASICS.fst

Employee level food safety training

ADVANCED.fst

Management level food safety training

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER

Trainer status. Requires 90% in ADVANCED.fst and TRAIN-THE-TRAINER certification.

PAGES

Yonge and Eglinton​

Toronto, Ontario

(416) 488-1790

info@torontofoodsafetytraining.ca

© 2020 Toronto Food Safety Training | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | (416) 488-1790