Grand Erie District School Board

Site: Brantford - 347 Erie Ave - Joseph Brant Learning Centre

Service: Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centre - Adult English As A Second Language Classes

Service Details
Hours Hours vary * by appointment
Areas Served Brant County ; Brantford
Eligibility Any elementary or secondary student new to Canada, entering the Ontario school system for the first time * any student from a French language school where French is their first language in the home * any student from the US, UK, New Zealand or Australia who has spent less than two years in an English language school system * Canadian-born students who have moved to a country where English is not their first language and have re-entered Canada after two or more years * First Nation, Métis or Inuit students who speak a Native Language in the home or are entering the school board from a Native Language Immersion program
Application To make an appointment contact ESL/ELD Teacher Consultant 519-756-6301 ext 281043 or e-mail * Aboriginal Education Teacher Consultant 519-753-2669  
Students should bring the following documents for their orientation or assessment: passport * permanent residence card or landing form * birth certificate * proof of immunization * proof of address * most recent school documents
Languages English ; If required, provide newcomers with language and cultural interpretation
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Brantford
Address & Map
Joseph Brant Learning Centre
347 Erie Ave
Brantford, ON N3S 2H7
Intersection Erie Ave and Birkett Ln
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description (Service) The Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centre is where newcomer families and students are introduced to the Ontario Elementary and Secondary school system. Assesses the student's current level of English and Math skills and makes recommendations to appropriate programs.
Contact Information
Office Phone General Reception 519-756-6301 ext 281030  
Adult English As A Second Language * Reception 519-759-3170 ext 281060 * Assessments ext 127062
Toll Free Phone 1-888-548-8878
Fax 226-250-3021
Primary Contact Kimberly Newhouse, Manager of Communications and Public Relations; Phone: ext 281147 519-756-6301; Email:

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