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

Record Details
Public Comments Covid-19 Update - All Ontario public schools will remain closed until at least May 4, 2020

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 (SK- grade 12) 
* any student from a French language school where French is their first language in the home 
* any student from the United States, United Kingdom, 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 
Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre 
Adults 18 years or older are eligible if they meet one of these criteria: Canadian citizens born outside of Canada; permanent resident; Convention refugees, protected persons or refugee claimants; workers admitted under the Live-In Caregiver program; applicants under other programs holding the initial letter of approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Application To make an appointment contact ESL/ELD Teacher Consultant 519-756-6301 ext 281043 or e-mail * Aboriginal Education Teacher Consultant 519-756-6301 ext 281039 
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) A place where all new English Language Learners and First Nation, Métis, or Inuit students and their families are welcomed into the Grand Erie District School Board community 
Services offered: 
* language and cultural interpretation 
* assessment of student's current level of English language and math skills 
* recommendations to appropriate programs 
* introduction to the Ontario school system 
Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre 
Eligibility screening, language skills assessment and referral to government-funded English language programs including Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), LINC Home Study, English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, Enhanced Language Training (ELT), Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT), and Specialized Language Training (SLT)
Contact Information
Office Phone English as a Second Language teacher consultant 519-756-6301 ext 281043 
Aboriginal teacher consultant at 519-756-6301 ext 281039
Toll Free Phone 1-888-548-8878
Fax 226-250-3021
Primary Contact Kimberly Newhouse, Manager of Communications and Public Relations; Phone: 519-756-6301 ext 281147; Email:

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