What is Enhanced Language Training (ELT)?
ELT programs provide job-specific, advanced-level English training to adult newcomers.
The goal of ELT is to provide language training that helps you find and keep jobs that match your skills and qualifications. ELT programs are especially useful for internationally-trained professionals and tradespeople.
Generally, ELT programs are equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 7-10. Many ELT programs also have bridge-to-work assistance, including mentorship, work placements and other employment help.
Where can I find an ELT program?
You can look for information on ELT programs from:
- Bridge Training Programs
- Community Information Centres
- Community organizations and settlement agencies
- School boards
- Public libraries
- Professional and trade associations
- Regulatory bodies (for regulated professions)
- Universities and colleges
Many community agencies can help you find the right ELT program for you. To find help in your area, go to Services Near Me.
For More Information
- Occupation-Specific Language Training - Language training at some colleges. This training focuses on language and socio-cultural skills you need to prepare for work in a specific occupation.
- Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) - This is the national standard for assessing English as a Second Language for adults in Canada.
- Questions and Answers about Enhanced Language Training - General information about ELT program funding in Canada. From Integration-Net.ca.
- Learn Speak Live: English Classes - If you live in Toronto, Peel Region, Simcoe County or York Region, you can call Learn Speak Live for information about English classes in your area. Call 1-877-322-5277.
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