Simcoe County District School Board

Service: Adult English as a Second Language, Barrie Learning Centre

Record #: BAR1787
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 09 Feb 2023


Description (Service) Free (for most students) instructor-led ESL program which focuses on speaking, reading, writing and listening skills ranging from beginner to advanced
  • each student is assessed through the Canadian Language Benchmark framework and placed in a class which is appropriate to their skill level
  • incorporate many practical and creative learning techniques including workplace situations, Canadian culture discussions, English conversation and computer skills into the ESL program
  • classes also offered in Alliston and Bradford

Service Details

Hours Evening classes available during school year on Tue, Wed, Thu, continuous intake year round
Areas Served Barrie
  • Ages 18 yrs and up
  • Landed Immigrant, Permanent Resident, Refugee, Domestic/Live-In Caregiver, Naturalized Canadian Citizen, Visitor, Worker with work permit
  • Immigration documents
  • if receiving benefits from EI or assistance from a government agency, make sure counsellor is aware
Languages English
Fees Program - fee for visitors to Canada and for workers with work permit ; None - for Permanent Resident, Landed Immigrant, Refugee, Naturalized Canadian Citizen, Domestic/Live-in Caregiver

Address and Location

Site Location Bayfield Mall north end side entrance
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Learning Centre, Bayfield Mall
320 Bayfield St, Unit 65
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3C1
Intersection Bayfield St and Ferris Lane
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-725-8360 ext 45151
Fax 705-725-8359
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Primary Contact Danielle Duhn, Coordinator, Newcomer Welcome Centre; Phone: 705-725-8360, Ext 45160; Email:
Alternate Contact Gerry Anderson, Office Assistant; Email:
Mailing Address Learning Centre, Bayfield Mall 
320 Bayfield St, Unit 65 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 3C1

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