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ESL Course for Syrian Newcomers in Lanark County

TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education Plans to Offer English as a Second Language Instruction to Syrian Newcomers in Lanark County

Syrian Newcomers Encouraged to Call 1-877-412-2472 to Register

(Carleton Place) – The TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education  wants to ease the transition for Syrian newcomers settling in Lanark County.

The school plans to offer English as a Second Language instruction for Syrian newcomers at its Carleton Place campus as soon as the school meets provincial enrolment requirements. The school is asking those interested in the course to phone 1-877-412-2472 to reserve their place. The school needs at least eight registrants to proceed with delivery of the course. The move is part of the school’s ongoing efforts to help Syrian newcomers successfully navigate any hurdles as they resettle in Canada.

The course will teach Syrian newcomers the basic English skills required to start their new life here, said Daphne Lane, manager of literacy and language services at the alternative school.

“What they’ll learn are appropriate greetings and responses, and the language to help them navigate their community, schools, libraries, banks and stores as well as social situations and recreational activities,” said Lane. “It’s learning what you need to know to cope with everyday tasks and to find and keep employment so they can become engaged in the community.”

The course will be offered free of charge. Funding is provided through the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. The hope is to provide instruction daily throughout the school year.

The program is geared specifically to Syrian newcomers because many more are expected to settle in the Lanark area over the coming months. Registrants will be required to undergo a language assessment through the school to determine their abilities so staff can best meet their needs.

For more information, please call:

Daphne Lane
Manager of Literacy and Language Services
TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education
(613) 256-2519
daphne.lane@ucdsb.on.ca

Lisa Noel
Team Leader
Immigrant Services
TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education
1-877-412-2472
lisa.noel@ucdsb.on.ca

Julia Case
Settlement Worker
TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education
(613) 803-0653
julia.case@ucdsb.on.ca

Posted May 16, 2016

 

 


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