Communicative ESL Program

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At HSL, our English programs are designed to give you the language skills to live, work, study and travel in English with confidence.

Our English programs allow you to develop your English speaking, writing, reading and listening skills at a pace that suits your needs and timetable. Whatever the schedule may be – fast and consistently or slow and steady – our small interactive classes, communicative tasked based learning, real world practice and fluency development ensure that students have ample opportunity to acquire English language skills with confidence.   

To ensure you get the most out of each and every class, students are placed in one of five ESL levels as per their written and oral placement test.

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Teachers continuously monitor student progress throughout the program and give regular feedback and advice, helping you to develop the English language skills you covet.

info Who should enroll?

Students who: 

  • want to use English more naturally and confidently in various social and professional situations
  • are looking for flexible start and end dates for their study program


Program Options:

Program Type

Standard English

Semi - Intensive


Intensive Plus

Lessons per week





Evening Standard Program is also available
9 instructional hours per week
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Schedule | Monday to Friday:





Communicative ESL

Starter to Upper Intermediate

8:45 – 10:35 am

Standard Program

Communicative ESL

Integrated skills

10:35 – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 12:35 pm

Standard Program

Communicative ESL

Integrated skills

12:35 – 1:05 pm


1:05 – 2:00 pm

Semi – Intensive Program

Afternoon Electives

Specific academic skill

Canadian culture

2:00 – 2:05 pm


2:05 – 3:00 pm

Intensive Program

Conversation Practice

Conversation, Pronunciation, Fluency, etc.

3:00 – 3:05 pm


3:05 – 5:00 pm

Intensive Plus

Communicative ESL

Integrated skills


6:00 – 7:00 pm

Standard Program

Communicative ESL

Integrated skills

7:00 – 7:10 pm


7:10 – 9:00 pm

Standard Program

Communicative ESL

Integrated skills


Afternoon Electives* 

As part of our English courses, you have access to our elective and social programming. These afternoon elective classes will give you the opportunity to focus on additional areas of language learning with a focus on Toronto and Canadian culture and lifestyle.  Our elective classes alternate to offer our students the greatest variety possible. Students are given the chance to choose the elective classes that best suit their interest. Classes are mixed level classes. These classes vary and give students a chance to see how language is a living adventure.

HSL offers More Variety:

  • Pronunciation Class
  • Grammar Matters
  • Canadian Life and Culture
  • Film Fluency
  • Canada Reads
  • Conversation Practice
  • Vocabulary Builder
  • Urban Talk (Slang & Idioms)
*Courses are subject to scheduling and student enrolment

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