English as a Second Language

The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) offers programs to assist newcomers to Canada. English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are offered with certified ESL instructors through Continuing and Community Education. The program locations vary depending on the community's needs. We have offered courses in Deep River and Pembroke. ESL programs are free for many people, and we take registrations for any date.

International Language Program 

The RCDSB also offers an after school international language program for elementary students. This is a free program for school-age children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. The program runs after school for 2.5 hours per week. Program offerings, dates and times are based on sufficient registrants.  Currently, a program for Mandarin operates at Mackenzie Community School.

Contact (Main Office)

Continuing and Community Education Office

P: 613-732-8740

To participate in English Language Training, you must first have your English language level tested to determine which course would best suit your needs.  Contact our office to arrange such a test with the Assessment Centre.