Limestone Community Education offers programs and services to provide innovative training opportunities for more than 3,600 people each year. Our mandate is to create academic and workforce training that meets the needs of diversified client groups. We operate programs within the regions, ranging from Kingston to Napanee and South Frontenac.
English as a Second Language classes provide adult students of all levels with the knowledge and ability to improve their English language skills so that they can be understood by native speakers in both formal and informal situations. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes focus on reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunication, conversation and business writing.
Workplace ESL assists professionally trained newcomers with the language skills needed to compete in the local Labour market. By combining job search training (resumes, cover letters, and portfolio development) with an ESL focus in soft skills development (communicating with co-workers, problem solving and group dynamics) we can teach adults how to successfully transition into a Canadian work environment. This program also offers a work placement opportunity to students who successfully complete the inclass portion of the program.
In the Academic Upgrading program you will develop skills such as being able to work independently as well as being an effective team member, self management and organizational skills, and developing strong communication and problem solving skills. Limestone Community Education offers support and guidance to assist learners on their pathway to further education, training, employment and/or independence. All services are available free of charge. As a participant in this program, you will receive an individualized learning plan with a clear path to reaching your personal, academic, and employment goals.
International Languages for Children
International Language Instruction is a free program, funded by the Ministry of Education and delivered by the Limestone District School Board throughout the Kingston community. The focus of this program is to offer children an opportunity to develop and/or maintain the ability to listen, speak, read, write and understand a new language or their heritage language.