English as a Second Language


Whether you’re looking to prepare for further study, a new career, or simply to enjoy everyday life in Canada, we offer a range of options to suit your specific English language needs.

Our School of English as a Second Language offers instruction in the heart of downtown Toronto. Whether you’re interested in studying full-time, part-time, or exploring Toronto, we have a program for you. As a George Brown College student, you have access to the benefits the college has to offer. 

At George Brown we:

  • have experienced teachers to ensure you are receiving the highest quality language instruction
  • assess your language skills so you can customize and tailor your learning
  • use the latest tools and technology in our interactive classrooms
  • offer pathways to a variety of programs, including college diploma, degree and postgraduate degree programs
  • organize social activities for you to practice English, make new friends, and explore Toronto
  • offer flexibility with our full-time and part-time programs

How can we help you improve your English skills?

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International Students
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Check out the profiles of the many talented faculty and staff members at The School of English as a Second Language.

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If you have any questions, please get in touch! We’re happy to help you evaluate your options. We respond to most inquiries within 1 business day.


Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry.  


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