Student Life at the School of English as a Second Language

As you learn English, we want to support you both inside and outside of the classroom. Our ESL Student Success Team is made up of student leaders who plan events, workshops, study groups, and volunteer opportunities year-round with the goal of getting you involved in the community as you practice what you’ve learned.

Learn English in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

We’re located in the heart of downtown Toronto, home to more than 140 languages! By using the latest technology and current teaching methods, we’ll support you as you achieve your language goals. Whether it’s preparing for post-secondary studies, getting ready for the job you want, or simply enjoying everyday life in Canada, our School of ESL can help.

What can you expect from your student experience at The School of ESL?

George Brown School of ESL facade

Modern Facilities

Housed in a state-of-the-art learning space in downtown Toronto, our School of ESL is located in the St. James Campus. In addition to classrooms, you’ll have access to a student lounge, common areas, study areas, library onsite, and a reflection room.

ESL students in a ski trip


Our ESL Student Success Team, made up of student leaders, plans events, workshops, and study groups year-round. These are great opportunities for you to practice in a safe and fun environment with people dedicated to helping you succeed.

ESL students in a sport event with college's mascot

Campus Life

In addition to your language classes, we want you to experience student life at George Brown. As a student you’ll have access to many college facilities and services including housing support, tutoring, sports and fitness, counselling, student-run activities and clubs, and more!

ESL students volunteers


Our volunteer program is an excellent way to improve your English and communication skills. You’ll meet new people, learn new things, and become part of a strong and diverse community.