English Language Learning (ELL)

English Language Learning SupportVolunteering as an ELL Tutor

Get help with your English language skills!

A volunteer tutor helps you practice your English conversation skills and find answers to your questions.
Sponsored by Halifax Public Libraries and the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

Programs are free and open to:

  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Canadian citizens born outside of Canada (Note: Recent immigrants to Nova Scotia are given priority.)
  • Protected persons as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act
  • Foreign nationals and their dependents who have been nominated under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, but have not yet received permanent resident status.
  • Individuals with work permits who have submitted an application for permanent resident status to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program or to Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Alderney Gate
Tuesdays/1-3 4-6 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
To register, call 902-490-4268

Bedford
Mondays/ 1-3 p.m.
Thursdays/ 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
To register, call 902-490-4073

Captain William Spry
Mondays/ 9:30-11:30 a.m.
To register, call 902-490-5715

Halifax Central
Mondays/ 1-3 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays/ 4-6 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fridays/ 9:30-11:30 a.m.
To register, call 902-490-5990

Halifax North Memorial
Mondays/ 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesdays/ 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
To register, call 902-490-6557

Keshen Goodman
Tuesdays/ 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays/ 1-3 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fridays/ 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturdays/ 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
To register, call 902-490-6408

Woodlawn
Mondays/ 1-3, 4-6 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
To register, call 902-490-3707