ESL Education Program

Recommended for all grades

Program length: 90 minutes 

Students will participate in a series of engaging activities that will introduce the function of Ontario's Parliament, its traditions and the rights and responsibilities of active citizenship. This education program, tailored to each group depending on language level and group expectations, is designed for English as a Second Language learners and includes a tour of the Legislative Building, a visit to the Chamber, and a participatory activity.  

Participatory Session/Activity: 

for beginner to low intermediate language level: 
  • Parliamentary Language & Traditions - Students will be introduced to vocabulary related to parliament, highlighting its function and traditions. Students will also have an opportunity to dress-up in the traditional uniforms worn by the Speaker, Sergeant at Arms or Clerk.
For intermediate to advanced language level: 
  • Active Citizenship - Students will participate in an interactive activity where they will gain an understanding of the three levels of government and their responsibilities with an emphasis on the function of Ontario's Parliament and how to become active and engaged citizens. 

Availability:

Monday to Friday, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm.

Advance registration is required. To book an education program, please submit an online Request Form, and someone will contact you within 1-2 business days. For more information, contact 416-325-0061 or e-mail tourbookings@ola.org. Note: program times and activities may change without notice due to parliamentary events.