Schedule: Saturdays        Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (4 hours per week)

Age range: 10 years and older

Cost: One time registration fee of 30$

These weekend tutorials are designed to better prepare students for success in their respective classrooms.

Volunteer tutors meet with students,  individually or in small groups, to help with assignments, review academic concepts and go over problem solving methods. Additionally, tutors assign remedial exercises and give practice exams.

There are extracurricular activities for students and they include: 

1. An outing to the Cabane à Sucre (Sugar Shack);

2. A trip to Quebec City; 

3. A Black History Month Heritage and Cultural showcase;

4. Monthly Potlucks; 

5. Games.

The dates and times of these activities  are announced to students well in advance.



The courses in this program are greared for participants at the Beginner and Intermediate Levels. Each level is divided into three sections and they both  extend over the entire academic year (September to June):

1. Section One is offered in the Fall session (September to December) and extends for 15 weeks;

2. Section Two is offered in the Winter session (January to March) and extends for 12 weeks;

3. Section Three is offered in the Spring session (April to June) and extends for 12 weeks.


Course Descriptions & Content

Option A: French l

The first level is an introduction to French.  Students will learn how to develop simple vocabulary and use basic grammar. This course is geared for adults who speak little or no French, and want to learn the  fundamentals with the aim to understand and produce simple sentences. The course will teach key vocabulary and verbs which will be useful in daily interactions. Students will learn the different sounds of the French language through the learning of basic principles of pronunciation and phonetic systems.

This includes day and evening classes.


1. Basic Salutations 2. Letters of the Alphabet
3. Vowels 4. Days of the week
5. Counting numbers ( 0-1000) 6. Colors
7. Anatomy 8. Months in the year
9. Telling the time 10. The verbs "avoir" and "être"
11. Conjugating verbs ending in -ER (Present tense and Future tense ) 12. Using articles ( les, le, la, un, une and des)
13. Negation 14. Preposition
15. Possessive adjectives 16.Writing simple sentences in French
17. Constructing simple message in French 18. Nouns: using  singular and plural nouns

Option B:  French II
The second level is for Intermediate French speakers. It will focus on vital, yet simple workplace and everyday communication. This course is for adults who have successfully completed the Introduction to French. Learners will learn more advanced concepts in this level.


1. Establishing contact with others 2. Introduction methods (providing simple information)
3. Spelling 4. Asking simple questions
5. Family member descriptions 6. Professional vocabulary
7. Description of personal belongings 8. How to discuss favourite foods and order in restaurants
9. Writing different types of letters 10. Constructing messages
11. Understanding and using French expressions  

Cost: A per term  fee of $30 for registration in the ABE Program 




These  courses are intended to help individuals learn how to use information technology (IT) devices, common software applications, email and how to surf the internet.

This program is divided into two levels:

Option A:  Introduction to Computers and Email


Option B:  Computer Intermediate.


Course Descriptions and Content

Option A:  Introduction to Computers and Email

The first level of the course is for adults with little or no knowledge in the use of computers.


1. Use of the Mouse 2. Use of the Keyboard
3. Basic features of Word processing 4. Basic features of Spreadsheet
5. Creating an Email 6. Opening, sending and deleting emails
7. Surfing the internet for Entertainment and News (Radio stations, News) and Recipes  


Option B: Computer Intermediate

The second level is for adults with acceptable knowledge and comfort  in the use of computers. In order to take this course, learners must complete Option A: Introduction to Computer and Email.


1. Intermediate features of Word processing 2. Intermediate of spreadsheets
3. Using Google 4. Online job search
5. Online forms 6. Online shopping
7. E-mail attachments 8. Online security

Cost: A per term fee of $30 for registration in the ABE Program 



Option A: Mathematics Essential Course

Course description:

The Mathematic Essentials course provides students with essential knowledge for Secondary I, II and III math courses, workplace training and some vocational training program placement exams. This course is given in small group and problem solving is practiced in all the topics.

Focus of the course:

1. four operations of natural numbers 2. integers
3. fractions and decimals 4. percentages
5. ratios and proportions 6. introduction to algebra 
7. solving of simple equations  


Option B: Mathematic Lab Course

Course description:

The Mathematics Labs course is intended to help students who are in high school and adult learning centers to improve their math skills.  During the lab sessions, the instructor meets with students either individually or or in small groups to assist with assignments, review concepts and methods, provide review exercises, pretests as well as to help students develop learning strategies.

Cost: A per term fee of $30 for registration in the ABE Program 



Option A: English Grammar Course

Course description:

The English Grammar and Writing course provides learners with the essential resources that will better prepare learners in their Secondary I, II and III English courses. This course focuses on the fundamentals of grammar, writing and punctuation. Students will develop writing abilities in simple sentences, structures, grammar and punctuation.


Option B: English Lab Course

Course description:

English Labs are intended to help students who are attending colleges, high school and adult learning centers to improve their grammar and English writing. During the lab sessions, the instructor meets with students individually or in small group to help with assignments, research papers, essays while providing them with remedial exercises, and exam preparations.

Cost: A per term fee of $30 for registration in the ABE Program