Adult ESL Program

ESL teachers! Bring your students to the Bata Shoe Museum for an enriching and engaging learning experience. See the Museum with a guide or bring your group for a self-guided visit. Our tour guides are trained to work with groups of all language levels—beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Tour guides engage students in conversation, encourage questions, and give learners a chance to practice their language skills.

Tour Length and Program
Guided tours are 60 minutes in length. Choose a full one-hour tour of the museum or combine your tour with our unique Hands-on artefact session.

Why Choose a Hands-on Session?
Who says you can’t touch at the Museum! Enhance your visit with multisensory and tactile experiences through our Hands-on program. During Hands-on artefact sessions, your group will get to handle and examine museum objects up close while experienced guides explain the fascinating stories behind the shoes. Tactile experiences benefit kinaesthetic learners, and help communicate key information to ESL adults and those with low vision. If you’ve ever wanted to feel a sealskin boot or touch a shoe made from a tire, now’s your chance!

Cost of Program
Guided tours $6 per student; Self-guided tours $5 per student; Teachers free with booked tours.

Click here for a pdf version of our ESL program flyer.

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If you have any questions about our education program, or to pre-register, please call 416.979.7799 x242 or email Andrea Field.