Night School ESL - English as a Second Language

Office Hours

Please note that these are the office hours and not the hours for the program itself. Please see schedule section below for information on program hours.

Monday to Friday: All locations and offices - 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Nights: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (150 East 5th Street Location) Please note: You can't register for ESL on Monday nights. OFFICES ARE NOT OPEN EVENINGS DURING THE SUMMER (JULY/AUGUST)

All locations will be closed August 7th to September 4th (With the exception of the 150 East 5th location which will be open August 21-31)
Program Description

Program Description

Our ESL night school is tailored to your busy schedule. Our program offers opportunities to improve your English for work, life in Canada, or further studies. We offer English language instruction classes at all levels from Literacy to CLB 6. Enjoy the best quality of instruction, experience the Canadian culture and make friends from all around the world.

More English classes

- ESL Day School:
- LINC (FREE childming and FREE bus tickets available to those who qualify): ...
- ESL Summer: ...
- Specialized Training: Gain Canadian experience: ...
- ESL Credit: ...
- TOEFL Preparation: ...
- IELTS Preparation: ...

Who May Apply

Our programs are for students who are 18 years-old or older, have immigrated to Canada and have one of the following status: Landed Immigrant; Permanent Resident; Refugee Claimant; Convention Refugee; Canadian Citizen.

Visitors to Canada who are 18 years of age or older are welcome.

How To Register

Enrol any time.

If you are a current St. Charles ESL student, please contact the school's main office.

If you are a new student, please call the YMCA Immigrant Settlement Service at 905-526-8452 to book a language assessment. Then ask to attend one of our St Charles classes nearest to your home.

When coming to St. Charles for the first time, bring your immigration documents, the assessment and $10 consumable fee.

Schedule and Locations

Evening classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6-9 p.m.

Please call at 905.577.0555, Press 5 then press 0 or email us at if you are interested.


Mountain Campus
150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)
905.577.0555, Press 5, then Press 0


$10 consumables fee

Visitor Fees
For all visitors to Canada and Canadian-born citizens
Full Time (6 hours per week): $18 per week
Part Time (3 hours per week): $9 per week

Information for Visitors to Canada

Visitor Fees
For all visitors to Canada and Canadian-born citizens
Full Time (28 hours per week): $84 per week
Part Time (15 hours per week): $45 per week

Letter of Acceptance

If you need a letter of acceptance, please provide us this information for each student:

Telephone number:
Date of Birth:
Nearest Canadian Embassy Address, Telephone number, Fax number:
Name and address of who you will be staying with:

The fee will be $480.00 in cash. If the student is accepted into Canada, the fee will be applied to the visitor fees. If the student is not accepted, we will refund the $400.00 and the $80.00 will be kept back as administration fees