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Night School ESL - English as a Second Language
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

To register for evening classes, call 905-577-0555 or email

No official start date yet.

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

Classes start any time.

Starting September 11, 2018: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Please call at 905.577.0555, Press 5 then press 0


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


Staring September 11, 2018: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Downtown Campus
45 Young Street (between John South and James South)
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1V1
Entrance and FREE Parking accessible from Augusta Street
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 6


Starting September 10, 2018: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Stoney Creek Campus
60 Barlake (Violet & Centennial)
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 1G7
FREE Parking accessible from Barlake Avenue
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 7


$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

St. Charles takes adult ESL/LINC learners on journey of discovery

For the 1,100 adult learners who enrol in ESL/LINC classes at St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education Centres each semester, learning English is often the most difficult part of the journey from their homeland to new land.

“We guide them on their journey,” says ESL/LINC Instructor, Dale Dobson. “That’s what we do.”

Seeing the learners grow in confidence as their language skills develop is the best aspect of the job. “Once they learn the language, Canada begins to feel like home.”