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Adult ESL Literacy Project


This is a special afternoon program for ESL learners who have 10 years or less of formal education in their first language. It provides a small, slower paced class with one-on-one instructor support. The instructor focuses on the learning strategy needs of the learner as well as English.

Who May Apply

Learners must have a Literacy designation on their Reading and Writing Benchmarks of PFL, FL, 1L or 2L from the YMCA placement assessment.


How to Register

On-going registration: Enrol any time

Step 1: Call or visit a St. Charles Campus to book an appointment for a language assessment at the Testing Centre at the YMCA.

Step 2: Bring your YMCA language assessment to the St. Charles campus. Please also bring your immigration documents and $10 consumable fee.

Ask about joining the ESL Literacy Project when you are registering for classes.

Schedule and Locations

September to December 2020 and January – March 2021

12:00 – 3:00 pm

Mountain Campus

150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)

Hamilton, Ontario L9A 2Z8

FREE Parking accessible from Brucedale Avenue

Tel: 905-577-0555 Press 5, then Press 0

Stoney Creek Campus

60 Barlake (Violet & Centennial)

Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 1G7

FREE Parking accessible from Barlake Avenue

Tel: 905-577-0555 press 7

Free parking


$10 consumable fee. FREE for existing St. Charles ESL students.

Fees must be paid using SchoolCashOnline: