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Destiny Discover
English for Academic Purposes (formerly TOEFL)
Program Description

Program Description

This high level class is well-suited for ESL students who are interested pursuing Academic English skills. The program is specifically designed to challenge the learner in English and improve their proficiency at a CLB 6 and higher. With continuous, disciplined in-class testing and individual progress assessment of all four language skills, the learner will quickly advance and be prepared for future entry to college, university or the workplace.

Students can collect Assessments for their Canadian Language Benchmarks while pursuing their academic goals.

More English classes

- ESL (English as a Second Langue) Day/Afternoon:
- LINC (FREE childming and FREE bus tickets available to those who qualify):
- ESL Summer:
- ESL Night:
- ESL Credit:
- Citizenship:
- TOEFL Preparation:
- IELTS Preparation:

Who May Apply

Must be 18 years or older have immigrated to Canada, and be one of the following: Landed Immigrant; Permanent Resident; Refugee Claimant; Convention Refugee; Canadian Citizen.

Minimum requirements: One Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 5 and three Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 6 or higher


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 any St. Charles campus. Please also bring your immigration documents and $10 consumable fee.

Step 3: You may begin attending classes immediately at any St. Charles campus that offers the program.

Schedule and Locations

Ongoing registration

September 8, 2020 - June 25, 2021
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Does not run in August


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


Free for current St. Charles students
$10 non-refundable consumable fee for new students

Fees must be paid using SchoolCashOnline:

Information for Visitors to Canada


We also welcome Visitors to Canada who would like to improve their English language skills. Visitors may attend ESL, IELTS, TOEFL or Citizenship classes. Please visit any St. Charles Campus to register. Fee: $3.00 per hour

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