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Day School ESL - English as a Second Language
Program Description

Program Description

Please call 905.577.0555 or email to register. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO OUR BUILDINGS TO REGISTER!

Our ESL programs offer opportunities for newcomers to Canada to improve their English language skills for work, life in Canada or further studies. We offer English language instruction classes at all levels from Literacy to CLB 6. We also offer Citizenship, IELTS and TOEFL Academic Preparation courses. At St. Charles, you can work on improving your English in a welcoming and respectful environment. Enjoy the best quality instruction, experience Canadian culture and make friends from all around the world.

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

18 years or older, have immigrated to Canada, and be one of the following: 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

Please call 905.577.0555 or email to register. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO OUR BUILDING TO REGISTER!

On-going registration: Enrol any time

Step 1: Call 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

Schedule and Locations

Fall/Winter Session
September 14, 2020 - June 25, 2021
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Summer Session
Monday to Friday, June 28-July 30, 2021: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Evening classes: TBA
Classes don't run in August

Evening classes Click this link:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (150 East 5th, 45 Young Street)
- Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (60 Barlake Ave)


Downtown Campus
770 Main Street East (East of Emerald)
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1L1
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 8

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

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


$10 consumable fee

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

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
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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.”