Back to top

St. George’s Centre for ESL

Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB)

→GUELPH

www.ugdsb.on.ca/continuing_education/

What:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funded—Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Who:

To attend IRCC funded classes, learner must be 18+ years, must have a first language that is other than English; must be residing in Canada as a Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee. Must first have a language assessment at Immigrant Services Guelph–Wellington.

When:

September ‒ June
  • Monday ‒ Friday at 9:00am‒11:30am, 12:30pm‒3:00pm
  • Monday ‒ Thursday at 4:00pm‒6:00pm
  • Monday and Wednesday at 6:45pm‒9:15pm
July and August
  • Monday ‒ Friday at 8:00am‒10:30am, 11:00am‒1:30pm
  • Monday and Wednesday at 6:45pm‒9:15pm
  • Tutoring times vary

Where:

Guelph—St. George’s Centre
21 King Street

Ask For:

(519) 766-9551


St. George’s Centre for ESL

Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB)

→GUELPH, RURAL WELLINGTON

www.ugdsb.on.ca/continuing_education/

What:

MCI funded—English as a Second Language program, ESL Literacy, Conversation and Pronunciation, Writing, Workplace Communication, Canadian Idioms and Expressions, Listening Comprehension, Citizenship test preparation, and ESL Tutoring Programs offered

Who:

To attend MCI funded classes, learner must be 18+ years, or a graduate of secondary school; must have a first language that is other than English; must be residing in Canada as a naturalized Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Refugee Claimant, or have arrived through the Live-in Caregiver program. Must first have a language assessment at Immigrant Services Guelph–Wellington.

A tuition fee must be paid by those residing in Ontario as a temporary resident, as a visitor, on a study permit or work permit. Not all programs are open to temporary residents. Some exceptions for work permits may apply.

When in Guelph:

September ‒ June
  • Monday ‒ Friday at 9:00am‒11:30am and 12:30pm‒3:00pm
  • Monday ‒ Thursday at 4:00pm‒6:00pm
  • Monday and Wednesday at 6:45pm‒9:15pm
  • Thursday at 6:45pm‒9:15pm
  • Saturday at 9:00am‒12:00pm
July and August
  • Monday ‒ Friday at 8:00am‒10:30am and 11:00am‒1:30pm
  • Monday and Wednesday at 6:45pm‒9:15pm
  • Thursday at 6:45pm‒9:15pm
    * Tutoring times vary

Where:

Guelph—St. George’s Centre
21 King Street

Ask For:

(519) 766-9551


St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centre

Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

→CAMBRIDGE, KITCHENER, WATERLOO
https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca

What:

  • Improved English will strengthen COMMUNITY connections, open more and better WORK opportunities and broaden EDUCATION choices
  • English Language Classes for Literacy and Canadian Language Benchmark 1-8
  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening & Pronunciation for English Language Learners at all levels
  • Portfolio-based language assessment (PBLA) where task-based learning determines CLB level progress
  • IELTS & Citizenship Preparation
  • FREE LINC / ESL classes for eligible students
  • ESL, IELTS & Citizenship students (Visitors to Canada pay extra fees)
  • Licensed Child Care and/or Care for Newcomer Children available in-person for students learning at school and remote support for families enrolled in remote classes
  • In-person classes are offered at the locations stated for students CLB literacy to Level 1, except Saturdays, which are remote learning from home
  • Remote learning from home is offered for students CLB Level 2-7 and will still be assigned to a school location for when we can safely return to schools in-person

Who:

All ESL/LINC Programs: Adults (18+ years)

When:

September to June (school year)

Summer school for ESL July 2021 only (dates, locations and format to be determined)

Visit https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca for updates

  • Monday ‒ Friday daytime class instruction (class times vary, 6 locations)
  • Monday & Wednesday and/or Tuesday & Thursday evening class (St. Mary’s Campus only)
  • Monday & Wednesday evening class (St. Benedict location only)
  • Saturday morning classes available (St. Mary’s Campus only)
Registration:
  • Language Assessment at YMCA required Call (519) 579-9622 to book a language skills assessment
  • Once assessment is completed, register online, submit assessment papers and register for English language classes Monday ‒ Friday (8:30am‒12:30pm) and wait for a call from the school

Where:

St. Louis—Cambridge St. Benedict Campus
  • (ESL – Day and Evenings)
  • Remote learning only (CLB Level 1-7)
  • 50 Saginaw Parkway (off Green Vista Drive, behind St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School)
St. Louis—Kitchener Main Campus
  • (LINC – Day only)
  • In-person (Literacy and CLB Level 1), remote learning (CLB Level 2-8)
  • 80 Young Street (behind Kitchener City Hall)
St. Louis—Kitchener St. Mary’s Campus
  • (ESL – Day, Evening and Saturday)
  • In-person (Literacy and CLB Level 1), remote learning (CLB Level 2-8) and all Saturday classes
  • 77 Young Street (across the street from 80 Young Street)
St. Louis—Kitchener St. Francis Campus
  • (ESL – Day only)
  • When this campus re-opens in January 2021, in-person classes will resume for students (Literacy and CLB Level 1 and 2) and remote learning will continue for ESL students (CLB Level 3-7)
  • 154 Gatewood Road (corner of Blueridge Road West & Queen’s Boulevard)
Emmanuel United Church—Waterloo
  • (ESL – Day only)
  • Remote learning only (CLB Level 3-8)
  • 22 Bridgeport Road West (Uptown Waterloo)
Highland Baptist Church—Kitchener
  • (LINC ‒ Day only)
  • In-person (Literacy and CLB Level 1), remote learning (CLB Level 2-6)
  • 135 Highland Road West (near St. Mary’s Hospital)

Ask For:

esl.stlouis@wcdsb.ca
(519) 745-1201
ESL—ext. 245 or 410
LINC—ext. 400 or 224


YMCA of Three Rivers

YMCA Immigrant Services – Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Services

→CAMBRIDGE, KITCHENER, STRATFORD-PERTH

www.ymcacambridgekw.ca

What:

Programs offered:

  • Language Assessment and Referral Services
  • Assessment of Language Skills
  • Referral to language training and other programs

Who:

Adult Immigrants to Canada (18+ years)

When:

Cambridge

Services are currently provided online due to COVID-19 Monday – Thursday at 8:30am–4:30pm
Friday at 8:30am–12:00pm

Kitchener

Services are currently provided online due to COVID-19 Monday – Thursday at 8:30am–4:30pm
Friday at 8:30am–12:00pm

Stratford–Perth

Services are currently provided online due to COVID-19 Monday – Thursday at 8:30am–4:30pm
Friday at 8:30am–12:00pm

Where:

Cambridge

250 Hespeler Road

Kitchener

800 King Street West, 3rd floor

Stratford–Perth

204 Downie Street Stratford

Ask For:

Cambridge and Stratford-Perth

Marian Rozman—Immigrant Services Lead
(519) 621-1621 ext. 6221

Kitchener and Waterloo

Anna Schwarz—Immigrant Services Lead
(519) 579-9622 ext. 240