St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education
Downtown Campus-Young Street, English as a Second Language Classes

Offers English as a Second Language (ESL) instructional programs to adults who have immigrated to Canada. ESL classes available days, nights, and in the summer. International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) classes also available.

Programs operated through the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) and funded through the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

45 Young St
Hamilton, ON
L8N 1V1
Hours: Hours vary by program. Call for details
Phone: 905-577-0555 Press 6


Age 18 years and older; Adults who have immigrated to Canada (Landed immigrants, permanent residents, refugee claimants, convention refugees, and Canadian citizens). Must have one CLB level 4 and three CLB level 5 or higher to be eligible for the IELTS class.


Call or visit to book an appointment for a language assessment. Assessments are run at the YMCA through the [YMCA Newcomer Settlement Program](trb:///record/HAM2001) Bring your YMCA language assessment to a St. Charles campus along with your immigration documents and a $10 materials fee to register.


Program - Fees vary based on program; People on a lower income may qualify for financial assistance





Areas Served

Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Non Profit