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Continuing Education Adult ESL Program – Night Courses

Our experienced instructors will help you…


  • Improve speaking and pronunciation
  • Participate in casual and employment conversations
  • Read a variety of materials and write simple to complex texts
  • Increase your vocabulary
  • Learn language with computers
  • Use a portfolio to record and collect assessments
  • Students will have an interview with their instructor and receive a progress report at the end of each session.

Levels offered

Literacy to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7


All night classes are online.  Improve your English and your computer skills!

City Learning Centre, 110 King Street West, Plaza Level (in Jackson Square)

Monday and Wednesday classes

Tuesday and Thursday classes

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Hill Park Learning Centre, 465 East 16th Street

Tuesday and Thursday classes

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Parkway Learning Centre, 140 Centennial Parkway North

Tuesday and Thursday classes

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Registration & Assessment

All new students require a language assessment with the YMCA Assessment Centre.  We can make the appointment for you; please call or email us:

  • City Learning Centre – 110 King St. West, Suite 601, Plaza Level — (905) 525-8833–Fee for parking
  • Hill Park Learning Centre   465 East 16 Street  (905)561-2190  FREE parking
  • Parkway Learning Centre  -140 Centennial Parkway North– (905) 573-0941– FREE parking

Email us at adultesl@hwdsb.on.ca


  • No fees for permanent residents, refugees, or naturalized Canadian citizens
  • Additional fees for Visitors to Canada (Click to see details)

*Material fee required each term


  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and must have received a language benchmark assessment from the YMCA in advance

Information on language training

All our courses are designed following the Portfolio Based Language Assessment system.  Night classes are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). The CLBs are the standards used in Canada in language learning and teaching. The Benchmarks describe what a person who is learning English can do at in different situations at home, at school and at work.

For more information, assess the sites below:

Can Do Statements

Online Self-Assessment 

Updated on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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