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English at Night

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Work during the day?

Join our English at Night program!

Program Description

This program gives you the opportunity to improve your English language skills part-time. It includes development in speaking, listening, reading, and writing from Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 1 to 7, plus Literacy.

This program helps you…

Improve speaking and pronunciation

Participate in social and work-related conversations

Read a variety of materials such as news articles, emails, instructions, reports, charts, and schedules

Write to describe, inform, explain, compare, and express opinions

Increase your vocabulary

Use effective and correct grammar



Fall session

Monday and Wednesday nights

September 12, 2022 to February 1, 2023

Tuesday and Thursday nights

September 13, 2022 to February 2, 2023

All class times are 6:00 to 8:30 pm. 

Winter session

Monday and Wednesday nights

February 6, 2023 to June 21, 2023

Tuesday & Thursday nights

February 7 2023 to June 22, 2023

All class times are 6:00 to 8:30 pm. 

Learners collect assessments to show their achievement in developing skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Learners will have an interview with their teacher and receive a progress report at the end of each session.

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 8:30 p.m.

Hill Park Learning Centre, 465 East 16th Street

Tuesday and Thursday classes

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Parkway Learning Centre, 140 Centennial Parkway North

Tuesday and Thursday classes

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Assessment and Registration

A language assessment is required. Email us at adultesl@hwdsb.on.ca for more information on booking your assessment appointment and to register.

Eligibility and Fees

  • Learners must be 18 years of age or older
  • No fees for permanent residents, refugees, and naturalized Canadian citizens
  • Fees for Visitors to Canada . The visitor program is currently suspended


Classes are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). The CLBs are the standards used in Canada in government-funded language learning and teaching. The Benchmarks describe what a person who is learning English can do in different situations at home, at school and at work. For more information, please see the Canadian Language Benchmarks Can Do Statements. Our courses use Portfolio-Based Language Assessment and language instruction is learner-centered and task-based. Language topics will be chosen in collaboration with other learners and the teacher to help meet individual needs for life in Canada.


Updated on Sunday, September 11, 2022.
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