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Continuing Education

VISITORS to Canada

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Welcome to the Continuing Education English Language Program

  • Our language courses offer the opportunity to improve your English skills in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing while you are visiting Canada.
  • Receive instruction from our highly qualified instructors.
  • Make new friends from all over the world while learning in a relaxed and fun environment.

How to register

STEP 1 – Call one of our locations to make an appointment for a language assessment.

STEP 2 – Complete your language assessment – bring your identification documents. We only accept original documents.

STEP 3 – Start classes at your preferred location.


Full-time DAY Program

  • Offered at Continuing Education City, Hill Park and Parkway Learning Centres
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Part-time EVENING Program

  • CITY Learning Centre: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. — Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
  • HILL PARK Learning Centre: Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • PARKWAY Learning Centre: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Our Courses

  • English Every Day : This course is suggested for learners who are interested in intense and continuous learning. Practice speaking & listening, reading and writing on a daily basis.  Participate in general activities and take assessments.

The English training at our sites is based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) and the Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA). For information on CLBs and PBLA, please visit  https://www.language.ca/resourcesexpertise/on-pbla/

Placement Assessment

  • All visitors will take the Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT).
  • The results will show the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) for listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • You will then be placed in a class to best support your English language learning.
  • The CLBPT is available by appointment only and is delivered online
  • The cost of the CBLPT is CDN$60.
  • If you are overseas or in Canada, you can also email us at ce@hwdsb.on.ca



Full-time DAY Program

  • Most courses are online for the 2020-2021 school year
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Locations: City Learning Centre, Hill Park Learning Centre or Parkway Learning Centre
  • Cost: $400 per month (four weeks)

Part-time NIGHT Program

  • All night classes are online for the 2020-2021 school year
  • Schedule and Locations
    • City Learning Centre – Mondays & Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • City Learning Centre – Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Hill Park Learning Centre – Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Parkway Learning Centre – Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $100 per month (four weeks)


-Fees for training must be paid in advance.  Fees are NOT refundable.

-Monthly payment will be paid online.

Our Learning Centres

465 East 16th St., Hamilton ON L9A 4K6 (formerly Hill Park Secondary School)

—-Free Parking

(905) 561-2190- Option 3

110 King St. West, Suite 601, Plaza Level, Hamilton ON L8P 4S6, Jackson Square

—-For-a-fee Parking

(905) 525-8833

140 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton, ON L8E 1H9

—-Free Parking

(905) 573-0941

Updated on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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