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Day School LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers
Program Description Program Description

Program Description

Our LINC program offers opportunities to improve your English for work, life in Canada, or further studies. We offer English language instruction classes at all levels from Literacy to CLB 6. Enjoy the best quality of instruction, experience the Canadian culture and make friends from all around the world.

Childminding and bus tickets may be available to eligible applicants.

More English classes

- ESL Day School:
- ESL Summer:
- ESL Night:
- Specialized Training: Gain Canadian experience:
- ESL Credit:
- TOEFL Preparation:
- IELTS Preparation:

Who May Apply

18 years of age or older.
For non-English speaking adults, including: landed immigrants/permanent residents and convention refugees.

How To Register

Please call the YMCA Immigrant Settlement Service at 905-526-8452 to book a language assessment.
Then ask to attend one of our St Charles LINC classes nearest to your home.

Schedule and Locations

Enrol at any time

July 3-27, 2018: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30am
Classes do not run in August
September - June: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 150 East 5th (Mountain) 8:30 am - 3:00 am


Downtown Campus
45 Young Street (between John South and James South)
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1V1
Entrance and FREE Parking accessible from Augusta Street
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 6

Mountain Campus
150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)
Hamilton, Ontario L9A 2Z8
FREE Parking accessible from Brucedale Avenue
Tel: 905-577-0555 Press 5, then Press 0

Stoney Creek Campus
60 Barlake (Violet & Centennial)
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 1G7
FREE Parking accessible from Barlake Avenue
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 7

Downtown Campus
770 Main Street East (East of Emerald)
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1L1
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 8



St. Charles takes adult ESL/LINC learners on journey of discovery

For the 1,100 adult learners who enrol in ESL/LINC classes at St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education Centres each semester, learning English is often the most difficult part of the journey from their homeland to new land.

“We guide them on their journey,” says ESL/LINC Instructor, Dale Dobson. “That’s what we do.”

Seeing the learners grow in confidence as their language skills develop is the best aspect of the job. “Once they learn the language, Canada begins to feel like home.”