ESL Summer School Registration in July and August is ONLY available at St. Mary’s Campus!
If you wish to improve your English NOW, register ANYTIME for English Language Classes offered mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays. If you are looking for summer programs for your child, visit any of the other Summer Program webpages to find one that suits your children’s interests and needs.
Summer ESL Classes
Don’t stop learning English! It is okay to take a break over the summer, but the longer you are away from class, the harder it is to remember what you have learned.
Students learning English at ALL CLB levels can attend classes in the morning, afternoon and evening!
- Morning (8:30am-11:30am), Monday to Friday
- Early afternoon (12:00pm-2:30pm), Monday to Friday
- Evening (6:30pm-9:00pm), Monday and Wednesday
Daytime classes for CLB 3 or higher can focus on Reading/Writing, Listening/Speaking or specialty classes.
Computers and Technology are everywhere! You need them in work, at school, to sign up for recreation programs, to communicate with friends and family around the world and in so many other ways! If you know a little bit about using computers or nothing at all, take this ESL Computers class to find out different ways technology will help you improve your English, find better work, further your education or help you in everyday life.
Offered to students CLB 2+ — to be confirmed
Usually July ONLY, 4 weeks — to be confirmed
Tentative: Monday-Friday, 12:00pm-2:30pm
July 3- Aug 10 — to be confirmed
Tentative: Monday to Friday, 8:30am-11:30am
If you are planning to apply for Canadian Citizenship, begin by taking a preparation class and then apply. There is only a short time between applying and writing the test.
St. Louis’ Citizenship Preparation program covers three key components in 9 sessions (July 3-13 — to be confirmed):
- Citizenship test topics are: Geography, History, Government, Voting, Rights & Responsibilities
- Test content and strategies to succeed!
- Citizenship practice test opportunities. Students who took the class and wrote the test received a 90% pass rate!
Offered to students CLB 4+
Monday -Friday (July 3-13) — no class on July 2 for Canada Day holiday — to be confirmed
Tentative: 12:00pm-2:30 pm
Reading and Writing
Offered to students CLB 3 to CLB 7 — to be confirmed
Tentative: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-11:30am
Listening and Speaking
Offered to students CLB 3 to CLB 7 — to be confirmed
Tentative: Monday – Friday, 12:00pm-2:30pm
Summer ESL Details
July 3 – August 10, 2018
(closed July 2 for Canada Holiday and August 6 for Civic Holiday)
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 11:30am
12:00pm – 2:30pm
Monday and Wednesday Evenings (July ONLY)
To qualify to attend ESL classes at St. Louis, you must be
- an Adult (age 18 years and older)
- Convention Refugee or
- Permanent Resident or
- Landed Immigrant or
- CANADIAN CITIZEN who was a newcomer to Canada at some point in your life and English is not your first language
- Visitor to Canada (additional fees apply)
- at ANY Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level
Once enrolled in one or more Summer ESL classes, students are expected to attend classes regularly.
One-time Summer Materials Fee: $5
- Assessment: $60
- Materials Fee: $40
- Hourly Rate: $7/hour
Attention Visitors wanting to take ESL classes: Please call an ESL office 519-745-1201 to book a language assessment. Bring Passport and Visa information, plus $60 assessment fee.
Step 1: Contact the YMCA Language Assessment Centre – 519-579-9622 (Kitchener) / 519-621-1621 (Cambridge). They will book an appointment and tell you what documents to bring. (Visitors to Canada, contact St. Louis at 519-745-1201 directly)
Step 2: Have your English language skills assessed for FREE. They will tell you what your CLB benchmark numbers are and find an English class that’s right for you.
Step 3: July 3 to August 9 at St. Mary’s Campus, 77 Young St., Kitchener ONLY, Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 12:15pm.
If you are a NEW ESL student and want to register for ESL Summer School, please bring the following to the St. Louis office:
- Personal documents as identification
Completed language assessment from the YMCA. If you had a language assessment in the last year, while living in a different community in Ontario, please bring that completed language assessment. (If you have not had an initial assessment or have moved from another province, please see Step 1
Office Hours to Register (by location):
St. Louis – St. Mary’s Campus, 77 Young Street, Kitchener
OPEN July 3 to August 9, 2018
- Mon to Friday, 8:15am – 12:15pm
CLOSED August 10 to August 27, 2018 / RE-OPENS August 28, 2018
St. Louis – St. Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener
CLOSED / RE-OPENS August 28, 2018, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
St. Louis – Emmanuel Campus, 22 Bridgeport Rd W., Waterloo
CLOSED / RE-OPENS September 4, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm (Tues & Fri)
St. Louis – St. Benedict Campus, 50 Saginaw, Cambridge (behind St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School off of Green Vista Drive)
CLOSED / RE-OPENS September 10, 2018 – come to class
Are you visiting Canada this Summer and would like to improve your English? We offer morning, afternoon AND evening classes over a 6 week period this Summer. If you take advantage of all three class options and have perfect attendance, you will have completed 200 hours of English Language Instruction.
If you are a Visitor to Canada, the assessment process and fees are a bit different for you.
Step 1: Visit any ESL Office, Mon – Fri 8:30am-12:30pm to book an assessment appointment. Do NOT go to the YMCA Assessment Centre.
Step 2: Bring Passport and Visa information, plus $60 assessment fee. Have your language assessed.
Step 3: Register for ESL class. Pay Materials Fee: $40 + Hourly Rate: $7 per hour (paid on a monthly basis)
Step 4: Attend classes (from July 3- August 10, 2018)
Visitor Assessment Fee = $60
Materials and instructional fees = $40
Hourly rate: $7/hour (paid monthly)
For More Information:
Call: 519-745-1201 x229