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Alternate Name CV19
Areas Served Cambridge ; Kitchener ; Waterloo
Description & Services
Description (Service) English as a Second Language classes
Hours Mon - Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am * Fri 10 am - 11:45 am
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Canadian citizens * Convention Refugees * Permanent Residents * Landed immigrants * Visitors to Canada welcomed
  • Step 1: Contact the YMCA Language Assessment Centre – 519-579-9622 (Kitchener) / 519-621-1621 (Cambridge). They will book an appointment and inform what documents to bring. (Visitors to Canada, please contact the YMCA Language Assessment first. If NOT eligible for a free assessment with them, bring visa and permit documentation, plus $60, to an ESL office to book an assessment) 
  • Step 2: Have English language skills assessed for FREE. They will tell you what your CLB benchmark numbers are and find the appropriate English class. 
  • Step 3: Register at the location suggested by the YMCA. If a St. Louis location is suggested, register at the location listed on the assessment paper print-out. 
Languages English
Fees Program - ESL Program Fee: $10 for the year * Visitors Fees: $60 assessment fee, $40 materials fee plus $7/hr for classes. Please bring passport or Visa and payment
Service Categories English as a Second Language
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-745-1201
Primary Contact Janet Waite, Program Manager; English Language Programs (ESL) / Citizenship Preparation; Email:
Alternate Contact Pauleen Payne, Program Manager; English Language Programs (LINC); Email:
Address and Location Information
Public Comments COVID-19 Update: St Louis ESL & LINC classes are running remotely. Teachers have been connecting with their students. If students have not connected with their teacher they can call the school at 519.745.1201. LINC ext 224 or 400; ESL ext 229 or 245. Students may also email at
Located In Community Kitchener
Address & Map
Forest Hill United Church
121 Westmount Rd E
Kitchener, ON N2M 4Y6
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Intersection Forest Hill Dr. and Westmount Rd. E
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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