Adult Language and Learning


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Record #: CHK0041 Last Modified: 25 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 11 Mar 2013
Located In CommunityChatham
AddressWaymur Building
48 Fifth St, Ste 310
Chatham, ON N7M 4V8
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Site LocationWaymur Building across from Sears Mall
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; elevator
IntersectionFifth St and King St
Mailing Address48 Fifth St, Ste 310 
Chatham, ON N7M 4V8
Contact Information
Office Phone519-354-7424
Primary ContactTracy Callaghan, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate ContactChris Benninger, Assistant to the Director
Description & Services
DescriptionThrough Adult Language and Learning, adults in Chatham-Kent can reach their personal learning and settlement goals in a supportive environment. Each client is interviewed. The client, with our support, sets individual goals, and is either referred to an appropriate agency or is placed into one of our programs. 
* Preparation for the Prior Learning Assessment (Pre-PLAR) and General Educational Development(GED) 
* Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) 
* English as a Second Language (ESL) 
* Citizenship classes as needed 
Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) -- orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community * may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services 
* Newcomer Resource Centre 
* Other language classes as needed  
A computer lab with literacy and numeracy programs is available on site. 
Job Search Workshops (JSW) and On-site childcare available
HoursMon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
DatesYear round but classes don't run in the summer
Areas ServedChatham-Kent
EligibilityAges: 18 year(s) and up 
May require literacy assessment, needs assessment, or immigration documentation to establish services at no cost VS fee 
All programs are available for a fee for those not eligible for funded services. 
ApplicationBy phone; Walk-in; appointment sometimes required; Application process required
FeesService - for some ESL and LINC depending on eligibility ; None ; None for Literacy programs - ESL or LINC  
fee for service with some ESL and LINC depending on eligibility 
All programs are available for a fee for those not eligible for funded services. 
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Arabic ; Chinese ; Korean ; Spanish ; Client support is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese. Support in other languages may be available upon request. 
Print Materialpamphlets
FundingProvincial - Ministry of Culture and Communications ; Federal - (CIC) Government of Canada through the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Donations Service Level: ; Donations
Supplementary Info
Alternate NameABE ; Adult Basic Literacy ; CCABE ; Chatham-Kent Council on Adult Basic Education ; ESL ; GED General Educational Development ; Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program ; Immigration Settlement and Adaptation Program ; ISAP ; Job Search Workshop SW ; Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
Former NameAdult Basic Literacy
Service Level(30) Provincial Government ; (40) Federal Government ; (50) Non Profit