Adult Language and Learning

Site: Chatham - St Clair St

Service: Adult Education

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-354-7424
Fax 519-354-5758
Primary Contact Tracy Callaghan, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Chris Benninger, Assistant to the Director
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Through 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates Year round but classes don't run in the summer
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Ages: 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.
Application By phone; Walk-in; appointment sometimes required; Application process required
Languages English ; 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.
Fees Service - 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.
Agency Information
Established 1984
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Culture and Communications ; Federal - (CIC) Government of Canada through the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Donations Service Level: ; Donations
Elections 1992-05-21
Agency Services
Site Information
Site Location next to Burkes Rentals
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
304 St Clair St
Chatham, ON N7L 3K1
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Intersection McNaughton Ave and St Clair St
Accessibility Partially Accessible
Other Details
Print Material pamphlets