Adult Language and Learning

Site: Chatham - King St W

Service: Adult Education, Newcomer Settlement Services

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-354-7424
Fax 519-354-5758
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Primary Contact Tracy Callaghan, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Melissa Parker, Executive Assistant; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Assist people within the community who are in need of assistance to learn to read and write in the English Language 
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. 
* Literacy Basic and Essential Skills Training  
* 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 
* Immigrant Settlement Services (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) * includes 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 
* Immigrant Employment Preparation / Pre Employment Program 
* Diversity /Intercultural Competancy Training 
* Newcomer Resource Centre 
* Other language classes as needed  
A computer lab with literacy and numeracy programs is available on site. 
On-site childcare available 
* Itinerant Sites 
Immigrant Settlement Services throughout Chatham-Kent are available by request. 
We will gladly meet with you in Blenheim, Ridgetown, Wallaceburg, Highgate, Tilbury, Wheatley and the many other communities in Chatham-Kent upon request. 
Please contact us at 519-354-7424 to arrange an appointment.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Meetings Classes are scheduled as needed
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 ; German - Low German ; Korean ; Spanish
Fees Service - for some ESL and LINC depending on eligibility ; None ; Adult Language and Learning services are available at no cost for those eligible. All programs are available for a fee for those not eligible for government funded services.
Agency Information
Established 1984
Primary Executive Tracy Callaghan, Executive Director
Funding Provincial - Employment Ontario, Ministry of Advanced Educaiton and Skills Development ; Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) ; Federal - (CIC) Government of Canada through the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) ; Donations
Elections May
Agency Services
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
240 King St W
Chatham, ON N7M 1E7
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Intersection King St W and Third St
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Other Details
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