Q1 : Am I eligible for these second-language courses at Education permanente school?
All adults can enrol in French as a second language, English as a second-language and/or Spanish.
Q2 : What is the difference between a full-time course and a part-time course?
A full-time course is 3 hours a day in class and 3 hours a day online, 5 days a week over 4 weeks.
A part-time course is one 3-hour class per week and 3 hours a week online.
Q3 : Do I have to work online?
To complete each level of part time classes, students attend the class for 3 hours once a week and work an average of 3 hours a week online.
For the full time classes, students attend school every day and work an average of 3 hours a day online.
Q4 : Is it possible to take 2 levels at the same time?
It is possible to take 2 classes at the same level, on different days.
Q5 : How can I go to a higher level?
For part-time courses, students need to complete their level with a mark of 75% and a minimum of 30 hours online and have no more than 3 absences from school.
For full-time courses, students need to complete their level with a mark of 75% and a minimum of 50 hours online and no more than 3 absences from school.
Q6 : Can I repeat a level if I fail?
It is possible to repeat a level if the student did not pass.
Q7 : How much does a course cost?
All eligible students for a provincial subsidy will only pay $35.00.
Q8 : Can I skip a level?
Please consult Q5 above.
Q9 : I have no knowledge of English (or French). Why do I have to go to the YMCA?
This is a new requirement from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
All immigrants who want to be eligible for a subsidy must be processed by the YMCA.