Anna Fletcher-Marsh
Marketing and Administrative Assistant
Telephone # (519) 884-4404 ext. 28659
Charitable # 119115707 RR0001

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Renison University College provides outstanding opportunities for learning and scholarship through an interactive, inclusive environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, respect for diversity, understanding among people, and service to others.

Program Story

Lifelong Language Learning 

Lifelong Language Learning (LLL) offers non-credit language courses to any adult in the Kitchener-Waterloo region interested in learning Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Courses are offered throughout the year in Winter, Spring and Fall terms during the evening. With a focus on the interactive importance of language learning, LLL offers students a space to learn a new language within a practical and engaging learning environment. Our courses range in topics from basic to advanced language acquisition, traditional Chinese medicine, calligraphy and brush painting, and Japanese Manga. Through its commitment to the importance of cultural awareness in language learning, LLL provides a diverse and enriching learning experience that is unique amongst the array of language learning programs out there.

The LLL program provides an enriching environment for all adults in our community to learn a new language at any stage of life. It deconstructs barriers and builds bridges to allow a diverse language community to grow both here at Renison University College and also the community at large.

Donation Impact

The impact of a monetary donation and/or a donation of your time will greatly improve our ability to assist students like Dana as they make plans to achieve their academic goals. If you would like to help other students like Dana, please consider donating to the Refugee English Language Fund. If you are interested in being a volunteer in the English Language Institute, please contact Michele Parrott at

Giving Opportunity

Renison University College is an affiliated college of the University of Waterloo. Giving opportunities are geared to helping students success, primarily through scholarships, awards and bursaries. One of the student success programs is focused on helping refugees who are making Canada their home. Through the generosity of donors, we are providing English for Academic Purposes programs, through our English Language Institute, to refugees who need to improve their language skills in order to restart their career or continue their schooling in a new country. For a testimonial from one of our students, see the above video.