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Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC):

The LINC program facilitates the integration of newcomers into Canadian culture and society by providing basic language training based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs). Students are taught basic and advanced topics related to Canada and Canadian society, while learning English.

Our program offers Pre-CLB/Literacy levels 1-3, as well as CLB levels 1-5 in part-time classes to meet the needs of students. Classes are offered as either Reading & Writing, or Listening & Speaking.

Pre-CLB/Literacy levels 1-3

Teach speaking, listening, reading, writing and numeracy skills to adults who have little or no literacy skills, or are semi-literate in their own language, or whose first language uses a non-Roman alphabet. Students learn to give adequate basic responses to questions, communicate basic needs, and engage in routine everyday communication.

CLB levels 1-5

Improve the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of students and move their performance levels to an initial intermediate stage. Students engage in intelligible and communicatively effective social interactions. At these levels, they demonstrate an ability to function in unpredictable as well as predictable contexts.

Seniors: CLB levels 1-5

The four competency areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing are practiced in these classes in a multi-level setting. Courses focus on topics relevant to seniors and are designed to accommodate their learning needs and styles.

Computer Skills Training

Basic computer training is provided to students to boost their digital literacy, as well as provide them with the technological skills needed to succeed in everyday situations.

Childminding is available for children aged 6 months and up.

Childminding Services Provided for Students Registered in the Program

  • Children 6 months – 6 years old
  • Referrals to relevant services
  • Healthy and nutritious snacks provided


  • Permanent Resident
  • Convention Refugees

For more information email Language Services at or call 519-915-5588 ext. 502.

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