Program Outline

Our centre offers full time Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for adults of varying levels of language ability. Our LINC/ESL program facilitates students’ social, cultural and occupational integration into Canadian life.

The program is delivered by certified LINC/ESL instructors with experience teaching both in Canada and abroad. Instruction focuses on all language skill areas including speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as soft skills.

Students are tested in the classroom regularly. The centre offers Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in our fully equipped computer lab with updated ESL software. The CALL lab features 12 student work stations and a variety of multi-level ESL software programs with audio instructions. One or two afternoons per week students attend CALL classes.

Our LINC/ESL curriculum has been developed in accordance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBM) and LINC guidelines.

Program Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Lunch is from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

There are three breaks throughout the school year, these include: Summer Break, 2-week Christmas break, and 1-week break in March

Application/Intake Process:

Registration and testing are available by appointment only Monday to Friday. All students must register and be tested. All applicants are required to show their immigration documents upon registration. After students are registered they will undergo a placement test to determine his/her level.

Eligibility:

An eligible, free of charge, learner will be an individual:

Who is a minimum of 18 years with no upper age limit; and

Who is a Refugee Claimant, a Convention Refugee, a Landed Immigrant, and intended to Land or a Canadian Citizen; or

Who is a provincial nominee, or their dependents, who has been approved through the provincial Nominee Program, but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or

An eligible learner, with fees, will be an individual:

Who is a minimum of 18 years with no upper age limit; and

Who is a holder of a Visitor’s Visa; or

Who is a holder of a Student Authorization; or

Who is a holder of a work permit.

Fees:
There is no charge to Landed immigrants, Refugee Claimants, Convention Refugees, Canadian Citizens and temporary foreign workers who are holders of approval in principal document for permanent resident status or a permanent resident visa.

A fee of $5.00 per hour is charged for holders of a Visitor’s Visa, a Work Permit or a Student Authorization.

Payment can be made on a weekly or monthly basis and individuals can choose to study either a half or full day.

The first day of classes is free of charge in order to determine if the class meets the student’s needs.

For more information:

Email: [email protected]
Call (905) 685-6589 ext. 242