Program Outline

Our centre offers full time Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (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. Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) is used to facilitate class daily. Instruction focuses on all language skill areas including speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as soft skills. Additional activities and workshops outside the classroom enhance student learning and adaptation to life in Canada.

Our LINC/ESL curriculum has been developed in accordance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), PBLA and LINC guidelines. All instructors have Portfolio Based Language Assessment training. Each student is provided a PBLA language companion. Students’ progress is tracked using PBLA assessments and classroom attendance as well as participation.

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 March break.

Application/Intake Process:

Registration and testing are available by appointment only Monday to Friday. All students must register and be assessed. All applicants are required to show their immigration documents upon registration. After students are registered they will undergo an assessment 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 intending to Land or become 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: abelanger@folk-arts.ca
    Call (905) 685-6589 ext. 242