What is LINC Home Study?
If you are unable to take LINC classes in person due to illness, disability, conflicting work schedules, or distance, we offer free online English classes through the LINC Home Study program.
LINC Home Study is a free program offered in two parts:
- Complete activities and lessons online every day on the LINC Home Study website. You can log on anytime and work through the online classes.
- Receive a weekly phone/Skype call from your LINC Home Study Instructor. Your instructor will monitor your progress, explain activities, and assign homework. If you have any questions about the lessons, your instructor will help you.
Note: You must be a resident of Calgary to receive LINC Home Study with our organization. If you live in Southern Alberta, please register with Bow Valley College. If you live in Northern Alberta, please register with NorQuest College. If you live outside Alberta, please register with LINC Home Study – Canada.
Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, or Protected Persons
18+ years of age
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 3 to 8
A familiarity with computers
Non-mobile computer (desktop, laptop, chromebook – not laptops, tablets)
Approximately 6 Months (per skill)
Note: Students can join anytime
No Registration Cost
Students complete a 30 minute 1-on-1 meeting with your instructor each week, by phone or Skype. The meeting can be anytime between 8:30am to 10:00pm, Monday to Friday. Times on Saturday are limited to requests.
After the 1-on-1 meeting, you must complete 5 to 7 hours of homework per week, on your own schedule.
How do I get a LINC Certificate from this program?
- Students who complete one term and successfully pass their Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Assessment are eligible for a LINC Certificate, which is mailed directly to their house or made available for pick-up.
- Only students who complete this pre-requisite are eligible for a LINC Certificate. If a student has not completed enough hours of instruction and/or passed their CLB Assessment, they are not eligible for a certificate.
- This certificate can be used for Canadian Citizenship applications. Only the original should be sent with your application package. If you need another LINC Certificate for your own records, please ask for a new one.
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