What is Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)?
Are you new to Canada? Do you want to learn English? We offer FREE full-time and part-time Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes for landed immigrants and refugees, where you can learn to speak English as a Second Language. Our qualified instructors will teach you how to read, write, listen, and speak in English.
Childcare services are available free of charge to LINC students, for children aged 12 months to 11 years.
Which Canadian Language Benchmarks are available at CIES?
We offer the following Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB): Foundation L, CLB 1L, CLB2L, CLB3L, CLB4L, Pre-CLB, CLB1, CLB2, CLB3, and CLB4. If you are looking for CLB 5-8, please check out our English Online classes.
LINC students are assessed through Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA), a classroom-based language assessment using Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).
Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Protected Person
18+ years of age
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Foundation L to CLB 4
April 1 – August 2, 2019
August 6 – November 22, 2019
November 25, 2019 – March 31, 2020
April 1 – September 30, 2019
October 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
Note: Students can join anytime
CIES Forest Lawn
1723 – 40 Street SE
3820 – 32 Street NE
#311, 32 Westwinds Cr NE
No Registration Cost
Students can join even if a semester has started (and space is available) but might have to wait until the next semester for testing/moving up a level.
|LINC Class Schedule (Check preferred location for class availability)|
|Full-Time Students||8:30AM – 2:45PM||8:30AM – 2:45PM||8:30AM – 2:45PM||8:30AM – 2:45PM||8:30AM – 11:45AM||—||—|
|Part-Time Students (Morning)||8:30AM – 11:30AM||8:30AM – 11:30AM||8:30AM – 11:30AM||8:30AM – 11:30AM||8:30AM – 11:30AM||—||—|
|Part-Time Students (Afternoon) *Forest Lawn Only||2:30PM – 5:30PM||2:30PM – 5:30PM||2:30PM – 5:30PM||2:30PM – 5:30PM||2:30PM – 5:30PM||—||—|
|Part-Time Students (Evening)||6:00PM – 9:00PM||6:00PM – 9:00PM||6:00PM – 9:00PM||6:00PM – 9:00PM||6:00PM – 9:00PM||—||—|
|Part-Time Students (Weekend)||—||—||—||—||—||8:30AM – 2:15PM||—|
|Stampede Break (2 weeks)
July 2nd, 2019 – July 15th, 2019
|Christmas Break (2 weeks)
December 23rd, 2019 – January 4th, 2020
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