LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

What Is LINC?

LINC has been an integral program at CIES since 1992. LINC is a free of charge program providing a uniform quality of English language training for landed immigrants and refugees. Qualified instructors offer English instruction (in reading, writing, listening, and speaking) to small groups of students as well as providing training about essential skills, life skills and cultural awareness about Canada. CIES offers LINC classes from Literacy and CLB 1 up to CLB 7, full time and part-time in the morning, afternoon, and evenings during weekdays and part-time on weekends.

Students are expected to attend classes on a daily basis for the full duration of the program.  If students miss 2 or more consecutive days, or if their attendance is poor overall, they will be removed from the class and placed onto our waiting list.  If students have work or other commitments that would prevent them from attending class, they should consider waiting until they can fully commit on a regular basis.

Students are assessed through Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA), a principled approach to classroom-based language assessment aligned to the Canadian Language Benchmarks. For more information on PBLA please visit www.language.ca. To be eligible for assessments full-time students must attend a minimum of 3 months of class and 6 months for  part-time students and maintain a minimum of 75% attendance.

On-site parking is also available to students for 15$ a month (full-time) or $7.50 a month (part-time). Childminding services are available with our CNC Program.

 

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Am I Eligible?

  • Be a Permanent Resident of Canada, or a Conventional Refugee, or a Protected person under IRPA, or a person selected to become PR with an inform letter from CIC
    • Be over 18 years of age
    • Completed Placement Test at ILVARC or other CIC accredited Canadian Language Benchmarks assessments or placement tests.

When Is This Class?

Southeast Location
1723 – 40th Street SE

  • Full-Time (Mon-Thur) 8:45am-2:30pm
    (Fri) 8:45 – 12:00pm
  • Part-Time AM (Mon-Thur) 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Part-Time PM (Mon-Thur) 2:35pm-5:35pm
  • Part-Time EVE (Mon-Thur) 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Part-Time WEEKEND (Sat-Sun) 10:00am-1:00pm

Northeast
3820 – 32nd Street NE

  • Full-Time (Mon-Thur) 8:45am-2:30pm
    (Fri) 8:45 – 12:00pm
  • Part-Time AM (Mon-Thur) 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Part-Time PM (Mon-Thur) 2:35pm-5:35pm
  • Part-Time EVE (Mon-Thur) 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Full-Time WEEKEND (Thurs-Sun) 8:30am-3:00pm
  • Part-Time WEEKEND (Sat-Sun) 9:00am-12:00pm

Where Is This Class?

  • This program is offered at two locations:
    • Calgary Immigrant Educational Society. 1723 – 40th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB. T2A 7Y3. For more information, call 403-235-3666.
    • The Welcome Centre for New Immigrants. 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast. Calgary, AB. T1Y 7L9. For more information, call 403-291-0002.

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