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 TIES?
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
(If you are looking for CLB 5+, please view LINC Home Study.)
April 5 – August 8, 2022
August 11 – November 23, 2022
November 29, 2022 – March 28, 2023
April 5 – September 22, 2022
October 3, 2022 – March 28, 2023
April 2, 2022 – March 25, 2023
Note: Students can join anytime
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, this service is temporarily being offered online.
TIES Forest Lawn
1723 – 40 Street SE
3820 – 32 Street 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 – 2:30PM||8:30AM – 2:30PM||8:30AM – 2:30PM||8:30AM – 2:30PM||8:30AM – 11:30AM||—||—|
|Part-Time Students (Morning)||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||—||—||—|
|Part-Time Students (Evening)||6:00PM – 9:00PM||6:00PM – 9:00PM||6:00PM – 9:00PM||6:00PM – 9:00PM||—||—||—|
|Part-Time Students (Weekend)||—||—||—||—||—||8:30AM – 2:00PM||—|
Stampede Break (2 weeks)
July 8 – 21, 2022
Christmas Break (2 weeks)
December 19, 2022 – January 2, 2023
Funded / Supported By
Hybrid Learning Supported By: