LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, this service will temporarily be offered online. Click here for a list of contacts.

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).

Eligibility

Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Protected Person

18+ years of age

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Foundation L to CLB 4

Semester

Full-Time
April 6 – July 31, 2020
August 5 – November 17, 2020
November 23, 2020 – March 29, 2021

Part-Time (Morning/Afternoon/Evening)
April 6 – September 24, 2020
October 5, 2020 – March 29, 2021

Part-Time (Weekend)
April 4, 2020 – March 27, 2021

Note: Students can join anytime

Location

TIES Forest Lawn
1723 – 40 Street SE

TIES Whitehorn
3820 – 32 Street NE

Cost

Free
No Registration Cost

Schedule

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)
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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 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

Semester Breaks

Stampede Break (2 weeks)

July 2nd, 2019 – July 15th, 2019

Christmas Break (2 weeks)

December 23rd, 2019 – January 4th, 2020

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