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COMMUNITY-BASED LINC FOR SENIORS PROGRAM

Community-Based LINC for Seniors Program is for immigrants and refugees who are 55 years old and above to learn English in their community.

 

The program is based on the unique needs of senior learners. The program offers the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills based on Canadian Language Benchmarks. The classes focus on specific learning supports, approaches, and instruction that can effectively facilitate language development in senior learners. The program also provides opportunities for seniors to meet each other to increase their self-confidence and feelings of health and well-being, reduce feelings of isolation, and increase engagement in the community through language learning and other social activities.

 

Currently, we are offering this program to two ethnocultural groups: Chinese and South Asian. The locations for the classes are as follows:

 

  • Chinese group (Chinese, Mandarin, and Cantonese speakers)

        Vivo for Healthier Generations, 11950 Country Village Link NE

 

  • South Asian group (Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu speakers)

       Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10

 

The Senior Classes are part-time LINC classes with first language support. These classes are free of cost and can be registered at any time of the year.

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Please download the registration form below and email it with the following documents to:

Sharon Bertomo at s.bertomo@centrefornewcomers.ca or call Sharon at 403-648-2216.


 
1. Immigration Document: (Permanent Resident Card and Landing Document)

 

2. Language Assessment Report and Referral form from ‘Immigrant Services Calgary’ or your latest LINC Certificate. To take your language assessment test please contact ‘Immigrant Services Calgary’ at

 

Phone: 403-262-2656

 Email:  CLARC@immigrantservicescalgary.ca

Address: #1401, 910 7th Ave. SW Calgary
 

Click below for the LINC registration form

For more information about this program, please contact:

 

Zi Ye, Language Training Associate

403-569-3330

z.ye@centrefornewcomers.ca

This program receives funding from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)