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LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION
FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA (LINC)

LINC program is for adult immigrants and refugees (18 years of age or older) who need to develop necessary language and life skills to actively function in the Canadian society.  The program offers the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills based on Canadian Language Benchmarks.

The LINC classes focus on learning approaches and instruction that can effectively facilitate language development in the learners. The program also provides computer skills and sociolinguistic and cultural awareness through real world tasks. The learners are assessed through PBLA i.e. Portfolio Based Language Assessment. 

 

At Centre for Newcomers we offer full-time and part-time LINC classes as well a Provincial Online Model which accommodates students from all over the province of Alberta. These classes are free of cost and can be joined anytime of the year. The childcare services are available for children 19 months to 5 years. The LINC classes offered at CFN are:

SCHEDULE

CLASS

TIME

DAYS

REGISTRATION

CHILDCARE
(Ages 1.5 - 5yrs)

CLB 1/2 - 5

Full Time

Monday - Thursday

Friday

9:00am – 3:00pm

9:00am – 12:00pm

Continuous

Available

Morning

CLB 1/2 - 5

Monday - Friday

9:00am – 12:00pm

Continuous

Available

CLB 1/2- 4

Afternoon

Monday - Thursday

12:30 pm – 2:30pm

Continuous

Available

Evening

CLB 1- 4

Continuous

7:00 pm - 9:00pm

CLB 1/2 - 5

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Not available

Weekend

Continuous

9:00 am –2:30pm

CLB 1/2 - 5

Saturday

Not available

How to Register for LINC Class

To register for LINC classes with the Centre for Newcomers, you will need to complete an English assessment. Please contact Calgary Language Assessment and Referral Centre (CLARC, #1401, 910 7th Ave. SW Calgary) to book an assessment. After your assessment, please let CLARC know that you are interested in taking classes at the Centre for Newcomers.

You can contact CLARC on their website: https://www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca/clarcregistration/

Or by calling: 403-262-2656.

After the Centre for Newcomers receives your referral for LINC classes a member of our team will contact you to complete your registration.

 

Both online and in-person registrations are available.

 

Online registration:

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

Nicholas Tan at n.tan@centrefornewcomers.ca or call Nicholas at 403-569-3330

 

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.

 

3. Child’s Alberta Health Care Card if childcare is needed.

 

In-person registration:

Please visit Centre for Newcomers with the registration documents.

Registration hours are 9:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.

Our location is 125, 565 – 36 Street, NE, Calgary, AB T2A 6K3

Click below for the LINC registration form

New Student Orientation 

Potential learners holding a work permit, visitor visa, Canadian passport, or refugee claimant status can sign up for the Volunteer Led ESL (VESL) Program by visiting https://forms.office.com/r/1K3Dd5EP0K

For more information about this program, please contact:

Zi Ye

Coordinator, Language Programs

403-464-8280

Z.Ye@centrefornewcomers.ca

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

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