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COMMUNITY-BASED LINC FOR SENIORS PROGRAM

Our Community-Based LINC for Seniors Program is designed for immigrants and refugees aged 55 years and over who wish to learn English in their communities.

To meet the unique needs of senior learners, this program focuses on specific learning approaches and instruction based on Canadian Language Benchmarks. Moreover, first language assistance facilitates senior learners' language development effectively. Through language learning and other social events in the community, the program provides seniors with opportunities to meet each other, reduce feelings of isolation and develop feelings of well-being.

Currently, we are offering this program to three ethnocultural groups: Afghan, South Asian and Chinese.

LANGUAGE GROUPS

SCHEDULE

LOCATIONS

DAYS

REGISTRATION

Afghan Group (Dari, Pashto, and Farsi speakers)

11:30am-1:30pm

Genesis Centre

7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10 Calgary

Mon-Thurs

Continuous

Chinese Group (Chinese, Mandarin, and Cantonese speakers)

Class 1

9:45am-11:45am

Class 2

12:15am-2:15pm

Vivo for Healthier Generations

11950 Country Village Link NE Calgary

Mon-Thurs

Continuous

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

9:00am-11:00am

Genesis Centre

7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10 Calgary

Mon-Thurs

Continuous

The Senior Classes are part-time LINC classes for beginners (CLB 1/2). These classes are free of cost and can be registered at any time of the year.

What you need for registration:

  • Immigration Document: (Permanent Resident Card and/or Landing Document)

  •  Language Assessment Report and Referral form from a designated language assessment centre in your area or your latest LINC Certificate.

  •  Completed registration form (download the registration form below)

 

 

 

 

Please email all required documents to:

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

For more information about this program, please contact:

 

Zi Ye, Student Support Specialist

403-464-8280

z.ye@centrefornewcomers.ca

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

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