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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 instructions 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 language groups: Chinese, Punjabi/Hindi/Urdu and Dari/Pashto/Farsi.

LANGUAGE GROUPS

SCHEDULE

LOCATIONS

DAYS

REGISTRATION

 Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu speakers

9:00am-11:00am

Genesis Centre

7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10 Calgary

Mon-Thurs

Continuous

Dari, Pashto, and Farsi speakers

11:30am-1:30pm

Genesis Centre

7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10 Calgary

Mon-Thurs

Continuous

Mandarin and Cantonese speakers

Class 1
9:30am-11:30am

Class 2
12:00pm-2:00pm

Skyview Community Church, 9685 Harvest Hills Blvd N, Calgary

Mon-Thurs

Continuous

The Senior Classes are part-time LINC classes for beginners (CLB 1/2). These classes are free 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 Nick Tan at n.tan@centrefornewcomers.ca or you can complete the registration in person at the Centre for Newcomers Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.

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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