Language Learning and Skills Development (LLSD)
Language Learning and Skills Development
LINC classes (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Language training is designed to effectively facilitate clients' smooth transition into Canadian life by obtaining the following: language skills necessary to function on an everyday basis; to support the adaptation process; to offer broad knowledge of Canadian culture and values; to develop soft skills; and to obtain language skills for employment and academic purposes. The existing LINC curriculum guidelines are used as a main tool for teaching settlement topics essential for the clients' adaptation. In addition to a variety of settlement topics, workplace culture and communication, building/advancing life skills (critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, networking, presentation skills) are included as part of the language instruction.
Newcomers involved in language training modules are accepted based on CLB testing completed at the Assessment Centres. The progress assessment using Summative Assessment Manuals (SAM) targeting all four skills will be completed at the midterm of the semester, and at the end of the semester using the Exit Assessment Tasks.
- 29 full time classes and 10 part time
- From Literacy level to level 7
- Between 15 to 20 seats per class
- Blended classes (80% in class and 20% on-line instruction) for higher levels at Mississauga site
LINC program outcomes
Newcomers have the official language skills and those with high needs, including resettled refugees, have the life-skills needed to function in Canada.
Permanent residents of Canada who have not become citizens, protected persons as defined in Section 95 of IRPA, individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents and have been informed by letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Convention Refugees. Client must first undergo a language assessment by a qualified assessor and be of legal school-leaving age in Ontario.
Sites of program delivery:
- 3660A Midland Ave, Scarborough ON
- 3225 Eglinton Avenue East, Unit 101/111, Scarborough ON
- 3363 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke ON
- 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga ON
IRCC video on Language Training for Canada.
Knowing English or French helps open the door to jobs, services, news and information in Canada. This video will help you learn about the steps you can take to improve your language skills before and after you arrive in Canada.
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