Language Instruction (LINC)
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
“Success in Canada begins with learning English.”
Our LINC courses help newcomers improve their proficiency in English to facilitate their successful integration to Canada and become fully independent. We offer a supportive, friendly and welcoming learning environment where committed, dedicated and hardworking students can learn the language skills to:
- Communicate effectively in a variety of different situations (shopping, banking, medical appointments, social interactions, landlord/tenant, emergencies, making a complaint, asking for help, etc.)
- Learn about Canadian culture/society/values
- Conduct their own affairs
- Access the job market
- Further upgrade their education
We offer full and part time classes for beginner to advanced learners. All classrooms are computer equipped, and students have access to computers both during and after class. Free childminding is available for preschool children (6 mo. to 5 y.o) of adult language learners. All our language instructors are TESL certified and experienced in adult education.
Only Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees can attend in LINC Program classes.
Canadian citizens and refugee claimants are not eligible for LINC.
ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION:
Students must complete an assessment test at a YMCA Assessment Centre location prior to enrolling in a LINC Course. To book an assessment appointment please contact us in person at:
Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto
2600 Birchmount Road – Scarborough M1T 2M5
(Intersection Birchmount and Huntingwood – Huntingwood Square Plaza)
Free Parking * TTC Routes: #17 Birchmount and #169 Huntingwood
* Full Time Courses: LINC levels 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
* Part Time Courses Morning: LINC levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am
* Part Time Courses Afternoon: LINC levels 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
Monday to Friday from 12:oo noon to 2:30 pm
* Part Time Courses Weekends for LINC level: Literacy
Sundays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Students can join our courses anytime. Space is limited
Our LINC students benefit from free childminding services for children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Infant, toddlers and preschoolers play and learn in a safe and supportive environment. Our Childminding facilities offer a safe and welcoming environment fully equipped with learning materials, toys and a kitchen. The Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto / LINC Childminding Program is in full compliance with the National LINC Childminding Requirements, and is monitored by CMAS.
Like adults, children often struggle to learn a new language and get used to a new way of life. Our childminding staff understand the settlement challenges of newcomer children and provide newcomer families with the support they need to adapt and succeed. All our childminding staff hold Early Childhood Education (ECE) qualifications. Spaces are limited.