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How to Find - ESL and LINC Classes

Site: Halton

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Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Overview of free ESL (English as a Second Language) and LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) classes in Halton, and directs to other related listings in this directory 
Both provide free training in English as a Second Language, most classes combine LINC and ESL students (the difference is in who funds the program, for different categories of learners) 
* LINC is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (for Convention Refugees and holders of a Permanent Resident Card)  
* ESL is funded by the Government of Ontario (for Canadian citizens, refugee claimants and live-in caregivers with a work permit) 
Centre for Skills Development and Training: (classes in Burlington, Milton and Oakville) 
* offer English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes 
* Enhanced Language Training (ELT) programs 
* for more information see full listings here 
Halton Catholic District School Board, Thomas Merton Centre for Adult and Continuing Education: (classes in Burlington, Milton and Oakville) 
* offers LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada), ESL (English as a Second Language), and FSL (French as a Second Language) 
* for more information see full listing here 
HMC Connections (formerly Halton Multicultural Council): (classes held in Oakville)  
* LINC (Literacy Levels CLB 0-7) 
* for more information see full listing here  
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning: 
* LINC 14-week program, full-time with various starting dates throughout the year 
* OSLT (Occupation-specific Language Training) 
* ELT (Enhanced Language Training)  
* for more information see full listing here 
Centre for Education and Training LINC Home Study Program:  
* Distance education course for those who cannot attend classroom programs  
* Language Assessment Centres 
* Online language assessment 
* for more information see full listing here 
Canadian Hearing Services, Peel/Halton/Dufferin Office: 
* LINC for eligible newcomers who are Culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing 
* for more information see full listing here
Hours Contact organization for information
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Requirements vary with each organization
Application Call for information or look in individual calendars
Languages English
Fees Program - varies with course taken
Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Physical Access Unknown - accessibility varies by class location
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Newcomers ; Topic Guides
HCSD Sub Heading All "How To" Guides ; English as a Second Language ; ESL, LINC and TOEFL Preparation Classes ; Special Topics
Service Categories English as a Second Language ; English Language Proficiency Test Preparation

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