Language Skills Program (formerly LINC)

(London, Windsor and Sarnia)
What is the Language Skills Program?

Language Skills Program is an English as a second language program for adult immigrants who are permanent residents and have not yet received Canadian Citizenship. LSP teaches listening, speaking, reading, and writing based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks. The Program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Classes are free.
Limited free child minding available for parents while attending class.
Limited free bus pass available to qualified students.

Locations, Times & Levels
Contact 519-645-7553, ext 1 for all locations.

Summer break: June 12 to September 11, 2020.
Course registration is continuous.
Fall semester starts September 14, 2020.

London

YMCA Wortley Education Centre
165 Elmwood Avenue East, London ON

*Care for newcomer children available.

Literacy:    Monday – Friday    9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Literacy:    Monday – Friday    12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Reading & Writing CLB’s 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 
Monday – Friday    9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Listening & Speaking CLB’s 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5:
Monday – Friday    12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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YMCA North London Education Centre
207 – 735 Wonderland Road N., London ON

*Care for newcomer children available.
All classes include skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Literacy: Monday -  Friday  9:00 am – 11:30 am
Literacy: Monday – Friday  12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
CLB’s 1,2,3,4 & 5: Monday – Friday   9:00 am – 11:30 am
CLB’s 1,2,3,4 & 5: Monday – Friday  12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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YMCA South London Education Centre
1119 Jalna Blvd, London (view map)

Free On-Site Care for Newcomer Children

All classes include skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Literacy:    Monday – Friday    9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Literacy:    Monday – Thursday    4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CLB 1/2:    Monday – Thursday    4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CLB’s 1, 2, 3, 4:    Monday – Friday    9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
CLB’s 1, 2, 3, 4:    Monday – Friday    12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sarnia

YMCA Learning and Career Centre
660 Oakdale Ave., Sarnia, ON
N7V 2A9

LINC
Free On-Site Care for Newcomer Children.
All classes include skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Literacy: Monday -  Friday  9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Literacy: Monday – Thursday  12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
CLB’s 1 to 8: Monday – Friday   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
CLB’s 1 to 8: Monday – Thursday  12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Additional language programs available in Sarnia:
English as a Second Language (ESL) – In partnership with the Lambton-Kent District school board
English as a second language is program for adult immigrants who are permanent residents, refugee claimants or naturalized Canadian citizens. ESL teaches listening, speaking, reading, and writing based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks. This Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Communities and Social Services.

Class times:

Day:
Literacy: Monday -  Friday  9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Literacy: Monday – Thursday  12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
CLB’s 1 to 8: Monday – Friday   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
CLB’s 1 to 8: Monday – Thursday  12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Evening:
CLB 1 to 8: Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ESL (English as a Second Language) with Computers
ESL (English as a Second Language) with Computers is program for adult immigrants who are permanent residents, refugee claimants, naturalized Canadian citizens or work permit holders. Learners will improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks while also learning basic digital literacy skills such as how to use the Internet, email, social media platforms and Microsoft office suite. Bus tickets are available to eligible participants.  This Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Communities and Social Services.
CLB 1 to 4 Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 12pm

English as a Second Language for Agricultural Workers
Migrant workers, permanent residents and refugee claimants will learn the English skills and vocabulary needed for living in Canada and communicating in the agricultural workplace based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks. This Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Communities and Social Services.

Literacy and CLB 1 to 4: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5pm to 8pm

Windsor

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario 
500 Victoria Avenue, Windsor ON
519-256-7330 ext. 253 

*Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) available during daytime classes for children (3 months to 6 years).

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) course schedule:

Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Literacy, Seniors, CLB 1, 1/2, 2, 3, 4, 4/5 - Integrated       
                                        
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Monday to Friday - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Literacy, CLB 1, 2, 3, 4, 4/5 - Integrated                                          
                                         
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Monday & Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
CLB 2/3 - Integrated   
             
Tuesday & Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
CLB 3/4 - Listening and Speaking
CLB 2/3 - Integrated   
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**Virtual summer class July 6 to August 28, 2020  - Monday to Friday 
CLB 4 - Integrated

** This is an online course using Google Classroom 

London, Sarnia & Windsor Funding:

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Sarnia Funding:

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