English Language Learning

LINC: LANGUAGE INSTRUCTIONFOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA PROGRAM

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LEARN TO SPEAK, READ AND WRITE ENGLISH

The IWC provides Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) in a welcoming environment, facilitated by certified LINC instructors.

Our LINC program offers classes for levels 1 to 7 and Literacy at three locations in Hamilton. Full-time, part-time and evening classes are available. Day-time classes include free services for children aged six months to five years. Bus tickets may be available for those who qualify.

Classes are available for men and women, as well as women-only.

Why learn English at IWC?

  • Gain essential language for employment
  • Develop English conversation skills
  • Improve reading and writing skills
  • Get to know new people
  • Learn alongside your family with onsite childcare
Flexible program
– regular classes start in September –
Monday to Friday
 Morning: 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
  Afternoon: 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Three Locations
 MAIN SITE: 8 Main St. E
 REBECCA SITE: 182 Rebecca St
 MOUNTAIN SITE: 1119 Fennell Ave. E.
Registration

How to register

Contact Wasan
at 905.529.5209 x 233
WHEN CAN I START?

Enrollment is continuous. There is no start or end date. It takes 4-12 months to complete the program.

Who is eligible

This program is available for Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Levels 5, 6, 7.

STUDENT SUPPORTS

Childcare and transportation may be available.

WHAT CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE?

First Steps in English | Literacy - Pre-Foundation (PRE-FL), Foundation (FL)

  • Write the alphabet and basic words
  • Match words and pictures
  • Read simple stories
  • Learn conversations and vocabulary for work

Face to face English | CLB 1, 1L or CLB 1, 2, 2L

  • Simple emails, forms & notes
  • Basic grammar structure
  • Vocabulary for short, informal conversations at work

Build and use English | CLB 2, 2L, 3, 3L

  • Greetings and introductions at work
  • Complete forms
  • Read and write short sentences for work

Learn, Work, Live English | CLB 3, 3L, 4, 4L

  • Interviews and formal introductions for work
  • Write notes and emails for work
  • Create simple resumes
  • Give and follow directions

English in Action | CLB 4, 4L, 5

  • Make simple phone calls
  • Internet search skills
  • Conversations and discussions
  • Follow simple medical instructions

Intensive Communication For Work | CLB 4, 5, 6

  • Write emails, business letters and memos
  • Formal workplace telephone skills
  • Work on soft skills
  • Advanced grammar for listening and speaking at work
  • Use Microsoft Office
  • Create cover letter, resume, and video resume

Academic and Business English | CLB 5, 6, 7

  • Business correspondence
  • Presentations and debates for work
  • Research skills and paragraph structure