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You can choose from a variety of adult language training classes to help you develop the English language skills you will need to live and work in Halton.

 

FREE language training instruction includes:
                 
  • ​English as a Second Language (ESL) - Programs designed for specific skill levels, groups of learners, and specific purposes.​​
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) - Provides basic language skills. If you need specific language skills, you may want to consider a program that better fits your educational or career goals.
  • Enhanced Language Training (ELT) - Programs that provide job-specific, advanced level English training to adults. ELT is particularly useful for internationally-trained professionals.
  • Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) - Programs that help newcomers learn the job-specific vocabulary they need to work in their field. OSLT is particularly useful for internationally-trained professionals.

You can choose from a variety of adult language training classes to help you develop the English language skills you will need to live and work in Halton.

 

FREE Language Training Instruction includes:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) - Programs designed for specific skill levels, groups of learners, and specific purposes.
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) - Programs that provide basic language skills. If you require more specific language skills, you may want to consider a program that better fits your educational or career goals.
  • Enhanced Language Training (ELT) - Programs that provide job-specific, advanced level English training to adults. ELT is particularly useful for internationally-trained professionals.
  • Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) - Programs that help newcomers learn the occupation-specific vocabulary required to work in their field. OSLT is also very useful for internationally-trained professionals.
 
Step 1: Language Assessment - an assessment which determines your level of English as a Second Language (ESL).
 
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Funded by the Government of Canada, Achēv's Language Assessment Centres provide free language assessments to newcomers who are interested in learning or improving their English. 
 
Step 2: Following a Language Assessment, newcomers are provided with a range of training options and referrals to classes that meet their language learning needs.
             

Online Tools  ​

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) are the national standards used throughout Canada for describing, measuring and recognizing second language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada. Access the online Self Assessment.

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Additional Resources

Below is a list of organizations that provide English classes in the Halton community.
 
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HMC Connections offers valuable multiple level programs to newcomers.  to newnewoNewcomers.  ​

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Sheridan offers a variety of free programs and resources specific to immigrant education and job placement.

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​The Centre for Skills Development provides free training and services to newcomers.

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​T​homas Merton’s Adult Language Programs offers Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC).

 

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LINC Home Study Ontario is an English language training program for eligible newcomers to Canada who cannot attend regular classes. The program is free and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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