Too busy to learn English? Consider LINC Home Study

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“Learning LHS with English Online has been great. First of all, it’s at zero cost and instruction is delivered to you at home via online means. If you ask my e-facilitator Yuliana, she’ll say that my attendance has been 99%! What I like about learning English with her is that I don’t only learn the basics, like spelling and grammar, but the hidden aspects of language as well. For example, using the proper tone of voice and writing in short sentences.”

– Praba

“Learning with EO is “very useful because there is grammar, there is writing, vocabulary and expressions. The teachers are very professional. Teacher Blaine and Amrita are very helpful. Even in the Coffee Chat and workshops, there is a kind of discussion and it’s very nice. I like the articles and the kind of materials that we use because everything is useful. It’s an excellent service for us.”

– Ramtha

What is LINC Home Study?

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is a formal English language training program. It helps newcomers who cannot attend regular ESL classes. It is for a shift or full-time workers, stay-at-home moms, those living in rural areas and others who cannot travel to an in-person class. The program is free and funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

How does it work?

  • Classes are held online.
  • You meet with your instructor every week.
  • You move to the next LINC level in at least one skill area (listening, speaking reading, writing) within six months.
  • You will receive a certificate after each level. It can be used as proof of language proficiency to apply for citizenship or for college/university or other academic programs.

You can apply if you:

  • are a permanent resident
  • are at least 18 years old
  • are unable to attend ESL classes in person
  • have at least a CLB of 3 (listening/speaking/reading) and 2 (writing)

Get an Adult EAL referral from one of these centres:

LINC Home Study with English Online

Advantages of learning LINC Home Study with English Online:

  • One-on-one support from TESL-certified instructors.
  • Online materials are always available.
  • Materials used are about settling in Manitoba. Information has practical use in daily life.
  • It is goal-oriented. Students start the course by making a learning plan to plot learning goals.
  • It’s online. No traveling costs and going out of the house in winter.

LHS is in high demand. There is usually a long waitlist when you apply with English Online. But you can choose to participate in our learning activities like Coffee Chats, Drop-in sessions or Language Circles while you wait for a slot. To register with English Online, go to:How to Apply
Article updated September 30, 2020.

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Community Resources

Learn more about LINC Home Study from the LINC Home Study Canada website.

Read Praba and Ramtha’s full story: Newcomer Stories.

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