In Calgary, English is the language of everyday life.

Language teachers and some employers use a system called Canadian Language Benchmarks to assess a newcomer's English language skills.

Centre for Newcomers Linc students

The Centre for Newcomers offers the Canadian Government's official Language Instruction for New Canadians (LINC) program.
In small classes, you can learn the speaking, reading, writing and listening skills you will need for your new life in Calgary.  
To take part in training you first need to have an English Assessment completed.
English upgrading is also offered as a part of the Centre for Newcomers' training programs for Canadian Business Essentials for Accountants and EthniCity Catering Training.

Improve your ability to read, write, listen and speak in English

The Language Training program will help you learn more about using English for life and work in Canada. Classes are offered throughout the year.

What does the program offer?

  • Day, Evening and Saturday classes. Level 1-4
    Learn English with the Centre for Newcomers
    Centre for Newcomers English classes
  • Instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing English
  • Information about Canadian culture and communicating at home and at work
  • Computer ESL instruction
  • Community field trips and special guest speakers
How will you benefit?
  • Learn how to effectively communicate in English
  • Communicate better at work and in the community
  • Learn at your own skill level and pace
  • Measure your progress using the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)
  • Care for newcomer children, ages 18 months - 5 years for a limited number of students attending day classes
Do you qualify?
  • 18 years of age or older
  • An immigrant or refugee who is not a Canadian citizen

For more information contact: 
Kerry Huang, Student Support Practitioner, 403.536.8818 k.huang@centrefornewcomers.ca

This program receives funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Canada (IRCC)​