• 2022-2023

Learn English and develop
skills for settlement

LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonBlended
EdmontonIn person
OnlineOnline
JanEdmontonBlended
EdmontonIn person
OnlineOnline
MayEdmontonBlended
EdmontonIn person
OnlineOnline
Open
Limited
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Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

Varies

Credential

Completion certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • a permanent resident
  • a CLB assessment. Applicants can be assessed at the language test centre in Edmonton:

Language Assessment, Referral & Counselling Centre
8212 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Call 780.424.3545 for an appointment

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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Course Listing

Course CodeTitleCredit

Full-time Delivery

LINC1000
Learn the English alphabet, numbers, and basic vocabulary. Practise basic personal questions, greetings, and classroom words. Study health and body language, and words for feelings, colours, and clothing. Use basic vocabulary in many different developmental activities. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 364 Lecture
  • 36 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC1001
Share your personal experiences in English. Learn English vocabulary from the following themes: personal identification, numbers, money, time, directions, house and home, emotions, colours, weather, family, and clothing. Practise your listening and speaking. Learn to use basic grammar. Learn how to ask for help, answer the telephone, talk to health-care workers, and use English for everyday needs. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 364 Lecture
  • 36 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC1002
Learn to read a variety of texts. Improve your grammar and vocabulary for daily living and/or work. Use correct grammar structures and learn to write simple compositions and reports. Practise your reading, listening, and speaking skills. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 364 Lecture
  • 36 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC1003
Discuss interesting topics based on real-life situations. Learn to use more challenging sentence structures when you speak and write. Improve your speaking by practising dialogues, playing language games, and giving oral presentations in class. Improve your comprehension by listening to the radio, watching films, analyzing the news, and reviewing assignments. Improve your reading by learning to identify the main ideas and to skim, scan, and predict vocabulary meaning from context. Learn to use correct structures, accurate spelling, and correct punctuation as you write messages, reports, and compositions. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 360 Lecture
  • 40 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC1004
Practise discussing familiar and challenging topics. Include extensive everyday vocabulary and idioms while using correct grammar and good pronunciation. Learn to read authentic text and scan for more complex information. Develop your writing skills and learn to use more complicated sentence structures correctly in your writing. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 360 Lecture
  • 40 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC1005
Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension to speak and write clearly and effectively in social, workplace, or academic situations. Practise listening and reading skills with authentic texts to build your vocabulary and use of everyday expressions and idioms. Develop your grammar and writing skills with practice tasks from the workplace, or academic study, or everyday life. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 360 Lecture
  • 40 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC1006
Improve your reading and listening skills to understand moderately complex, authentic social messages, business texts, and online reference sources. Strengthen your writing skills by compiling short business correspondence and paragraphs for routine purposes. Practise your speaking skills by building vocabulary, using cultural references and idioms, and developing your grammar. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 360 Lecture
  • 40 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC1007
Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension to understand social exchanges, discussions, and meetings in workplace or academic situations. Practise conveying formal and informal messages in oral and written forms using everyday expressions and idioms. Develop your grammar and writing skills with practice tasks from the workplace, academic study, and everyday life. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 360 Lecture
  • 40 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC1008
Strengthen your listening and reading skills by understanding moderately complex monologues and presentations on technical or work-related issues, reports, articles, and narrations. Practise taking notes, summarizing oral discourse, and completing an expanded range of forms, as well as giving presentations and participating in discussions and meetings. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 360 Lecture
  • 40 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC1200
Learn the English alphabet, numbers, and basic vocabulary. Practise basic personal questions, greetings, and classroom words. Study health and body language and words for feelings, colours, and clothing. Use basic vocabulary in many different development activities. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC1201
Share your personal experience in English. Learn English vocabulary from the following themes: personal identification, numbers, money, time, directions, house and home, emotions, colours, weather, family, and clothing. Practise your listening and speaking. Learn to use basic grammar. Learn how to ask for help, answer the telephone, talk to healthcare workers, and use English for everyday needs. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC1202
Learn to read a variety of texts. Improve your grammar and vocabulary for daily living and /or work. Use correct grammar structures and learn to write simple compositions and reports. Practise your reading, listening, and speaking skills. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC1203
Discuss interesting topics based on real-life situations. Learn to use more challenging sentences structure when you speak and write. Improve your speaking by practising dialogues, playing language games, and giving oral presentations in class. Improve your comprehension by listening to the radio, watching films, analyzing the new and reviewing assignments. Improve your reading by learning to identify the main ideas and to skim, scan, and predict vocabulary meaning from context. Learn to use correct structures, accurate spelling, and correct punctuation as you write messages, reports, and compositions. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC1204
Practise discussing familiar and challenging topics. Include extensive everyday vocabulary and idioms while using correct grammar and good pronunciation. Learn to read authentic text and scan for more complex information. Develop your writing skills and learn to use more complicated sentence structures correctly in your writing. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC1205
Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension to speak and write clearly and effectively in social, workplace, or academic situations. Practise listening and reading skills with authentic texts to build your vocabulary and use of everyday expressions and idioms. Develop your grammar and writing skills with practise tasks from the workplace, academic study, or everyday life. Learn about practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC1206
Improve your reading and listening skills to understand moderately complex, authentic social messages, business texts, and online reference sources. Strengthen your writing skills by compiling short business correspondence and paragraphs for routine purposes. Practise your speaking skills by building vocabulary, using cultural references and idioms, and developing your grammar. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC1207
Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension to understand social exchanges, discussions, and meetings in workplace or academic situations. Practise conveying formal and informal messages in oral and written forms using everyday expressions and idioms. Develop your grammar and writing skills with practice tasks from the workplace, academic study, and everyday life. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC1208
Strengthen your listening and reading skills by understanding moderately complex monologues and presentations on technical or work-related issues, reports, articles, and narrations. Practise taking notes, summarizing oral discourse, and completing an expanded range of forms, as well as giving presentations and participating in discussions and meetings. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC4000
Students in this class will be taught American Sign Language (ASL). This class will focus on expressive and receptive ASL skills (equivalent to speaking and listening). After learning ASL expressive and receptive skills, students will further their language development by focusing on English reading and writing skills. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 400 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC4200
Students in this class will be taught American Sign Language (ASL). This class will focus on expressive and receptive ASL skills (equivalent to speaking and listening). After learning ASL expressive and receptive skills, students will further their language development by focusing on English reading and writing skills. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 200 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC5013
Learn the language and essential skills needed for success in the Canadian workplace. Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension through interactive activities that model workplace situations. Improve your spoken and written communication skills, which will make you more confident in authentic workplace contexts. Sample topics in class will include employment goals, basic workplace safety, and workplace culture. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 360 Lecture
  • 40 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC5015
Learn the language and essential skills needed for success in the Canadian workplace. Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension through interactive activities that model workplace situations. Improve your spoken and written communication skills, which will make you more confident in authentic workplace contexts. Sample topics in class will include employment goals, basic workplace safety, and workplace culture. Course content may include the language and skills you need to achieve a workplace certificate such as First Aid or WHMIS (the specific certificate will be determined based on class needs). Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 360 Lecture
  • 40 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC5025
Prepare for the Canadian workforce by learning the language and essential skills needed for success. Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension through interactive activities that model workplace situations. Improve your spoken and written communication skills, which will make you more confident in authentic workplace contexts. Sample topics in class will include resumé and interview skills, workplace expectations, and communication skills. LINC 5305, a 10-week work experience, is a co-requisite for this course. Students must have completed CLB level 5 or LINC Works 5 prior to taking this course. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 170 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC5035
Prepare for the Canadian workforce and gain experience in the Canadian workplace with a 10-week work placement. Strengthen your language and essential skills on the job. This course is a co-requisite for LINC 5205. Students must have completed CLB level 5 or LINC Works 5 prior to taking this course. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 200 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC6000
This course meets the needs of students wishing to learn English in an authentic setting. In addition to improving language skills, the course will provide an opportunity to gain confidence, develop essential skills, and get Canadian work experience and references. Working toward employment certificates such as Emergency First Aid/CPR/AED, Construction Safety Training System, WHMIS, Food Safety, ProServe, Pipeline Construction Safety, Roadbuilders Safety, Electrical Safety Training System, and others may further benefit learners seeking immediate employment. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 40 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 360 Other
16
LINC6010
The LINC Preparation for Childcare Work course, designed specifically for newcomers to Canada, focuses on language and employment skills development through the context of child care to help you gain and maintain employment in the child care industry successfully.
  • 400 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
16
LINC5213
Learn the language and essential skills needed for success in the Canadian workplace. Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension through interactive activities that model workplace situations. Improve your spoken and written communication skills, which will make you more confident in authentic workplace contexts. Sample topics in class will include employment goals, basic workplace safety, and workplace culture. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8
LINC5215
Learn the language and essential skills needed for success in the Canadian workplace. Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension through interactive activities that model workplace situations. Improve your spoken and written communication skills, which will make you more confident in authentic workplace contexts. Sample topics in class will include employment goals, basic workplace safety, and workplace culture. Course content may include the language and skills you need to achieve a workplace certificate such as First Aid or WHMIS (the specific certificate will be determined based on class needs). Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 182 Lecture
  • 18 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
8

Online and part-time delivery

LINC7000
Learn the English alphabet, numbers, and basic vocabulary. Practise basic personal questions, greetings, and classroom words. Study health and body language, and words for feelings, colours, and clothing. Use basic vocabulary in many different developmental activities. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 89 Lecture
  • 11 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC7001
Share your personal experiences in English. Learn English vocabulary from the following themes: personal identification, numbers, money, time, directions, house and home, emotions, colours, weather, family, and clothing. Practise your listening and speaking. Learn to use basic grammar. Learn how to ask for help, answer the telephone, talk to health-care workers, and use English for everyday needs. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 89 Lecture
  • 11 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC7002
Learn to read a variety of texts. Improve your grammar and vocabulary for daily living and/or work. Use correct grammar structures and learn to write simple compositions and reports. Practise your reading, listening, and speaking skills. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 89 Lecture
  • 11 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC7003
Discuss interesting topics based on real-life situations. Learn to use more challenging sentence structures when you speak and write. Improve your speaking by practising dialogues, playing language games, and giving oral presentations in class. Improve your comprehension by listening to the radio, watching films, analyzing the news, and reviewing assignments. Improve your reading by learning to identify the main ideas and to skim, scan, and predict vocabulary meaning from context. Learn to use correct structures, accurate spelling, and correct punctuation as you write messages, reports, and compositions. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 89 Lecture
  • 11 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC7004
Practise discussing familiar and challenging topics. Include extensive everyday vocabulary and idioms while using correct grammar and good pronunciation. Learn to read authentic text and scan for more complex information. Develop your writing skills and learn to use more complicated sentence structures correctly in your writing. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 89 Lecture
  • 11 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC7005
Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension to speak and write clearly and effectively in social, workplace, or academic situations. Practise listening and reading skills with authentic texts to build your vocabulary and use of everyday expressions and idioms. Develop your grammar and writing skills with practice tasks from the workplace, or academic study, or everyday life. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 89 Lecture
  • 11 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC7006
Improve your reading and listening skills to understand moderately complex, authentic social messages, business texts, and online reference sources. Strengthen your writing skills by compiling short business correspondence and paragraphs for routine purposes. Practise your speaking skills by building vocabulary, using cultural references and idioms, and developing your grammar. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 89 Lecture
  • 11 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC7007
Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension to understand social exchanges, discussions, and meetings in workplace or academic situations. Practise conveying formal and informal messages in oral and written forms using everyday expressions and idioms. Develop your grammar and writing skills with practice tasks from the workplace, academic study, and everyday life. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 89 Lecture
  • 11 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC7008
Strengthen your listening and reading skills by understanding moderately complex monologues and presentations on technical or work-related issues, reports, articles, and narrations. Practise taking notes, summarizing oral discourse, and completing an expanded range of forms, as well as giving presentations and participating in discussions and meetings. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 89 Lecture
  • 11 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC7200
Learn the English alphabet, numbers, and basic vocabulary. Practise basic personal questions, greetings, and classroom words. Study health and body language and words for feelings, colours, and clothing. Use basic vocabulary in many different development activities. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 5 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC7201
Share your personal experience in English. Learn English vocabulary from the following themes: personal identification, numbers, money, time, directions, house and home, emotions, colours, weather, family, and clothing. Practise your listening and speaking. Learn to use basic grammar. Learn how to ask for help, answer the telephone, talk to healthcare workers, and use English for everyday needs. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 5 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC7202
Learn to read a variety of texts. Improve your grammar and vocabulary for daily living and /or work. Use correct grammar structures and learn to write simple compositions and reports. Practise your reading, listening, and speaking skills. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 5 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC7203
Discuss interesting topics based on real-life situations. Learn to use more challenging sentences structure when you speak and write. Improve your speaking by practising dialogues, playing language games, and giving oral presentations in class. Improve your comprehension by listening to the radio, watching films, analyzing the new and reviewing assignments. Improve your reading by learning to identify the main ideas and to skim, scan, and predict vocabulary meaning from context. Learn to use correct structures, accurate spelling, and correct punctuation as you write messages, reports, and compositions. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 5 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC7204
Practise discussing familiar and challenging topics. Include extensive everyday vocabulary and idioms while using correct grammar and good pronunciation. Learn to read authentic text and scan for more complex information. Develop your writing skills and learn to use more complicated sentence structures correctly in your writing. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 5 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC7205
Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension to speak and write clearly and effectively in social, workplace, or academic situations. Practise listening and reading skills with authentic texts to build your vocabulary and use of everyday expressions and idioms. Develop your grammar and writing skills with practise tasks from the workplace, academic study, or everyday life. Learn about practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 5 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC7206
Improve your reading and listening skills to understand moderately complex, authentic social messages, business texts, and online reference sources. Strengthen your writing skills by compiling short business correspondence and paragraphs for routine purposes. Practise your speaking skills by building vocabulary, using cultural references and idioms, and developing your grammar. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 5 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC7207
Strengthen your listening and reading comprehension to understand social exchanges, discussions, and meetings in workplace or academic situations. Practise conveying formal and informal messages in oral and written forms using everyday expressions and idioms. Develop your grammar and writing skills with practice tasks from the workplace, academic study, and everyday life. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 5 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC7208
Strengthen your listening and reading skills by understanding moderately complex monologues and presentations on technical or work-related issues, reports, articles, and narrations. Practise taking notes, summarizing oral discourse, and completing an expanded range of forms, as well as giving presentations and participating in discussions and meetings. Learn about and practise essential skills to help you succeed at work and in your community. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 5 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2
LINC9000
This course is designed to meet the language-learning needs of newcomers unable to attend full-time classes. The course is a mix of webinars and asynchronous learning, and students are expected to study a minimum of six hours each week. The minimum weekly requirements include one 1.5-hour webinar ("A"), one 1.5-hour webinar ("B"), and three hours of asynchronous learning. To allow maximum flexibility, both webinars are offered three times a week and students can attend them at times of their choice; asynchronous learning can be completed at any time. The webinars are live/real time, interactive, highly engaging, and offer a real community of learning. Individualized instruction and immediate feedback are core components of this course. Materials are developed each term to meet learners’ needs, and assignments are tailored to support learners’ future career and language goals. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 100 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
4
LINC9200
This course is designed to meet the language-learning needs of newcomers unable to attend full-time classes. The course is a mix of webinars and asynchronous learning, and students are expected to study a minimum of six hours each week. The minimum weekly requirements include one 1.5-hour webinar ("A"), one 1.5-hour webinar ("B"), and three hours of asynchronous learning. To allow maximum flexibility, both webinars are offered three times a week and students can attend them at times of their choice; asynchronous learning can be completed at any time. The webinars are live/real time, interactive, highly engaging, and offer a real community of learning. Individualized instruction and immediate feedback are core components of this course. Materials are developed each term to meet learners’ needs, and assignments are tailored to support learners’ future career and language goals. Lecture hours will be comprised of a variety of activities in a variety of learning environments.
  • 50 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
  • 0 Other
2

Additional note

​Credits required for full-time status: 9 credits per term