Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) - Free English class

LINC students

Improve your English, make new connections and get ready for college or the workplace

Apply today for a LINC class

Learn about other FREE English classes at Mohawk College

In the LINC class, you will:

  • Develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  • Learn about Canadian culture: housing, banking, education, the health system and more.
  • Make new and valuable connections.
  • Access useful resources at the college.
  • Get prepared for the demands of college if this is one of your goals.
  • Receive one-on-one support from an experienced team of professionals.

Our classes offer the flexibility you need:

  • Full-time and part-time options.
  • Morning, afternoon and evening classes.
  • Blended classes (a mix of in-person and online learning) and online classes only.
  • More than 15 classes available to suit the needs of students with benchmarks ranging from level 1 up to 7 or 8
  • Are you 18-25 years old? Learn about the LINC Youth classes (benchmarks 1 to 5)
  • Do you want to go to college? Learn about the LINC College Preparation class (benchmark required level 6)

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Canada, a protected person (with Notice of Decision), or a Ukrainian temporary resident or their dependents;
  • Be 18 years old or older;
  • Live in Ontario;
  • Have valid proof of your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) assessment at the required level of the class of your interest.
    • Don't have proof of CLB? Contact YMCA Immigrant Services to book an appointment to take the assessment: (905) 662-9400 or (905) 526-8452
    • The assessment has no cost for permanent residents and protected persons.

Questions? Contact us!

  • Phone: 905-575-2421
  • Email: LearnEnglish [at] (LearnEnglish[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
  • Social media: Linktree - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter
  • Or connect with our staff on an info session

Register for an information session

Technology required

Students need to have access to the following:

  • A high-speed internet connection.
  • A computer or laptop with a camera, microphone, and sound.
  • A comfortable place where you can interact with your classmates and teachers. This will help you to learn better and faster!

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