LINC College Preparation - Free English class

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Planning to go to college?

Get college ready and develop useful skills for your postsecondary studies in Canada.

Start September 2024.

Apply for a LINC class!

Learn about other free English classes at Mohawk College

In the class, students:

  • develop their critical reading and thinking
  • learn academic research and academic writing skills
  • practice academic presentation skills
  • attend college lectures
  • develop group work skills
  • learn note-taking, study and time management skills
  • practice test/exam-taking skills
  • use an online learning management system

About the LINC College Preparation program:

  • This is a blended class: students are required to attend classes in-person and online
  • Full-time and part-time options available: Listening-Speaking class and Reading-Writing class
  • Duration: 14-week program.
  • LINC College Preparation meets the English requirement for most post-secondary programs at Mohawk College

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 level 6 in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing skills)
    • 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!

Students share their experience in the program

"Attending the LINC College Prep class was the best decision that I have made as it has made things easier for me in my college program. I have learned a lot of important things like how to cite and reference according to APA style. In addition, I learned how to organize my writing by following an outline. Lastly and most importantly, I have learned how to pay attention to the details”.

Nada Ibrahim

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I enjoyed the listening and speaking classes with Joanne and my classmates which strengthened my confidence. 

It gave me new skills such as debate, presentation skills, and open discussion techniques.

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I have gotten many insights in this course on how to effectively manage my studies and time in college. In addition, it was a good opportunity to learn reference style and how to cite it in my essay, and a number of grammar skills as well.

I am grateful to my excellent professor Janice, who encourages students to achieve their goals and complete this course. Also, I will miss my classmates who went through together this challenging course.

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To begin my life in Canada, I am happy that I have chosen the LINC courses at Mohawk College. Undoubtedly, it's one of the best colleges I have seen. Also, I appreciate my professors. They helped me to progress in my English language and gain more confidence.

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