Free English programs - LINC College Preparation

Important information: Please note that as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the programs listed below are delivered in an online format.


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Get ready for college!

LINC College Preparation program will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed in college. The fast-paced learning environment prepares you for the demands of college. The program is offered for free to eligible newcomers.

Start September 9, 2021.

Apply Online


Develop skills for college:

  • Critical reading and thinking
  • Academic research skills and academic writing skills
  • Academic presentation skills
  • Attending college lectures
  • Group work skills
  • Study, note-taking and time management skills
  • Test/exam-taking skills
  • Using online learning management system

Program highlights:

  • LINC College Preparation meets the English requirement for post-secondary admission at Mohawk College
  • Part-time option available:
    • Listening/Speaking module.
    • Reading/Writing module.
  • Duration: 14-week semester
  • Opportunity to participate in the Newcomer Mentorship Program.

Join us for an online info session to learn how our programs can help you!

  • Tuesday, July 27, from 3-4 pm
  • Tuesday, August 10, from 12-1 pm
  • Thursday, August 26, from 3-4 pm

Technology required

During this time of COVID-19 all our programs and courses are delivered in an online format. This means that you will be managing technology. You will need to have access to:

  • 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!

Student eligibility

  • Permanent resident of Canada or protected person (with Notice of Decision)
  • With valid proof of your Canadian Language Benchmark assessment at level 6.
    • Don't have proof of CLB assessment? Contact YMCA Immigrant Services to book an appointment to take the assessment. YMCA's phone number is (905) 662-9400 or (905) 526-8452
    • The assessment has no cost for permanent residents and protected persons.

Here's what students are saying about LINC College Preparation program!


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Karla Rangel

I found the course very useful, interesting, and challenging. I learned a lot. I am pretty sure that I am going to use all the knowledge I got during the course in my future life.


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Klodia Haroun

The LINC College Preparation course was really valuable to improve my four skills in the English language. Also, it provided great resources to help us with our studies.


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Elaheh Mohabbatyabadeh

Do not hesitate. This is a great way to strengthen your English skills and make great friends.


What questions do you have?

Contact us: learnenglish [at] (subject: Question%20about%20LINC%20College%20Preparation%20program)
Call: 905-575-2421

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