Free English classes - LINC College Preparation

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Are you planning to go to college? Learn useful skills for your postsecondary studies in Canada

LINC College Preparation will help you get prepared for the demands of college life. This is a mixed class with in-person and online learning offered for free to eligible newcomers.

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What you will learn in the class:

  • Critical reading and thinking
  • Academic research 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

About the program:

  • This blended class requires students to attend in-person and online classes.
  • 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
  • Opportunity to participate in the Newcomer Mentorship Program.

Who can apply?

  • Permanent residents of Canada, protected persons (with Notice of Decision), or Ukrainian temporary residents or their dependents living in Ontario,
  • 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.

Technology required

Students 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!

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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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