Free English classes - LINC College Preparation

The programs listed below are offered in an online learning 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.

Apply today. Start April 25.

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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:

  • Duration: from April 25 to July 27 (14-week semester)
  • LINC College Preparation meets the English requirement for post-secondary admission at Mohawk College
  • Full-time and part-time options available:
    • Listening/Speaking module
    • Reading/Writing module
  • Opportunity to participate in the Newcomer Mentorship Program.

Student eligibility

  • Permanent resident of Canada or protected person (with Notice of Decision) 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 College Prep class was the best decision that I have made as it has made things easier for me at 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, Ms. Janice and Ms. Joanne. They helped me to progress in my English language and gain more confidence.

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