Language Training offers newcomers English language training, covering four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Language Training offers eight levels of training, from basic literacy and numeracy to Level Seven. The classes are free of charge to those with permanent resident status, landed immigrants and convention refugees. Registration for the program is ongoing. Language Training serves over 200 newcomer adults and 40 children every day!.
The classes take place at our 116 Industry Street and 1267 Weston Road locations, in a supportive learning environment, which includes field trips to fun and educational places.
Language Training classes focus on the themes of employment, information about Canada, education, food and nutrition, consumer information, housing and neighbourhood issues, health care, media, recreation and entertainment, finance, transportation, tourism and Canadian law.
Upon graduation from Level Seven, students will have the language skills to fully engage in the community. Language Training offers students the independence they need to enrol in training programs or find employment.
The Language Training program has many supports for students to meet all of their needs. These include: TTC token provision for eligible students, classes that are wheelchair accessible and religious accommodations. A computer lab and a resource centre are open to students.
Child care is also available for children who are between the ages of six months and five years. LEF provides a child care facility at our Industry Street location.
Graduations take place every three months to celebrate those that progress to a new Language Training level.
LINC Regular Schedule* - Monday to Friday
(* Transportation Assistance and Child Care Services available for eligible clients)
Literacy & Levels 1 to 7, Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
LINC Extended Schedule** - afternoons, evenings or Saturdays
(** Transportation assistance available for eligible clients)
Levels 2 and 3, Saturday - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Levels 4 and 5, Tuesday & Thursday - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Levels 6 and 7, Monday to Friday - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Basic, intermediate and advanced English skills
- Writing, vocabulary and pronunciation
- Communication skills for the workplace
- Job search, interview and resume writing assistance
More information is available by calling LEF at 416 769-0830.