Adult English as a Second Language


LINC and ESL adult non-credit Information

Whether you're a newcomer to the country or would like to better develop your English language skills, our English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs enable students at varying levels to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

This program is free for Permanent Residents, Refugees, Refugee Claimants and Canadian Citizens and available at our Ajax and Whitby locations with many classes running throughout the day for the convenience of our students.

Click here for Course Information and Registration for Summer 2024 

Click here for Course Information and Registration for September 2024

NOTE: An English Language Assessment is required for all ESL and LINC class. 

To book a language Assessment contact Achēv Language Assessment Services:

  • Complete a web request form at or,
  • Call 1-855-330-8655 and leave a detailed message


Pour des services d’établissement en français veuillez contacter :

Pour la formation linguistique en français,veuillez contacter:


January 8 - June 21, 2024: Morning & Afternoon are available in Ajax & Whitby locations
January 11 - May 23 or June 20, 2024: Night classes are available Online/Hybrid
December 23, 2023 - January 7, 2024: Office and Classes Closed for Holiday Break
March 11-15, 2024: Office and Classes Closed for March Break
June 1, 2024: 
Registration Opens for Summer Classes
July - August 2024: Summer class Schedule To be Determined


Ajax Welcome Centre
458 Fairall Street, Unit 5
Ajax, ON  L1S 1R6

Ajax Continuing Education Centre
458 Fairall Street, Unit 7
Ajax, ON  L1S 1R6

Whitby Language Centre
1003 Giffard Street
Whitby, ON. L1N 2S3

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Student Testimonials:

"This program provides the skills I require to be confident in dealing with my day-to-day life and preparing for the workforce.  I strongly recommend it because the teachers have knowledge, experience, and a positive attitude to help us."  - Diana

"ESL is not just an English language class, it is a well organized orientation program for newcomers.  Before I started classes in ESL I had difficulty with English and wasn't confident enough to initiate conversation.  After having classes for a semester, thanks to ESL, I am confident in my language skills.  I consider ESL a turning point in my new life in Canada which will open the doors for me." - Lilani

In the News: Learning English as a newcomer to Durham Region


RCT - Renewed Computer Technology

 For help with your application, please call the RCT office at 1-866-206-0008The RCT program provides low income individuals with affordable ownership of quality renewed computers. 

To find out if you qualify and to apply for a desktop computer, please visit the RCTech OUTREACH website.