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 

NOTE: An English Language Assessment is required for all ESL, LINC and Citizenship 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


September to June: Morning & Afternoon classes are available in Ajax & Whitby locations
October to May: Night classes are available
May 23, 2023:  Registration Opens for Summer Classes
July 4 - August 3, 2023: Summer classes are available
August: Schools closed
August 28, 2023: Registration Opens for Fall Classes


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.