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Frequently Asked Questions for LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) & ESL (English as a Second Language) Adult non-credit Programs

How do I register for classes?

  • Click here for more information on how to register.

I want to join a LINC or ESL class, but I need a language assessment or to be retested.  How can I schedule a Language Assessment Test?

  • Call the Assessment Centre directly for information on scheduling an assessment at 1 855-330-8655.

I was in your LINC or ESL program a while ago, but I had to leave.  I want to join language classes again in September 2020. What should I do?

  • Call the Assessment Centre at 1 855-330-8655 to check that your previous assessment is still valid.  If it is you can register for classes in September once registration opens.  If your assessment is no longer valid you will need to schedule a new language assessment.

Will LINC & ESL classes be distance learning or in person in September 2020?

  • Online/Virtual and Hybrid (online/virtual + in-person) classes will be offered.  Availability of classes will be dependent on need at each site.  Click here to find out more. 

I need my Language Proficiency Certificate but your office is closed.  How can I get a copy of my certificate?

  • Our Language Offices in Whitby, Ajax Welcome Centre and Ajax Continuing Education are open by appointment only. Please call Cathy at the Language Office at 289-481-1336 for more information on how to receive a copy of your certificate.

I was registered to attend the Citizenship Preparation class in April; however, it was cancelled.  When can I register for the next class?

  • Unfortunately we are not scheduling the Citizenship Preparation class at this time.  For information on how you can prepare for the Citizenship Test on your own, here are a few websites:

Discover Canada Study Guide                  Toronto Public Library                     Richmond Public Library


At Archbishop Anthony Meagher Catholic Continuing Education Centre, we offer a wide variety of programs throughout Durham Region for students of all ages who may be interested in learning an additional language or are new to the country and require language and citizenship preparation assistance

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