2023/2024 LINC & ESL Classes

 

 English Language Classes

Adult LINC & ESL non-credit classes are free for eligible adult immigrants (REFUGEE CLAIMANT or CONVENTION REFUGEE or PERMANENT RESIDENT or LIVE-IN CAREGIVER or NATURALIZED CANADIAN CITIZEN) and you must have a valid language assessment.
  • Fee for services classes are NOT available for Visitors & Study Permits that do not fall under the federal or provincial requirements for LINC or ESL classes

Day classes are offered Monday to Friday (September 11, 2023- June 21, 2024) with continuous enrollment.

Summer 2024 Schedule will be available on May 31, 2024.

Fall/September 2024 Schedule will be available in August 2024.

Registration for our Day classes is now open using our ONLINE Registration Request Form.

We are no longer accepting registrations for the Tuesday & Thursday Night Online classes.  
Review the information below and complete the ONLINE Registration Form once you have decided on the course you wish to take.

All daytime classes are Monday to Friday.  Students must be able to attend 5 days/week.
Ajax Welcome Centre Immigrant Services - 458 Fairall Street, Ajax ON
The school is located inside the Ajax Welcome Centre UNIT 5 at the north-east corner of Fairall Street and Westney Road.
Enter through the Fairall Street doors at South Reception or drive through the parking lot to the back of the building and enter through the North Reception doors.

Literacy/pre CLB - morning *CLASS FULL

8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday

Literacy/pre CLB - afternoon *CLASS FULL

12:00pm-2:45pm Monday to Friday

Level 1&2 - morning *CLASS FULL

8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday

Level 1&2 - afternoon *CLASS FULL

12:00pm-2:45pm Monday to Friday

Level 3 - morning *CLASS FULL
8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday
 Literacy/Pre CLB - morning *CLASS FULL
 8:45am-11:15am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Ajax Continuing Education Centre - 458 Fairall Street, Ajax ON
The school is located inside the Archbishop Anthony Meagher Continuing Education Center UNIT 7 at the north-east corner of Fairall Street and Westney Road.
Enter the parking lot and the school is on the west side of the building next to AYA Kitchens.
Level 4 - morning * Class FULL
8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday
Level 5&6 - morning * Class FULL
8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday
Level 4 - afternoon *CLASS FULL
12:00pm-2:45pm Monday to Friday
 Level 4,5&6 - afternoon *CLASS FULL
 12:00pm-2:45pm Monday to Friday

Whitby Language Center - 1003 Giffard Street, Whitby ON 

The school is located near the corner of Dundas Street (Hwy 2) and Cochrane Street in Whitby, on Giffard Street between St John the Evangelist Church an St John the Evangelist Elementary School. Enter the church parking lot and you will see the school on the right side.

Literacy/pre CLB - morning * Class FULL
8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday
Level 2&3 - morning * Class FULL
8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday
Level 4 Employment English - morning * *CLASS FULL
8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday
Level 5&6 - morning. *CLASS FULL
8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday
Level 1&2 - afternoon. *CLASS FULL
12:00pm-2:45pm Monday to Friday
Level 3&4 - afternoon. *CLASS FULL
12:00pm-2:45pm Monday to Friday
Level 5&6 - afternoon
12:00pm-2:45pm Monday to Friday

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Online/Hybrid Classes - students must have technology (tablet, computer or laptop to participate)

This is an online class where students work from home. 
Student must live in Durham Region as there will be days when students are required to come into the school for training and to meet with the teacher for assessment appointments. Only students who live in Durham are eligible to join.
Level 5&6 - morning. *CLASS FULL
8:45am-11:30am Monday to Friday
Level 3&4 - afternoon. *CLASS FULL
12:00pm-2:45pm Monday to Friday
Level 5&6 - afternoon. *CLASS FULL
12:00pm-2:45pm Monday to Friday
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Night classes are ONLINE/HYBRID only! 

Night classes are HYBRID and be offered ONLINE. Students will be required to come to the school site (Ajax Welcome Centre Immigrant Services: 458 Fairall Street, Ajax) to attend IN-PERSON sessions 1 time/month. 

You must have a COMPUTER or LAPTOP to participate.

Student must live in Durham Region as there will be days when students are required to come into the school for training and to meet with the teacher for assessment appointments. Only students who live in Durham are eligible to join.

CLB 3&4 (ends May 23, 2024) CLOSED
Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00pm-8:45pm
CLB 4 (ends May 23, 2024) CLOSED
Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00pm-8:45pm
CLB 5&6 (ends May 23, 2024) CLOSED
Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00pm-8:45pm
CLB 6&7 (ends May 23, 2024) CLOSED
Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00pm-8:45pm

CLB 4,5&6 (ends June 20, 2024)
 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6:00pm-8:45pm
Do you need to book a language assessment?
Not sure if you qualify for LINC or ESL classes?
Want more information about other classes available to newcomers?

For more information CONTACT the ACHEV Language Assessment Centre at : https://achev.ca/service/language-assessment-services-york-durham-simcoe/  or by phone at 1.855.330.8655 or by email at ysla@achev.ca .

CLB 6+ Students:  If you have CLB 6 or higher in all 4 skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) you are eligible to take our credit or non-credit adult courses.  If you would like to sign-up for courses, please register at the following link and the main office will contact you to set up an appointment with a Guidance/PLAR Assessor.  https://dcdsb.formbuilder.ca/Con-Ed-Registration-form-Oshawa

Important Information

* Course details, including schedule, duration, capacity, are subject to change.
Availability of courses will be dependent on capacity and needs.

To register, you must have a valid/current language assessment!

1. Do you need a Language Assessment?

Click here to contact the Language Assessment Centre to book an appointment

Language assessments are provided by appointment only.  Call 1-855-330-8655 or email ysla@achev.ca to book an assessment.

2. Ready to Register?

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

3. Important Information:

  • Attendance Policy - students must participate each day.  Poor attendance will result in removal from the class

4. Need Technology?

  • The Ajax Library has a lending/borrowing program available for residents of Durham. 
    • Contact the library if you need a Chromebook or tablet visit the Ajax Library website: http://www.ajaxlibrary.ca/  or call 905-683-4000 ext. 8809
  • Need help with technology?