Language Training FAQs

  1. How do you (new immigrant) benefit from attending our Language Training Program?
  • When attending or program, you will develop and improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Based on your knowledge of English, you will be enrolled in a full-time language class from Literacy to Level 7.


  1. Are language classes free of charge?
  • The classes are free of charge for eligible clients.


  1. Who is eligible to attend LINC classes?
  1. When can I start?
  • You can start any day. We have an ongoing intake.

About Us

Your arrival in Canada is the beginning of Your new life. Among Your goals are the following: find a place to live, find a good school for your children, find a job, and others.

You will succeed with achieving Your targets if You learn, improve, and master Your English.

Our Language Training program offers English language training to newcomers to Canada, covering four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Language Training classes focus on the themes that will address Your language needs and support You with assimilation in Canada. This includes but not limited to employment, information about Canada, education, food and nutrition, consumer information, housing and neighbourhood issues, health care, media, recreation and entertainment, finance, transportation, and Canadian law and citizenship.

The classes take place in a supportive learning environment, which includes field trips to fun and educational places workshops, conversational circles and other multiple language and community activities.


The classes are free of charge to adults (18 years of age or older) who are

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Convention Refugees
  • Persons in Canada applying to become a permanent resident, and who have been informed by a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada about the initial approval of application, subject to completion of background check

and who have their English tested at one of the local YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centres in Toronto.



To register for the Language Training program, you can connect with us via phone 416-769-0803 or website .

We can assist You with booking language assessment appointments at any YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre. Or clients can call the YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre directly at 416-925-5462 to book an assessment appointment. For more information on the YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre, visit

Registration for the program is ongoing.


116 Industry Street

Toronto, Ontarion

M6M 4L8


Support Services and Benefits

The Language Training program has many supports for You to meet Your needs. These include:

  • Child care is also available for clients’ children who are between the ages of six months and five years for clients who are enrolled in the program.
  • TTC token provision for eligible students, classes that are wheelchair accessible.
  • Religious accommodations.
  • A computer lab and a resource centre are open to students.


Upon graduation from Level 7, You 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.

LINC Regular Schedule* - Monday to Friday

Levels  Literacy to 7, Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

If more Language Training program information is needed, please contact LEF at 416 769-0830 or check our website .

The Learning Enrichment Foundation is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation please contact 416-769-0830 or