About the program
The Conestoga College LINC program offers free English classes for adult newcomers who wish to learn English and improve their language skills for life, for work and for further learning. Conestoga College LINC is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
- You must be a landed immigrant, permanent resident or a convention refugee to Canada.
- Individuals interested in LINC classes need to be assessed at the Language Assessment Centre of the YMCA Cross Cultural and Community Services in order to determine starting level. Contact the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo to arrange an appointment.
Classes are open for all levels from literacy to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 8.
|Day of the week||Time of day||Level||Site|
|Monday - Friday||9 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Literacy to CLB 7/8||Kitchener (800 King St. W), Waterloo (108 University Ave E.), Cambridge (150 Main St)|
|Monday - Thursday||1 p.m. – 3 p.m.||Literacy to CLB 7/8||Kitchener (800 King St. W), Waterloo (108 University Ave E.), Cambridge (150 Main St)|
|Monday - Thursday||3 p.m. – 5 p.m.||CLB 5/6||Kitchener (800 King St. W)|
|Monday - Thursday||7 p.m. – 9 p.m.||CLB 5/6, CLB 7/8||Kitchener (49 Frederick St.)|
Due to COVID-19, all classes are currently being held on Zoom and through emailed practice activities. When you register for class, a LINC technician will meet with you to help you get started.
Tuition & fees
Classes are free for landed immigrants, permanent residents and convention refugees to Canada.
Child care options
Free child care is available at the Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo sites.
For more information contact the Kitchener LINC office at 519-886-3300 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conestoga College LINC locations: