Can I take LINC classes at home?

You can take LINC classes at home if you meet all eligibility requirements.

The LINC Home Study program lets eligible newcomers improve their English skills from the comfort of their homes.

This program is taught by experienced distance education instructors. It is a good option if you cannot go to a classroom where LINC is taught. For example, you may have a difficult work schedule, young children to care for, or LINC classes are not available in your area.

Am I eligible?

You have to meet all of the regular LINC eligibility requirements.

You must also:

  • Have at least a CLB benchmark of 3 for listening and speaking, and a CLB benchmark of 2 for reading and writing.
  • Be willing to work at least 10 - 12 hours a week on your own.
  • Be self-motivated and willing to take charge of your own learning.

How do I enroll?

You have to take a language assessment test to determine your English language level. You must take the test at an authorized LINC assessment centre. It is free to take the test. You need to make an appointment before you go. At the time of the test, tell the assessor you want to join the LINC Home Study program.

There may be a waiting list for you to take classes with the LINC Home Study program.

Many community agencies can help you find LINC classes. To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for "LINC" in your area.

For More Information

  • LINC Home Study - offers English classes to eligible newcomers in their homes in Ontario.
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) - The nationally recognized standard for assessing of Adult English as a Second Language in Canada. The CLB  were developed under the sponsorship of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the provincial governments of Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.
Last updated: July 13, 2016 4001180