This course is designed to motivate and encourage students to participate more actively in their new communities by familiarizing them with local ways of life, and by helping them explore strategies for facing the challenges of their new environments. Students practice ways of expressing themselves and negotiating meaning within critical themes such as housing, health care, education and employment. Reading and writing basics are practiced daily in conjunction with guided opportunities for speaking and listening. The learning in this class is relevant because it is collaborative and based on social interaction. Living well in the Canadian setting is of central theme.
LINC 2 course focuses on themes to help the learner integrate into local culture. Examples include learning about Canada, community services, visiting the doctor and using the telephone. Speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as grammar and pronunciation are taught. There are interactive activities to help students speak and listen to English more independently. Students learn to read maps, schedules, ads and interesting stories. Learners also write cards and notes, fill in forms and write stories. Students work independently, as well as in pairs and small groups. Learners can use the computer lab. Sometimes we have guest speakers who talk about living in Canada and services available to newcomers.
Improve your English while learning about life in Canada including finding a job, going to the doctor and staying healthy. At this level we start using more complex structures that will help you navigate more complex real life situations. We have a computer lab, a big sunny lunchroom, air-conditioning, and guest speakers who will help you to learn about Canada. We have small conversation groups with volunteers every week. You will make friends at this big and happy school.
Improve your English and learn about Canada at the same time! We learn something new about Canada every day. As you work to get your CLB 4 in reading, writing, speaking and listening, you can also prepare for your citizenship test by studying Canadian history, geography, civics and culture. Benefit from film, radio, computers, guest speakers and field trips. After this course you can use your end of the course certificate to apply for citizenship. At this level your English language is ready for many jobs. Eat lunch in a large sunny room and make new friends. We utilize a computer lab for real life situations and go on field trips to learn more about our city and the country. Students will practice conversation with volunteers every week.
Improve your English and learn about Canada at the same time! We learn something new about Canada every day. As you work to get your CLB 5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening, you can also prepare for your citizenship test by studying Canadian history, geography, civics, law and culture. There is also focus on job search and connection with services at OCISO and other agencies for additional support. Benefit from film, radio, computers, guest speakers and field trips. Eat lunch in a large sunny room and make new friends. Use PowerPoint and more in the computer lab. Students will practice conversation with Canadian volunteers every week. Full time class means you learn faster! The school is bright & air-conditioned.
This is a full-time course that focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as complex grammar and vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation. We will look at expressions and skills used in the workplace, every-day social situations, and academic settings such as job interviews, writing essays and business email as well as delivering presentations. The class is organized around themes that are important to newcomers, such as financial services, health-care, education, Canadian culture and employment. Students have access to a computer lab, guest speakers and one-on-one help with conversation and job search through volunteers and on-site settlement counsellors. Classroom activities are student-centred and use real-world materials.
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