OCISO offers free Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC). English language instruction is essential for newcomers to feel at home and be fully productive in their new land.
OCISO offers LINC classes at various levels from Literacy to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7. Landed Immigrants, Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees ages 18 and over are eligible to attend.
Full-time classes are held Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm for all levels.
Students gain confidence by studying themes relevant to newcomers such as health and education, citizenship preparation, career planning and employment search skills.
There is ample opportunity for real listening and speaking practice – our classes have frequent guest speakers and field trips. Classes are small, giving students plenty of access to their teacher. We have a computer lab and student lounge area.
OCISO LINC continues to broaden the student experience above and beyond pure language training with community partnerships, conversation circles with Canadian volunteers, and special events.
We provide free, quality childcare for children of parents studying with us. Our daytime childcare is available for children from 6 months to 5 years.