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Language Department

Allen Garden 4
Registration and Administrative Office: 720 Spadina Ave., Suite 218
Classroom locations: 720 Spadina Ave., Suite 218


Catherine McNeely
Director, Settlement and Social Services
416-218-8990 Ext: 228

Sharifa Sharif

Language Coordinator
416-408-4058 Ext: 225

The Language Department helps new immigrants and their families adjust to Canadian culture and society through the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program. Registration for classes takes place at 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite #218. Classes take place at the same location, Monday to Friday from 9:15 to 3:00 pm.  

This program, funded by the Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada, helps new immigrants and conventional refugees learn English and introduces them to life in Canada.  The classes are taught by qualified instructors through various language training activities. Classes are offered on a full time and part time basis during the week. We offer classes from literacy to level 6 in part time and full time basis from Monday to Friday. Travel reimbursement subsidies are available for eligible students.

Fees and Subsidies: LINC classes are FREE. To apply for the travel subsidy, please obtain application forms from LINC instructors or contact the Program Coordinator.

Registration: If you would like to register for our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada classes please come to our location at 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 218. You can also contact our Program Coordinator.

Class Details: We strive to provide our students with many opportunities to become active learners by offering different ways of learning, including the following activities:

– Listening Exercises
– Role Playing
– Group Discussions
– Presentations by Guest Speakers
– Field Trips
– Celebrations

LINC Class Schedule

Note: As of September 2016, ESL  Classes will no longer be offered at University Settlement. We apologize for the inconvenience

Note: Citizenship Classes are no longer offered at University Settlement. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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