Xiaofen enrolled in the Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) program to improve her language skills as she was self-conscious about her English and avoided communicating with people. She was overly reliant on her son to take care of everything that involved communicating in English.
She had scheduled a road test to get a permanent driving license in Canada. Unfortunately, her son was occupied on the day of her road test. Having gained confidence from her time in the language instruction classes, she made the decision to do the road test without him.
“I used Google Maps for navigation and practiced all the English questions that the examiner will ask me by watching other people’s roads test and suggestions on YouTube. I also prepared written notes in English. I was overjoyed when the examiner gave me a thumbs-up and informed me that I had passed and would hold a permanent driver’s license in Canada. This wouldn’t have been possible without my LINC class, where I am learning & improving my English” shared Xiaofen.
We are proud of Xiaofen and are positive that each win will help her confidence grow. “It is really rewarding to see my students applying the language skills learned, in real-life situations. Since joining our LINC 3 & 4 classes, Xiaofen has made significant improvements. From the smile on her face, we can see that she enjoys LINC class every day.” shared her LINC instructor, Bing Fu.