Your arrival in Canada is the beginning of your new life. Among your goals are the following: find a place to live, find a good school for your children, find a job, and others.
You will succeed with achieving your targets if you learn, improve, and master your English.
Our Language Training program offers English language training to newcomers to Canada, covering four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Language Training classes focus on the themes that will address your language needs and support you with assimilation in Canada; this includes but not limited to employment, information about Canada, education, food and nutrition, consumer information, housing and neighbourhood issues, health care, media, recreation and entertainment, finance, transportation, and Canadian law and citizenship.
The classes occur in a supportive learning environment, including field trips to fun and educational places, workshops, conversational circles and other multiple languages and community activities.
The classes are free of charge to adults (18 years of age or older) who are
- Permanent Residents of Canada
- Convention Refugees
- Persons in Canada applying to become a permanent resident and who have been informed by a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada about the initial approval of an application, subject to completion of background check
Those who have their English tested at one of the local YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centres in Toronto.
To register for the Language Training program, you can connect with us via phone at 416-769-0803 or website lefca.org.
We can assist you with booking language assessment appointments at any YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre. Our clients can call the YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre directly at 416-925-5462 to book an assessment appointment. For more information on the YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre, visit www.ymcagta.org/en/newcomers/you-arrived/language/.
Registration for the program is ongoing.
Support Services and Benefits
The Language Training program has many supports for you to meet your needs. These include:
- Childcare is also available for children between the ages of six months and five years for clients enrolled in the program.
- TTC token provision for eligible students, classes that are wheelchair accessible.
- Religious accommodations.
- A computer lab and a resource centre are open to students.
Upon graduation from Level 7, you will have the language skills to engage in the community entirely. Language Training offers students the independence they need to enroll in training programs or find employment.
LINC Regular Schedule* - Monday to Friday
Levels Literacy to 7, Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
If more Language Training program information is needed, please contact LEF at 416 769-0830 or check our website lefca.org.