Are You an English as a Second Language Learner?

English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Classes






Our Next Available Online Citizenship Preparation Class will start Jan 9, 2024

ALL programs are for adult learners (ages 18+)


ALL NEW STUDENTS MUST be assessed before starting classes. You will be placed in the correct class according to eligibility and language level. We evaluate your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills using the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

How to Register for Language Assessments:

  • Book your appointment with our assessor Carolyn Usher-Cowling.
    Call (519) 429-9299 or email
    Leave your name and number or email and we will contact you.
  • For general program information call Jennifer Eldridge at (519) 756-6301, extension 127061.

Students can start any time during the school year.


Brantford Classes

  • In-person classes - levels Literacy to 8 (CLB)
  • Full-time classes
  • Monday-Friday
  • September to June

No cost childminding is provided for children of LINC students from 19 months to 6 years of age during day classes in Brantford. Qualified ECE Instructors will supervise your child(ren) while you attend English Language Classes. Parents are required to bring their child a lunch, but drinks and snacks will be provided. Parents are required to supervise their own children during the lunch break. Parents must remain in the building at all times while their children are in the childminding program.

Classes are held at:

Joseph Brant Learning Centre,
347 Erie Ave, Brantford, Ontario.


Citizenship Preparation Course 

Minimum CLB level 4 to participate.

Fall citizenship preparation class is now FULL. Next available class starts January 9, 2024.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

This course will be offered ONLINE.



In Ontario, the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program is generally offered in English. However, you can also attend a French program. The French program is called "Cours de langue pour les immigrants au Canada (CLIC)." Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds both the LINC and CLIC programs. The closest CLIC program to Brantford is offered by College Boreal in Hamilton.