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 Online Citizenship Preparation Class will take place in Winter 2023-2024

Regular in-person classes have started!

These 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 (519) 759-3170.

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.

Classes are held at:

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


Online Classes

  • Part-time online classes
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Citizenship Preparation Course 


Starts Winter 2023-2024. Check back in the fall for more information.

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.