Are You an English as a Second Language Learner?

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


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 your 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

  • Classes level Literacy to 8 (CLB)
  • Full time classes
  • Monday-Friday
  • September to June
  • 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • Childminding is available to LINC students in Brantford during daytime classes.

No cost child care is provided for children of LINC students from 19 months to 6 years of age during day classes. Qualified ECE Instructors will supervise your child(ren) while you attend English Language Classes. Parents are required to bring a lunch for their child but drinks and snacks will be provided.

Classes are held at:

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



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.