Our Language Program features LINC classes and ESL classes. Both are offered weekly, from Monday to Thursday.
LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) classes include:
- Literacy class-morning (8:30-11:30am)
- Literacy class-afternoon (12:00-3:00pm)
- Level 1-2 (8:30-11:30 am)
- Level 3-4 (8:30-11:30 am)
- Conversation class-all levels (12:30-2:30pm)
- Care for Newcomer Children-free childcare while you attend classes, for your child aged 19 months to 5 years old!
These classes are offered by the Caldwell Family Centre, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and are open to Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees.
For further information, please contact: Kathy Mitchell, Program Manager: 613-724-6052.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes include:
- ESL class-multi-level, afternoons (12:30-3:30 pm)
- ESL Sewing class, mornings (8:30 am-noon)
These classes are offered by the Ottawa Catholic School Board, in partnership with the Caldwell Family Centre, funded by MCIIT and are open to all.
For further information, please contact Queen of the Angels School: 613-731-3237
Benefits of attending our classes include:
- Smaller class sizes (14 seats maximum): creates a warm environment where friendships are developed & students are able to have more teacher attention
- Variety of Classes Offered: Literacy (morning & afternoon), Level 1-2, Level 3-4 (mornings) & Conversation class (afternoon)
- Child Care onsite: part time, for children from 19 months-5 years while parents study English! Smaller ratios help children settle more easily and qualified staff provide developmental screening, monthly parent chats, assistance with immunizations, helping children prepare to succeed in school.
- Needs Assessments: to address student’s urgent needs and provide referrals & advocacy when needed
- Information and Referrals: to local community resources (including health care, dental screening, counselling and more)
- Special Visitors: to classes, For example: Housing Worker, Crisis Counsellor, Settlement Worker, Ottawa Public Library-Newcomer Services, Diabetes Information and Screening (Centretown Community Health Centre), Ottawa Police, Ottawa Humane Society and much more!
- Settlement Worker onsite: Mondays, 9am-noon
- Crisis Worker onsite: Friday mornings and available at Carlington Community Health Centre, 900 Merivale Rd. from 1-3:45pm, Monday to Thursday
- Housing Support: through partnership with Carlington Community Health Centre and Action Logement
- Food Bank onsite: students receive a free daily breakfast and a monthly ‘special’ breakfast and can register to obtain food from the food bank
- Visits to the Ottawa Public Library Bookmobile: to register for a library card, to borrow books for students & their children
- Visits to the Clothing Depot: to learn about community resources and increase numeracy skills
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*Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada