English as a Second Language/Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

The OCDSB has provided English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes for adults for over 30 years. Highly trained and experienced teachers can help you develop your English listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes are available from pre-literacy to advanced levels, including Advanced Communication, Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking, Workplace English, ESL Math, Academic Test Preparation, Writing & Grammar for Citizenship test, and more.


You must have current benchmarks from a LINC or ESL class or you must be tested at the Language Assessment Centre at 240 Catherine Street. Please call 613-238-5462 to book an appointment.
You must register in person and bring your immigration documents, proof of an Ontario address and if you are registering for the ESL Program, a $10 materials fee. Free childcare is available for those who qualify.
PLEASE NOTE: Our evening registration hours (until December 7th) will be:
440 Albert Street (Room E122)
Tuesday, November 28th, 10:30am to 3:30pm; 
Wednesday, November 29th, 10:30am to 4:00pm;
Thursday, November 30th, 10:30am to 3:30pm; 
Monday, December 4th, 4:00-6:00pm;
Tuesday, December 5th, 10:30am to 3:30pm;
Wednesday, December 6th, 10:30am to 4:00pm;
Thursday, December 7th, 10:30am to 3:30pm (LAST DAY OF FALL REGISTRATION)
Bayshore Public School, 145 Woodridge Cres. (Port-a-Pack)
Monday, December 4th, 9:00 to 10:30am
Ottawa Technical Secondary School (OTSS), 485 Donald Street (Room 243C)
Monday, December 4th, 9:00 to 10:30am

WINTER 2018:
Registration for Winter 2018 will re-open the week of January 15th.
Classes will start on January 22, 2018.
Information Flyer - Winter 2018 Program



If you are a Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee you can take free LINC Classes.

If you are a Permanent Resident, Refugee Claimant, or Canadian Citizen, you can take free ESL Classes.


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ESL Fact Sheet

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Food Guide LP 1

Salt Lesson Plan 1

LINC Fact Sheet

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Child Care Fact Sheet

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Salt Lesson Plan 3

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