Sunday, October 29, 2006

LINC Programs In Canada

LINC Programs In Canada

The Government of Canada, in cooperation with provincial governments, school boards, community colleges, and immigrant and community organizations, offers free language training across the country for adult permanent residents. The name of the program is LINC, which stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. The LINC
assessment centres across Canada can assess your language training needs and refer you to the right LINC classes for your needs.

Additional Information
http://www.eslincanada.com/linc_programs.html

Canadian Language Benchmarks

To increase the coherence and effectiveness of language instruction for newcomers to Canada, so they can become full participants in all aspects of Canadian society. To develop and promote the Canadian Language Benchmarks, introduce the Benchmarks to second language practitioners and encourage alignment of curriculum and program
structure with the Canadian Language Benchmarks categories. To establish and manage a comprehensive national Canadian Language Benchmarks assessment system. The benchmarks were developed for Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Additional Information
http://www.eslincanada.com/linc_programs.html

IELTS

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) used by British universities to assess the English language proficiency of applicants whose first language is not English. It consists of four components: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It includes a test of the productive skills (speaking and writing). Some selectors feel that the IELTS gives a clearer picture of an applicant's proficiency than the TOEFL.

Additional information
http://www.eslincanada.com/englishtests.html

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