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Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Location is closed, open for business virtually. LINC/ESL/FSL online programs available. Contact for details.
Contact Information
Office Phone Oakville 905-849-7555 ext 223/251;  
Burlington 905-632-5858 ext 221;  
Milton 905-693-6676 ext 1
E-Mail lincesl@mertoncentre.com
Website https://merton.hcdsb.org
Social Media Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/thomasmerton.alc
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ThomasMertonalc
Primary Contact Andrea Basic, Manager, Newcomer Language Programs, Halton Catholic District School Board; Phone: 905-849-7555 ext 271; Email: basica@hcdsb.org
Alternate Contact Peter Cory / Salvina Lauricella / Cathryn Smart, LINC/ESL/FSL Officer, Halton Catholic District School Board; Phone: Oakville 905-849-7555 ext 241 * Milton 905-693-6676 ext 226 * Burlington 905-632-5858 ext 222; Email: lincesl@mertoncentre.com
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Location is closed, open for business virtually. LINC/ESL/FSL online programs available. Contact for details. 
 
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A continuing education service of the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) which offers Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), English as a Second Language (ESL) from levels 1 to 10 and French as a Second Language (FSL) . 
 
Programs designed for: 
* Adult immigrants wanting to improve their ability to read, write, speak and understand English and/or French 
* Exam preparation for IELTS (required for university or college entrance in Ontario)  
* Adult immigrants wanting to improve their workplace skills 
* Classes are free and are offered at Oakville, Burlington and Milton locations  
 
Classes: 
* Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 1 to 10 
* French as a Second Language (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 
* Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing  
* Literacy  
* Pronunciation 
* Business English 
* Canadian Employment Language Training (CELT) courses 
* Computers for the Workplace 
* Canadian Citizenship Test Preparation  
* IELTS / Academic English Test Preparation
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
 
Classes 9 am-12:30 pm, 1 pm-3:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm  
* continuous LINC/ESL and FSL enrollment throughout the year 
* most Canadian Employment Language Training (CELT) courses are offered in 5-week and 8-week modules
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
* Language programs are fully funded and FREE for Adults 18+ who are Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees/Protected Persons, naturalized Canadian Citizens, Refugee Claimants, Live-in Caregivers, Provincial Nominees and sponsored Family members who are Approved-in-Principle for Permanent Residence. 
 
* A nominal fee is applicable for Adults 18+ who are Temporary Residents including Visitors and Workers in Canada.
Application New students must take a CLARS placement test and bring immigration documents for verification of status
Languages English ; French
Fees Service ; None ; * Language programs are fully funded and FREE for Adults 18+ who are Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees/Protected Persons, naturalized Canadian Citizens, Refugee Claimants, Live-in Caregivers, Provincial Nominees and sponsored Family members who are Approved-in-Principle for Permanent Residence.  
 
* A nominal fee is applicable for Adults 18+ who are Temporary Residents including Visitors and Workers in Canada.nominal cost for adults 18+ who are Temporary Residents including Visitors and Workers in Canada
Site Information
Site Location Oakville Mews
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
255 Morden Rd
Oakville, ON L6K 2S2
 
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Intersection Morden Rd and Rebecca St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading English as a Second Language
Service Categories Adult English as a Second Language Tests ; English as a Second Language ; English Language Proficiency Test Preparation ; French as a Second Language ; Vocational English as a Second Language

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