As Syrian refugees continue to arrive in the Metro Vancouver area, including in Delta, many are looking for English language training courses. The Delta School District, through Delta Community College and Continuing Education, has spaces available in its Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) classes and in English Foundation courses. High School completion programs are also available.
LINC classes are free, basic English language courses for adult permanent residents. They are open to permanent residents, convention refugees over the age of 17, and for holders of Code 27 visa work permits. The program is funded by the Government of Canada, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Immigrants wishing to become Canadian citizens should attend LINC classes. Visit www.listn.info/site/ for more details about the LINC program.
Foundation classes include free English Language Arts classes for a variety of adult clients in levels from basic literacy up to a grade 10 equivalent, and are funded by the Ministry of Education.
In Delta, the school district offers LINC classes in North Delta and Foundation classes in both North Delta and Ladner. The Ladner classes are currently held in the mornings at Delta Manor Education Centre and the North Delta program takes place at Delta Community College. Advisors are available by appointment at either centre. Additional classes might be made available if there is sufficient demand.
For more information, sponsors or interested clients should call: 604-952-2920 or 604-952-2924. The Delta School District is eager to help support newcomers in our community.