English Language Services (ELS)
LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
The objective of the LINC program is to provide quality, settlement-based English language training to newcomers to Canada. LINC facilitates the social, cultural, and economic adaptation of refugees and immigrants, so they may become participating members of society as quickly as possible.
The Regina Open Door Society (RODS) LINC program excels with professional classroom instruction and quality childcare services. The highly trained, experienced and accredited teaching staff uses curriculum guidelines aligned with the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). The Child Care Centre offers preschoolers (6 months - Kindergarten) a creative, caring and safe learning environment. Bus passes are available from the front desk at 1855 Smith St.
LINC classes at RODS are available to permanent residents. Daytime classes are offered Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. and evening classes are held Monday - Thursday from 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Most classes are held at 1855 Smith St.
Everyone interested in attending LINC must begin with an assessment to determine their English language level. The results of their assessment will be used to place them in a class appropriate to their language learning needs. Students scoring CLB level 3 and lower are eligible to participate in classes held at RODS. Those scoring CLB 4 and higher will be referred to SIAST.
For English language assessment appointments, please contact the:
Newcomer Welcome Centre
2332 – 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 0K1
Telephone: (306) 352-5775
Fax: (306) 352-5011
After assessments have been completed, students are placed on the waitlist (daytime or evening, as indicated by the student during their assessment time) and contacted as soon as there is a spot available in their level class. The current wait time for classes is approximately 3-4 months.
For more information regarding English language services, please contact (306) 352-4600 or speak with:
LINC Student Coordinator/Admissions Officer
1855 Smith Street
Regina, SK S4P 2N5
Telephone: (306) 352-4600
Fax: (306) 352-4601
Stage 1 English Program
Offers flexible, community-based English programming that helps learners develop their English language skills and assist with their settlement and integration in Saskatchewan.
To participate in the Stage 1 English Program you must:
- be a temporary resident of Canada
- be a permanent resident who is not eligible for or cannot (yet) access federally funded Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes
- have been assesssed at Levels 1 to 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Placement Test
- have lived in Canada for no more than 5 years
- be a spouse or dependent(s) of an eligible learner
- be 18 years or older
RODS Stage 1 English Program runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6:45 pm to to 9:00 pm.
If you are interested in applying for this program or would like more information please contact the Newcomer Welcome Centre (NWC) at (306) 352-5775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.