LINC Programs

Agency: MOSAIC – Brentwood Language Centre

Program Description:


Ideal if you have no knowledge of English and cannot read or write the English alphabet. You will learn to read and write words and numbers, give and understand greetings, as well as be to able to provide personal information.


Ideal if you cannot speak English. Clients will, for example learn to ask for help, understand simple instructions, read bills and simple step-by-step instructions and write greetings cards, copy prices from the store and write simple schedules.

LINC 3 and 4

Ideal if you have a beginner’s understanding of English. You will, for example learn how to give basic information about familiar subjects, such as family, weather or daily activities. You will be able to understand instructions including place and measurements as well as understand a store flyer and make a list of key points. You will also learn to copy information from lists or schedules and write short, simple sentences about my family or a familiar place.

LINC 5 and 6

Ideal if you have some knowledge of the English language. You will, for example learn how to participate in small group discussions where they express opinions and ask for clarification, as well as provide accurate and detailed information. You will also learn to pick out main ideas, key details and inferred meaning from written texts and conversations operating a decent pace.

LINC 7 and 8 

Ideal if you can communicate in English with growing confidence. You will, for example, learn how to participate in meetings and group discussions where they give detailed information, qualify opinions and feelings, and express reservations. You will learn to identify main ideas, key details, purpose, mood, and implied meanings from moderately complex texts and conversations for formal and informal situations.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a newcomer to Canada, 17 years old or older, and approved for permanent residence. Canadian citizens and Refugee Claimants cannot take LINC classes within Greater Vancouver.

Registration Information

Call contact number below to register

If not registered for LINC yet, apply by writing, telephoning or going to the following office to get an application form.

Western ESL Services
#208 – 2525 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, V5N 4C1
(604) 876-5756

Start Dates / Duration


Program Fee: Free

Contact Information

Contact: For general information about the MOSAIC Burnaby Learning Centres


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Brentwood Learning Centre
101-1899 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby, V5C 5T1
Phone: 604 298 8201