CLB 6/7 online assignments while face-to-face classes are cancelled due to health pandemic.

What is LINC? 

LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. The LINC program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. LINC provides basic language skills and is theme-based. This class focuses on all 4 skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. We will also study Grammar, Pronunciation and work in the Computer Lab. 

 

What is OCISO? 

OCISO is Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization. We provide settlement services to newcomers to Ottawa. For all the services go to: www.ociso.org. 

 

Evaluation 

What is CLB? 

LINC uses the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) to determine language ability. The CLBs are a descriptive scale of language ability. They describe communicative competencies (i.e. they describe what a learner “can do” in English).  

The evaluations are task-based. This means using language in “real world” scenarios. 

You will be evaluated in the 4 skill areas and the 4 competencies within each skill. 

 

In order to be evaluated in a skill, you must successfully complete at least 2 tasks/activities in each of the competencies. 

Skill 

Listening 

Speaking 

Reading  

Writing 

Competencies 

1. Interacting with Others 

2.Comprehending Instructions 

3. Getting Things Done 

4.Comprehending Information 

1. Interacting with Others 

2. Giving Instructions 

3. Getting Things Done 

4. Sharing Information 

1. Interacting with Others 

2.Comprehending Instructions 

3. Getting Things Done 

4.Comprehending Information 

1. Interacting with Others 

2. Reproducing Information 

3. Getting Things Done 

4. Sharing Information 

In-class Evaluation Activities: 

1. Weekly tests or evaluation tasks 

2. Weekly Dictations (Wednesday mornings) 

3. Oral Assignments/Presentations 

4. Writing Assignments 

5. Reading and Listening Tasks 

6. Ongoing classroom evaluation of language tasks and abilities