Write@Home is a quarterly publication of writing submitted by LINC Home Study students.
Visit the LINC Home Study online forum to read posts on a variety of topics by students and staff.
These websites can help you find information about settlement services and support for newcomers to Ontario.
- 211 Ontario provides information and referral to community and social services in Ontario for free, 24 hours a day.
- InMyLanguage.org provides multilingual information for newcomers to Ontario. Languages served - Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Gujarti, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu.
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information available about settlement services and living in Canada.
- Ontario Immigration offers three guides in 17 different languages to help you settle in Ontario:
- Welcome to Ontario
- First Days in Ontario
- Servies to Help You Settle
- Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration provides a range of services to assist newcomers for successful integration as well as publications, resources and useful links.
- Settlement.org provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario. Learn about a wide range of topics:
- Immigration and Citizenship
- Legal Services
- Community and Recreation
- Consumer Information
- PrepCan offers free, online pre-arrival employment services to PR Visa holders prior to coming to Canada.
Explore these free online learning activities for ESL students:
ESL Corner provides free online language exercises on a variety of topics relevant to newcomers to Canada: Canadian citizenship and culture, daily life, employment and education.
5 Minute English has free online lessons under the categories of grammar, vocabulary, reading, pronunciation, listening and slang/idioms.
www.ManyThings.org offers quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions and other online learning activities for people studying ESL.
www.LanguageGuide.org provides a picture dictionary with simple graphics. Place your cursor over an image or text to hear it pronounced aloud.
Learning English with the CBC has a variety of online lessons with a Canadian focus to help ESL students learn to speak and read.
English Accent Coach is an online tool for developing English pronunciation skills, focusing on vowels and consonants.
English Online offers free online interactive activities that can be accessed through their website without registration.
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Labprovides listening activities and quizzes on a range of topics for a range of abilities.
Online Self-Assessment is a tool based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) to assess language proficiency in reading and listening. The test results are unofficial and do not replace scores from a language assessment centre, ESL or LINC class.
Culips has free podcasts of conversational English that introduce slang, idioms and vocabulary.
Youth.ca is a portal for newcomer youth. Explore articles and videos on issues that matter to you such as:
- Canadian culture
These websites have useful information about Canadian citizenship.
- Discover Canada is the only official study guide for the citizenship test. Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is available from Citizenship and Immigration Canada at no cost.
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information on how to apply to become a Canadian, prepare for the citizenship test, and resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.
- CitizenshipCounts.ca is a website to help newcomers study for the citizenship test.