Location
Start Dates

  • May 05, 2021
Program Delivery

  • Combined Online

Program Description

In this program, you can develop your English skills while maintaining your work and family commitments.

You'll learn English language reading and writing skills for daily life and work through topics such as employment, community, culture, healthy living, transportation, and leisure. Reading and writing courses are offered separately and may be taken concurrently.

Online LINC: ELL Reading

This 16 week (96 hour) online course focuses on developing English language reading skills for daily life and work through topics such as employment, community, culture, healthy living, transportation, and leisure. This course is available at CLB level 6 or 7.

You'll spend an average of six hours each week completing a variety of lessons, activities, and assessments online. You must have regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with high-speed internet, up-to-date operating system and software, and microphone.

You must be available to attend a weekly webinar at one of the following times:

  • Mondays: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m..
  • Mondays: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Online LINC: ELL Writing

This 16 week (96 hour) online course focuses on developing English language writing skills for daily life and work through topics such as employment, community, culture, healthy living, transportation, and leisure. This course is available at CLB level 6 or 7.

You'll spend an average of six hours each week completing a variety of lessons, activities, and assessments online. You must have regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with high-speed internet, up-to-date operating system and software, and microphone.

You must be available to attend a weekly webinar at one of the following times:

  • Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Welcome Centre

South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-410-1402
Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669
info@bowvalleycollege.ca


Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Permanent resident or Convention refugee status
  • LINC referral to Bow Valley College with current CLBs
  • CLB 5 or 6 in reading or writing
  • 10 or more years of formal education
  • Not concurrently enrolled in another LINC course which includes the reading or writing strand

LINC applicants must first take a CLB test at the Calgary Language Assessment & Referral Centre (CLARC). The telephone number for CLARC is 403-262-2656.

For detailed information about the application process, see ELL Applying.

Information in Multiple Languages Request More Information
Welcome Centre

South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-410-1402
Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669
info@bowvalleycollege.ca

Program FAQs

No.  This program is open to Permanent Residents or Convention Refugees only.



With the online schedule, you can maintain work and family commitments outside of your studies. You need to be available for a one hour webinar once a week on Monday (Reading) or Wednesday (Writing) evening. Otherwise, when you study is up to you.


You can apply for the course and schedule that fits your needs. Because these courses are single-strand (only reading or only writing), the courses are a good fit for students who have different benchmarks in reading and writing.  For example, if you have a benchmark 8 for reading but 6 for writing, you can take Writing 7 only.


If it has been more than 9 months since you last studied with us you will be required to go through the application process.  You can apply at https://bowvalleycollege.ca/applying/ell-applying

If you are new to online learning and working with D2L we recommend you visit this page: https://bowvalleycollege.ca/student-resources/technology-services/d2l-brightspace/getting-started.  Once you begin your course, there will be orientation activities and instructor support to help you get started.

Yes, webinar attendance is a requirement for this course.  The webinars are once each week, for one hour. Other attendance requirements will be discussed in the first week of the course. You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred webinar time during the application process.

Coursework is approximately 5 hours of independent work each week, which includes course lessons and activities and assessments. 

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