Language Training and Assessment

Updated April 28, 2022

The ANC remains vigilant against the risk of COVID-19. 

As a direct service provider, we are continuing most of our current COVID-19 protocols on all ANC premises. 

Clients, visitors and staff should wear masks in most settings and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.


Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

The ANC offers English as a Second Language (ESL) training based on the federal Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) curriculum guidelines and the national standard Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).* All instruction is provided by qualified instructors. On-site classes are offered at the ANC’s Adult ESL Training Centre in St. John’s and the ANC’s regional office in Corner Brook. Part-time instruction is also offered in the St. John’s area through the Itinerant Teacher Program and throughout the province via the Outreach ESL Tutor Program

St. John’s

Day classes: Both full- and part-time classes are offered at the Association’s Adult ESL Training Centre in St. John’s. Classes are open to permanent residents only. 
Evening classes: Part-time evening classes are offered regularly. Evening classes are open to all newcomers. Please contact the Center for this semester’s schedule.

Corner Brook

Part-time classes are available with both day and evening schedules classes are open to all. Please contact the Corner Brook Regional Office for more information. 

Contact us for more information

  • ESL Training Centre
    Phone: (709) 726-6848
    Fax: (709) 726-6841
    Email: linc@ancnl.ca
  • Corner Brook office
    Phone: (709) 634-2656
    Email: western@ancnl.ca

* The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard is a descriptive scale of language ability in English as a Second Language (ESL) written as 12 benchmarks or reference points along a continuum from basic to advanced. Learn more on the CLB website.