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Canada’s Centre for Education & Training To Provide Free English and French Language Assessments

The Centre for Education & Training (TCET) has announced a program to provide free English and French language assessments and referrals to training. TCET’s Language Assessment Services is funded in part by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Since 1992, TCET have assessed the language proficiency of over 310,000 immigrants to Canada, and referred them to a variety of federally and provincially funded language courses and programs.

Federally-funded Language Training Programs include:

  • LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
  • ELT (Enhanced Language Training)
  • OSLT (Occupation Specific Language Training)
  • LINC Home Study
  • CLIC (Cours de Langue pour les Immigrants au Canada)
  • CLIC en ligne

Provincially-funded Language Training Programs include:

  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • SLT (Specialized Language Training)
  • BTW (Bridge to Work)
  • FSL (French as a Second Language)

Since late March, they have been delivering services remotely in response to COVID-19.  Their language assessment team continued to connect with clients, answer their questions, and provide them with resources to explore while waiting for a language assessment. They have worked hard to remain available to those who depend on our services.

Their assessment team is very pleased to share that they are now conducting online language assessments. Available in English and French, these FREE online assessments are low stakes, task-based assessment instruments based on the 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks. In two language skill areas of Reading and Listening, the tools assess general English or French proficiency on a scale from Benchmark 1 to 8.

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