National LINC Online Curriculum and Online PBLA Project

Start date: September 18, 2020

End date: March 31, 2025

Subcontracted by: Achēv and funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Until March 2025, the National LINC Online Curriculum (NLOC) and Online PBLA project will develop Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) online courseware for Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 3 to 5 across all skill areas (L/S/R/W). The project will contribute to building the infrastructure to support LINC service providers across Canada in the delivery of efficient and effective online language training. The project aims to enable LINC instructors across Canada to use a PBLA supported, ready-made solution for their online or blended training programs, facilitate use of for distance language education and ultimately provide newcomers with the official language skills needed to achieve their integration goals. CCLB leads the courseware writing team for this project which is managed by Achēv and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Main Outcomes:

  • Provide CLB and PBLA expertise through content design and courseware writing team leadership.
  • Support the development of national LINC online curriculum for CLBs 3 to 5 (approximately 100 online language units).
  • Support the needs of English language learners who face barriers to attending traditional classroom-based courses or who prefer online or blended language training.
  • Deliver responsive and coordinated settlement services with project partners.
Marie-Elyse Gauthier