Language Programs

Thomas Merton’s Adult Language Programs for newcomers to Canada offers LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada), ESL (English as a Second Language)  and FSL (French as a Second Language).

We also offer online and in-class courses in occupation-oriented language training as part of the CELT (Canadian Employment Language Training) program.

All of the language training courses are designed to engage the learner by focusing on developing strengths in reading, writing, listening and speaking. These courses follow the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standards.

These programs are offered out of three convenient locations in the Halton region – Milton, Oakville and Burlington.

2020-2021 Program Brochure

NEW! ESL/FSL Summer Program

We still have seats available! Thomas Merton Centre (TMC) is excited to offer its 2021 Summer Program set to start on Monday, June 28th, 2021. Please see flyer for registration information! Register here:



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