The Multicultural Association of Charlotte County provides Language Instruction Classes in English in multiple communities across Charlotte County.
Our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are provided through the support of the New Brunswick Population Growth Division (PGD) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is supported by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In preparation for Canadian Citizenship, Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) testing is provided twice a year.
Canadian Language Benchmarks
Newcomers who have permanent resident status are entitled to take CLB. This program is divided by levels and not only offers language instruction but offers a complete introduction to Canadian Culture through components that include Canadian history and geography.
Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT)
Newcomers in Charlotte County enrolled in the Language Training Program have the opportunity of writing CLBPT, which evaluates their language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking .After evaluation, candidates will be placed in a class matching their ability.
The only requirement to be eligible for CLBPT assessment is that applicants must have permanent resident status in Canada.
English as a Second Language
Designed on a rotational schedule, our program is offered in several municipalities across Charlotte County, including St. George, St. Stephen, Deer Island and St. Andrews.
Our classes help Newcomers to improve their level of English based on 4 language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.
Our ESL program offers dynamic training by combining different learning methodologies using instructional ESL websites and ESL library.
Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
The CLB assessment is a tool to check the current level of English of our students. It is divided in four Language skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing and the student is provided with four separate scores.
Students can join the language classes even before writing the assessment and can be registered in a CLB 1-4 or 5-8 class based on an informal assessment
Our assessments takes place in St George, and St. Stephen depending on the number of applicants, sometimes an applicant may have to drive to a specific venue.
Results take from 1 to 2 weeks to be delivered from the assessor and an official letter is issued to the students notifying of their