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Summer Programs for Teenagers


Canada Linc


Canada Linc offers 3 and 4 week summer cultural language programs during July and August for students between the ages of 13 to 17. Students learn English and also see amazing Canadian landmarks such as the CN Tower and Niagara Falls. International teenagers experience Canadian family life and culture first hand by living with a qualified Canadian host family. The program is student-centered and tailored to deliver a curriculum that promotes proficiency in conversational English and enhances the student's understanding of Canadian culture, history, geography and the arts. This includes 15 hours of class per week, with an emphasis on Canadian content and theme-based tasks. The student’s Canadian experience is enhanced by participation in a variety of related sports, social and cultural activities and day trips.

Canada Linc provides:

  • Weekly out of town all-day excursions to famous attractions such as Niagara Falls, Downtown Toronto, the CN Tower and Canada’s Wonderland Theme Park!
  • Accommodation with a carefully selected Canadian family who will provide room and board as well as ongoing friendship, support and assistance
  • Half-day excursions for participants including visits to local historic and cultural sites
  • Planned group activities each afternoon
  • 15 hours of classroom instruction per week by qualified teachers
  • Small class size for individual attention and support
  • Transit passes for unlimited travel within the region
  • Supervision and support by Canada Linc staff who live in the local community.

Host families provide:

  • A bedroom with a bed, desk, closest
  • A bathroom (could be shared)
  • 3 meals a day (packed lunches for school days)
  • A welcoming environment to practice English
  • Time with the host family in the evenings and weekends
Host families are provided with funding to cover the cost of the student living with them.

Become a host family!

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Summer 2023 Details

  • Spanish Group: June 25-July 28 (4 weeks)
  • French Group July 8-28
  • French Group: July 8-28 (3 weeks)
  • Programs in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and Brantford
  • Students (age 13-17) live with a host family
  • Students take English classes Monday-Friday mornings at a central location in the city (ie, University of Waterloo, St. Benedict High School, University of Guelph)
  • Students participate in activities in the afternoons (ie, bowling, soccer, swimming, canoeing)
  • Students have full day trips to Toronto, Niagara Falls, Wonderland, the beach
  • Students are provided with a bus pass for their transportation (to/from school and activities)
  • Students have full medical coverage
  • Students bring a cell phone to communicate with their host family and to call home
  • Host families help students with breakfast, pack a lunch, and eat dinner together
  • Host families spend time with the students in the evenings/ weekends (ie, go for a walk, take them to the farmer’s market, have a BBQ with friends, watch the Canada Day fireworks)
  • Host families occasionally drive the student (ie, evening pick ups after day trips, first day of school)
  • Host families are remunerated $1,000/ 4 week student and $750/ 3 week student to help cover the cost of room and board
  • Host families provide vulnerable sector police checks

Become a Host Family! Click Here!

Our Main Teachers

Our teachers are certified through the Ontario College of Teachers. They are engaging, dynamic and creative with the concepts they teach, and use a variety of hands on, experiential learning strategies to make English learning fun! They create memorable experiences in the classroom and we see dramatic results in English language acquisition from when students arrive to when they complete our programs!

Price : Free


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