The Greater Essex County District School Board’s Language Assessment and Resource Centre (LARC) is funded by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Ministry of Community, Children, and Social Services (MCCSS). LARC is the official language assessment and referral centre for English and French language training programs in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions. This language assessment and referral service is offered free of charge to eligible new English and French language learners.
Language training programs include:
Once levels of English or French language proficiency have been determined, language learners are provided with information about LINC, ESL, and ELT available language training providers.
The LINC, ESL, and ELT programs are free to newcomers who are:
The ESL program is also free to newcomers who are:
Referrals and information are also provided to other newcomers who may not be eligible as LINC, ESL, or ELT clients.
Language assessments can be scheduled:
Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.