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YREACH Language Programs are offered in multiple locations outside of HRM across the province. The YREACH Language program is for adult immigrants and refugees who need to develop the necessary language and communication skills to actively participate in Canadian society. YREACH is available to a broad range of participants with varying immigration statuses. Classes are flexible with times and days agreed upon between the instructor and participant (within capacity). These classes are usually an hour and a half to 2 hours, a couple of times per week. A language assessment is needed before being placed in a class.
The program offers the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills based on Canadian Language Benchmarks, using real world tasks and learners are assessed through PENS (Proficiency in English Nova Scotia), a portfolio based language program. After attending for a minimum of 3 months, and having achieved a CLB 4 in listening and speaking, a participant can obtain a certificate that can be used to apply for Canadian citizenship.
Nianhua (Jenny) Liu
YMCA Language Coordinator
LINC ( Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) & YREACH (Recognizing Enhancing Aligning Community Horizons)
YMCA of Greater Halifax / Dartmouth, Centre for Immigrant Programs
104-7071 Bayers Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia. B3L 2C2
Ph: (902) 225-2287
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