5 ways informal language training helps you master English skills

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Did you know that you can improve your skills faster, even if you’re already in a formal English class?

Try informal language training.

Informal language training is easier. You don’t have to take tests or worry about grades.

Here are some examples:

  1. Join a Conversation Circle

    This is a group where you can talk with others and practice speaking English.

  2. Join a Book Club

    This is a group where you can read books and talk about them with others.

  3. Attend Drop-in Sessions

    These are classes that you can attend when you’re free.

Here are five reasons why they are helpful:

  1. It makes you feel more confident

    You can practice without being graded, which can make you feel more confident and less scared of making mistakes.

  2. It helps you learn faster

    You can practice what you learned in your formal class, which can help you learn faster.

  3. It gives you a place to practice

    You can talk to people and try out new words. You can also listen and learn from others.

  4. You can learn practical tips

    You can learn how to use English in real-life situations. You can learn from others’ experiences and use casual English when speaking to your friends.

  5. You can make friends

    It can be fun and social. You can improve your social skills while learning.

Article updated May 18, 2023.

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Community Resources

There are many informal language training programs that are free for newcomers to Manitoba. You can learn more about them from this article: Types of language training programs for newcomers to Canada .

Also here: Informal Language Resource Guide (Winnipeg).

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