Do you know how important communication skills are as a newcomer? Do you know what ESL, adult learning, and EALs are and what they are for?
The following video will tell you all about why building communication skills is important for all newcomers and why “more English means more opportunities”. They will explain to you what a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) is, what it is for, and how one is assessed for this. More importantly, they will share how English language trainings are conducted for newcomers, which classes are ideal to take, and where to go to take them.
A general overview of language training for Canada from the Citizen and Immigration Canada:
Here are some of the language training programs available in Manitoba:
If you want to take your Canadian Language Benchmark assessment, you can go to WELARC (Winnipeg), Westman Immigrant Centre (Brandon) or SEELS (Steinbach). These agencies will also refer you to the appropriate language centres for the courses that you need.
No time nor means of transportation? See English Online’s flexible and self-directed English lessons.
If you are an older adult and you wish to participate in conversation circles to improve your English and meet friends, A&O Support Services for Older Adults can help you. They offer a free, 10-week program that hones your English conversational skills, whether you are a beginner or an intermediate language learner. You can download their Winter 2016 Timetable for classes which starts on January 11, 2016.