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Strong communication skills lead to career success and faster integration in the community. It’s a good thing that learning opportunities for learning English (and French) abound for newcomers to Manitoba.  Learn all about the many language programs offered here.

Quick Facts

  • Canada has two official languages – English and French.
  • The Citizenship Act requires that new citizens to Canada have the equivalent of at least Level 4 for Speaking and Listening in English or French using the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC).
  • There is a variety of free language classes offered by the Government of Canada that cater to the different needs and abilities of newcomers.

Language Training Articles by Topic

Newest Language Training Articles

5 keys to handling tough conversations

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Most of us avoid difficult conversations. It’s highly stressful and there’s always the potential to get hurt or hurt someone…. Read more »

5 steps to becoming an active listener

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Active listening is being fully present and being actively engaged in a conversation. The goal is to understand, not to… Read more »

Want to be a better speaker? 5 quick tips for clear and compelling speech

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To be a good speaker, you would have to work on building your vocabulary and polishing your grammar and accent…. Read more »

Don’t like reading? 3 effective tips to develop the habit and stick with it for good

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Did you know that reading is one of the fastest ways to fluency? Reading even at a slow pace exposes… Read more »

Recent Language Training Articles, CLB3-4

10 ways to make the best out of your ESL class

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You’ve finally made the choice to sign up for ESL classes. Maybe you are feeling nervous or unsure about what… Read more »

Types of language training programs for newcomers in Canada

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Newcomers will find many language programs to help them learn Canada’s official languages, English and/or French. These programs are offered… Read more »

Too busy to learn English? Consider LINC Home Study

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Praba’s first weeks in Manitoba were a flurry of activity. There were seminars at Entry Program, career coaching at Manitoba… Read more »

3 exciting summer projects to hone your skills

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Want to make your summer memorable and productive? Stretch your creativity and practice your language skills by trying one of… Read more »

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