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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.

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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 »

Still nervous? Here are more tips for an awesome presentation

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You’ve probably read 5 steps to an engaging presentation but are still having panic attacks as the event gets closer…. Read more »

Practical language tips 2

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How to manage your accent when speaking in English First things first, having an accent is not bad. We all… Read more »

Practical language tips 1

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Our Practical Language series are monthly tips for language learners to help deal with usual situations. These are quick and… Read more »

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10 ways to make the best out of your ESL class

Students talking in a classroom

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 great language programs to help them learn Canada’s official languages, English and/or French. These language programs are… 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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Infinitive phrases

Come to this lunch and learn workshop to discover what infinitive phrases are, and how you can use them in… Read more »

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