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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

The power of bilingualism: 5 benefits for newcomers

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Most newcomers know more than one language and this is reflected in our growing population: In 2021, one in five… Read more »

5 common qualities of fantastic public speakers

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Want to be a great public speaker? That’s a worthy goal! Having the ability to speak effectively to many people… Read more »

5 easy tips to become a good speller

Letters in blue and red saying SPELLING with a background of dictionary pages

Do you find it hard to spell words correctly? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In an era of auto-correct and… Read more »

How to express your opinions in class

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When you come to an English class in Canada, be prepared to participate! You don’t need to speak if you’re… Read more »

Recent Language Training Articles, CLB3-4

5 easy tips to become a good speller

Letters in blue and red saying SPELLING with a background of dictionary pages

Do you find it hard to spell words correctly? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In an era of auto-correct and… Read more »

How to be motivated: Part 5 – Good rewards

Stars and trophy near notebook with a note saying "never give up!"

Do you find it difficult to give yourself a reward for a job well done? Giving yourself a reward for… Read more »

How to be motivated: Part 4 – Goals and deadlines

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Do you suffer from low motivation? You can use goals and deadlines to keep your motivation high! In order to… Read more »

How to be motivated: Part 3 – Intrinsic motivation

Sign saying "She believed she could, so she did"

There are two types of motivation – intrinsic and extrinsic – and one is better than the other for helping… Read more »

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A lesson on prefixes (Part 1 of 2) for CLB 5+.

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