Learn: Settlement Activities

Our Activities are Free

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds Live & Learn to provide settlement and English language support to immigrants to Manitoba.

Our Activities are Informal, Flexible and Learner-Directed

We provide learning materials and you decide which one to use. You make your own study schedule. You are the boss of your learning. E-Facilitators are here to help you navigate the resources and build your learning plan.

Choose from 4 types of learning: Group Study (including Drop-in Workshops, Multi-week Sessions, Coffee Chats); Self Study (including English Exercises, Canadian Idioms, iEnglish); One-on-One (connect with e-Facilitators or e-Volunteers); and Peer-to-Peer (chat in discussion forums). Scroll down to see the latest activities in each.

Our learning activities are open to all visitors to the website. However, you can take advantage of extra features (live workshops, forums, eVolunteers, eFacilitators, tracking your progress), by registering with us and logging in.

Self Study

Language Explorer

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Language Explorer Acts will help you decide which lessons with English Online will best suit YOU.

Literacy Exercises

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The Starting Exercises focus on language literacy. If you are a beginner and have problems with reading, these are the… Read more »

Idiom Set: People & Personalities

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In this idioms set you’ll find Canadian idioms relating to people and personalities. Click on each lesson for informative presentations,… Read more »

Idiom Set: Family & Relationships

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In this idioms set you’ll find Canadian idioms relating to family, friends, and relationships. Click on each lesson for cool… Read more »

Idioms Set: Seasons

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In this idioms set you’ll find Canadian idioms relating to seasons of the year in Manitoba. Click on each lesson… Read more »

iEnglish Activities

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iEnglish is a set of resources and videos to give learners the tools they need to take more ownership for… Read more »

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Group Study

Become an Autonomous Language Learner (B-ALL)

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Course description Abbreviated as B-ALL, Become an Autonomous Language Learner is a five-unit course with English Online Inc. The course… Read more »

Digital Skills at Work

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Course Description Digital Skills at Work (DSW) is a four-week course focusing on essential digital skills required to succeed in one’s career…. Read more »

Language circles

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Language circles are  weekly 1 hour sessions to practice English language skills on topics related to everyday life of a… Read more »

Lunch & Learn: Language Tip of the Week

These are short 30-minute Skype sessions to discuss the language tip of the week. Join us online over lunch to… Read more »

How to Stay Active in Winter
 November 15 @ 10:00 am

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Staying active in winter does have its challenges, but it is possible. Let’s discuss this!

Is it Really Colder than Mars? The Truth about Manitoba Weather
 November 19 @ 7:00 pm

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It’s getting cold out there! Let’s discuss a few facts about Winter in Manitoba.

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One-on-One

LINC Home Study

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LINC Home Study (LHS) is a language training program available to ESL learners who cannot attend a face-to-face class in Manitoba.

EAL e-Tutors

Get English help from an e-tutor

EAL e-Tutors (qualified language instructors) will help you improve your English skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking.

Career e-Mentors

Get career help with an e-mentor

Career e-Mentors (established professionals and tradespeople) will answer your questions about your field and help you on your career path.

Settlement e-Volunteers

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Settlement e-Volunteers (friendly Manitobans) provide hands-on assistance and practical information to pre-arrivals, newcomers and recent immigrants.

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Peer-to-Peer

Please login to view the Discussion Forums. If you are not yet a registered learner, find out how to register.

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Activities Index

For a full list of all learning options and activity titles, see our Activities Index page.