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English: Quick and Easy Online ESL

You’re new to Canada. Improving your English or French is likely high on your list. But you’re also busy setting up your new life. There’s an online service called LingQ (www.lingq.com) that is helping people around the world learn…

Effectiveness of ESL Classes

“Education is the first public good that a government can confer on its people.” -- Louis Lafontaine (Joint Premier of the Province of Canada prior to Confederation) English as a Second Language training can play a vital role in your…

Education: Why Study in Canada?

A world class education. A chance to discover a different culture. An internationally recognized degree. An opportunity to meet people from across the globe and learn about various lifestyles. These are just some of the things that Canadian…

English: Going Beyond ESL

Résumé Writing 101 dictates that when applying for a job, you need to customize your résumé so that it contains key words exclusive to your field, but this becomes an obstacle when all you know are basic phrase structures that may well help…

Distance Education: Learn While You Earn

You need to work to support your family, but you have to go back to school to get Canadian credentials for a good job. How can you do both? Many people today use distance education, especially if they have problems understanding spoken…

Grammar to GO

by Claudio Muñoz Mike Tiittanen, the author of a new ESL book, Grammar to GO, has a clear goal in mind. “Over the many years I have taught ESL, I have often found the need to create fun activities for my students that would allow them to…

The Gamble on Knowledge

by Benoît Hardy-Vallée It’s a gamble because there’s no promise of a job when we graduate, but we’re buying a chance to get out of labour jobs – Thomas Madondoro, in the Toronto Star, September 7, 2006.