We have so many valuable online resources that can help newcomers learn a new skill, improve their English, help with their homework assignments or just provide them with some fun and distraction. However, it can be difficult sometimes to know which resources to focus on.
For this reason, we have compiled a list of ten recommended online resources that can be helpful.
1. Brainfuse JobNow
This resource is focused on helping job seekers and includes live job coaching, resumé creation and job searching. You can also find and use resumé templates, do career assessments to find out which careers are the best fit for you, practise your interview skills with a live interview coach who provides personalized career coaching. Coaches are available every day between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m.
2. Brainfuse HelpNow
Offers learning support for students from kindergarten up to grade 12. Students can ask questions and receive help for a variety of subjects such as math, physics, biology, social studies and more! Brainfuse HelpNow also supports university students and adult learners. Students can also chat live with online tutors and receive immediate help!
3. LearningExpress Library
Practise tests and learning material to help with subjects such as English, math and science. Some also available in Spanish. It also includes material to study for the Test of English as a Foreign Language and the Test of English for International Communication, in addition to two practise tests to prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Exam. For newcomers who may need to improve their computer skills, LearningExpress Library offers a variety of software tutorials covering Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook etc. as well as computer graphics and illustration software. The resource also includes a job searching feature that provides help with creating resumés and cover letters as well as interview preparation.
4. Clear Pronunciation
Clear Pronunciation is a resource that can help English language learners of all levels improve their pronunciation, specifically the pronunciation of the 43 sounds of the English language. It gives learners the opportunity to listen and practise making sounds independently, while at the same time providing lots of guidance. Learners can choose from British, North American and Australian pronunciations.
Get access to movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks and even graphic novels and comic books. All titles are available all the time. You can borrow and stream up to 10 items per month. No holds and no waiting—you want it, you get it! All of this can be accessed either on a desktop or mobile device using a free app.
6. Road to IELTS
English language learning resource that helps customers prepare for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, whether it is for immigration, study or work purposes. It includes modules that can help improve all the necessary components: reading, listening, speaking and writing.
7. LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
Helps you learn new business, software and technology skills. Customers can choose from more than 16,000 courses ranging from video editing, business analytics, project management and more. LinkedIn Learning offers courses in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese, which are always available and can be started and completed at any time.
8. Pronunciator Language Learning
Learn 163 languages including English with Pronunciator. It includes live tutors, movies, music with lyrics, quizzes and pronunciation analysis, with an interface that can be customized in 144 languages. Pronunciator includes over 100 instructional videos and over 500 practise questions to help customers prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Test.
9. Gale Courses
Free instructor-led online continuing education courses covering a wide range of topics such as accounting software, basic anatomy and physiology, web design, digital photography and more! Each course lasts six weeks and starts on the third Wednesday of every month and there is no limit to the amount of courses that can be taken.
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