Brainfuse HelpNow offers students learning support from kindergarten up to grade 12. There is also support for university courses, adult learners, and resume writing support for all ages. Students can chat live with online tutors and create study aids customized to their learning needs.
Courses & Training
Clear Pronunciation is an English Second Language general program for all levels. Clear Pronunciation works to build up your confidence by drilling down to the building blocks of pronunciation and tackling the 43 sounds of the English language. It provides you with the opportunity to dissect, listen to and practice making sounds independently, but still in a structured learning environment with lots of guidance. You can choose from British, North American and Australian pronunciation models, using audio, video and interactive activities. The program is geared from beginner to advanced levels.
Clear Pronunciation 2 is the next step in learning English as a second language. In this program, you will learn to put the 43 sounds of English together in clear speech. The program covers consonant clusters, word stress, sentence stress, connected speech and intonation. You’ll watch tutorials from teachers, listen to examples and work through different speaking exercises all while listening to a range of accents.
Become an expert in only six weeks by taking interactive, instructor-led online courses covering a wide range of topics. Free for cardholders. New six-week courses start on the third Wednesday of every month and there is no limit to the amount of courses you can take.
Just like regular classes please read the syllabus before enrolling to make sure you are interested in the subject and time commitment. If you don't return to participate in week 2 of the class within 13 days of the start of the course, you will be automatically dropped from the course. You are allowed one, 10-day extension after the final exam due date to finish your course. We cannot provide additional extensions.
Job & Career Accelerator is part of LearningExpress Library family. As a job-hunting platform, this resource has everything you need to create professional résumés and cover letters, search for jobs, prep for your interviews and more. You can create new résumés in the platform or upload an existing one, or you can browse through over 200 sample résumés. There is also a scholarship list that contains Canadian-specific scholarships for Canadian students.
Practice tests and tutorial courses to help you succeed with academic or licensing exams. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of results. Many tests are from American sources. Now includes Computer Skills training for a variety of MicroSoft applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook etc.). Includes two Canadian Citizenship Practice Exams (as well as American).
Now also includes access to Job & Career Accelerator, a job-hunting resource that has everything you need to create professional and competitive resumes and cover letters, search for jobs that fit your needs, give professional interviews and more.
LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, is an online learning library that helps you learn business, software, technology and creative skills with just your library card and PIN. LinkedIn Learning's new catalogue offers over 16,000 new courses in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese. LinkedIn Learning can be accessed on mobile devices through the LinkedIn Learning app or through your mobile device browser. If you change your library card number, your learning history won’t be accessible under your new card number and PIN.
The Academic format is, broadly speaking, for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test. IELTS Academic may also be a requirement to join a professional organization in an English-speaking country. Please note, the latest version doesn't work with Internet Explorer.
Develop the skills to pass IELTS. This is the GENERAL Edition.
The General Training format focuses on general survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts. It is typically for those who are going to English-speaking countries to do secondary education, work experience or training programs. People migrating to Australia, Canada and New Zealand must sit the General Training test. Please note, the latest version doesn't work with Internet Explorer.
EPL also offers the Academic Edition.
Solaro provides the same great Alberta specific curriculum information you find in their Keys and SNAP publications. You can create a Solaro account and work through course lessons, reviews and quizzes, tracking your progress as you go. Covers grade 3 through grade 12 Alberta curriculum.