As human beings, language is one of the most powerful tools we possess. It is our primary means of communicating with one another and expressing both our most basic and most complicated thoughts.
Most of us take our first language for granted. It is something we use every day with very little thought as to how we learned it. Move to a new country where your first language is not the official language and everything you took for granted has suddenly changed. Just stepping out the front door in the morning can be a truly terrifying experience when you don’t have the means to express yourself clearly. It can take a great deal of courage just to leave the house every day.
It comes as no surprise then, that language continues to be one of the number one barriers for newcomers in achieving integration into Canadian society. Language can be used to unlock many doors within a new country. It is you who hold the keys. Begin to learn or improve your English today.
Free English Classes:
Improve your English with online resources:
Great Reading Material for new and not so new immigrants:
Thanks to Jennifer Lavery for this submission.
Public libraries have material that you can borrow.
Or you can use this program for free online through the library called: Mango Languages