English Skill Improvement Tips for Newly Arrived Students

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English Skill Improvement Tips for Newly Arrived Students

Canada is a multicultural society. The people who live here come from different countries and speak different languages. However, basic English skills are required in everyday life. For example, when people need to order food, attend classes or apply for a job.

Therefore, if new residents want to start a new life smoothly, it is necessary for them to improve English speaking skills. A strong willingness to listen, read and speak English will help people improve their English much faster. In this article, we will share some tips for learning English effectively. With these 4 tips, you can become a native speaker like a Canadian in just 2 months.


English Skill Improvement Method 1: Take English as a Second Language(ESL) Courses

When people live in countries where English is not an official language, it is difficult for them to practice English in everyday life unless the people around them are native English speakers. Therefore, for those who are not good at English, the most direct and ideal way to learn English is to take an English as a Second Language (ESL) course taught by local instructors. During the course, students will be able to learn the most commonly used English to help them adapt to their new life in Canada.

Spoken English in Canada has many different accents due to ethnicity. People with lower English proficiency can learn relatively formal English through ESL courses, as those programs will provide opportunities for field trips and communication.

In addition to improve students’ English speaking skills, instructors tend to give more encouragement to students so they don’t hesitate to speak up. However, being brave is the key to mastering English skills and being a native English speaker.

Create Career College offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to students who are not fluent in English. Professional ESL teachers and their authentic courses allow students to learn English quickly.

Another program offered by our college, English for Academic Purposes Certificate & Pathway (EAP), further trains students to become sustainable English speakers.

All programs are accredited by government agencies such as EduCanada and the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance Agency (BCEQA), as well as the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), the British Columbia Career Colleges Association (BCCC), and the Language Association (Language Canada), the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA).

Please feel free to contact our student advisors to learn more about our available courses, admission requirements, and start dates.

English Skill Improvement Method 2: Ignore Syntax Restrictions

To ignore syntax restrictions does not mean messing with grammars. But for new learners, it is best to use the simplest sentence structure. Not strictly using grammar can actually help improve learners’ English speaking skills. People tend to use the simplest sentences when speaking English in everyday life. And most of the time, even if there is a simple grammatical error, the meaning of the sentence will not be affected.

Your English speaking skill will only be improved when you are not hesitate to speak up. As mentioned above, simple grammatical errors are always acceptable. We should dare to try!

English Skill Improvement Method 3: Do Not Learn VOCAB by Rote

It is actually not very efficient if you try to memorize vocabulary by rote. So memorize the easiest and most frequently used words! Imagine when you need to buy deodorant but not knowing the word, you can say a simpler word like “body fragrance” with some gestures so the salesperson knows what you are looking for. Therefore, as long as you improve your English speaking skills, your vocabulary does not really matter.

English Skill Improvement Method 4: Incorporate English Learning Into Daily Life

The best way to improve English speaking skills is actually to talk to native English speakers. Some data suggest that when people practice English with native English speakers continuously for 6 weeks, they will make significant progress in their English fluency and accent. Watching more local English shows or movies can also be helpful when trying to improve English. Start doing this and make learning English a habit in your life!

Whether you are coming to Canada to study or work, mastering a language will only be an advantage for you! Start practicing English early to make it easier to adapt to your new life in Canada.