Monday, July 7, 2008

Want to improve your English skills?

Dear all,

I have been leaving in Canada since 2001 (7 years). As most of us understand the common issue immigrant face is language barrier. We come from different part of country where we do not speak English at all, or probably we had gained little English knowledge from school.

I still recall in 2001 when I arrived and made appointment with recruiter at downtown Toronto. I was so excited that I could meet and discuss about my skill at that time. But, unfortunately they give me an advice to polish my English first. Well, that’s true and know I am really thanks to their advice because I realize that if we keep trying to improve our English pronunciation I believe it can be really help us during job interview.

I went to ESL workshop, join coop class, and make use of “Employment Resource Centre” whenever I had free time.

Find below sites that might be useful for you:
I like the part where I can play the audio file so I can listen clearly how they pronounce the word or sentence, and the good thing is it’s FREE. But probably you got to pay for advanced services.
This site provides many options to improve our English skills such as: Learning Skills, Grammar, vocabulary, Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words from in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.

You can download wordweb and install at your PC. It’s free and really helpful.
I have been using this s/w for years.

If you found any website that can help us to improve our communication. Please do not hesitate to post it here, or you can always contact me at :

Let’s make use of newcomer canada blogger as our practice place where we can share our experience, teach each other, and help each other to get close to his/her dream job.

Happy reading.