Helpful links

Catholic Crosscultural Services

Bargain Computers
You really need a computer for this class, and for life in the 21st century.
Check this website out for `quality renewed computers for an affordable fee` for low-income individuals and their families. Apply on-line.
(approximately and subject to change)
$60. for desk top
$150. for laptop

945 Meyerside Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 1P9

Ludi Magistar > Latin for Game Master > or Teacher

A good website review by Todd Vercoe of many on-line game pages to learn English.

Here is a good website for lower level students


Computer Curriculum worksheets

Janis ESL

Fran Marshalls ESL resources/books

Here are some useful links to practice your English

Vocabulary for beginners:

Interactive Games for beginners/intermediate:

Reading (all levels):

Quizes (intermediate)

From Daring 7/14/16

There are some great short animated films and lessons plans in the link below:


“One of the most important aspects of our Career, Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair is the opportunity it gives newcomers to make real connections with others, from services providers to employers to each other. We encourage all immigrants and refugees in the Toronto area to come to this free event to network, learn new strategies for success, and leave inspired.” — Sanjay Agnihotri, Co-Publisher of Canadian Immigrant.

About Canadian Immigrant magazine
Attracting more than 287,000 readers each month, Canadian Immigrant magazine is distributed in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, and helps new Canadians build a successful life and home during their first years in Canada. Its mandate is to inform, educate and motivate. The magazine provides easy-to-access content for newcomers who are looking for information, from careers, education and settling in to culture, money and business. With more than 80,000 visitors per month, our website,, offers daily editorial, forums, tools and resources to help newcomers across Canada. Canadian Immigrant is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd.
For more information, visit:
Like Canadian Immigrant on Facebook:
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Free Grammar Games

- Kinetic 6/8/16

- Kinetic 6//8/16

Unstoppable Me

Open your eyes and find mentors to guide you in every aspect of your new life in Canada.

Here is the link to the BRAMPTON Library

Video Dictionary

For you visual learners, a fun way to learn new words.

Bargain Computers
You really need a computer for this class, and for life in the 21st century.
Check this website out for `quality renewed computers for an affordable fee` for low-income individuals and their families. Apply on-line.
(approximately and subject to change)
$60. for desk top
$150. for laptop

945 Meyerside Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 1P9

Useful websites for students to study independently

History of English for teachers and advanced students

Watch a different Canadian featured film every day at the National Film Board.

Here is a collection of quick 3 minute videos to answer any burning questions scientifically, and I've attached one sample below "The Science of Productivity" to get you motivated and productive in your what ever you want to accomplish ... like learn English !

Check out the video "What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg" and paste the link and your comments here.

Cool Link on National Film Board
Today, we followed the class teacher find a very wonderful link. It shows some good films. We can watch at home to practice our English and learn the Canadian culture. I watched a movie the name is “Ying Jia Corner Store in La Peti...”. It talked a story about a Chinese a family how to settle in the North of Canada and how can run a convenience store in Edenomton. They even can’t speak French or English. But they made the neighbour like them. 1-3.jpg
Shiny April 12, 2013

Self-Directed Language Learners
Think about the questions:

1. Do you review what you have learnt regularly?
2. Do you practise what you learn as much as possible?
3. Do you make use of what you know about your own language to help you?
4. Do you try out what you know in real-life situations when you can?
5. Do you try to learn from other people - not only your teacher?
6. Do you experiment with English?
7. Do you take risks while using English?

This is an excellent and useful wikipage ! Check it out.

How are you practicing your English today ? Is anyone getting out to all the free activities offered in Brampton ?
Tell me about it.

How do you feel about reaching your short term goals ?
Check your PORTFOLIO to see if you are on track.

Carefree 13/01/28

Best companies to work for for immigrants.

Check out this page on another excellent wikipage

Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre - Free Seminars on Small Business Enterprises

Hello All!

I just heard about something that is really wonderful: a project translating all written material on the internet into all (yes, did mean to
say ALL!) languages . . . and it also might be a valuable free resource for learners wishing to study a foreign language too!

Here is a video on YouTube explaining how it works!

An if you would like to hear more from the person heading up this incredibly beautiful project, Luis von Ahn, here is his presentation on
Massive-scale online collaboration (the DuoLingo idea is just one example of this concept).

As multi-linguists, Learners, tell me what you think of this kind of global project.
Does it give you any ideas ?
Also, have you heard of micro-volunteering ? If you google it, perhaps you can tell us more about it ?

- Keen, Dec 11, 2011

Discover Canada Audio Book Guide:

This is a great resource for those of you who want to use CBC as part of your lessons.
Go to

Great listening exercises followed by vocabulary, comprehension questions, etc.

Word of the day, pronunciation, definition, and short little story to go with the theme of the week.
I also have a screen saver on my computer that does a similar thing (without the story)

- Hilarious, 24 October 2011

Here is the LINC to the events at the Newcomer Information Centre.

This puts things into perspective on a rainy day.


Voice Threads is a learning tool. It is good for practicing your four skills; Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Ever have a burning question ? A question that you must ask and you need an answer ?
Check out the "Vocie Threads" linc and tutorial.
Ask your big QUESTION.
Invite others to collaborate on your "Voice Thread".
Attach the link to your voice thread here.

  • See a sample of what voice thread can do below.
I will try to invite you students to a Voice Thread on the Diwali Story ... check your email ... keep posted ... - Keen, Dec 8, 2010

GYPSY (voice thread)

‍Hi my friend,

I ask you to use this website to learn English

Novel, Aug. 26.2011


Language Resources
There are many good websites for learning English as a Second Language. Try the following websites to practise vocabulary, grammar, and reading. Also try a puzzle, game or quiz.

I) General:

Dave`s ESL Cafe
Hundreds of ESL activities

*In the left part of the home page, there is Stuff For Students, where we can learn grammar, idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, slang, and challenge quizzes.

Many Things
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles

*In this website we can learn vocabulary, speaking, grammar&vocabulary quizzes, listening&reading, writing, and even singing.
In the listening&reading session, we can listen to news reports, stories and addresses by President Obama repeated automatically, and we can repeat to learn the intonation, rhythm patterns and pronunciation.

Language and Literacy
Links to dozens of ESL
activities and websites

International EFL Cafe
Vocabulary, writing, reading, speaking, listening

Mavis Harper`s ESL Website
ESL activities aligned to Canadian Language Benchmarks

English Student Resources
Hundreds of ESL activities for all levels

5 Minute English
Free Short Self-Study English Lessons and Quick Tips

One-stop resources site for learning English

English Learner
Interactive tests and exercises

English To Go
Instant lessons based on news stories

Volterre Web Links
ESL with a European flavor

Net Grammar
Grammar activities at various levels

English Language Study Zone
Grammar and interactive practise exercises

Learning English with the BBC
Listening, music, reading, grammar and more

E.S.L. Activities for Students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles

ESL Independent Study Lab
Links to over 250 ESL Websites

Aardvark`s English Forum
Interactive exercises, teaching and learning links

English Club
Grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation activities

II) Listening Websites
These websites are helpful for practising English listening and pronunciation.

III) Reading Websites
These reading websites have English reading activities, which are based on current events and news from Canada and around the world.

1) Note-Taking Formats
The Cornell Method example
Here's the page where you can find some extra activities to do to practice the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

Check out these links for learning more !

Hi Everyone,
My friend showed me this awesome link for teaching Excel, internet, powerpoint, word etc. as well as other things such as basic math, reading. It has videos, activities to work through and teaching modules. Definitely worth checking out :) He teaches at an adult school and says that he uses it all the time and it works really well.

Type with 10 fingers ! Keyboard typing skills. Give us your feedback on how useful this site is.

November 2010 - Golden