Should I study in Canada even if my English is not very good?
English is one of the most spoken languages in the world with approximately 1.35 billion people worldwide who speak it either natively or as a second language. For this reason, it is essential to learn it and practice it, especially in an international setting. Even if you are worried that your English level is not very good before coming to Canada, take it easy, no one as a second language speaker and even as a native speaker has perfect English or knows the vocabulary entirely.
Struggling with the English language is normal and because Canada is a multicultural country with diverse people and languages from all over the world it makes it a very comfortable environment to start or continue to develop the language. There are many opportunities in Canada for people to improve their English skills and Acsenda offers amazing resources that students can take advantage of.
What are some resources and tools that students can use to improve their English?
Learning English can be hard because it requires discipline, time and in some cases money. However, studying in Canada can be one of the best choices in order to learn the language, get to know people and interact with them while studying in a post-secondary institution. There are many resources out there to learn English from, besides online websites, programs, courses, etc. Some of the most effective ones are:
The English Circles are a convenient space where you can practice your English with the help of others, such as teachers, students, and even in some cases English experts that can help you to enhance your language and feel at ease while talking without judgment in a safe environment.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Programs
The EAP programs are English skills courses that Acsenda designed for international and domestic students from intermediate to advanced English level that would like to learn and improve their reading, listening, speaking, grammar skills before starting with their academic program.
Meetups are informal social gatherings between different groups of people that share similar interests or that are looking for something specific to talk or learn about. For instance, if you are trying to learn English, there are going to be a lot of different groups that are meeting whenever they prefer in order to meet new people and learn English together.
Also, there are different mobile apps and websites where you can check for gatherings such as Meetup and Eventbrite, besides many Facebook groups.
People can get tons of online resources either for free or at a low cost that can help to improve their English skills. Depending on the preferences, there can be resources for self-online learning, or with private or public lessons, etc. Some of the most common applications to study English are Duolingo, Fluent U, HelloTalk, TheBritishCouncil App or online courses, etc.
For more information regarding English programs in Acsenda please contact us. Also, if you want to know what are the English requirements to enter to Acsenda please go to the Entrance Requirements section on the Acsenda website.