What is a grammar peeve? When we are ‘peeved’ about something, it means something really bothers or irritates us. We talk about ‘pet peeves’ which are things which really bother us in particular – it may be our spouse not putting the lid on […]
When you are fluent and really need to refine your communication skills, one-on-one coaching is the way to go. Everyone is busy and most group training is too general, meaning you can spend a lot of time sitting in a class while things that […]
Ontario Job Grant provides funding to train your employees to a maximum of $10,000. There is an information meeting on March 3rd, 2015 at the Toronto Region Board of Trade in the First Canadian Place. You can register by calling 416-283-5229 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Canadian written English, it is important to learn how to be concise. This is a quality of well-written, refined writing and speaking, although it is not as important in casual speech. Being concise involves using specific vocabulary which more clearly states what it […]
You CAN learn to speak clearly and be better understood when you speak English.
Do you have difficulties understanding and/or being understood? The ability to participate comfortably in a conversation depends upon language and context. Understanding the culture, being familiar with the topic and concepts […]
What is the language strategy at your company? Does it even have one? If not, they are missing the boat since it is essential when hiring internationally-trained employees who have the skills you want and just need coaching in the specifics of particular […]
Foreign-trained MDs (Medical Doctors) complain about this problem regularly. And I don’t blame them. For some reason, managing to get your medical license to practice in Canada as an MD is next to impossible. On top of having to re-do medical exams, New Canadians […]