English Language Training

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology English Language Centre offers English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for adults who are newcomers to Canada. Class locations: 609 Erin Street and 1551 Pembina Highway.

Please note: If you are an International student looking to enhance your English language skills, please click here: English Language Institute

Language training will address language proficiency in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Additional components will include the integration of Essential Skills, peer tutoring services, and a mentorship program to assist in the newcomer’s daily life and appropriate work preparation.


Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology is a public educational institution that has been in operation since 1985. The Institute understands that newcomers play a vital role in the building of Manitoba's future and is committed to delivering quality language training through its English Language Centre.

The English as Second Language program began as two day classes, serving approximately 40 students. Since then, the program has expanded to 50 day and evening classes, with over 1100 students enrolled in each session.

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology English Language Centre has qualified staff dedicated to providing an ESL program to meet the needs and goals of the students. The program includes language tasks that allow students to learn and build upon their existing skills, making it easier to integrate into and succeed in the labour market.

Student Testimonials

My listening is much better than before.

Now I can talk to native speakers without having them ask questions like: "Sorry? Pardon me? Can you say it again...?"

I can read and write much better than before.

I can read the newspaper and now I know different words.

I'm confident to talk and answer much faster.

I can speak more fluently and I feel more comfortable in a Canadian environment.

When I would go out I was very afraid to speak and answer a question. Now I feel very comfortable.

I listen better; I can talk to others. I can talk to the Doctor. My writing has improved and I can read better.

I have learned many new words and idioms that can help me to understand people's conversation.

When I read a book or article I understand the main idea. I don't have to look at a dictionary for every word.

After taking the course I feel more comfortable talking with my colleagues, my manager, and my co-workers. I learned so many things and it changed my life; I feel more confident.

The course helped me to learn English so that I can get a better job in the future.

Now I can go by myself to the bank, shop, apply for a job and talk to people.

It helped me so that I could meet people and make friends. I have learned new English vocabulary and good English communication skills.

My English has improved and I feel happy and confident.

Funding for this program is provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 


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