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English as an Additional Language

This guide is for students whose first language isn’t English. Find help in subjects like improving your English, Canadian idioms and slang, study skills and tips, research and writing tips, and more.

Help in Person at the Learning Curve

Need extra help? Book an appointment with the friendly and knowledgeable Learning Curve team who can help you with the following areas:


Learning strategies

  • Classroom approaches: effective note taking, organizational skills, goal setting, etc.
  • Test taking skills: preparing for tests, dealing with test anxiety, memory techniques, etc.
  • Other strategies: find your learning style, time management, relaxation techniques, etc.


Writing and assignments

  • Writing a paper in APA style
  • Developing a strong thesis statement, cohesive paragraphs, introductions and conclusions
  • Editing and proofreading


Math, science and other course tutoring

  • Many math courses
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, etc.
  • Variety of other program-specific courses



  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Assistive Technology: DNS, Read & Write Gold, Inspiration, Kurzweil, LiveScribe pen, etc.
  • Others as needed



  • Work on assignments independently or in small groups
  • Computers available (limited number - find more computers in the library!)

Visit Us!

Victoria Avenue East Campus

Learning Curve, Room 430

1430 Victoria Ave. E., Brandon, MB R7A 2A9


North Hill Campus

Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology

The Learning Hub, Room P116

1035 1st St. N., Brandon, MB R7A 2Y1


Adult Collegiate

725 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB R7A 0K8


Parkland Campus

Learning Curve

520 Whitmore Ave. E., Dauphin, MB R7N 2V5


Winnipeg Training Centre

Unit 87-1313 Border Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0X4