Essential Skills Quebec

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Oral Communication

Oral communication is the ability to use speech to give and exchange thoughts and information clearly and concisely.


Take the Oral Communication Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your oral communication strengths and areas for improvement. 


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Communication Skills and Tools


Become a Skilled Business Communicator:

  • General Communication
  • Planning and Structuring
  • Communicating in Person
  • Feedback
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Communicating in Writing
  • Negotiation, Persuasion and Influence  (16)
  • Difficult Communication Situations
  • Understanding Others Better
Conversation Questions

Long list of topic based conversation questions:

Discussion questions on everyday themes and controversial issues:

Try conversation questions that span a wide variety of conversation topics:

Daily ESL: Conversation & Reading

This site presents short conversation starters or readings that you can study and then try to apply in everyday situations. 

Be sure to read the page, Using This Site, to understand the purpose of these materials and how to best use them.

Dictation Practice

Short recordings of one or two lines for elementary English learners.


Medium-length recordings of a sentence or two for intermediate English learners. Each topic has three recordings. 

Longer recordings of a full paragraph or more for high-intermediate or advanced learners. 

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English Pronunciation
Welcome to EnglishClub Pronunciation for ESL learners, where you'll find lessons and resources on the way we say words in English, many with audio for you to listen to. 
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