Essential Skills Quebec

By The Learning Exchange

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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English Verb Tenses List
List of tenses,  affirmative/negative questions, use and signal words:
General Tips for Oral Communication

Improve your oral communication skills with these general tips:

Handling Telephone Calls at Work

Good listening and speaking skills play an important role in telephone communication. Using a phone at work can be an important part of your job.

How to Interview

The following comprehensive guide has been developed to help you during the job search process. You are encouraged to consult it as you write your CV or cover letter, or prepare for an interview. 

Interviewing Skills Tutorial

What will your interview be like? What should you take with you? How should you answer interview questions? What should you wear? All of these questions and more will be answered in this tutorial.

Listen to News
Each Tuesday, EnglishClub publishes a short audio news report in easy English. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking. 
Listening Practice

Listen to Everyday Conversations with Adult and Children's Voices

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab Introduction:

Watch this video to learn how to effectively use the site 
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - Introduction
Listening to English Radio

Listen to English-language radio or television right on your computer, tablet or smartphone—perfect for intermediate-advanced listening practice. From this very page you can get instant access to English-language radio and TV programmes wherever you are in the world, without a radio or TV.

Oral Communication for Entrepreneurs

These Essential Skills workbooks will give you an opportunity to learn more about and practice the skills an entrepreneur needs to be successful. They will also help you find out what you need to learn more about. 

Oral Communication for Health Care Aides

A Health Care Aide’s duties and responsibilities can vary widely among facilities and regions, but the demand on their Essential Skills is constant. Essential Skills for Health Care Aides is a learner-focused response to the need for training materials that support and enhance the Essential Skills a Health Care Aide uses to perform the tasks of their workplace and the learning required to take on new tasks.