English Assessment: Not assessed by the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)*.
Recommendation: Daniel and Verena have to communicate in English to succeed in their farming business. They spoke little English in Switzerland and took English lessons before they came to Canada. Since arriving here, they have had some informal tutoring and are improving as they regularly speak with their neighbours.
*Note: The CLB is used across Canada as the basis for language assessment and teaching. In Manitoba, all the government-funded Adult English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs use the CLB. Some post-secondary educational institutions such as Red River College also recognize CLB test results for program admission.