Native Language: Sherbro
English Assessment: Not assessed by the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)* assessment.
Charles took the CanTEST**.
Recommendation: There are no official language requirements required by the Department of Education for internationally-trained teachers. However, a strong command of English (or French) is needed in order to communicate well with students, parents and staff.
*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.
**Note: The CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees) is a standardized English proficiency test used to determine if you are able to meet admission requirements of Canadian post-secondary institutions or fluency requirements of professional licensing associations.