Learning Resources For Adults

Khan Academy

Math, science, grammar, grammar, and history from grade 1 through to college preparation.


Modules to help you learn about reading, writing, numeracy, computer literacy, essential life and work skills

BBC Skillwise

Videos and downloadable worksheets to help adult learners improve their reading, writing and numeracy

Learn About the Mi'kmaq

Fact sheets, resources guides, and videos on a range of subject areas including math, science, history and more..

Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling

IXL Nova Scotia English Language Arts

Reading and writing lessons and resources for grades 1-12.


Whether you want to learn new words, practise reading, or review those grammar rules you forgot over the years, this interactive program is for you.

The Five Paragraphy Essay

Here are simple formulas to write a 5-basic academic essay. The 5-paragraph essay is a standard way to write most essays.

Khan Academy Grammar

Grammar is the collection of rules and conventions that make languages go. This section is about Standard American English, but there’s something here for everyone.

English As An Additional Language

Learn English with CBC

A new, free and ad-free digital project that will help users learn English and French. The lessons will use a wide range of interesting and entertaining content from CBC/Radio-Canada. It is designed to help learners improve oral comprehension and integrate language knowledge in everyday life.

ISL Collective

Downloadable ESL/EAL worksheets with a focus on grammar, vocabulary, videos and powerpoints. Materials for all levels, children to adults.

The Canadian Language Benchmarks

The Canadian Language Benchmarks or CLB is used in Canada to teach and test language learning for adults. It is important for you to understand the CLB if you plan to go to English class, train, look for work or study at a college or university.

Self-Assessment Test

The CLB-OSA is an online self-assessment tool for people who are interested in assessing their English as a Second Language (ESL). These tests are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and will assess your language proficiency in reading and listening.

ESL Activities

Free online learning activities for ESL students.

Canadian History & Social Studies

The Secret Life of Canada

Highlights the people, places and stories that didn’t make it into school textbooks. Explore the history of people of colour, Black and Indigenous Canadians, and immigrants.

Canada The Story Of Us

Ten CBC episodes focused on the diverse people, places and events that shaped Canada.

Canadian History

At all ages website site with stories, media, timelines, and other resources focused on telling Canadian stories.

The Canadian Social Studies Super Site

A limited annotated list of websites for Canadian social studies educators, and those interested in Canada, carefully examined for their quality and use.

Being Black In Canada

An all-ages CBC site focused on the stories and experiences of Black Canadians. Includes breaking news, profiles of famous Black Canadians links to books, media, and archival resources.

The Book of Negroes

A six-part series about the journey of a child stolen from Africa and forced into slavery in Canada. Filmed in Nova Scotia!

Mi'kmaq History Month

This website has been developed to share information and increase awareness of the Mi’kmaw culture, history, and heritage, particularly Treaty Day and Mi’kmaq History Month.

Indigenous Stories

Explore the originality, history, and stories of Indigenous Peoples with this collection of shows, movies, and documentaries.

World History & Geography

Khan Academy World History

Resources on world history for everyone.

National Geographic

National Geographic is an American monthly magazine published by the National Geographic Society. Known for its photojournalism, it is one of the most widely read magazines of all time.

World History Courses

Learn from more than 160 member countries.

World Geography Games brings entertaining, educational quiz games for kids, students, adults and seniors to test and improve your geographical knowledge. Our internet quizzes include questions about all the countries in the world that will challenge your brain.

The Ultimate Map Quiz Site

Become a geography expert and have fun at the same time! Seterra is an entertaining and educational geography game that gives you access to over 400 customizable quizzes.

STEM : Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Khan Academy Science

Multiple resources in all areas of science.

The Nature Of Things

The Nature of Things is one of the most successful series in the history of Canadian television. Hosted by the world-renowned geneticist and environmentalist David Suzuki..

Ocean School

Our mission is to provide learners, the next generation of ocean citizens, with the knowledge and tools to understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us.

Steve Spangler Science

A new experiment every day for 50 days!


Khan Academy Math

Multiple resources to sharpen your math skills.

IXL Nova Scotia math curriculum

IXL’s skills are aligned to the Nova Scotia Curriculum, the WNCP Common Curriculum Frameworks, and the CAMET Foundation for the Atlantic Canada Mathematics Curriculum, providing comprehensive coverage of math concepts and applications.

GCF Math

Whether you want to learn new words, practice your reading skills, or expand your knowledge of fractions, decimals, percents, and algebra, our interactive lessons can help.

Math Antics

A series of basic math videos created by Rob and Jeremy of Math Plus Motion, LLC.

 Learn New Languages

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages is an award-winning, interactive online language learning program. The program allows users to learn conversational language at their own pace with access from anywhere and downloadable lessons that make for easy access on all MP3-compatible devices.


American Sign Language University

The main series of lessons in the ASL University Curriculum is based on research into what are the most common concepts used in everyday communication.

Signing Savvy

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high-resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Hand Speak

ASL Sign Language online consisting of ASL dictionary, grammar, lessons, phrase translation, fingerspelling, Deaf culture, baby signing, and more.