Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)

Benchmarking the English Language Demands of the Nursing Profession Across Canada (2002)

This document describes the first phase of a project undertaken by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to determine the real-life English demands of nurses in Canada, and to assign the appropriate Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels to the required speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

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2014-03-21

CLB Support Kit – Section 3 Part IV – Exemplars for the Productive Skills (2012)

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) is a 12-level descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). The CLB was revised in 2010 to make it clearer and more usable.

This document is the third part of a kit supporting in-service training on the revised CLB for instructors who work in programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides exemplars for the language skills of speaking and writing.

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2014-03-14

CLB Support Kit – Section 2 Part IV – Exemplars for the Receptive Skills (2012)

This document is part of a kit developed to support in-service training on the revised Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for instructors working in programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The CLB, a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL), was revised in 2010.

The theme of this document is exemplars for the skills of listening and reading.

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2014-03-04

CLB Support Kit – Section 1 Part I, II and III (2012)

In 2010, the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL), was revised to make it clearer and more usable.

This document is the first part of a kit that provides background information for in-service training on the revised CLB for instructors working in programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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2014-02-27

Work Ready: CLB Resources for Counselling, Hiring and Working with Internationally Trained Individuals (2009)

This document is a collection of language-based tips and resources, developed for employment counsellors and human resources (HR) professionals who are helping internationally trained individuals (ITIs) find employment.

The first section of the document contains general information about Work Ready tools; the Canadian Language Benchmarks; language assessment; and Essential Skills.

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2013-12-02

Work Ready Tools – Non-Regulated Skilled and Semi-Skilled Occupations (2009)

Developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB), this document is one of a series of tools that can be used by human resources professionals who are helping immigrants find employment.

The target group here is immigrants seeking jobs in non-regulated skilled and semi-skilled occupations.

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2013-11-29

Work Ready Tools – Challenges Faced by Mature Workers Looking for Employment (2009)

This document is one of a series of tools developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) for use by human resources professionals who are helping immigrants find employment.

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2013-11-19

Work Ready Tools – Case Studies (2009)

The series Work Ready Tools was developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) for use by human resources professionals working with immigrants seeking employment.

This document presents case studies of three immigrants who faced challenges in finding appropriate employment in Canada.

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2013-11-13

Theoretical Framework for the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (2013)

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard offers a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). Its French counterpart is Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens.

The CLB standard is set out as 12 benchmarks or reference points progressing from basic to advanced, reflecting the growth of the knowledge and skills that underlie basic, intermediate, and advanced ability among adult ESL learners.

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2013-11-05

Lesson Plan 23: Preparing a Written Commentary for an Oral Presentation (2005)

To develop a commentary to conduct a Site Tour

This lesson plan teaches learners to prepare a written commentary for an oral presentation in order to conduct a tour of a local tourist site. It is the second of three lesson plans created to assist local tour guides give effective site tours. Prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, it is geared to well-educated individuals who had careers in the tourism industry.

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2010-01-26

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