Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)

Making Requests (2009)

Lesson Plan 6

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who want to improve the formality and appropriateness of their interactions with co-workers. Vocabulary is focused on words and phrases that allow someone to courteously request, accept, refuse or offer an alternative.

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2009-10-14

Ending the Workday: A Duties Checklist (2009)

Lesson Plan 5

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who aren’t familiar with checklists used in the workplace or who need some exposure to workplace responsibilities. The lesson plan is at CLB level 2-3 and the estimated time required for it is 1.5 to 2 hours.

Vocabulary in the lesson is related to the work of line cooks.

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2009-10-07

Placing Orders (2009)

Lesson Plan 4

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who want to increase their familiarity with reading and completing forms. It helps learners complete simple order forms, including calculating totals and rates. The lesson plan is for CLB Level 2-3 and focuses on the essential skills of document use, numeracy and oral communication.

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2009-10-07

Looking for Work (2009)

Lesson Plan 3

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who plan to seek employment after developing their language skills. It helps potential employees ask and respond to who-what-when-where-why questions and read short texts to extract key information. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 2-3 and focuses on the essential skills of oral communication and reading text.

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2009-10-07

Sharing Personal Information (2009)

Lesson Plan 2

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, helps employees be able to understand and complete a variety of basic personal-information forms, as well as enabling them to respond to questions and ask questions of other people in order to give or receive personal information. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 1-2 and focuses on the essential skills of document use and oral communication.

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2009-10-07

Identifying Problems (2009)

Lesson Plan 1

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, focuses on the skills employees need to clearly and efficiently explain that a problem is preventing them from doing their work. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 1-2 and focuses on the essential skills of speaking and listening.

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2009-10-07

On the Job: The Essential Skill of Writing (2006)

Writing, Reading Text and Document Use are Essential Skills that are intertwined and very hard to teach in isolation. Teach them all together. Learners will need to use them all together in the workplace. Writing includes writing texts, writing in documents (completing forms) and non-paper-based writing (on a computer). Complexity levels for writing are based on the length and purpose, style and structure, and content of the writing.

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2009-07-15

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for ESL Instructors (2009)

This guide is intended for ESL instructors who wish to use Essential Skills in the ESL classroom to enrich and support language acquisition, as well as communicative competence. It also provides ESL instructors with ideas that highlight the transferability of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Essential Skills.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Trainers (2009)

This guidebook was developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to help immigrants meet employment goals in the Canadian workplace by enhancing the understanding of Essential Skills (ES) for facilitators who work with immigrants.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Job Analysts (2009)

The purpose of this guide is to help job analysts improve the recording and communicating of language tasks related to occupations, further benefiting all users of these documents. It begins with a brief overview of ESP and NOS research and applications. The information found in the latter half of the guide takes analysts through the language demands of tasks they

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