Government of Alberta

Module 1: Getting Health Care When You Are Sick (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

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2011-09-20

Health Care Access and Navigation (2010)

This document provides an introduction to a curriculum developed to help immigrant women with low literacy skills, and their families, use the health care system effectively. The curriculum is divided into nine modules, each focusing on a different aspect of the system, including filling out forms, getting care in an emergency, and navigating a health facility.

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2011-09-20

Clear Language Guide for the Food Services Industry (2010)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website: http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

Focusing specifically on the food services industry, this guide helps the user to prepare clear, readable workplace documents.

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2011-09-07

Clear Language Guide for the Construction Industry (2011)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website: http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

In this guide, specifically aimed at the construction industry, the author offers a guide to preparing clear, readable workplace documents.

The guide is divided into five sections, summed up in the acronym CLEAR: Clarify the message; Learn about your readers; Expand your idea; Apply the principles; and Review your work.

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2011-09-06

Analyzing the Language Demands of Occupations: A Guidebook (2011)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website: http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

In this guidebook, the author describes an approach to analyzing the language demands of one occupation or occupational cluster and provides some tools for the task. Those tools are based on a broad range of benchmarking projects, and were developed through three pilot projects funded by Alberta Employment and Immigration.

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2011-08-30

Healthy Living Cookbook (2009)

The recipes in this booklet were provided by women who took part in a project called Healthy Living: Preventing Type II Diabetes in Immigrant Women and their Families.

The recipes come from countries around the world and are grouped into categories of salads and starters, main courses, and desserts.

The authors have also included definitions of common cooking terms.

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2011-02-08

Knowing Your Literacy Students: Curriculum Guidelines and a Cultural Manual (2007)

A Resource Manual for ESL and Literacy Instructors Working with Low-Literate Learners

This manual, which grew out of a project carried out by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, is a resource for literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors working with learners who have low literacy skills.

The manual includes curriculum guidelines, lesson plans and activities organized into units based on themes like families, home, using public transportation and making an appointment.

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2011-02-08

Family Literacy Programs in Alberta: Literacy Develops in Families First (2009)

This purpose of document, compiled by the Edmonton-based Centre for Family Literacy, is to provide as comprehensive a listing as possible of family literacy programs operating in communities across Alberta. It includes information on the programs funded through Alberta Advanced Education and Technology’s Parent-Child Literacy Strategy, as well as programs funded through other sources.

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2011-01-27

Play for Literacy: Celebrating January 27, 2011, Family Literacy Day (2011)

The authors of this document encourage families to become aware of the literacy opportunities surrounding them in everyday life. For instance, they point out that children playing “let’s pretend” are building their vocabulary, developing language skills, and learning how to tell a story.

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2011-01-25

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