Connecting Families through Community: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Project – Facilitator's Guide (2012)

This document is part of an English as a Second Language (ESL) family literacy program that grew out of a project involving university researchers and newcomer families.

Like the guides for parents and children developed through the project, the facilitator’s guide is divided into 10 modules dealing with a variety of topics, including health; schools; food; identity; community safety; and Canada. Each module is subdivided into separate sections on facilitating the parent’s guide and the children’s guide.

The authors have included explanations of the rationale behind the activities included in the guides, as well as tips for helping newcomers understand their new country.

They also discuss the often conflicting emotions felt by recent immigrants, noting that initial enthusiasm may give way to frustration at the challenges of learning about a new culture and dealing with their first Canadian winter. Children may have had little input into the decision to leave their native country and, for some, this can lead to feelings of anger and powerlessness.

To see the final report for the project, go to http://library.copian.ca/item/10985. Other components of the project can be seen by clicking here http://library.copian.ca/item/11012 for the parent's guide, and here http://library.copian.ca/item/11042 for the child's guide.

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Vianne Timmons, Barbara MacNeil and Cynthia Penner-Haughey. Connecting Families through Community: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Project – Facilitator's Guide 2012. Web. 21 Jan. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/u_of_regina/facilitator_guide/facil_guide.pdf>
Vianne Timmons, Barbara MacNeil & Cynthia Penner-Haughey (2012). Connecting Families through Community: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Project – Facilitator's Guide. Retrieved January 21, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/u_of_regina/facilitator_guide/facil_guide.pdf
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