E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners – Bank of Canada (2001)

The Bank of Canada, the country’s central bank, uses information and communications technologies for a range of initiatives, including its online Second Language Café.

An interactive language learning resource universally accessible to all Bank of Canada employees 24 hours a day, the Second Language Café is made up of a series of learning modules that contain tips, information on bank policies and resources, interactive exercises, and games that challenge the learner’s knowledge of important grammar structures and work-related vocabulary in English and French. As well, there are listening and reading modules designed to expose employees to authentic dialect in both of Canada’s official languages.

The Bank of Canada developed the resource to meet the need for second-language software aimed at adults working in a Canadian context. It began as a small initiative by two staff trainers, and quickly grew into an electronic application across the organization.

The Second Language Café is accessible from all workstations at the bank’s head office and in the regions, an important feature in some areas where language resources are often difficult to access. As well, the café is available to employees who might not be identified as priority candidates for bank-sponsored language training.

The Bank of Canada is responsible for monetary policy; currency production and distribution; overseeing the country’s financial system; and providing treasury-management services for the Government of Canada.

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2013-08-09
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Conference Board of Canada. E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners – Bank of Canada 2001. Web. 21 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/bank_of_canada/bank_of_canada.pdf>
Conference Board of Canada (2001). E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners – Bank of Canada. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/bank_of_canada/bank_of_canada.pdf
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