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Citizenship Resource: A classroom resource for teaching citizenship topics to adult English language learners – Canadian Language Benchmarks 1-8 (2011)

This resource has been designed for instructors teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. It is intended for use at Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) levels 1 through 8.

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2013-12-05

Ready to Go: Training Materials for School Bus Drivers (2010)

This resource was developed to respond to Essential Skills training needs of immigrants who want to work in the transportation field. While the primary target group is those for whom English is a second language, the authors note that some would-be drivers whose first language is English also expressed a need for such training.

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2011-10-18

Customer Care for Housekeepers (2010)

Training Materials for Hotel Housekeeping Staff

This resource was developed to respond to Essential Skills training needs, particularly oral communication, of immigrants working as hotel housekeeping staff.

The first three units of the document deal with cleaning guest rooms; customer care; and safety and emergencies. These units have been designed for staff with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 1 to 3.

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2011-10-18

Providing Directions & Instructions (2009)

Lesson Plan 11

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who don’t feel confident giving directions and instructions. Its objectives are to help the learner be able to give directions; distinguish between polite instructions and a command; and give instructions.

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2009-10-20

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

Tales of Fogo Island (1999)

This book is meant to be an easy-to read book about local life and culture, and intended for use with adult learners in literacy programs. It is filled with wonderful stories, drawings and photographs of local people from Fogo Island, Newfoundland. For a copy of this resource, contact:
Fogo Island Literacy Association
P.O. Box 15
Stag Harbour NF A0G 4B0
Tel: (709) 266-2328
Fax: (709) 266-2568.

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2001-10-11
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