English language

Canadian English: Not Just a Hybrid of British and American English (1998)

This paper was presented at a workshop on teaching English as a foreign language, held at the Universidad de Holguin in Cuba in 1998. In it, the author grapples with the idea of Canadian English as something more than a simple mixture of British and American usages.

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2011-12-09

Common Ground: A How-To Guide for Employers (2010)

This guide is designed to help employers set up and deliver their own English in the Workplace (EWP) programs. It discusses how differences in language, culture and level of integration into the community can affect workplace safety, productivity and retention rates.

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2010-03-24

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

Literacy: Focused on the Workplace (2000)

Vignettes and Learning Activities focusing on the Literacy - Workplace Link

This document includes two adult learner stories regarding their family background, their memories of school and learning, and some of their work experiences.

There are also learning activities such as a vocabulary matching game, learning about past tense, a comparison game, and a question & answer section regarding either or both stories.

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2006-08-10

Report Card (2006)

The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.

The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency

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2006-05-09

Building on our Competencies: (2005)

Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey

This report presents the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) that measured the proficiencies in literacy, numeracy and problem solving of the Canadian population. It shows the skills distributions of the population of each of the ten provinces and three territories and of specific subpopulations, such as immigrants, Aboriginal peoples and minority language groups.

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2006-01-20

Words On Paper (1996)

by Marie Finlay is a story in the book Wayfering Journeys in Language, Learning and Culture, it is a collection of writings by ABE instructors and students in Newfoundland brought together for a "language awareness project", designed to explore attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge about language and the teaching of language.

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2004-06-07

Finding Lost Luggage (1996)

Journeys in Language, Learning and Culture

Finding Lost Luggage by Helen Woodrow is a story in the book Wayfering Journeys in Language, Learning and Culture, it is a collection of writings by ABE instructors and students in Newfoundland brought together for a "language awareness project", designed to explore attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge about language and the teaching of language.

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2004-06-07

Why All Teachers of English Should Be Trained To Use The THRASS 'Periodic Table of Phonics' (2003)

This paper was written for presentation at the invitation seminar 'Teaching Phonics in the National Literacy Strategy', organised by the Standards and Effectiveness Unit, Department for Education and Skills, British Government, London, 17 March 2003.

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2003-04-22
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