English second language (ESL)

Literacy Works! The Foundation of a Healthy Economy in Northern Ontario (2007)

The authors of this 12-page document outline the general benefits of increased literacy skills and discuss the importance of literacy and basic skills programs in the workplace. They have included tips for organizing a workplace education program as well as several personal stories of people who have improved their essential skills.

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2010-08-17

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Literacy Skills Development at De Beers Canada (2010)

De Beers, the international diamond mining company, has significant operations in the Northwest Territories. The company is dealing with the need to improve literacy and basic skills among its employees by addressing the issues both at the work site and within the local communities.

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2010-07-16

Workplace Learning Project, Phase 2: Bridging Employer and Employee Needs in British Columbia's Capital Region (2010)

This report focuses on the second phase of the Victoria READ Society’s Workplace Learning Project, which was launched in response to ongoing concerns of area businesses about managing change and recruiting and retaining promising employees.

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2010-06-07

Common Ground: English in the Workplace Training Manual (2010)

The manual begins by setting out general learning outcomes: understanding Canadian workplace safety policy; practising pronunciation clarity; learning about working in a multicultural organization; and expanding idiomatic and industry-specific vocabulary.

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2010-03-26

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

Common Ground: Facilitator's Manual (2010)

This manual is designed to provide both experienced and first-time English in the Workplace Program (EWP) facilitators with a ready-to-use curriculum and training guide that introduces workers from outside Canada to concepts of safety, pronunciation clarity, cultural awareness and other essential workplace skills.

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2010-03-24

Income Tax Worksheets (2009)

The worksheets begin by explaining the concept of income tax, including what the government does with the money it collects. It also explains deductions for pensions, taxes and employment insurance.

Other topics include who pays income tax and why; papers to keep for tax time; determining marital status; filing a return; getting help with filing; and dealing with income-tax problems.

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2010-03-24

Credit Worksheets (2009)

The worksheets begin with an explanation of credit and debt, including credit history and credit reporting. One worksheet deals exclusively with newcomer loans. Other worksheets explain different kinds of borrowing, like a credit card; loan; line of credit; or payday loan.

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2010-03-24

Banking Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). The worksheets cover a range of banking matters, including opening an account; cashing a government cheque; making deposits and withdrawals; direct deposit; preauthorized debits; Internet and telephone banking; banking fees; and dealing with banking problems. Each section includes step-by-step descriptions of each banking activity.

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2010-03-24

Lesson Plan 23: Preparing a Written Commentary for an Oral Presentation (2005)

To develop a commentary to conduct a Site Tour

This lesson plan teaches learners to prepare a written commentary for an oral presentation in order to conduct a tour of a local tourist site. It is the second of three lesson plans created to assist local tour guides give effective site tours. Prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, it is geared to well-educated individuals who had careers in the tourism industry.

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2010-01-26

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