English second language (ESL)

Putting Literacy on the Public Agenda (2007)

A Briefing Package for CUPE Activists

Traditionally, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has focused its advocacy efforts regarding literacy and essential skills on the federal government. However, changes at the federal level have meant that provincial governments have funds to support literacy and essential skills activities in the workplace.

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2009-12-02

Fatima Goes to the Bank (2007)

Book 5

This is the fifth in a seven-book series called Changing Lanes, aimed at adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Books in the series can also be used in a low-level ESL classroom as a supplementary reading and writing resource.

Each book deals with one or more life skills. For instance, this book discusses banking and budgeting. In addition to reading material, each book contains learning activities.

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2009-11-25

Daniela Goes to School (2007)

Book 4

This is the fourth in a seven-book series called Changing Lanes, aimed at adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Books in the series can also be used in a low-level ESL classroom as a supplementary reading and writing resource.

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2009-11-25

Refusing Dangerous Work (B): Reading Flowcharts (2009)

Lesson Plan 25

This lesson plan, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is geared to learners who are or will be entering the workforce. Learners will read and create flowcharts that explain their right to refuse unsafe work . This is the second of two lessons on refusing dangerous work.

The two Essential Skills required are Reading, and Document Use.

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2009-11-04

Refusing Dangerous Work (A): Understanding Essential Workplace Documents (2009)

Lesson Plan 24

This lesson plan, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is geared to learners who are or will be entering the workforce. Learners will use authentic workplace documents to understand the process for refusing dangerous work. This is the first of two lessons on refusing dangerous work.

The two Essential Skills required are Reading, and Document Use.

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2009-11-04

Choosing a job (2009)

Lesson Plan 23

This lesson plan, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is geared to learners looking for work or planning for employment. The objective of the lesson is to explore decision making, including brainstorming, prioritizing, weighing pros and cons and considering alternative options.

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2009-11-04

Repetitive Strain Injuries (B): Presentation on RSI (2009)

Lesson Plan 22

This lesson plan, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is geared to learners working in a job where they are at risk for RSI (repetitive strain injuries). Learners will deliver a short presentation about the risks of RSI in a job familiar to them. This is the second of two lesson plans on repetitive strain injuries.

The two Essential Skills required are Document Use, and Oral Communication.

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2009-11-04

Repetitive Strain Injuries (A): Building Background Knowledge (2009)

Lesson Plan 21

This lesson plan, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is geared to learners working in a job where they are at risk for RSI (repetitive strain injuries). Learners will use fact sheets to learn about common types of injuries as well as symptoms and prevention. This is the first of two lessons on repetitive strain injuries.

The two Essential Skills required are Document Use, and Oral Communication.

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2009-11-04

Reading WHMIS Information on Product Labels (2009)

Lesson Plan 19

This lesson plan, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is geared to learners who will be working with hazardous materials and who are taking WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) training. The objective of the lesson is to understand WHMIS symbols and to find information on workplace product labels.

The Essential Skill required is Document Use.

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2009-10-28

Reading your Paycheque (2009)

Lesson Plan 18

This lesson plan teaches learners how to interpret information found on their pay stubs. Prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, it introduces learners to the vocabulary needed to read and understand deductions in their paycheques that will affect their disposable income.

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2009-10-28

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