English second language (ESL)

Towards Understanding Business, Labour and Sector Council Needs and Challenges Related to Enhanced Language Training (2004)

Final Report

This is a report on a development project conducted by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre relating to Citizenship and Immigration Canada's (CIC) Enhanced Language Training initiative. This initiative falls under CIC's Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program and aims to provide high-level or job-specific language training to immigrants.

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2008-07-08

Linkages: Connecting Literacy and English as a Second Language (2007)

Discussion Paper: What do we know about the Connections between Literacy and English as a Second Language in Canada?

This discussion paper highlights and summarizes current Canadian research over the last five to seven years on connections between literacy and English as a Second Language in terms of key themes, issues, gaps and needed strategies. The paper also reflects the perspectives of a small number of key informants from the literacy, English as a Second Language, and settlement fields on key themes.

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2008-06-09

Literacy Through Leadership : Outlining an Adult Literacy Strategy for British Columbians (2006)

Select Standing Committee on Education : First Report

In February 2006, the Government of British Columbia appointed the Select Standing Committee on Education to examine, inquire into and make recommendations regarding effective strategies to address the specific challenge of adult literacy.

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2008-01-28

Relating Canadian Language Benchmarks to Essential Skills (2005)

A Comparative Framework

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Essential Skills (ES) Comparative Framework is a comprehensive comparison of two national skill standards. The CLB describes communicative ability in English as a Second Language while the ES framework describes skills that facilitate an individual’s ability to perform work functions and to carry out other life tasks.

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2007-11-05

VESL for Victory and Independence (2007)

Sticht looks at how the U.S. Army taught English language instruction and vocational training concurrently to immigrants during World Wars I and II, and how similar training continues today.

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2007-07-03

Creating a Bridge (2007)

A Snapshot of ESL Literacy in Ontario

The focus of this study is on the English as a Second Language (ESL) training community in Ontario, and their students who are studying to become literate in ESL, with limited or no literacy skills in their first language.

The aim of the study is to provide a current picture for the purpose of identifying issues, gaps, opportunities that could be addressed through policy and programming.

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2007-05-18

Canadian Colleges & Institutes - Responding to the Needs of Immigrants (2004)

Results of the Diagnostic Survey of College and Institute Programs and Services for Immigrants and Conclusions of the College and Institute Immigration Roundtable

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) conducted a diagnostic survey of Canadian colleges and institutes programs and services for immigrants, organized a College and Institute Immigration Roundtable, and developed a section of the ACCC website that profiles the types of programs and services immigrants can access through colleges and institutes.

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2006-12-14

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

Language, Literacy & Healthy Development: The Work of CAPC and CPNP Projects (2004)

Literacy is related in multiple ways to healthy development. Consequently, it has become a serious concern for Health Canada. The effects of literacy on health are both direct and indirect; whether the health issue is the safe administration of medications and infant formulas or the ability to secure food and housing, literacy is involved.

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2005-05-25

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