English second language (ESL)

Practitioner Toolkit (2004)

Working with Adult English Language Learners

This toolkit, developed in the United States, was designed to give support to adult education and family literacy instructors new to serving adult English language learners and their families in rural, urban, and faith- or community-based programs. The Toolkit is designed to have a positive impact on the teaching and learning in these programs.

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2005-02-22

Persistence in English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs: Research Using the Method of Natural Variations (2005)

Functional Context Education is an approach to education that is based upon a cognitive science theory of cognitive development, learning, and instruction. This article discusses research done by the author on the Functional Context Education (FCE) approach to education in relation to adult ESL programs.

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2005-02-02

The ESL Computer Book - Microsoft Excel 2002 (2004)

One of a series of workbooks put out by the Halifax Immigrant Learning Centre, especially for “English as a Second Language (ESL)” students.

This workbook is a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel 2002 and was developed for ESL students both in a classroom setting with an instructor and as a self-teaching guide. It is important to note that learners need to understand math equations and calculations to use this workbook.

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2004-11-30

Literacy as Threat/Desire (1987)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1987 - Vol. 5, No. 3 & Spring 1999, Vol. 13, No. 1

This article is an excerpt of the original version of a paper presented at a conference held in Vancouver in 1986. It concerns interviews conducted by Kathleen Rockhill with over 100 Latino immigrant women and some Spanish-speaking natives in Southern California. These particular women were interviewed because in this area of California, most people identified as illiterate were not native speakers of English.

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2004-09-09

LINC to What? (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 3/4

This article discusses LINC, or Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, and its complementary program, Labour Market Language Training (LMLT), introduced by the federal government in January of 1992.

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2004-08-28

AECMA Simplified English (2002)

Poppy gave a brief history of how and why Simplified English (SE) was developed, and an overview of the SE rules for vocabulary and grammatical style. A before-and-after analysis of cautions and warnings showed the benefits of SE to an industry in which quick and clear understanding of maintenance procedures is a vital safety consideration.

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2003-04-30

English in Intercultural Business: The Issue of Slang (2002)

Sana examined the impact of slang on international business communication, offering examples of current business slang and possible misinterpretations. Her presentation included a historical perspective and a discussion of how slang terms arise, and provided techniques to decipher many current slang expressions.

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2003-04-30

Life in the Family: A Newcomer's Guide to Parenting Issues in Canada (2002)

Curriculum for ESL Classes

This curriculum package was designed for ESL teachers to use with adults who have recently come to Canada. It provides information and resources about parenting and discipline issues that may come up in newcomer families. It includes legally accurate information about the laws on child discipline and child abuse.

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2002-01-01

Plain Language in the Global Village (2002)

The rules of plain language, says Stephen, may have been written only for a domestic audience. In this talk, he demonstrated how and why the style must be modified when editing for international or multicultural markets. One culture's plainness, for example, may be another culture's rudeness.

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2002-01-01

The ESL Computer Book - Corel Word Perfect 8 (2001)

One of a series of workbooks put out by the Halifax Immigrant Learning Centre, especially for “English as a Second Language (ESL)” students.

This workbook is a basic introduction to Corel Word Perfect 8 and was developed for ESL students both in a classroom setting with an instructor and as a self-teaching guide.

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2001-08-01

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