ESL literacy

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

Newcomer Finances (2009)

Instructor's Manual

The manual is designed for teachers in adult language classes or workers at settlement agencies. These instructors are not expected to be experts on financial matters.

Among the topics addressed are banking, credit, income tax, government support programs, investments, insurance and fraud.

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2010-03-17

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

Lesson Plan 22: Local Tour Guide (2005)

Deliver a narrative about a local tourist site

This lesson plan teaches learners how to deliver a prepared commentary of a local tourist site. It is the third 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. Suggested teacher resources and classroom materials are listed.

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2010-01-26

Lesson Plan 21: Local Tour Guide (2005)

Give effective Site Tours

This lesson plan teaches the use of graphic organizers to develop oral presentations. It is the first of three lessons created to assist local tour guides give effective site tours. Prepared by ESL (English second language) teachers, it is geared to well-educated individuals who had careers in the tourism industry. Suggested teacher resources and classroom materials are listed.

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2010-01-20

Lesson Plan 20: Retail Sales Associate (2 of 2) (2005)

Interact with the three customer types in a Retail setting

This lesson plan teaches retail sales associates to interact with the three customer types in a retail setting - those with security needs, social needs and results needs. It is the second of two lesson plans created to improve customer service skills. Prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, it is geared to individuals wishing to pursue a position in retail who may or may not already have experience.

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2010-01-20

Lesson Plan 19: Retail Sales Associate (1 of 2) (2005)

Identify the three customer types

This lesson plan teaches retail sales associates to identify three customer types - those with security needs, social needs and results needs. It is the first of two lesson plans created to teach improved customer service in a retail setting. Prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, it is geared to individuals wishing to pursue a position in retail who may or may not already have experience.

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2010-01-20

Lesson 14: Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing & Utilities (2005)

Reading a bulletin on back safety

This lesson plan teaches safety in the workplace for front line labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities. The lesson task, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is to read a bulletin on back safety. Suggested teacher resources and classroom materials are listed.

The two Essential Skills required are: Oral Communication, and Reading.

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2010-01-06

Lesson 13: Taxicab Driver (2005)

Reading a road map to find locations

This is the second of two lesson plans that teach map reading. The lesson task, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is to read a road map to plot a route. This class could be taught as part of a training program for new cab drivers, or as a regular ESL class as an exercise in map reading and becoming familiar with a city. Suggested teacher resources and classroom materials are listed.

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2010-01-06

Lesson 12: Shippers and Receivers (2005)

Find solutions for various shipping problems

This lesson plan teaches problem solving skills for shippers and receivers in a manufacturing plant. The lesson task, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is to find solutions for the various problems that are typical in a shipper receiver's day. The lesson is geared to multilevel employees. Suggested teacher resources and classroom materials are listed.

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2010-01-06

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