ESL literacy

Storytelling (1998)

A Foundational Pillar of Literacy

Stories fill every comer of our lives. They come to us unsolicited as we overhear a conversation on the bus, and shock us as we listen to the evening news. We surround our children with stories, reading storybooks to them and encouraging them to read good literature, in the hope that they will visit-in their imagination-a world beyond ours.

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2006-05-24

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

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

Computer Guides for Adult Learners (2003)

This book review from CONNECT features a series of four computer guides produced by the Halifax Immigrant Learning Centre. The four guides are titled: Corel Word Perfect 8, Microsoft Word 97, Microsoft Word 2000 and The Internet: Using Microsoft Explorer.

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2003-08-01

Second Language Students in Canadian Literacy Programs: Current Issues and Concerns (1997)

The aim of this project was to examine the current situation in Canada and to make recommendations concerning possible areas of future research. The project was divided into three main research stages. First, a literature review on the area of second language literacy was conducted. Second, survey tools were developed, and a small number of practitioners were interviewed. Third, recommendations concerning future research were drafted.

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2002-07-29

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