Essential Skills

Making Requests (2009)

Lesson Plan 6

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who want to improve the formality and appropriateness of their interactions with co-workers. Vocabulary is focused on words and phrases that allow someone to courteously request, accept, refuse or offer an alternative.

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2009-10-14

Ending the Workday: A Duties Checklist (2009)

Lesson Plan 5

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who aren’t familiar with checklists used in the workplace or who need some exposure to workplace responsibilities. The lesson plan is at CLB level 2-3 and the estimated time required for it is 1.5 to 2 hours.

Vocabulary in the lesson is related to the work of line cooks.

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2009-10-07

Placing Orders (2009)

Lesson Plan 4

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who want to increase their familiarity with reading and completing forms. It helps learners complete simple order forms, including calculating totals and rates. The lesson plan is for CLB Level 2-3 and focuses on the essential skills of document use, numeracy and oral communication.

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2009-10-07

Looking for Work (2009)

Lesson Plan 3

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who plan to seek employment after developing their language skills. It helps potential employees ask and respond to who-what-when-where-why questions and read short texts to extract key information. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 2-3 and focuses on the essential skills of oral communication and reading text.

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2009-10-07

Sharing Personal Information (2009)

Lesson Plan 2

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, helps employees be able to understand and complete a variety of basic personal-information forms, as well as enabling them to respond to questions and ask questions of other people in order to give or receive personal information. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 1-2 and focuses on the essential skills of document use and oral communication.

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2009-10-07

Identifying Problems (2009)

Lesson Plan 1

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, focuses on the skills employees need to clearly and efficiently explain that a problem is preventing them from doing their work. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 1-2 and focuses on the essential skills of speaking and listening.

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2009-10-07

What's for Dinner? (2008)

QLWG Essential Life Skills - Unit 5

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-17

Workplace Literacy & Essential Skills - What Works? and Why? (2009)

Literature Review

This literature review examines works from 2006 to 2009 as a follow-up to a comprehensive report on international workplace literacy and basic skills, published by Alison Gray. The review surveys research, policy and practice documents from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The sources examined comprise primarily research studies and reports, including some French-language materials.

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2009-08-26

Participants' Handbook: Making Effective Presentations & Safety Talks (2009)

Effective Presentations and Safety Talks is a hands-on resource package developed to provide organizations with communication skills training for supervisors, safety trainers, lead hands and other employees interested in improving public speaking skills. The package is divided into five one-hour sections with each topic representing one hour of training.

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2009-08-26

How Essential Skills Training Benefits Business (2009)

This one-page fact sheet would be useful to anyone unfamiliar with Essential Skills training. The READ Society provides information and statistics about Essential Skills training under the following headings:

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2009-08-14

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