Immigrant literacy

First language not necessarily linked to reading proficiency (2006)

Lessons in Learning – May 12, 2006

In this paper, the authors examine recent research findings to determine whether a lack of oral proficiency is the main impediment to successful literacy learning for young English as a Second Language (ESL) students in Canadian schools.

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2013-03-25

Literacy: Why it Matters! (2012)

Painting a picture of literacy

This document was prepared by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO), a network of more than a hundred community-based Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies located across that province.

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2012-08-29

Effective literacy strategies for immigrant students (2009)

Lessons in Learning – September 23, 2009

The authors of this document discuss some of the findings of a study commissioned by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to examine the academic performance of young immigrants whose first language is neither English nor French.

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2012-02-10

Canada's Literacy Challenge (2010)

The author of this presentation argues that businesses must become champions of literacy because it can increase productivity and profitability, noting that higher literacy brings sustainable gains to individuals, businesses, the economy and society.

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2011-03-22

Knowing Your Literacy Students: Curriculum Guidelines and a Cultural Manual (2007)

A Resource Manual for ESL and Literacy Instructors Working with Low-Literate Learners

This manual, which grew out of a project carried out by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, is a resource for literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors working with learners who have low literacy skills.

The manual includes curriculum guidelines, lesson plans and activities organized into units based on themes like families, home, using public transportation and making an appointment.

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2011-02-08

The Future of Literacy in Canada's Largest Cities (2010)

In this report, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) has, for the first time, been able to offer literacy projections for Canada’s four largest cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa. Prior to this, the CCL’s free online program Projections of Adult Literacy – Measurement Movement (PALMM) was capable of offering projection only on a national, provincial and territorial basis.

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2010-09-27

Literacy - a GREAT investment! (2010)

Painting a picture of literacy

Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) is a network of more than a hundred community-based Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies located in communities, both large and small, across that province.

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2010-09-10

The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings (2004)

Using data on literacy test scores and standard labour market variables, the authors of this document try to understand why immigrants earn less than their Canadian-born counterparts.

The authors found that those born in Canada score higher on literacy tests than do immigrants. However, both immigrants and those born in Canada appear to get the same economic return on their literacy skills.

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2010-06-25

Write On! Magazine, May 2009 (2009)

Volume 19 No 2

The goal of this magazine is to showcase the work of adult learners and practitioners. This issue includes an interview with a teacher in Manitoba’s Newcomer Literacy Initiative and a feature on Aboriginal actor Adam Beach.

Learner writings in this issue include an article on powwows; an essay about the decision to become a parent; and one man’s recollections of his move from Costa Rica to Winnipeg.

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2010-05-26

Learning Together: A Guide to Community-Based Adult ESL & Literacy in British Columbia (2009)

The guide’s purpose is to support practitioners working in community programs for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. The underlying premise is that those learners may represent a wide range of literacy levels.

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2010-04-14

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