Language instruction

CLB Support Kit – Section 3 Part IV – Exemplars for the Productive Skills (2012)

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) is a 12-level descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). The CLB was revised in 2010 to make it clearer and more usable.

This document is the third part of a kit supporting in-service training on the revised CLB for instructors who work in programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides exemplars for the language skills of speaking and writing.

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2014-03-14

CLB Support Kit – Section 2 Part IV – Exemplars for the Receptive Skills (2012)

This document is part of a kit developed to support in-service training on the revised Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for instructors working in programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The CLB, a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL), was revised in 2010.

The theme of this document is exemplars for the skills of listening and reading.

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2014-03-04

CLB Support Kit – Section 1 Part I, II and III (2012)

In 2010, the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL), was revised to make it clearer and more usable.

This document is the first part of a kit that provides background information for in-service training on the revised CLB for instructors working in programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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2014-02-27

Indigenous Language Instructors' Certificate - Elders Circles: How Indigenous Knowledge informs and directs the development of an instructors' certificate in Indigenous languages (2010)

Report on findings

This report outlines a project carried out to examine the role of indigenous knowledge in the design and development of indigenous language certification in the province of Alberta. It is intended to be a catalyst for language revitalization and maintenance efforts, and to support the efforts of a working group trying to forge long-term partnerships between universities and First Nations colleges.

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2012-11-16

Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century (2010)

The author has analysed recent research in order to identify current and emerging trends in language education and has concluded that the focus on language education in the twenty-first century is no longer on grammar, memorization and learning from rote, but rather using language and cultural knowledge as a means to communicate and connect to others around the globe.

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2011-01-18

Common Ground: Facilitator's Manual (2010)

This manual is designed to provide both experienced and first-time English in the Workplace Program (EWP) facilitators with a ready-to-use curriculum and training guide that introduces workers from outside Canada to concepts of safety, pronunciation clarity, cultural awareness and other essential workplace skills.

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2010-03-24

Towards Understanding Business, Labour and Sector Council Needs and Challenges Related to Enhanced Language Training (2004)

Final Report

This is a report on a development project conducted by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre relating to Citizenship and Immigration Canada's (CIC) Enhanced Language Training initiative. This initiative falls under CIC's Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program and aims to provide high-level or job-specific language training to immigrants.

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2008-07-08

Employment Sponsored Training among Recent Immigrants (2002)

The research presented in this paper shows that recent immigrant employees are less likely than the Canadian-born to receive employer sponsored training, even after controlling for several job-related factors known to affect the incidence of training. However, two key factors, language and the match between educational attainment and job skill requirements reduce the negative impact of recent immigrant status on training participation rates.

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2007-06-22

Pool Rhyme Time (2005)

Program Manual

The Pool Rhyme Time Program was developed by Literacy for Life Foundation in the High River/Okotoks region of Alberta.

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2006-09-12

Literacy: Focused on the Workplace (2000)

Vignettes and Learning Activities focusing on the Literacy - Workplace Link

This document includes two adult learner stories regarding their family background, their memories of school and learning, and some of their work experiences.

There are also learning activities such as a vocabulary matching game, learning about past tense, a comparison game, and a question & answer section regarding either or both stories.

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2006-08-10

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