Language learning

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

Theoretical Framework for the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (2013)

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard offers a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). Its French counterpart is Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens.

The CLB standard is set out as 12 benchmarks or reference points progressing from basic to advanced, reflecting the growth of the knowledge and skills that underlie basic, intermediate, and advanced ability among adult ESL learners.

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2013-11-05

Website Directory for English-Language Improvement - 5th edition, 2011-2012 (2012)

Designed for both students and teachers, this directory offers a compilation of more than 150 sites for those who are learning English or who are using English for academic purposes.

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2013-07-02

Canadian Language Benchmarks: English as a Second Language for Adults (2012)

This document provides a guide to the background, nature, and use of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard, a descriptive scale of language ability in English as a Second Language. The CLB standard is set out as 12 benchmarks or reference points progressing from basic to advanced, reflecting the growth of knowledge and skills that underlie basic, intermediate, and advanced ability among adult ESL learners.

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2013-04-29

Skype for Literacy and Language Learning: “How To” Tips and Best Practices for Teachers (2012)

Skype is a communication tool that allows users to make audio and video calls over the Internet. The author of this document describes Skype as an excellent tool for teaching languages, as it incorporates high levels of verbal interaction between users or, in this case, between teachers and students.

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2012-10-26

Inuinnaqtun\English Dictionary (2010)

Inuinnaqtun is a dialect of Inuktitut, an indigenous Inuit language.

This dictionary was developed by teachers of Inuinnaqtun and community elders to fill the need for a dictionary reflecting the local dialect. The dictionary includes both Inuinnaqtun to English and English to Inuinnaqtun translations.

To accurately reflect the pronunciation of the language, the Inuit Cultural Institute standard of spelling has been used.

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2011-07-12

Practice English on Your Own: Self Study Ideas and Resources for English Language Learners in Nova Scotia (2009)

This booklet was designed for adult immigrants who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL) and includes ideas for learners to work on their English at home and in the community. It also includes lists of websites and other resources; information about tests of ESL skills and ESL programs in Nova Scotia; and an explanation of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

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2010-06-25

Income Tax Worksheets (2009)

The worksheets begin by explaining the concept of income tax, including what the government does with the money it collects. It also explains deductions for pensions, taxes and employment insurance.

Other topics include who pays income tax and why; papers to keep for tax time; determining marital status; filing a return; getting help with filing; and dealing with income-tax problems.

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2010-03-24

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