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Benchmarking the English Language Demands of the Nursing Profession Across Canada (2002)

This document describes the first phase of a project undertaken by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to determine the real-life English demands of nurses in Canada, and to assign the appropriate Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels to the required speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

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2014-03-21

Speaking for Excellence: Language Competencies for Effective Teaching Practice (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

This report is part of a long-term project aimed at developing tools to assess the language competencies of internationally educated applicants for teacher certification in Canada.

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2014-03-20

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

Citizenship Resource: A classroom resource for teaching citizenship topics to adult English language learners – Canadian Language Benchmarks 1-8 (2011)

This resource has been designed for instructors teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. It is intended for use at Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) levels 1 through 8.

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2013-12-05

Work Ready: CLB Resources for Counselling, Hiring and Working with Internationally Trained Individuals (2009)

This document is a collection of language-based tips and resources, developed for employment counsellors and human resources (HR) professionals who are helping internationally trained individuals (ITIs) find employment.

The first section of the document contains general information about Work Ready tools; the Canadian Language Benchmarks; language assessment; and Essential Skills.

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2013-12-02

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

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

Analyzing the Language Demands of Food Counter Attendants (2010)

Excerpts from the Final Report of the Occupational English Language Requirements for Food Counter Attendants Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

The report describes a research study carried out on behalf of Alberta Employment and Immigration in 2010 with the goal of analyzing the English language demands of food counter attendants, and describing these requirements as a range of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels for reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

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2013-01-28

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