Second language instruction

Working with Newcomers: Tips for Culturally Diverse Canadian Organizations (2013)

Public Sector Case Study

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) teamed up with government and industry partners to produce a three-part resource designed to help newcomers, their managers, and their mentors thrive in a culturally diverse workplace.

In this brief document, AWES, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce, describes the process that led to the creation of that resource.

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2014-04-15

City of Vancouver (2005)

Case Study

The Vancouver Municipal Workplace Language Program (VMWLP) is helping to upgrade the communication skills of employees whose first language is not English.

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2014-01-07

E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners – Bank of Canada (2001)

The Bank of Canada, the country’s central bank, uses information and communications technologies for a range of initiatives, including its online Second Language Café.

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2013-08-09

French-Immersion education in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning – May 17, 2007

In Canada, French-English bilingualism carries economic and cultural benefits. As well, studies have shown that bilingualism offers cognitive benefits.

French immersion is one of several French as a Second Language (FSL) program options available in elementary and secondary schools across Canada. Immersion programs vary according to the age of first French instruction, and the intensity of French instruction.

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2013-01-31

Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching: The SMT Method (2005)

A Multisensory Teaching Method for Students with Dyslexia

This document offers an introduction to the Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching (SMT) method for instructing people with dyslexia.

The author describes the SMT method as a language re-education method for students of all ages who need a more thorough knowledge of the structure of written language and a solid understanding of the association of sounds and symbols before learning how to apply the concepts and rules of written language.

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2011-05-06

Dyslexia and the Workplace (2005)

This document is directed at adults who struggle with dyslexia in the workplace. The author begins by providing information on the causes and characteristics of dyslexia and explaining the dyslexic way of learning.

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2011-05-03

Literacy through E-learning: The Second Language Learning Café at the Bank of Canada (2002)

This case study by The Conference Board of Canada (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) looks at the Bank of Canada's Second Language Learning Café. The Café was developed in-house by the Bank as a personal computer support mechanism to solve a major second-language training challenge. It includes a comprehensive series of work-related language exercises for both English and French as second languages.

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2008-11-19

Hands On! (1999)

A Collection of ESL Literacy Activities

This collection of activities was developed for instructors working with adult ESL learners who have had little or no opportunity to develop reading and writing skills. The chapters focus on topics usually explored in any adult ESL class, although references are made to areas and names within Nova Scotia. The primary focus of this resource is to provide a thematic-based approach to learning reading and writing.

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2008-07-24

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

Strangers in a Strange Land: Teachers' Beliefs About Teaching and Learning French as a Second Language in Online Learning Environments (2000)

This study first aims to profile the beliefs of teachers of French as a second and foreign language (FSFL) about teaching and learning in online learning environments (OLEs). Secondly, it aims to understand in what ways the beliefs reflect the evolution of approaches, learning theories and use of technology in the teaching of FSFL throughout the past century.

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2006-06-11

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