ESL-English as a Second Language

Building on Investment: The Power in Partnerships (2013)

Sector Council Case Study

The Building on Investment (BOI) project used partnerships to enhance the English skills of recent immigrants working in the construction industry in Alberta.

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2014-04-23

Chapter 5 – Elections, Activity 4 – Voter Information Card - Listening: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:04] (2010)

This audio file accompanies an activity designed to explain the importance of a voter information card. It is part of a resource developed for instructors teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class for adults.

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2014-04-22

Chapter 5 – Elections, Activity 1 – Voter Information Card, Part B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 0:56] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults, with special emphasis on topics related to citizenship. It is part of an activity that helps learners become familiar with a voter information card.

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2014-04-14

Chapter 4 – Canada's Government, Activity 6 – How a Bill Becomes Law - Listening, Parts A & B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 3:37] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. It is part of an activity in the section on Canada’s government, and explains the steps involved in bringing forward a proposed law and debating it in Parliament.

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2014-04-07

Chapter 4 – Canada's Government, Activity 4 – Vocabulary and Pronunciation, Parts B & C: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 0:52] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource developed for instructors who teach concepts of Canadian citizenship in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class for adults. It accompanies a chapter on government, and provides some of the vocabulary related to that topic.

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2014-04-02

Chapter 4 – Canada's Government, Activity 1 – Levels of Government in Canada, Part A: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:12] (2010)

This audio file accompanies a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. It is part of the section dealing with government, and explains how government operates at the municipal, provincial/territorial, and federal levels in Canada.

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2014-03-25

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

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 7 – The Canadian Pacific Railway, Parts C & D: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 5:27] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource developed for instructors who are teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class for adults. It accompanies a chapter on history, and focuses on the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and its importance to Canada.

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2014-03-19

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

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