ESL-English as a Second Language

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 6 – Fathers of Confederation, Parts B & C: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 3:16] (2010)

This audio file accompanies a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. Part of a section on history, it offers information about some of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation. They include, among others, George-Étienne Cartier from Quebec; Samuel Leonard Tilley of New Brunswick; George Brown from Ontario; and Joseph Howe and Charles Tupper of Nova Scotia.

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2014-03-11

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

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 6 – Fathers of Confederation, Part A: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 0:51] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource designed for instructors who are teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. It accompanies a chapter on history, and lists some of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation.

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2014-03-03

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

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 5 – Canada's First Prime Minister, Part B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 0:47] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource designed for instructors who teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. It accompanies the chapter on Canadian history, and offers some information about Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.

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2014-02-25

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 3 – Timeline Map, Part B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:56] (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 a chapter on Canadian history, and offers a timeline for the growth of the Canadian federation, from the original four provinces that joined forces in 1867, through to the creation of the territory of Nunavut in 1999.

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2014-02-18

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 2 – Canada's Timeline, Part D: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 0:38] (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 chapter on Canadian history, and offers a timeline for when Canada’s three territories, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, each became part of Canada.

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2014-02-10

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 2 – Canada's Timeline, Parts A & B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:09] (2010)

This audio file is one of a series that accompanies a resource designed for instructors of English as a Second Language (ESL).

It is part of the section on Canadian history, and lists the provinces that joined Canada after 1867. These are Manitoba, in 1870; British Columbia, 1871; Prince Edward Island, 1873; Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1905; and Newfoundland and Labrador, 1949.

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2014-02-07

Chapter 2 – Who We Are, Activity 8 – Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Part B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:56] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource designed for instructors who are teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom.

Part of a chapter on Canadian identity, it focuses on the history and culture of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. The narrator explains the distinction between Firsts Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, and discusses Aboriginal religious beliefs.

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2014-01-28

Chapter 2 – Who We Are, Activity 7 – Population in Canada – Rounding Numbers, Part C: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:00] (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 a chapter on the Canadian identity, and uses various statistics about population, culture, and language to illustrate how to round off large numbers for ease of use in conversation.

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2014-01-22

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