ESL-English as a Second Language

Providing Directions & Instructions (2009)

Lesson Plan 11

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who don’t feel confident giving directions and instructions. Its objectives are to help the learner be able to give directions; distinguish between polite instructions and a command; and give instructions.

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2009-10-20

Asking for Clarification: Understanding the Message (2009)

Lesson Plan 10

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who are reluctant to ask others to slow down or repeat what they have said. The goal is to help learners find ways to interrupt politely when they need clarification. As well, the lesson reassures learners that asking for clarification doesn’t mean losing face in the workplace.

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2009-10-14

Organizing Information to Help with Memory (2009)

Lesson Plan 9

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who want to improve their memory skills. It introduces strategies like mapping and categorizing for improving memory. The lesson plan includes games to test memory and activities that require grouping words into categories.

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2009-10-14

Writing Requests Using Email (2009)

Lesson Plan 8

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, has been designed for learners who are not comfortable putting requests into writing. The lesson plan provides vocabulary and exercises to practise the skills required to make requests politely and effectively. It also includes a discussion of how, in the workplace, something formulated as a question may actually be an order.

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2009-10-14

Having a Medical Examination: Filling in Forms and Answering Questions about Personal Health (2009)

Lesson Plan 7

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who are preparing to undergo a medical examination, either in the workplace or elsewhere, and at learners who are apprehensive about filling out medical forms and consent forms.

Activities focus on how medical exams are conducted in Canada and how to fill out a workplace medical-history form.

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2009-10-14

Making Requests (2009)

Lesson Plan 6

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who want to improve the formality and appropriateness of their interactions with co-workers. Vocabulary is focused on words and phrases that allow someone to courteously request, accept, refuse or offer an alternative.

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2009-10-14

Ending the Workday: A Duties Checklist (2009)

Lesson Plan 5

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who aren’t familiar with checklists used in the workplace or who need some exposure to workplace responsibilities. The lesson plan is at CLB level 2-3 and the estimated time required for it is 1.5 to 2 hours.

Vocabulary in the lesson is related to the work of line cooks.

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2009-10-07

Placing Orders (2009)

Lesson Plan 4

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who want to increase their familiarity with reading and completing forms. It helps learners complete simple order forms, including calculating totals and rates. The lesson plan is for CLB Level 2-3 and focuses on the essential skills of document use, numeracy and oral communication.

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2009-10-07

Looking for Work (2009)

Lesson Plan 3

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who plan to seek employment after developing their language skills. It helps potential employees ask and respond to who-what-when-where-why questions and read short texts to extract key information. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 2-3 and focuses on the essential skills of oral communication and reading text.

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2009-10-07

Sharing Personal Information (2009)

Lesson Plan 2

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, helps employees be able to understand and complete a variety of basic personal-information forms, as well as enabling them to respond to questions and ask questions of other people in order to give or receive personal information. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 1-2 and focuses on the essential skills of document use and oral communication.

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2009-10-07

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