ESL-English as a Second Language

English-as-a-Second Language Tutor Training Kit - Facilitator Training Manual (2003)

A Learner-Centered Approach to Tutoring Adult ESL Learners

This manual is designed for facilitators of training programs for volunteer English as a Second Language tutors. The author has devised a program of eight sessions, each requiring two to three hours to complete. Sessions can be adapted for one-on-one use and the order of the sessions can be rearranged.

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2004-06-07

AECMA Simplified English (2002)

Poppy gave a brief history of how and why Simplified English (SE) was developed, and an overview of the SE rules for vocabulary and grammatical style. A before-and-after analysis of cautions and warnings showed the benefits of SE to an industry in which quick and clear understanding of maintenance procedures is a vital safety consideration.

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2003-04-30

English in Intercultural Business: The Issue of Slang (2002)

Sana examined the impact of slang on international business communication, offering examples of current business slang and possible misinterpretations. Her presentation included a historical perspective and a discussion of how slang terms arise, and provided techniques to decipher many current slang expressions.

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2003-04-30

Second Language Students in Canadian Literacy Programs: Current Issues and Concerns (1997)

The aim of this project was to examine the current situation in Canada and to make recommendations concerning possible areas of future research. The project was divided into three main research stages. First, a literature review on the area of second language literacy was conducted. Second, survey tools were developed, and a small number of practitioners were interviewed. Third, recommendations concerning future research were drafted.

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2002-07-29

Life in the Family: A Newcomer's Guide to Parenting Issues in Canada (2002)

Curriculum for ESL Classes

This curriculum package was designed for ESL teachers to use with adults who have recently come to Canada. It provides information and resources about parenting and discipline issues that may come up in newcomer families. It includes legally accurate information about the laws on child discipline and child abuse.

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2002-01-01

Plain Language in the Global Village (2002)

The rules of plain language, says Stephen, may have been written only for a domestic audience. In this talk, he demonstrated how and why the style must be modified when editing for international or multicultural markets. One culture's plainness, for example, may be another culture's rudeness.

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2002-01-01

The ESL Computer Book - The Internet: Using Microsoft Explorer (2001)

This is one of a series of workbooks put out by the Halifax Immigrant Learning Centre specifically for English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

This workbook offers an introduction to the Internet and can be used by ESL students both in a classroom setting with an instructor and as a self-teaching guide.

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2001-01-01

Communicative Competence and Second Language Teaching: Lessons Learned from the Bangalore Project (1997)

Book Review, A

A review of the book, "Second Language Pedagogy," by N.S. Prabhu

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2000-08-31

Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners (2000)

ESL Literacy is a program for individuals who are learning English as a Second Language and who are not functionally literate in their own language for a variety of reasons.

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2000-01-01

Using Software in the Adult ESL Classroom (1998)

Increasingly, adult learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) have access to computers, whether it is in a language lab once or twice a week or in the classroom. For teachers of those learners the question is not whether to use computers and software but how. This article answers some common questions about types of ESL software with guidelines for the appropriate use of software in the adult ESL classroom.

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1998-01-01

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