ESL-English as a Second Language

Resource Guide - Integrating Essential Skills Into Literacy Programming (2009)

This resource guide is the result of a two-year project initiated by the Literacy for Life Foundation in partnership with the Rainbow Literacy Society, two organizations that provide family and adult literacy programs in the Foothills area of Alberta.

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2013-06-03

Giving Safety Talks: A guide for the construction sector – Self-Directed (2012)

This document is part of a resource package prepared by Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) to help staff members deliver safety training in the construction sector to workers whose first language is not English. Specifically, this guide is aimed at smaller organizations that may not be able to hire a workshop trainer.

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2013-05-13

Giving Safety Talks: A guide for the construction sector – Participant Workbook (2012)

This document is part of a set of resources designed for staff members who deliver safety training to workers whose first language is not English. This workbook and the accompanying facilitator’s guide can be used to deliver either one or two three-hour train-the-trainer workshops.

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2013-05-06

Canadian Language Benchmarks: English as a Second Language for Adults (2012)

This document provides a guide to the background, nature, and use of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard, a descriptive scale of language ability in English as a Second Language. The CLB standard is set out as 12 benchmarks or reference points progressing from basic to advanced, reflecting the growth of knowledge and skills that underlie basic, intermediate, and advanced ability among adult ESL learners.

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2013-04-29

Giving Safety Talks: A guide for the construction sector - Facilitator Guide (2012)

This facilitator’s guide is part of a resource package prepared by Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) for use with workers whose first language is not English. This guide and the accompanying participant workbook can be used to deliver either one or two three-hour train-the-trainer workshops. A self-directed guide is also available and would be useful for smaller organizations that may not be able to hire a workshop trainer.

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2013-04-23

First language not necessarily linked to reading proficiency (2006)

Lessons in Learning – May 12, 2006

In this paper, the authors examine recent research findings to determine whether a lack of oral proficiency is the main impediment to successful literacy learning for young English as a Second Language (ESL) students in Canadian schools.

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2013-03-25

Canada (2013)

The Best of the Reader is a series of e-books that contain stories drawn from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills. Each story is accompanied by exercises to help learners improve both their reading skills and their grasp of English. The material is designed to be used by a learner on his own or by a teacher in a classroom.

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2013-02-07

A chance for a better life: Development of the Immigrant Workforce in Smaller Communities and Rural Alberta (2012)

Final Report

This document outlines a year-long research project carried out by Alberta’s Bow Valley College to assess the workforce development needs of immigrants in rural communities or small urban centres in that province. The project included a literature review, interviews, questionnaires, and a focus group.

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2013-01-31

Many Ways to Help (2012)

This e-book is part of a series called Best of the Reader, which consists of stories from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills.

Each story is accompanied by exercises to help learners improve both their reading skills and their grasp of English. The material can be used by a learner on his own or by a teacher in a classroom.

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2013-01-30

Analyzing the Language Demands of Food Counter Attendants (2010)

Excerpts from the Final Report of the Occupational English Language Requirements for Food Counter Attendants Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

The report describes a research study carried out on behalf of Alberta Employment and Immigration in 2010 with the goal of analyzing the English language demands of food counter attendants, and describing these requirements as a range of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels for reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

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2013-01-28

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