ESL-English as a Second Language

Leveraging Government and Industry Partnerships for Essential Skills Training - Case Study [videos] (2012)

This resource offers a look at how employers in Manitoba are working with the provincial government to develop training programs to build the skills of their workers.

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2012-11-21

Essential Skills Training: The Foundation of Workplace Health & Safety - Case Study [Multiple Videos] (2012)

Using a combination of text and short videos, this resource shows how Essential Skills training helped to improve health and safety performance at two Canadian companies.

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2012-11-14

The Big Picture: Literacy in Canada (2012)

Prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), this presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the state of literacy in Canada. It is divided into four sections: literacy in Canada; literacy facts; challenges and barriers; and the role of the CLLN.

Among the specific topics dealt with are the nature of literacy; the nine Essential Skills; family literacy; and the literacy needs of immigrants.

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2012-11-09

Hastings Racecourse - Vancouver, British Columbia: Case Study [Video - 7:12] (2012)

This is one of four video case studies developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to showcase successful workplace education programs across Canada.

This video focuses on Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, which has its own learning centre to help employees develop both Essential Skills and the unique job skills required in the horse racing industry.

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2012-11-05

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

This guide grew out of a two-year project carried out by the Literacy for Life Foundation and the Rainbow Literacy Society, two Alberta organizations that provide in-home programs to teach parents how to help their children develop literacy skills while, at the same time, improving their own skills.

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2012-10-12

The bottom line, No. 18, August 2005 (2005)

The lead article in this issue deals with WWestnet’s conference, “Measuring Success: International Comparisons and Bottom Lines,” held in Calgary in June 2005. Another article discusses a conference on Essential Skills (ES) and the Northern oil and gas workforce, held in Yellowknife in May 2005.

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2012-09-24

The bottom line, No. 16, November 2002 (2002)

This issue includes an article on a national conference on best practices for Essential Skills development in the workplace. The conference, held in Calgary in 2002, also featured Bow Valley College’s official launch of the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) and a session on recognition of workplace learning.

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2012-09-11

Enhancing Pathways: The Literacy and Language Continuum (2010)

Final Project Report

This project was initiated to coordinate and align three existing language and literacy systems: Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS), funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU); English as a Second Language (ESL) and credit ESL programs, funded by the Government of Ontario; and the federally funded Language Instruction for Newcomer Canadians (LINC) programs.

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2012-09-06

Embarking on a Collaborative Exploration of Learner Pathways: A Tool for Building both Relationships and Understanding across Programs and Services (2012)

This document is part of a research project that explores the experiences of adults who need both English as a Second Language (ESL) training and literacy education. It was carried out by Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) in Ontario.

The document served as a discussion paper for those who took part in a one-day forum on the project in March 2012.

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2012-09-04

Exploring Learner Pathways: Meeting at the LBS/ESL Intersections - Project Synopsis and Summary of Findings (2012)

This document offers a snapshot of a research project carried out by Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) to find out more about the experiences of adults who need training in both English as a Second Language (ESL) and literacy.

The authors provide a summary of the project’s objectives; explain its methodology; and list recommendations based on its findings.

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2012-08-30

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