FSL - French as a Second Language

Speaking for Excellence: Language Competencies for Effective Teaching Practice (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

This report is part of a long-term project aimed at developing tools to assess the language competencies of internationally educated applicants for teacher certification in Canada.

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2014-03-20

Theoretical Framework for the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (2013)

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard offers a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). Its French counterpart is Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens.

The CLB standard is set out as 12 benchmarks or reference points progressing from basic to advanced, reflecting the growth of the knowledge and skills that underlie basic, intermediate, and advanced ability among adult ESL learners.

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2013-11-05

E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners – Bank of Canada (2001)

The Bank of Canada, the country’s central bank, uses information and communications technologies for a range of initiatives, including its online Second Language Café.

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2013-08-09

French-Immersion education in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning – May 17, 2007

In Canada, French-English bilingualism carries economic and cultural benefits. As well, studies have shown that bilingualism offers cognitive benefits.

French immersion is one of several French as a Second Language (FSL) program options available in elementary and secondary schools across Canada. Immersion programs vary according to the age of first French instruction, and the intensity of French instruction.

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2013-01-31

Parlez-vous français? The advantages of bilingualism in Canada (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 16, 2008

Research has shown that being bilingual confers many cognitive benefits, including diminishing the effects of aging on the brain. In Canada, being able to function in both English and French can also have economic benefits.

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2012-06-07

Effective literacy strategies for immigrant students (2009)

Lessons in Learning – September 23, 2009

The authors of this document discuss some of the findings of a study commissioned by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to examine the academic performance of young immigrants whose first language is neither English nor French.

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2012-02-10

Adult Immigrant Learning Needs in Atlantic Canadian Communities (2008)

Report on a Series of Community Knowledge-Exchange Meetings

The report grew out of consultations held during the first six months of 2008 in Atlantic Canada. Immigrants were asked to discuss their experiences with adult learning since coming to Canada.

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2010-02-10

Living in Quebec (2008)

QLWG Essential Life Skills - Unit 11

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-23

Literacy through E-learning: The Second Language Learning Café at the Bank of Canada (2002)

This case study by The Conference Board of Canada (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) looks at the Bank of Canada's Second Language Learning Café. The Café was developed in-house by the Bank as a personal computer support mechanism to solve a major second-language training challenge. It includes a comprehensive series of work-related language exercises for both English and French as second languages.

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2008-11-19

Towards Understanding Business, Labour and Sector Council Needs and Challenges Related to Enhanced Language Training (2004)

Final Report

This is a report on a development project conducted by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre relating to Citizenship and Immigration Canada's (CIC) Enhanced Language Training initiative. This initiative falls under CIC's Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program and aims to provide high-level or job-specific language training to immigrants.

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2008-07-08
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