Practitioner Resources

Creating a Functional Resume – Part 2 [Video – 3:13] (2013)

This is the second video in a three-part series developed to help people recognize the skills they have acquired, and use that information to find the right job.

In this video, the focus is on developing a skills-based resumé, often referred to as a functional resumé. Such a resumé focuses on skills the person has developed through education, job experience, hobbies, volunteer work, and home management.

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2014-01-24

Chapter 2 – Who We Are, Activity 7 – Population in Canada – Rounding Numbers, Part C: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:00] (2010)

This audio file accompanies a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. It is part of a chapter on the Canadian identity, and uses various statistics about population, culture, and language to illustrate how to round off large numbers for ease of use in conversation.

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2014-01-22

Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Improving the Literacy and Essential Skills of Immigrants (2013)

This document, part of a webinar presented in November 2013, looks at innovative models and best practices for integrating Essential Skills (ES) into a variety of immigrant settlement services.

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2014-01-21

Reception Services for Individuals With Limited Literacy Skills (2013)

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This guide was developed for support staff and other professionals who are the first people adult learners encounter when they enrol in adult education or vocational training centres in Quebec. It presents methods and strategies for working with individuals with limited literacy skills.

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2014-01-17

You Have More Skills Than You Think – Part 1 [Video – 4:22] (2013)

This is the first in a three-part series of videos designed to help people identify the skills they already have, and see how those skills can be used in the workplace.

The video begins with an explanation of the nine Essential Skills (ES), including examples of how the skills are used in everyday life.

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2014-01-17

Learning Curves, Twists, and Turns (2013)

This paper is part of a project designed to collect information and stories about both teaching and learning in adult literacy.

The author describes both the frustrations and the joys of undertaking a project in Bolivia, where she had to adjust to a new culture and learn a new language. Everything she had once taken for granted was no longer valid or easy.

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2014-01-16

Chapter 2 – Who We Are, Activity 6 – Where Canadians Live, Part A: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:20] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults.

It is part of a chapter on the Canadian identity, and discusses such issues as population density and the rural-urban shift in population.

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2014-01-13

Creating, Using and Sharing Open Educational Resources (2013)

This document provides an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER), free learning resources available on the Internet.

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2014-01-10

Putting Your Skills to Work: A Guide for Job Seekers (2013)

This document guides individuals through the process of identifying personal skills that can be used in the workplace.

The authors note that people re-entering the workforce or changing careers, along with those who have little or no job experience, may feel they lack the skills to find the job they want. However, many people have acquired Essential Skills (ES) through hobbies, personal computer use, and managing a home and family.

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2014-01-09

Chapter 2 – Who We Are, Activity 5 – Aboriginal Peoples, Parts D & E: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:29] (2010)

This audio file accompanies a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. It is part of a chapter on the Canadian identity, and describes the way of life of Aboriginal groups at the time of the arrival of Europeans.

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2014-01-08

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