Category: Language Training

PBLA Training Certificate Course: Canadian College of Educators

Are you a new TESL grad who needs PBLA training in order to prepare for the EAL labour market in Manitoba? The Canadian College of Educators in Mississauga, ON has a reputable, 20-hour online PBLA course that provides a solid foundation in Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA). The course is designed for English language teachers looking…

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LGBTQ+ Resources

The following are a range of LBGTQ+ resources for settlement in general, and in some cases, for the EAL classroom AMSSA e-Symposium: LGBTQ Newcomers: Strengthening Support and understanding Webinar – Breaking the ice: Addressing LGBT Issues in the ESOL Classroom AMSSA Webcast:  Exploring Issues Affecting LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees OCASI:  Positive Space Starter Kit OCASI:  Positive Space Initiative Training Course…

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CLB Bootcamp & ESL for ALL

If you are a new TESL graduate or an EAL instructor who needs a refresher course, the CLB Bootcamp and ESL for ALL (Adult Literacy Learners) online courses are available free of charge from the Canadian Centre for Language Benchmarks (CCLB). New graduates:  these courses contain essential knowledge for EAL instructors in Canada who are…

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Language Toolkit from the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe has developed a language toolkit (available in seven languages) that is designed to assist organisations, and especially volunteers, who provide language support for adult refugees. The toolkit comprises 57 tools and other resources that can be downloaded and adapted to meet the needs of different contexts. If you provide conversation circles or some other form…

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Language Skills and the Social Integration of Canada’s Adult Immigrants

Skills in an official language (English or French) significantly affect the economic integration of Canada’s immigrants, including their employment levels and incomes. Official-language skills also have an impact on how well immigrants integrate socially in their workplaces and communities. In this study, Tracey Derwing and Erin Waugh examine the relationship between official language knowledge and…

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