Category: Language Training

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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LINC Online

NorQuest College offers a part-time LINC Online Course designed to meet the language-learning needs of newcomers who may not have access to formal LINC language classes, who are working full-time or part-time, or who may be otherwise unable to attend face-to-face classes. The course is a mixture of webinars (real time online classes) and asynchronous…

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Language training and settlement success: Are they related? Research Report

A research study measuring language training and settlement success from Macquarie University and La Trobe University in Australia. This study was designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the communication and interaction patterns of new arrivals in order to optimise language instruction during the critical early phase of settlement.

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Tutela: The Online Community for ESL/FSL Professionals

Tutela is an online community for ESL/FSL professionals focusing on language training for adult newcomers.  This resource is open to current and future ESL/FSL professionals across Canada.  Communicate, collaborate, access key resources, and increase your knowledge by participating in webinars and web conferences from across the country.

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Resource Link: https://tutela.ca/

Canadian Language Benchmarks: Can Do Statements

The Can Do Statements are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). They describe what learners can do at benchmarks 1 to 12 in the skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The purpose of these statements is to present some of the information in the CLB document in language that is accessible to learners….

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