Category: Informal Language Training

COVID-19 Vaccine Lesson Plan – Language Training Resource for LINC and Informal Language Programs (EN/FR)

MANSO is pleased to share a newly developed resource for both LINC and Informal Language Programs. The English Vaccine Lesson Plan for Literacy to CLB 2 (low beginners), CLB 3-4 (intermediate beginners), and CLB 5-6 (intermediate learners) is designed to share vaccine information with adult, newcomer learners, address some myths associated with COVID-19 and vaccines,…

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Informal Language Resource Guide

  MANSO has compiled a list of informal language training resources from our members & community organizations in Winnipeg. The programs listed will be updated regularly. If you know of a conversation circle or informal language program that is missing from this list (or want to update your information), please contact Teresa Burke at t.burke@mansomanitoba.ca

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Kichi-Asotamatowin: Land & Treaties EAL Curriculum

MANSO and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg are pleased to announce the launch of the Kichi-Asotamatowin*: Land & Treaties Curriculum for English as an Additional adult language program.  The curriculum is for use in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) programs as well as more informal contexts like conversation classes and one-on-one tutoring. * ‘sacred promises to one…

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New IRCC Settlement Language Videos

IRCC has released two new settlement language videos that can be shared widely with staff and newcomers alike: Language training options for newcomers to Canada describes the language training and learning opportunities offered through the Settlement Program. This video will help newcomers understand what they can expect from different types of language programming, including formal…

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Indigenous Film Resources

A new website shared by AMSSA includes links to resources to support educators with integrating Indigenous voices into their teaching. This website compiles film and other resources to support the positive integration of Indigenous Peoples’ worldviews & perspectives into classrooms (LINC, K-12, public & private language training, post-secondary & graduate levels).

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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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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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