Category: Language Training

A Principles-based Approach to Supporting LINC Learners

AMSSA (B.C.’s umbrella organization) has just launched this new guide, A Principles-based Approach to Supporting LINC Learners.  The guide is meant to respond to Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) service providers’ need for tools and supports to meet the objectives of IRCC funded language training.  These supports are needed even more as newcomer…

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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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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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IRPP: 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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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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