Date posted: September 13, 2016
Are you working with adult EAL students who have experienced trauma?
Beyond Trauma: Language Learning Strategies for New Canadians Living with Trauma is a new resource from LISTN that is designed to help you.
Beyond Trauma: Language Learning Strategies for New Canadians Living with Trauma provides approaches, strategies, and language goals for the English as an Additional Language student who has experienced trauma. We named this resource Beyond Trauma since we feel the objective of the teacher is to support students with trauma as they transition into a hopefully brighter and productive future in Canada.
This guide includes a framework that highlights three separate yet interconnect themes (control, connection and meaning). These themes move from the individual to the relational and then to reflection on how students with trauma see themselves belonging in the greater community.
There is a teachers’ guide and student materials for each of the three themes which are divided into three distinct units. These units consist of strategies and approaches to support people with trauma. The strategies and approaches offer instruction, things to consider, and activities and techniques to support your work as a teacher in the English as a Additional Language (EAL) profession.