ESL Financial Literacy

ESL Financial Literacy

ESL Financial Literacy

Date posted: November 18, 2013

We’re just over half way through Financial Literacy Month. Here are some good examples of financial literacy teaching resources designed for use with adult ESL learners.

Banking for Lit and L l. 2nd ed.
Donna Bowler. Vancouver, BC: successintesl, 2013.
This resource includes a teacher’s manual and student handouts and activity masters for a one-month unit on banking for literacy/low 1 level ESL students. Topics include: number fluency and money amounts, reading and writing cheques, paying bills, steps in using a bank machine, and more. A sample reader and masters for 4 small readers are included.

To borrow this resource, email
Ask to borrow the Number Workbook: Bingo Plus! as well; the two resources are intended to be used together.

ESL Financial Literacy Toolbox. (Online)
Calgary, Alta.: Bow Valley College, Centre for Excellence, 2010.
This online toolkit is designed to help ESL literacy practitioners deliver numerical and financial knowledge to learners with interrupted formal education. The content is divided into themed areas and materials and resources are available for literacy phases I, II and III.

English for Financial Literacy: Volumes 1 – 3. (Online)
Toronto, Ont.: Toronto Catholic School Board, 2013.
Organized as a wiki, this instructor’s resource is designed to teach financial literacy concepts and skills at CLB levels 1 to 8. In addition to the print instructor resources (3 volumes organized by CLB level), there are audio files and online activities.

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