Financial Literacy for English Language Learners

Financial Literacy for English Language Learners

Financial Literacy for English Language Learners

Date posted: November 8, 2017

Here are some good examples of financial literacy teaching resources designed for use with adult English language learners.

English for Financial Literacy: Volumes 1 – 3
Organized as a wiki, this comprehensive instructor’s resource from the Toronto Catholic School Board 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.

Financial ESL Literacy Toolkit
This online toolkit from Bow Valley College 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.

Financial Literacy for Immigrant Women
Developed by the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women in partnership with the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, this manual contains twelve financial literacy modules, training components in facilitation and public speaking, resources and evaluation tools. The financial literacy topicsinclude; Introduction to banking in Canada, Savings Accounts, Checking Accounts, , Budgeting, Saving and Investing your Money, Living with Credit, Managing You Credit, The Protection of Insurance, Government and Money, Consumer Rights and Money and Buying or Renting a Home. Includes a train the trainer section.

Banking for Lit and L l – 2nd ed.
This made-in-BC resource by Donna Bowler includes a teacher’s manual, 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 library@decoda.ca . Ask to borrow the Number Workbook: Bingo Plus! as well; the two resources are intended to be used together.

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