Law-related ESL lessons
Date posted: April 30, 2015
The Clicklaw Wikibooks Learn & Teach series has two resources of special interest to adult ESL instructors and settlement workers in BC.
Law-related ESL Lessons are designed to provide sample lessons on legal topics of interest to newcomers to Canada. These lessons are geared to different LINC levels and are aligned with Canadian Language Benchmark levels. They provide both ESL and legal knowledge, and were developed collaboratively by People’s Law Schools, ELSA Net (now LISTN), and the Courthouse Libraries BC. Lessons include modules on: consumer law, driving in BC, elder law, family violence and abuse, law fundamentals, marriage and divorce, taxes, renting a home, scams to avoid, talking to the police, working in BC, workplace bullying and harassment, and young people and the law. Each module includes reading material for learners, downloadable instructional packages at varying CLB levels, and a quiz. Click here for the learning modules and reading materials as well as an orientation for instructors.
Settlement Workers Guide to Helping Clients with Legal Information and Legal Referrals covers how to identify when a client may have a legal issue, how to find legal information and help, and how to make effective legal referrals. The guide is available as videos, or as text that you can read online, download or print. Click here to access this resource. Sample video shown below.