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In the Workplace and In the Community

Today we’re revisiting two resources from Bow Valley College and NorQuest College that are now available through BC Campus as Open Textbooks. Bow Valley College and NorQuest College in Alberta collaborated to create two new e-textbooks for immigrant adult learners who require English language programming. They are open educational resources and freely available. In the… Read more

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy

This summer, we’re revisiting some great resources. Enjoy! A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy is a new resource from Bow Valley College. This in-depth guide is designed for anyone teaching ESL literacy learners. Applied research is balanced with strategies for teaching practice. Adult ESL literacy learners are learning a language and developing literacy at… Read more

eLearning Toolkit for ELL teachers

The online ELL classroom is different from the traditional face-to-face classroom. And, there are a variety of online ELL contexts – fully online, blended, and face-to-face. Bow Valley College has produced a resource to help language teachers develop methods, strategies and a mindset for using online and digital technology. The eLearning Toolkit aims to increase… Read more

Here to Help: Workplace Communication Skills for Food Services

Here to Help: Workplace Communication Skills for Food Services is a resource designed to assist newcomers to Canada find and retain entry-level positions in the food services industry. Designed by the School of Global Access at Bow Valley College, this resource emphasizes speaking and listening for busy, time-sensitive environments. A Learner Workbook aimed at Canadian… Read more

Pathways to Belonging and Influence

How do you succeed as an immigrant trying to establish your career in Canada? What are the strategies for success? Pathways to Belonging and Influence: Strategies and skills of the flourishing Canadians, born abroad is a joint applied research project between Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) and Bow Valley College. The goal of this… Read more

eLearning Toolkit

Teaching adult ELL online is different from teaching face to face. How do you make it accessible? How do you communicate effectively? How do you keep students engaged? Find help with answering these questions and more in the eLearning Toolkit from Bow Valley College. This e-toolkit is for ELL instructors and course developers teaching in… Read more

Financial Literacy in the ELL Classroom

As a follow up to last week’s Financial Literacy Resources for ESL Learners blogpost, read Financial Literacy in the ELL Classroom, an interview with Shannon Lu, an instructor at Bow Valley College’s Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement. She talks about how she approaches financial literacy in her English language learning classroom.

Answers May Vary

Answers May Vary was a Bow Valley College project that looked at literacy strategies, resources and effective practices for adult learners with developmental disabilities. The research findings led to the creation of two practical guides: Answers May Vary Guidebook: Incorporating Literacy & Other Essential Skills into Daily Life for Adults with Disabilities  is an easy… Read more

Stories from the Field – Volume 3

Stories from the Field: an Exploration of Programming through Innovation in English as a Second Language (ESL) Literacy is now available online. This third volume in the Stories from the Field series explores successes, challenges, best practices and innovation in ESL literacy programming. The series is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Foundation… Read more

Stories from the Field 3

Stories from the Field 3: an Exploration of Programming through Innovation in ESL Literacy is now available. Continuing in the pattern of previous volumes, this publication explores the successes, challenges, best practices and innovation of literacy practitioners and this time focuses on ESL literacy practitioners. A collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning… Read more