Understanding the Canadian Language Benchmarks

To learn more, visit the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks website.

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

Newcomer Literacy

Many literacy practitioners are welcoming immigrants and refugees to their classes and tutoring sessions this month. In a recent Migration Matters information sheet, AMSSA provides a snapshot of the statistics on the literacy of newcomers in BC and summarizes best practices. Click here for the Newcomer Literacy two-pager. If you are a BC literacy instructor… Read more

Language Learning for Health

If you are an ESL/LINC instructor and would like to include health topics in your teaching, Language Learning for Health is a series of resources, developed by Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa-Carleton School Board, which you can use. The most recent additions in this series focus on physical activity, dental health, and mental health…. Read more

Canadian Language Benchmarks: ESL for ALL

The Canadian Language Benchmarks: ESL for Adult Literacy Learners (ALL) is the newly-released update of the CLB 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners. The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) framework is a descriptive scale of language ability in English as a Second Language (ESL), containing 12 benchmarks or reference points, from basic to advanced. Within the CLB… Read more