ESL literacy

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

Worksheets for ESL Literacy Learners

Do you work with lower level ESL literacy students? Do you make your own worksheets? Best Practices for Making Worksheets for Low-Level ESL Literacy Learners is a presentation from the ESL Literacy Network that offers 13 tips. Watch it below. For other resources to use with ESL Literacy Learners, email library@decoda.ca .

CLB: ESL for ALL Support Kit

The CLB: ESL for ALL Support Kit supports instructors working with learners with literacy needs in CLB-referenced classrooms. It includes: Orientations to the CLB: ESL for ALL and the CLB: ESL for Adults documents Information and examples for planning literacy instruction, including needs assessment and goal-setting; module/unit planning and lesson planning; Information and examples on… Read more

ESL for ALL Self-study Course

The Alberta Government and the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) announced the launch of the new online self-study course, An Introduction to ESL for ALL. An Introduction to ESL for ALL is a 20-hour online, asynchronous training course based on Canadian Language Benchmarks: English as a Second Language for Adult Literacy Learners (ESL for… 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

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