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Preparing for an Earthquake

Two resources released this year help teach students about getting ready for an earthquake. The Earthquake Preparedness Unit was developed by LISTN for adult ESL students at Canadian Language Benchmark Levels 4 and 5. The Unit consists of four core lessons, each 1.5 hours long: • Introduction: Preparing for an Earthquake • Workshop: An Emergency… Read more

Beyond Trauma

Are you working with adult EAL students who have experienced trauma? Beyond Trauma: Language Learning Strategies for New Canadians Living with Trauma is a new resource from LISTN that is designed to help you. Beyond Trauma: Language Learning Strategies for New Canadians Living with Trauma provides approaches, strategies, and language goals for the English as… Read more

Conversation Circles

Conversation circles provide an opportunity for English language students to practice a new language and meet new people. This month’s LISTN Instructors’ Bulletin is focused on conversation circles. It describes different models of conversation circles, best practices, challenges, key principles and selected online resources. Click here to read the bulletin. If you are working on… Read more

Vulnerable Newcomers

Do you work with vulnerable newcomers to Canada? If you do, you’ll want to read the Spring 2015 LISTN newsletter. This 24 page issue is packed with information and resources. Click here to read Engaging with Vulnerable Newcomer Populations. Language Instruction Support and Training Network (LISTN) (formerly ELSA Net) is a society of LINC service… Read more