teaching strategies

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

Teaching Adult Refugees

Today is World Refugee Day. This day commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees. It’s also an opportunity to remember the learning needs of refugees in literacy programs. “Refugees can have different needs in the classroom than other learners. They frequently have very urgent settlement needs; they may or may not have literacy needs… Read more

Effective Strategies for Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

There isn’t just one strategy that works for teaching adults. But, there are practices that are more effective. In a recent blogpost, the LLN and VET Meeting Place describes one strategy for each of the five Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills in the Australian Core Skills  Framework: Learning – Focus on feedback Reading –… Read more