This 20-hour asynchronous training course based on Canadian Language Benchmarks: English as a Second Language for Adult Literacy Learners (ESL for ALL). This online course, developed in collaboration with Bow Valley College, will support instructors working with learners with literacy needs in a variety of classroom settings by:

  • familiarizing participants with the contents of the ESL for ALL document
  • offering suggestions on ways to use the resource to support planning for instruction
  • providing strategies, teaching tips and best practices for working with ESL literacy learners

This is a 4-hour online self-study training course based on the CLB: ESL for ALL Support Kit. The purpose of this training is to help seasoned and new ESL literacy instructors who teach in CLB-based ESL literacy programs become familiar with the various sections of the Support Kit and to highlight the use of different resources included in the Kit.

This training describes some strategies and provides examples of needs assessment, goal-setting and learning reflections to help new and experienced instructors and volunteers working with ESL Literacy learners in a PBLA context.

The purpose of this training is to illustrate the complexity of a CLB task from an ESL Literacy learner’s perspective and describe strategies of deconstructing the task based on the Continuum of Literacy Skills. As part of this training, instructors will become familiar with:

  • The process of deconstructing a CLB task informed by the Continuum of Literacy Skills
  • Embedded numeracy in Reading and Writing tasks
  • Assessment strategies to support ESL Literacy learners in a PBLA classroom.

The primary purpose of this training is to help you use CLB-LPT to identify ESL adult learners with literacy needs and to inform placement or programming. As part of this training you will learn how the CLB-LPT and literacy relate to the Canadian Language Benchmarks. You will also learn more about the diverse nature and needs of literacy clients.