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.

This course is only accessible to approved users.

Each user access costs $60 plus applicable taxes.

Once your registration is complete, you will only have a 10 day window to complete the course.

To register please contact and provide us with a few details as to:

  • what your role is within your organization
  • for what purpose you will use this tool
  • what your target audience is
  • as well as your complete name and mailing address so that we can process your invoice