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Application packages, guides, handbooks, reporting forms, research and publications related to ESL-funded agencies.

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Recommended Reading

"Moving Forward Together" - A Conference on Higher-Level Language Training - Day 1
This professional development conference provided workshops, information and resources to frontline staff who work in ELT funded projects in Ontario - Niagara Falls, Ontario - March 25-28, 2008.
"Moving Forward Together" - A Conference on Higher-Level Language Training - Day 2
This professional development conference provided workshops, information and resources to frontline staff who work in ELT funded projects in Ontario - Niagara Falls, Ontario - March 25-28, 2008.
A Study of Language Learner Needs and Barriers to Accessing Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Programs in Hamilton, Ontario
This research study investigated language learner needs and barriers to accessing Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs in Hamilton - December 2007.
Benchmarking Adult Rates of Second Language Acquisition & Integration: How long and how fast?
This study responds to the broad question: How long does it take adult immigrants to learn enough English to meet their needs? 2004
Canadian Language Benchmarks for Study and Work - Understanding the language proficiency levels required to work and study in Canada
This booklet is available in two versions: one for learners and a version for ESL practitioners (teachers and assessors).
English as a Second Language and English Literacy Development - A Resource Guide
This guide describes programs and procedures that support students who are from countries or communities in which standard Canadian English is not the primary language of communication.
English-as-a-Second Language Tutor Training Kit
This manual provides a useful overview and introductory guide for ESL tutors - 2003.
Enhanced Language Training for Educators (ELTE)
The Enhanced Language Training for Educators (ELTE) is a resource for experienced teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) who are facilitating English language and communication skills for a career-specific audience- 2008.
Essential Skills Technical English Curriculum (ESTEC) - for Engineering
The Essential Skills Technical English Curriculum (ESTEC) is a resource for experienced teachers of English as Second Language (ESL) who are facilitating English language and communication skills for a career-specific audience.
Inventory of ELT Products and Tools Produced by Service Provider Organizations
This document contains resources that haven been developed to date by service provider organizations with funding from the ELT Initiative - October 2007.
Life in the Family: A Newcomer's Guide to Parenting Issues in Canada - A Resource for ESL Teachers and Their Students
These videos and curriculum provide adult ESL teachers and their students across Canada with information and resources to address parenting and discipline issues that arise in newcomer families living in Canada - 2002.
LINC Documents
A collection of documents that have been produced to support the LINC program and ESL practitioners in Ontario.
Second Language Tutoring Programs: An Inquiry Into Best Practices
This paper, funded by CIC, sought to uncover the best practices of running a language tutoring program for immigrants settling in Canada - February 2008.
SNAP Vol. 4 / #2 - Spring 2008 - ELT- A Step Towards Employment
La Cité collégiale is the only Francophone college to offer this program in French with an English component in a bilingual environment.
SNAP Vol. 4 / #2 - Spring 2008 - Settlement Delivery Expansion: Transition Almost Complete
As reported last July in SNAP, the administration of CIC's Settlement Programs was to be moved into local CICs across Ontario. The transition is almost complete!

Related Web Sites

LINC documents - documents that have been produced to support the LINC program and ESL practitioners in Ontario. Categories include:

CBC ESL Archive
Using CBC archives, this website is designed to help newcomers learn to speak and read English. Watch and listen to interesting stories from the archives of CBC Television and CBC Radio.
EnglishClub.com Lesson Plans
Ready-made lesson plans, as well as tips and ideas that you can include in lesson plans in an ESL class.
ESL Activity Kits on Legal Information
These kits cover legal topics for tenants and workers, and are designed for learners in CLB levels 1-5+. The kits include notes for instructors and answer keys. From CLEO.
Samples of Canadian Language Benchmarks Lesson Plans
These lessons outline ideas for activities and tasks to help learners develop CLB competencies in all four skills.

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