The Answers May Vary (AMV) Facilitator’s Manual is a training resource for agency administrators, supervisors and literacy coordinators on how to work with adults with developmental disabilities to improve their literacy and essential skills. The Manual provides strategies and concrete ideas based on the Answers May Vary Guidebook, Answers May Vary Tutorial Videos and the … Continue reading
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Complete series of Stories from the Field Volume 3 now available!
The complete series of our third volume of Stories from the Field is now available! This volume explores successes, challenges, best practices and innovation in ESL Literacy programming. This series is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning (CEFL) and the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA).
ESL Literacy Readers: Igniting a passion for reading in ESL literacy learners
“We do learn to read by reading” Frank West (cited in Smith and Elley 1997) I still remember my excitement when I learned to read. The bookmobile came to our school every two weeks and I would take out the full limit of books allowed. By the time the bookmobile returned I had read everything … Continue reading
One Size Does Not Fit All: Designing Curriculum and Assessment for Adult ESL Literacy Learners
Published Dec 4, 2015 Developing “pathways, programming, services, and curricula design that promote a highly flexible, interactive and supportive environment” for learners is one of Bow Valley College’s Vision 2020 priorities (Bow Valley College 2011b, 15). Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework embodies this principle, and extends it beyond the walls of the … Continue reading
Financial Literacy Month
November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM) and this year’s theme is “Count me in, Canada”, emphasizing the fact that building financial literacy in Canada depends on the involvement and collaborative efforts of the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The first Financial Literacy Month was launched in 2011 with the Financial Literacy Action Group to raise … Continue reading