The Directory of Best Practices is up and running and waiting for you!

The Directory provides quick access to proven exemplary resources to guide instructors and program managers in the delivery of MCI-funded ESL and FSL training and serves as a standard to support excellence in classroom practice and program delivery. You will find 24 topic areas with multiple resources to support lesson planning, curriculum development, professional learning to name a few. Resources were selected based on rigorous criteria including alignment to the CLBs or support for CLB planning.

This is the first quarterly newsletter introducing new resources, highlighting popular resources and learning more about a topic area. Users can help identify popular resources by indicating if a resource was useful at the bottom of the resource page.
ABC Life Literacy Money Matters
ABC Life Literacy has financial literacy downloadable resources and a social media guide, developed by the TD Bank. The Money Matters booklets and tip sheets are designed for English learners and are suitable for Stage 1 readers...

Work Ready: CLB Resources for Counselling, Hiring, and Working with Internationally Trained Individuals
This resource offers two sections that instructors might find useful: Mature Workers and Non-Regulated Skilled and Semi-Skilled Occupations ...

Book of Idioms from A to Z
The Book of Idioms from A to Z lists a broad range of familiar idioms in one place. It is hosted on the Easy Pace Learning website, where additional free downloads include grammar lessons, exercises and dictionaries ...

English for Financial Literacy
English for Financial Literacy is an instructor’s resource for CLB levels 1 to 8. Some materials may be adaptable for literacy learners. The objective is to help instructors incorporate financial literacy content into their program planning and teaching. There are three volumes with audio and additional online activities ...

Google’s G Suite for Education
Google‘s G Suite is a set of digital tools to help instructors interact, collaborate, prepare and store materials. The Suite differs from a personal account because it allows instructors to share school-wide and with the class, providing shared access to Drive, Calendars and Docs, with enhanced security ...

PBLA Emerging Practice Guidelines
This website has four sections explaining the theory behind PBLA and its implementation. Part A provides a rationale, benefits and FAQ. Part B gives classroom planning information and ...

Spotlight Category
Employment
Many learners have employment goals or are employed and looking to increase their language skills for working in Ontario and Canada. The resources in this area organized under literacy, stage 1 and stage 2 allow for targeted searches. There is a wide range of resources available from across the country, including e-textbooks and video files.

Another topic to search if you are teaching working in Canada is Essential Skills.
Planning to Work in Canada?
This 66-page workbook is intended for internationally trained individuals who have arrived in Canada or are considering moving to the country ...

Employee Rights, Tenant Rights: Immigrant’s Guide to Security and Justice
There are 10 modules on several legal topics with an animated story, text and activity. Learners can work on their own and check their learning by completing online exercises ...

Can Do Statements for Employment
“The Can Do Statements for Employment are intended for immigrants seeking employment, employment counsellors, and employers. The Can Do Statements are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB); they have been simplified and given a narrower focus to support their use in an employment context ...

Call Centre Essential Skills Training
This 6-module curriculum, produced by Literacy Link Eastern Ontario, provides the Essential Skills training required to work as a call centre operator ...


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