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The School of Global Access is a leader in the development of learning resources, curricula and methodology in English language learning, workplace training and intercultural competence.

We offer a wide range of resources focused on language and workforce development. We are committed to sharing our expertise. 

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Here to Help: Workplace Communication Skills for Food Services English in the workplace, Communication skills

The Alberta Government funded the School of Global Access to create a resource that will assist newcomers to Canada find and retain entry-level positions in the food services industry.

Instructors will be able to use this resource in classrooms to focus on workplace communication, with an emphasis on speaking and listening for busy, time-sensitive environments, like working in a kitchen, cafeteria, or restaurant.

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Guiding Principles for Teaching ESL Literacy Learners ESL Literacy, Classroom practices, Program development

Twelve guiding principles for working with ESL literacy learners. The strategies reflect the diversity of this group and ensure that learners with interrupted formal education (LIFE) learn in an environment that encourages them to succeed.

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Financial ESL Literacy Toolkit Financial Literacy

The Financial ESL Literacy Toolbox supports ESL literacy practitioners in the delivery of financial literacy and numeracy instruction.

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ESL Literacy Writing Profile ESL Literacy, Writing, Reading

This writing profile provides a general summary of writing conditions and proficiencies from Phases I-III, based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners.

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ESL Literacy Reading Profile ESL Literacy, Classroom practices, Reading, Writing

This reading profile provides a general summary of reading conditions and proficiencies from Phases I-III, based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners.

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ESL Literacy Readers ESL Literacy, ESL Literacy Readers, Reading

Forty theme-based readers, along with an instructor guide, that will support ESL literacy instructors to create comprehensive, theme-based lessons for adult ESL literacy learners.

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ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework ESL Literacy

The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework provides information, guidance and structure to help you develop a curriculum that is responsive to the needs of learners in adult ESL literacy programs. This resource can be used by ESL literacy curriculum developers, instructors and program providers. It addresses curriculum development from both programming and instructional perspectives. You can use the framework to help you develop a new curriculum or program, evaluate or revise an existing curriculum, improve the way you plan for instruction, and improve the kind of instruction you provide.

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ESL Literacy Curriculum Development Guide ESL Literacy, Curriculum, Program development, Classroom practices

Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework outlines a process for curriculum development in five stages. This curriculum development guide summarizes the process outlined in each of the five stages and includes a 

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For more information on our applied research projects contact 403-410-3400 or email sgareception@bowvalleycollege.ca

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We offer a wide range of resources focused on language and workforce development. We are committed to sharing our expertise. Learn more

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We offer a wide range of resources focused on language and workforce development. We are committed to sharing our expertise. Learn more

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Our innovative applied research projects focus on immigrant advancement, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, and resource development. Learn more