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ESL Literacy Network Resource Finder

An online ESL Literacy resource room

Explore the ESL Literacy Network's most popular resources, find valuable materials to use in your classroom and program, and discover new tools to enrich your practice.

This collection of Bow Valley College created resources and tools will help enhance your understanding of ESL Literacy and assist you in program development and classroom instruction.

All of the resources are free of charge, easy to download, and viewable online. 

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What Members Say

  • I have been looking for helpful, concise information about program development, and your information has been by far the most useful.
    ESL Program Director
  • The ESL Literacy Network provided me with theoretical information I needed, so now I have a better understanding of literacy learners specific needs and how to support them.
    ESL Literacy instructor
  • I developed a curriculum for my program and without these resources on the ESL Literacy Network, I would have been lost.
    Curriculum developer

Featured Resources

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Title Category Description Source
Portfolio Planning and Implementation ESL Literacy, Classroom practices

A portfolio is a systematic and purposeful collection of learners’ work that demonstrates achievement of learning outcomes over time. This tool supports instructors in planning effectively for portfolio assessment.

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Pathways to Belonging and Influence: Strategies and skills of the flourishing Canadians, born abroad English in the workplace

This resource contains audio conversations with successful immigrants that focus on their strategies for success in establishing themselves in Canada. The conversations are accompanied by written transcripts and a summary of common strategies and practices.

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Making it Clear: A Guide for Teaching Pronunciation Pronunciation

Support the inclusion of pronunciation in English language learning classrooms.

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Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook ESL Literacy, Classroom practices, Program development

This practical handbook outlines promising practices in program considerations, strategies for the classroom and four different levels of ESL literacy.

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Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework ESL Literacy, Curriculum, Program development, Classroom practices

Learning for LIFE: An 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. 

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Instructor Tools for PBLA Assessment, Program development

This tool includes assessments and templates developed for instructors who use Portfolio-Based language Assessment (PBLA) in LINC programs. 

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In the Workplace: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook Reading, Writing, E-textbook, English in the workplace

This textbook has a focus on the workplace in Canada and gives practice in the four main language skills. It can be used as an online textbook with interactive activities or downloaded, printed and used as a regular textbook. The textbook is aimed at Canadian Language Benchmark levels 5/6.

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In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook Reading, Writing, E-textbook

This textbook has a focus on the workplace in Canada and gives practice in the four main language skills. It can be used as an online textbook with interactive activities or downloaded, printed and used as a regular textbook. The textbook is aimed at Canadian Language Benchmark levels 5/6.

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