With funding from Alberta Open Educational Resources, Bow Valley College and NorQuest College collaborated to create Open Educational Resources (OER) in the form of e-textbooks for English language learners.
NorQuest College created In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook. The textbook:
- helps learners notice, learn, and practice English that will be helpful in your community
- gives learners practice in the four main language skills–listening, speaking, reading, and writing
- helps learners learn about intercultural skills
- helps learners develop some important essential skills
- 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 Benchmarks levels 5/6 and has been designed to be facilitated by an instructor.
Learn more about this collaborative project between Bow Valley College and NorQuest College.
This textbook is an Open Educational Resource (OER). The textbook is designed to be facilitated by an instructor.
The content of the e-textbook has been managed in such a way that it is consistent whether the book is used online, or if it is printed and used as a regular textbook.
As an instructor, the e-textbook can be used in two different ways.
For the interactive e-textbook
Internet connection is required to use the interactive e-textbook.
The interactive e-textbook includes video, audio, and interactive practice activities.
You have the option of downloading the e-textbook to your computer.
To download the e-textbook, click on the download button in 3D Issue and select your operating system (Windows or Mac).
Once the download is complete, open the e-textbook. Please note that the e-textbook is saved in the Downloads Folder of your computer for you to access at any time.
For the printable e-textbook (PDF)
You can download, save, and print the PDF version of the e-textbook.
You can access all of the multimedia files from the printable e-textbook if you have internet access.
If there is no access to the internet in your classroom, download the multimedia files and refer to the Instructor Guide for the file names associated to the multimedia.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
This resource includes an Instructor Guide which provides detailed information on using the textbook with learners. If you are an instructor, we recommend that you use the Instructor Guide to effectively use this resource in your classroom.
This partnership project produced two e-textbooks intended for immigrant adult learners who require English language programming.
Learn more about the e-textbook created by Bow Valley College College: In the Workplace: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook