We are eager to showcase our information “hub” centre! This library has a range of resources relevant to individuals who work and volunteer in the ESL community. If you are looking for information check out our collection,  which includes website links, documents, articles, activities, fact sheets and so much more.


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Rural Routes Tip Sheets

Rural Routes tip sheets include topics such as Working with Wikis, Learning Assessment, ESL Literacy, Needs Assessment, and How to Become an ESL Teacher.


Adult ESL literacy resource: Survival Guide

The following book is valuable resource:

Adult ESL literacy resource: Survival Guide for Instructors, by Janet Massaro. Vancouver: ELSA Net, 2004.

Supports ESL instructors who have literacy learners in their classes. For instructors who are TESL/TESOL trained, have some experience in community-based adult ESL programs, and are familiar with current ESL teaching methods.

LINC Assessment

On this page you can download the introductory components to the Classroom Assessment Toolkit. You can also go to the skill-specific pages to access individual assessment tools.

Various Links

Various links to ESL Resources

Learning English with Apps- Tip Sheets

Here are some free apps to explore. They are roughly grouped by skill. However, most skills overlap. Many of these are available for both Android and Apple, so check both tip sheets. Paid upgrades are often available.

ATESL's Intercultural Communicative Competence

Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL), in partnership with Bow Valley College and NorQuest College, developed a set of self-guided professional development (PD) materials designed to provide instructors with support to teach intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in the English language classroom.

Building Community Capacity Project Resources 2017

AWES was granted funding through the Government of Alberta to help build community capacity related to integrating workplace essential skills with language learning and workplace culture. The purpose of this project is to provide training and resources to community organizations that support newcomers and their workplaces.

Pragmatics – Apologies Lesson

Learners will have the opportunity to notice patterns of speech that native speakers commonly use when they apologize. 
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