Resources

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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Various links to ESL Resources

Tutela

Tutela.ca is a national online repository and community for Canadian English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) professionals. Tutela is a Federal-Provincial joint initiative funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

ESL Needs Assessment Tool

The ESL Needs Assessment Tool was developed through project funding from Advanced Education and Technology and Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry. The purpose of this resource is to provide a strategy for assessing ESL needs in rural communities. 

ATESL Resource Database

This resource package provides a basic introduction to teaching English as a second language for those instructors in community ESL programs who may not have training and background in TESL.

Online Workplace Integration Language Resources

Excellent videos designed to assist learners in awareness of and practice in pragmatic topics (facilitator’s guide available).

Critical Incidents for Intercultural Communication

The Critical Incidents videos and resources help users develop effective communication in culturally diverse workplaces contexts for internationally educated professionals and Canadian-born professionals.  

Diversity at Work: Web-based Simulation Activities

The Diversity at Work Simulation Activities provide resources to support newcomers to practice making adaptive decisions in workplace communication. 

Pragmatics – Apologies Lesson

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

Intercultural Competence for TESL Instructors

Title: Intercultural Communicative Competence for TESL Instructors. Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) and the Center for Intercultural Education conducted a research project focused on understanding current practices to integrate intercultural communicative competence (ICC) into ESL instruction, curriculum and professional development in Alberta.  

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