References and PD Resources
for Skills and Language for Work
This section includes resources that informed this document and resources (academic articles, websites, videos, tutorials, courses, etc.) for professional development and further learning on this topic.
Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) (n.d.). Essential skills. https://awes.ca/essential-skills/#9EssentialSkills
Bartel, J. (2018). Teaching soft skills for employability. TESL Canada Journal, 35(1), 78–92. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v35i1.1285
Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks & NorQuest College. (n.d.) Canadian Language Benchmarks-Essential Skills comparative framework [Working document]. https://www.norquest.ca/NorquestCollege/media/pdf/research-innovation/research/projects/linc-works/comparative-framework-working-copy.pdf
Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. (n.d.). For regulatory bodies. PBLA Practice Guidelines. https://www.language.ca/resourcesexpertise/for-regulatory-bodies/
Derwing, T. (2016, May). The Three P’s of ESL in the workplace: Proficiency, pronunciation, and pragmatics. TESL Ontario Contact Research Symposium Issue, 10–20. http://contact.teslontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/a1.pdf
Derwing, T., Diepenbroek, L., & Foote, J. (2009). A literature review of English language training in Canada and other English-speaking countries. A report prepared for Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Government of Canada. (2020). National occupational classification (NOC).
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Skills Compétences Canada (2014–2021). What are the nine essential skills?
Whitelaw, C., Abe, Y., & Waugh, E. (n.d.). Teaching essential skills for English in the workplace: Professional development workshops. NorQuest College.