References and PD Resources

for Learner Support  

This section includes resources that informed this section, along with resources for professional development and further learning on this topic.


Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA). (2019). A principles-based approach to supporting LINC learners.

Albertsen, E., & Millar, V. (Eds.). (2009). Learning for LIFE: An ESL literacy handbook. Bow Valley College.

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. (2018).

Catholic Social Services. (n.d.). Welcome to Edmonton: An orientation guidebook for newcomers to Canada.

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. (2015). ESL for adult literacy learners (ALL).

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. (2019). PBLA practice guidelines.

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. (2019). PBLA practice guidelines FAQ 2019–2020.

Eaton, S. E. (2013). The administration of English as a second language (ESL) programs in higher education: Striking the balance eetween generating revenue and serving students. In Y. Hébert & A. A. Abdi (Eds.), Critical perspectives on international education (pp. 165–180). Sense.

Electronic Recycling Association.

Government of Alberta. (2019). Income and Employment Supports policy manual.

Government of Alberta. (2021). Learner Income Support and Skills Investment Bursary.

Government of Alberta. (2021). Supports for people with disabilities.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). (2021). Learn about funding processes for settlement services.

MWB Educational Consultants. (n.d.). Best practice features of quality LINC programs. Report prepared for the Ontario Region LINC Advisory Committee.

NEAS Quality Assurance in Education and Training. (2019). NEAS Australia quality practice guide.

OSCQR – SUNY Online Course Quality Review Rubric. (n.d.). Overview and information.

Ogilvie, G., & Fuller, D. (2017). Restorative justice pedagogy in the ESL classroom: Creating a caring environment to support refugee students. TESL Canada Journal33, 86–96.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (2003). Standards for adult education ESL programs, Standards 4, 5 & 9.

Vinogradov, P. E. (2016). Meeting the language needs of today’s adult English language learner: Companion learning resource. Literacy Information and Communication System.

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