Resources for the Classroom

for Instruction 

This section includes resources (lesson plans, curriculum, readings, videos, podcasts, etc.) to use in class.
General and 4 Skills

Alberta Health Services. (n.d.). Newcomer nutrition education toolkit.
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/nutrition/Page16518.aspx

Algonquin College. (2009). LINC 1–4 classroom activities. (Access through Tutela)

BBC. (2021). Learning English. https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

British Council. (n.d.). LearnEnglish teens. https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/

Calgary Public Library. (2021). Rosetta Stone library solution. https://calgarylibrary.ca/read-learn-and-explore/digital-library/rosetta-stone-library-solution/

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. (n.d.).  Multilevel modules. PBLA Practice Guidelines. https://pblapg.language.ca/part-e-classroom-and-professional-learning/multilevel-modules-2/

EAP Foundation (n.d.). https://www.eapfoundation.com/

ISS of BC. (2021). Janis’s ESL. https://janis-esl.issbc.org/esl-links/

Liveworksheets. (n.d.). English as a second language (ESL) worksheets and online exercises. https://www.liveworksheets.com/worksheets/en/English_as_a_Second_Language_(ESL)

NorQuest College. (2016). In the community: An intermediate integrated skills textbook. https://globalaccess.bowvalleycollege.ca/our-resources/publications-resources/community-intermediate-integrated-skills-textbook

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. (2020). Real world assessment task bank modules. https://realworldtasks.ca/login.php

Rural Routes. (2020). Multi-Level Handbook.
https://eslruralroutes.norquest.ca/getattachment/Resources/Content/Rural-Routes-Multi-Level-Handbook/Rural-Routes-Multi-Level-Handbook.pdf.aspx

The Immigrant Education Society (TIES). (2020). PBLA module bank for LINC online. https://www.immigrant-education.ca/pbla-modules/

Toronto Catholic School Board. (2010). LINC 5–7 classroom activities, volumes 1–2. https://settlementatwork.org/resources/linc-5-7-classroom-activities-volumes-1-2

Tutela. (2021). https://tutela.ca/PublicHomePage

Listening

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (2019). Newcomers and the workplace [Video playlist]. YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb5jNH9sU42GbTPTeCA4rvQrh-GWKhIyR

British Council. (n.d.). Listening. LearnEnglish Teens.
https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Listening. https://www.eapfoundation.com/listening/

English Listening Lesson Library Online (ELLLO). (2016). https://elllo.org/

Historica Canada. (n.d.). Passages to Canada [Video].
https://vimeo.com/channels/507633/

Learning English with CBC. (2020). https://www.cbc.ca/learning-english

Live & Learn: An Online Community for New Manitobans. (2021). iEnglish – The world of English [Video]. https://livelearn.ca/learn/ienglish/

Nichols, S. (n.d.). My Canadian English with Shona Nichols. https://www.youtube.com/c/MyCanadianEnglishShonaNichols/featured

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab. (1998–2021). Boosting your English listening skills. https://www.esl-lab.com/

TEDEd. (n.d.) https://ed.ted.com/

TED. (n.d.). https://www.ted.com/talks

Reading

British Council. (n.d.). Reading. LearnEnglish Teens.
https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/reading

Clicklaw Wikibooks. (n.d.). Law-related lessons. https://wiki.clicklaw.bc.ca/index.php/Law-Related_Lessons

Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Portal. (2018). English express. https://calp.ca/express/articles

Dreamreader.net: http://dreamreader.net/

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Reading. https://www.eapfoundation.com/reading/

Ereading Worksheets. (n.d.). https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/

Government of Alberta. (2021). Improve your Englishhttps://www.alberta.ca/improve-your-english.aspx

National Geographic Learning. (n.d.). Interactive reading practice.
http://www.ngllife.com/student-zone/interactive-reading-practice

The Westcoast Reader. (n.d.). Best of the Reader. http://www.bestofthereader.ca/

University of Victoria ELC Study Zone. (2021). http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/ 

Speaking and Writing

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Speaking. https://www.eapfoundation.com/speaking/

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Writing. https://www.eapfoundation.com/writing/

ESL Discussions. (2008–2018). https://esldiscussions.com/

British Council. (n.d.). Writing. LearnEnglish Teens.
https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/writing

British Council. (n.d.). Speaking. LearnEnglish Teens.
https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/speaking

Nichols, S. (n.d.). Write 365: A daily Writing activity for English Language Learners. My Canadian English with Shona Nichols. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyyBPCsnrklumGnC074B3IjuYSibkMtlh

The Learning Network. (n.d.). https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning

Purdue Online Writing Lab. (1995–2020). Purdue University. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/english_as_a_second_language/esl_instructors_tutors/esl_instructors_and_students.html

Grammar

BBC Learning English. (2021). https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

British Council. (n.d.). Grammar. LearnEnglish Teens.
https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/

Easy English (n.d.). Grammar and English tenses [Video playlists]. YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTRHegh7UqWuKRymXoqzbzA/playlists

elfnet. (n.d.). Free English (ESL/EFL) learning resources. https://eflnet.com/

Engvid. (n.d.). Free English video lessons. https://www.engvid.com/

Grammar-Quizzes.com (2021). https://www.grammar-quizzes.com/

English Learner. (2021). Learn English online with English Learner.
https://www.englishlearner.com/

Simmons, R. L. (1997–2021). Grammar bytes. https://chompchomp.com/

Pronunciation & Vocabulary

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Vocabulary. https://www.eapfoundation.com/vocab/

ESL Flow. (2017). Pronunciation exercises and worksheets.
https://eslflow.com/pronunciationlessonplans.html

Flax Interactive Language Learning. (n.d.). Learning collocations. http://flax.nzdl.org/greenstone3/flax?a=fp&sa=collAbout&c=collocations

Games to Learn English. (n.d.) https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/

LanguageGuide.org. (2021). English vocabulary. https://www.languageguide.org/english/vocabulary/

Learning Chocolate. (n.d.). https://www.learningchocolate.com/

Live & Learn: An Online Community for New Manitobans. (2021). Canadian Idioms. https://livelearn.ca/learn/canadian-idioms/

Rachel’s English. (2021). https://rachelsenglish.com/

Thomson, R. (2012–2021). English accent coach. https://www.englishaccentcoach.com/

Word Hippo. https://www.wordhippo.com/

YouGlish https://youglish.com/

See also voice recording tools such as VoiceThread, Vocaroo.com, Soundcloud, and Moodle Forum tools, and voice recognition tools such as https://dictation.io/  

Intercultural Communication

Adichie, C. N. (2009). The danger of a single story [Video]. TED. https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

ATESL. (2016). Enhancing intercultural communicative competence: A resource based on the ATESL Adult ESL Curriculum Framework. https://www.atesl.ca/resources/enhancing-intercultural-communicative-competence/

Bourrelle, J. S. (2015). How culture drives behaviours [Video]. YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-Yy6poJ2zs

Hofstede Insights. (n.d.). Compare countries. https://www.hofstede-insights.com/product/compare-countries/

NorQuest College. (2011). Online workplace integration language resources (OWLs). https://www.norquest.ca/about-us/centres-and-institutes/colbourne-institute-for-inclusive-leadership/completed-projects/online-workplace-integration-language-resources.aspx

NorQuest College. (2015). Critical incidents for intercultural communication in the workplace. https://www.norquest.ca/about-us/centres-and-institutes/colbourne-institute-for-inclusive-leadership/completed-projects/critical-incidents-for-intercultural-communication-in-the-workplace.aspx

NorQuest College. (n.d.). Pragmatic patterns for business: Resources for EAL instructors. https://www.norquest.ca/about-us/centres-and-institutes/colbourne-institute-for-inclusive-leadership/completed-projects/pragmatic-patterns-for-business-professional-language-competencies/eal-instructors.aspx

Safdar, S. (2012). Everything you’ve always wanted to know about culture. TEDx Talks [Video]. YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=FaOJ71czAGQ

Transinter. (2017, January 10). Cross cultural communication Pellegrino Riccardi TEDx Bergen [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv62gqnkuso

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