Resources for the Classroom

for Skills and Language for Work

This section includes resources (lesson plans, curriculum, readings, videos, podcasts, online tools, etc.) to use in class.

ABC LifeLiteracyCanada. (2021). Upskills for work resources. https://upskillsforwork.ca/resources/

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (2021). Diversity and Inclusion  [Video playlist]. YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb5jNH9sU42Hcml9w0AgE4WZTjaSdG5cN

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (2021). Working faster, working safer . [Video playlist]. YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb5jNH9sU42GWqXUvaCnOP2RMnVzFYtsp

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (2017). Workforce participation workbook 1 CLB 3 to 5. (2017). http://www.awes.ca/awesca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/BCC-workbook-1-Feb-2017.pdf

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (2017). Workforce Participation Workbook 2 CLB 6 to 8.
http://www.awes.ca/awesca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/BCC-workbook-2-Feb-2017.pdf

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (2018). Language and skills for careers in food processing.
http://www.awes.ca/awesca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BBO-2019-Final.pdf

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (2019). Working faster, working safer CLB 1–2. https://awes.ca/awesca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/WFWS-WB-2019-final-Sept-9.pdf

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

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (n.d.) Skills for work courses. https://awes.ca/blog/skills-for-work/

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (n.d.). Resources.
https://awes.essentialskillsgroup.com/?p=resources

ALIS. (2001–2021). Tools and resources. https://alis.alberta.ca/tools-and-resources/order-publications/

ALIS. (2001–2021). Easy reading job profiles. https://alis.alberta.ca/inspire-and-motivate/easy-reading-job-profiles/

Bow Valley College. (2016). In the workplace: An intermediate integrated skills textbook. https://globalaccess.bowvalleycollege.ca/OER/BVC/In-the-Workplace/

Bow Valley College. (2018). Here to help: Workplace communication skills for food services. https://globalaccess.bowvalleycollege.ca/our-research/applied-research-projects/here-help-workplace-communication-skills-food-services

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA). (2021) Resources. https://www.ciwa-online.com/

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA). (2010). Customer care for housekeepers: Training materials for hotel housekeeping staff. http://www.en.copian.ca/library/learning/ciwa/housekeepers/housekeepers.pdf

Canadian Gaming Centre of Excellence. (2012). Essential skills for the gaming industry. http://library.copian.ca/series/essential-skills-gaming-industry

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. (2013). Canadian Language Benchmarks: Can Do statements for employment. https://www.language.ca/product/can-do-statements-for-employment-pdf-e/

Essential Skills Quebec (2020). The 9 essential skills + work & skill related links.
https://essentialskillsquebec.com/

Fantino, A. M. (2016). Cultures at work: Intercultural communication in the Canadian workplace. The Muttart Foundation.
http://volunteeralberta.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Cultures-at-Work-Ana-Maria-Fantino-2006.pdf

Government of Canada. (2016). Vocabulary building workbook. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/essential-skills/tools/vocabulary.html

Government of Canada. (2021). Skills for success. https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/training/initiatives/skills-success.html

Government of Canada. (2021). Skills for success: Assessment and training tools. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/essential-skills/tools.html

Government of Canada. (2021). Essential skills profiles. https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/essentialskills

Government of Canada. (2021). Welcome to the essential skills indicator!
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/essential-skills/tools/online-indicator.html

NorQuest College. (2010). Common ground: English in the workplace.
https://www.norquest.ca/about-us/centres-and-institutes/colbourne-institute-for-inclusive-leadership/completed-projects/common-ground-guide-to-english-in-the-workplace-phase-2.aspx

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. (2014). Navigating the interview.
https://www.norquest.ca/about-us/centres-and-institutes/colbourne-institute-for-inclusive-leadership/completed-projects/navigating-the-interview.aspx

NorQuest College. (2015). Diversity at work: Web-based simulation activities.
https://www.norquest.ca/about-us/centres-and-institutes/colbourne-institute-for-inclusive-leadership/completed-projects/diversity-at-work-web-based-simulation-activities.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 (2019). Essential skills assessment tool.
https://www.norquest.ca/research-innovation/research/research-projects-at-norquest/linc-works/essential-skills-assessment-tool.aspx

NorQuest College (2019–2021). LINC works curriculum materials.
https://www.norquest.ca/research-innovation/research/research-projects-at-norquest/linc-works/curriculum-materials.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

NorQuest College. (n.d.). Building workplace community and communication and soft skills.
https://www.norquest.ca/norquest-centres/centre-for-intercultural-education/projects/current-projects/pragmatic-patterns-for-business/eal-learners/communication-soft-skills.aspx

Petit, L. (n.d.). Workplace safety and health in basic language: A collection of safety and health resources for the Canadian Learning Benchmark 1–3 audience.
https://www.immigratemanitoba.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Workplace-Safety-and-Health-Basic-Language-CLB_TOC-and-Resources-3.pdf

SkillPlan. (n.d.). Measure up. http://www.skillplan.ca/measure-up/

Skills Compétences Canada (2004-2020). Essential skills resources.
https://www.skillscompetencescanada.com/en/essential-skills/resources/

Toronto Catholic District School Board. (2010). Chapter 4: Looking for a job/job search strategies. In LINC 5–7 Classroom Activities Volume 1.
https://www.settlementatwork.org/lincdocs/linc5-7/look.for.job/pdfs/ch4.L5-6.jobs.pdf

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

Winnipeg School Division Adult EAL Program, & Manitoba Immigrant Integration Program. (n.d.). Essential skills activities.
https://moodle.tutela.ca/eallessons4essentialskills.ca/index.html

Winnipeg School Division Adult EAL Program, & Manitoba Immigrant Integration Program. (n.d.). Embedding the essentials: Can Do checklist.
https://moodle.tutela.ca/eallessons4essentialskills.ca/can_do_checklists.html

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