English for Every Day Curriculum
South Eastman English and Literacy Services 2008 Curriculum Project.
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A guide for basic computer skills needed for everyday living.
Lesson plans for basic computer classes
Basic lesson plans for computer classes
Lessons for using openoffice
chapter by chapter instruction for using Open Office.
Beginner computer users can become familiar with using the mouse
Click on the teacher's guide for 13 themed beginner level usnits which develop skills and confidence using Microsoft Word, the Internet, and email while simultaneously reinforcing their English skills for everyday life. Additional activities are included for higher level students.
7 Ways of Looking at Grammar -- Youtube
An excellent YouTube Video by Scott Thornbury on 7 Ways of Looking at Grammar
(approx. 1 hour)
Azar grammar teaching material
Online Resource for ESL Teachers and companion website to the Azar Grammar Series, providing a forum where teachers can share ideas, questions, and grammar-teaching materials.
Fun with Grammar download
The full text of Fun with Grammar Communicative Activities by Suzanne Woodward is downloadaable for use in your classroom.
Develop and deliver grammar lessons that are effective and relevant for learners with various grammar skills.
Here you will find English as an Additional Language (EAL) lessons (CLB 5+) which are based on CBC Manitoba radio stories broadcast on CBC Radio One 89.3 FM and 990 AM. The lessons are designed for intermediate level learners and there are tips on how to adapt them on the teacher's page. Each lesson has a classroom version and a self-study version. All of the lessons are available on the website.
EAL Hub for Manitoba Teachers
Teachers can tap a goldmine of information and resources from the Manitoba Adult Language Training Branch to help in the EAL classroom. Login is required.
EAL Resources from Winnipeg
A nice easy to use directory of good resources to use for the classroom. Well worth browsing through. You will also find Citizenship Study Materials for Newcomers to Manitoba at the bottom.
EAL Trek Adventures
A list of ideas of how learners can use their English in the community
Hundreds of pages of free information and resources are provided for both teachers and students. Materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access.
ESL Lesson Plans and Vocabulary Flashcards
Excellent ESL lesson plans for all levels to download with a membership fee.
ESL Lessons from North Carolina
An extensive library of English lessons developed by different colleges in North Carolina.
ESL Lessons and Skills
Online sites that focus on language teaching and learning for all levels and skills. Click the level at the top (Basic to Advanced) and choose a skill to practice. An excellent collection of resources. You will also find a good collection of students writings on different themes.
(www.skillsworkshop.org/useful_links#Printable%20 ESOL% 20 Resources)
A number of websites with printable resources such as worksheets and handouts suitable as learning aids in adult literacy, numeracy or ESOL.
Lessons, Lessons, Lessons
A must-see website for lessons on all topics and levels.
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), an Ontario settlement program, has created and produced several curriculum guidelines and classroom activities downloads for benchmarks 1-7.
Browse all of NALD's collection for a wide variety of topics.
Rural Linc (CLB 2-4)
Based on the ESL Resource Package for Alberta Communities.
The material provides instructors with a framework for 2 hour classes in a 10-week program. Activities are included.
Sean Banville Lessons
8 different categories of British English lessons including Newspaper Articles, conversation questions, holidays, business English and listening exercises
Skills for Life Resources
These materials will be of interest to a wide range of teachers in all settings, including Skills for Life, functional skills and key skills teaching and learning. Vocational, employability and community teachers will find useful resources in the embedded learning materials. All materials are downloadable and free of charge. Included are: a pdf version of the ESOL core curriculum, an ESOL initial assessment tool, ESOL generic teaching and learning materials
Syllabus for a Beginner Course
A great resource for the beginner teacher.
A topical resource for lower benchmark levels designed for tutors or small classes. Photocopiable handouts and illustrations on many topics.
Best of the Reader
An online series of e-books of some of the best stories from the last 27 years of the newspaper. There are 12 e-books and a teachers' Guide. The material is organized by topics: People and Jobs, Special Days and Holidays, Many Ways to Help, Families, Keeping Safe, Sports, Amazing Stories, Canada’s Aboriginal People, and Word Games and Puzzles, Recipes, Canada and Your Health. Each e-book has 6 to 8 stories with exercises and an answer key. Photographs, maps and illustrations are also included. The stories are written at three levels of reading ability, according to the levels Acosta developed for use in The Westcoast Reader.
Changing Lanes: English as a Second Language Reading Series
This series of books is geared for the low-level ESL classroom as a supplementary reading and writing resource. Each book deals with one or more life skills. In addition to reading material, each book contains learning activities.
English World - Writing and Listening
Some sample writing and listening lessons for beginner to advanced learners from the University of Victoria, BC
Manitoba Advanced Education and Literacy (Stages 1-3)
Click on Adult Educator to find Materials for Certificatge in Literacy and Learning Stages 1-3.
You will aslo find a link to Creative Student Assessment.
Teachers can create different types of puzzles online such as mazes, crossword puzzles, word searches, cryptograms, etc. Puzzles can be saved online or printed.
Spelling It Right - online printable spelling lessons and worksheets to supplement the tacher's own materials.
Adult Language Training Branch (ALT) site
This is the official Adult Language Training Branch (ALT) site for Manitoba Adult English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers and administrators.
Information is available on upcoming events and conferences, newest initiatives and specific information for members of ALT.
CLB Levels vs. Essential Skills
Comparative framework of the two national skills standards CLB levels and Essential Skills
There is also a checklist for Implementing Workplace Tasks in the ESL Classroom.
Centre for Canadian Language Benchmark including sample lessons
Teacher Exchange Network (T.E.N.)
The online community for EAL professionals in Manitoba and beyond. This is a personal learning network for EAL professionals with resources and online sharing of ideas. Logging in is a requirement.
The Tree: Linking Theory and Practice
The tree is a helpful unifying device linking theory and practice. The BRANCHES represent what the student needs to learn, the TRUNK represents what the student brings with them to the learning context and the ROOTS represent the theories to be considered in teaching. Click on different parts of the tree for more helpful links and information.
Teaching learners to be Self-Directed
A guide to how teachers can actively equip students to be more self-directed in their learning
7 Ways of Looking at Grammar
Scott Thornbury, Professor of English Language Studies, gives different approaches to looking at grammar. (approx. 1 hour)
The History of Methods
Scott Thornbury, Professor of English Language Studies, gives an entertaining and inightful Professional Development session at the New School in New York. (approx. 1 hour)
Pronunciation: Seven Essential Concepts
Judy B. Gilbert, an internationally respected authority on teaching English pronunciation and author of Clear Speech gives a Professional Development presentation at the New School in New York. (approx. 1 hour)
Empowering the Language Learner
Diane Larsen-Freeman is Professor of Education, Professor of Linguistics, and Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and author of Grammar Dimensions
A large number of illustrations and exercises is provided to practice the distinction between similar sounds. Silent letters and spelling are also addressed.
Clearly Said, Clearly Read
Project Clearly Said, Clearly Read focuses primarily on meeting the needs of the practitioner and student by providing linguistic background, strategies and training via an instructor pronunciation lesson and a student application lesson for the high beginning level.
Giving and Receiving Directions
A 27 page lesson for directions on the street as well as in a building. The theme progresses from where to get customer service, street directions and directions in a building. Excellent graphics. CLB 1-5
Health--Effective Communication for International Nurses
The materials in this curriculum are for internationally trained and qualified nurses who are working or planning to work in the UK but very applicable to the Canadian scene. The materials have been designed to support nurses with identified needs for additional English language support in different areas of the nursing field. The modules are divided into six key topics.
Healthy Living ELSA Resources
Complete with photocopiable picture cards, internet exercises and worksheets, students explore the themes of Healthy Eating, Healthy Communities, Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Minds and Diabetes. Video resources and teachers guides from BC are available for lower level learners on the topics 911, A Walkin Clinic and Healthy Living. Literacy - CLB 5
Holiday Lesson Plans
These plans include handouts and MP3 listenings to the readings.
A site with recordings of “everyday conversations with adult and children's voices”, rated at “easy”, “medium” and “difficult”, and supported by vocabulary tips, vocabulary work, and interactive comprehension questions. The audio files may not be downloaded, but they can be used in class; the print materials supporting them can be downloaded and printed out for student use (see full details in “Randall’s Copyright Notice”). Note: there are few if any truly low-level materials here; the “easy” listening passages tend to be at least CLB 4-5.
Health and Safety 101 CLB 1-3
The kit provides teachers with Workplace Health and Safety materials appropriate for use in the classroom. The manual provides an overview of the materials for lesson planning and the .pdf format allows you to adapt the handouts and visuals to your needs. It takes a while to download.
Health and Safety 101 CLB 4-6
Health and Safety 101 Resource Guide provides opportunities to introduce, practice and use the language EAL learners will need in the workplace. This guide also provides vocabulary and context to introduce EAL learners to the Health and Safety interactive presentation at the link below.
LINC Literacy Employment Resource
The LINC Literacy Employment Resource is divided into four parts. Each part includes three units: two on occupations and one providing information about the Canadian workplace. Each unit is subdivided into topics.
NALD Work Lesson Plans
A nice collection of CLB and Essential Skills lesson plans and activity sheets for ESL instructors.
Occupations - What do you do?
A step-by-step speaking lesson on "What do you do?" Very good range of pictures.
Occupations - Job Duties
A step-by-step speaking lesson using jigsaw readings for job duties.
Occupations - Hazards in the Workplace and Elsewhere
A step-by step speaking lesson on describing different scenarios. A nice range of vocabulary and pictures.
Occupations - Basic Communication in the Workplace
A step-by-step lesson in presuading, complaining, offering and accepting help in the workplace.
The Itsessential website has 25 ready-to-go lesson plans for various occupations and activities that illustrate how Essential Skills can be used with a variety of ESL students. They are all downloadable as .pdf documents.
Safe Workplace Manual
Buidling a Safe WorkPlace Community is a new Canadian's guide to how culture impacts health and safety in the workplace. Included are real stories, pictures and safety procedures from Manitoba workplaces.
Steps to Employment Manuals - Ontario
The Steps to Employment workshop manuals include a workbood for participants, notes for isntructors, and an implementation guide. Each sector provides information for many different occupations. Adobe Reader is required. Download here.