B8 Integrative Language Training for Newcomers_Frank Chu

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B8 Integrative Language Training for Newcomers_Frank Chu

  1. 1. Integrative Language Training for Newcomers OCASI Professional Development Conference April 22, 2009
  2. 2. Presenter Frank Chu M.S.W. RSW CHRP ISAP Community Relations Manager Tel: (416)397-6530 / Frank.Chu@tcdsb.org Website: www.tcdsb.org/adulted
  3. 3. TCDSB and Language Training  Serving a Multi-Ethnic Community  Quality Programs with Professional Instructors and Program Standards  The Toronto Catholic District School Board has an integrative and comprehensive approach for adult learners:  Variety of Programs and Locations  Program-Wide Settlement Services available on sites
  4. 4. Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)  National standard for designing curricula, program planning, lesson planning, teaching and evaluation  CLB posters foster learning and to track student progress  Stage 1 Basic I CLB 1,2 Basic II CLB 3,4  Stage 2 Intermediate I CLB 5,6 Intermediate II CLB 7,8  Stage 3 Advanced I CLB 9,10 Advanced II CLB 11,12
  5. 5. Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)  Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing  Example: CLB Level 6  Schematic Structure of the Canadian Language Benchmarks
  6. 6. Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)
  7. 7. Recommended CLB Levels  Minimum CLB 5 for TCDSB Adult Education job specific programs  CLB 8/9 to pass the TOEFL test  CLB 6 for a job interview  For more information on CLBs or to purchase CLB posters, visit www.language.ca
  8. 8. Program Planning  Classroom Needs Assessment  Needs Assessment Analysis  Long-Range Planning  Ongoing Daily Lesson Planning Process  Assessment and Evaluation
  9. 9. Program Planning  Classroom Needs Assessment  Questionnaire  Classroom assessment activities  Needs Assessment Analysis  Needs Assessment Summary Chart
  10. 10. Program Planning  Long Range Planning  Program goals  Program objectives  Units and topics  Topic-based outcomes or CLB competencies  Language: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation  Computer skills (if applicable)  Community connection  Resources
  11. 11. Program Planning  Lesson Planning  Unit and topic  Objective(s)  Topic-based outcomes or CLB competencies  Language, computer skills, community connection  Materials/resources  Procedures/tasks  Assessment strategies/task
  12. 12. Program Planning  Assessment and Evaluation  Competency Checklists for Planning and Evaluation  Assessment tasks  Assessment Task Performance Chart  Instructor Program Evaluation Checklist  Learner Self-Evaluation  Student On-going Evaluation/Monitoring
  13. 13. Program Supervision  Location Support & Monitoring  Staff Support & Supervision  Classroom Appearance, Resources/Material, Methodology/Planning, Learner Participation, Documentation, Professional Conduct and Growth, Program Management, Health and Safety, Outreach, Housekeeping
  14. 14. TCDSB Publications  Curriculum documents and resources  The 2003 Adult ESL Curriculum Guidelines  The Citizenship Curriculum Guidelines, Canadian Language Benchmark Edition  The Program Planner – full-time CLB 5-7, part-time CLB 1-2, part-time CLB 2-3, part-time CLB 3-4 with a focus on reading and writing  Beyond the Textbook II and III
  15. 15. Ontario Skills Passport  Ontario Skills Passport  http://skills.edu.gov.on.ca/OSPWeb/jsp/login.jsp  The Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) provides clear descriptions of the Essential Skills and work habits important for work, learning and life. Essential Skills are used in virtually all occupations and are transferable from school to work, job to job and sector to sector.  Video Sample
  16. 16. ESL (English as a Second Language)  Eligibility – all immigrants  18 years of age and older  Refugee claimants, convention refugees, permanent residents (landed immigrants) and Canadian citizens  Not for speakers of English or French as a first language  Visitors - $6.00 per hour
  17. 17. ESL Registration  No registration fees (exceptions: COSTI, CICS and Skills for Change) on site registration  2 documents required – proof of status and proof of residency (one must be a photo ID)  On site assessment using a CLB referenced assessment tool followed by CLB placement  Provincially funded – Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ontario
  18. 18. LINC Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada  Eligibility: permanent residents (landed immigrants) and convention refugees)  Registration: YMCA referral form; no registration fee  Assessment: YMCA- uses Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT)  Funding: federal – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)  Free child minding service : 18 months to 6 years
  19. 19. CLB Levels for Occupation Specific Programs/Job Interview  Minimum CLB 4 for occupation specific programs  Some programs may require a higher level  Minimum CLB 5 for a job interview
  20. 20. Accounting and Computer Skills  Pre-requisites: CLB 5/6, keyboarding @ 25 wpm  14 week program; registration fee; $40.00  Immigrants who speak English as a Second Language (same criterion for all programs)  Little accounting or office experience  Development of English language and communication skills through the study of accounting principles, computer skills and work search strategies
  21. 21. Retail and Customer Service Skills  pre-requisites: CLB 6-7  10 week program; registration fee; $40.00  Improve English communication for retail  Develop corporate terminology  Learn conflict resolution skills  Develop a service management strategy to ensure service quality  6 week placement following the course at a Hudson’s Bay store, Zellers or Home Outfitters
  22. 22. Language Upgrading for Internationally Trained Teachers  Pre-requisites: CLB 7, landed immigrant, convention refugee or Canadian citizen  11 weeks Part 1; 14 weeks Part 2; part-time program  Preparation to pass the language proficiency test  Interest in further language development  Elementary and secondary system in Ontario  Parent/teacher interviews
  23. 23. Hospital Volunteer English Language Training Program  Pre-requisites: CLB 4, information session, interview with volunteer coordinator, police check, TB test and CLB testing  Free; 2 sessions September-December and February-May  21/2 days of classroom instruction (M. W. Th. A.m.)  1 day of volunteering (Tues.) at Toronto East General Hospital  Physiological systems  Communication skills with staff and patients  Volunteer responsibilities – asking and offering assistance
  24. 24. Specialized Language Training  Pre-requisites CLB 3-6  Focus on language skills necessary for childcare or home healthcare  Prior learning assessment and individualized career path  Fee; part-time classes  Day, evening and Saturday classes available  Development of additional language skills needed for these areas
  25. 25. Enhanced Language Training for ESL Instructors  Pre-requisites: CLB 7 in all 4 skill areas; preferably a foreign– trained language teacher; landed immigrant or convention refugee  Prior learning assessment and individualized career path  Starting Apr. 2009; 200 hours of in-class training  25 hours of work placement  Bridge to work component in a Canadian ESL classroom  10 hours of professional development  Sector specific language upgrading  Development of oral, written and socio-cultural skills
  26. 26. Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP)  Free Newcomer Services: Support and counselling, Information & Workshops, Interpretation / Translation, Assistance with Forms & Applications  Settlement Services Covering: Health, Housing, Child Care, Education, Employment, Social Benefits & More!  Service is provided for more than 20 languages  4 self-access resource centres  Funding: Federal – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  27. 27. Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP)  Services are offered for different TCDSB Adult Education Program locations  (416)397-6600 (Toronto Central & North/West)  (416)397-6515 (Scarborough & Toronto North/East)  (416)397-6669 (Etobicoke & Toronto South/West)  (416)397-6540 (Toronto Downtown & South/East)  Website: www.tcdsb.org/adulted click on ISAP
  28. 28. Academic Preparation  Pre-requisites: various CLB levels  Full-time or part-time (day), evening or weekend; free  Pronunciation  English for Academic Purposes  Listening and Speaking with a Business Focus  Academic Reading and Writing  ibTOEFL/IELTS preparation
  29. 29. Additional Programs  ESL literacy – only for ESL learners  Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS); for English speaking learners or ESL learners with a CLB 5+ level  Citizenship classes
  30. 30. Thank You! Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions in the future, please contact: Frank Chu (416) 397-6530

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