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    • Integrative Language Training for Newcomers OCASI Professional Development Conference November 4, 2009
    • Presenter Frank Chu M.S.W. RSW CHRP ISAP Community Relations Manager Tel: (416)397-6530 / [email_address] Website: www.tcdsb.org/adulted
    • T C DSB and Language Training
      • Serving a multi-ethnic & multi-faith 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
    • 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
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)
      • Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
      • Example: CLB Level 6
      • Schematic Structure of the Canadian Language Benchmarks
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)
    • 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
    • Program Planning
      • Classroom Needs Assessment
      • Needs Assessment Analysis
      • Long-Range Planning
      • Daily Lesson Planning
      • Assessment and Evaluation
      Ongoing Process
    • Program Planning
      • Classroom Needs Assessment
        • Illustrated assessment for lower benchmarks
        • Questionnaire for higher benchmarks
        • Classroom assessment activities
      • Needs Assessment Analysis
        • Needs Assessment Summary Chart
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    •  
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
      • Provincially funded – Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ontario
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Specialized Language Training
      • Pre-requisites CLB 4+
      • 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
    • Enhanced Language Training
      • Funding: federal – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
      • Higher level language skill acquisition (CLB 7-10)
      • Sector and job specific language upgrading
      • provide bridge-to-work assistance, including mentoring, work placement and other assistance in accessing the labour market
    • 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
      • 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
      • Development of oral, written and socio-cultural skills
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Academic Preparation
      • P re-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
    • 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
    • Thank You! Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions in the future, please contact: Frank Chu (416) 397-6530