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About Mosaic Learning Institute

  1. 1. Welcome to<br />Mosaic Learning Institute<br />2<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Our Philosophy:<br />Language gives POWER<br />Knowledge gives INDEPENDENCE<br />When you have both,<br />you have the FUTURE<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Our Vision<br />When we give new Canadians the tools to take their future in hand,<br /> we get back a better Canada. <br />3<br />
  4. 4. Our Mission<br />To provide quality and relevant Adult Education programs that will build English language and literacy skills, build cross cultural competency and acquire Canadian workplace employability skills in order to compete and succeed in the Canadian Workplace. <br />4<br />
  5. 5. Our Promise:<br />Mosaic promises to offer programs and courses that reflect the learning needs of our students and reflect the evolving needs of the Canadian workplace. <br />5<br />
  6. 6. Our Promise:<br />We promise to treat our students with respect as competent, valuable individuals that Canada has entrusted to participate in developing the social and economic success of the country.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. How We Fulfill our Promises<br />7<br />7<br />
  8. 8. How We Fulfill our Promises<br />High Standards<br />Adhere to ATESL best practice standards<br />Follow Adult ESL learning principles <br />Support professional development opportunities of all staff: academic, counselling and support staff <br />8<br />8<br />
  9. 9. How We Fulfill our Promises<br />Goodwill and Community Involvement <br /><ul><li>with immigrant settlement agencies
  10. 10. ethnic community groups
  11. 11. educational organizations
  12. 12. employers, business and service clubs</li></ul>9<br />9<br />
  13. 13. How We Fulfill our Promises<br /><ul><li>For example:
  14. 14. CCCSA board of director - Dan Varvos
  15. 15. Donate facilities for Toastmasters events, ESL workshops, seniors computer classes (also provide instructor)
  16. 16. Practicum placements for teachers e.g. From Mount Royal ACE ESL certification course, CIWA Links to Success
  17. 17. Masters of Teaching Practicum placements</li></ul>10<br />10<br />
  18. 18. Commitment To Diversity<br />In our hiring practices : our staff reflect the diversity of our students<br />Recognize cultural, religious and Canadian holidays within parameters of workplace practices<br />Onsite psychologist who has expertise in cross cultural counseling <br />11<br />
  19. 19. Innovation<br />Research based practice used in developing:<br />A language curriculum that integrates workplace essential skills and socio cultural competencies<br />Student placement system: two streams - literacy and academic in order to meet learning needs of students with low first language literacy as well as those who have academic skills<br />Tracking and Assessment tools based on CLBs, rates of English as a second Language acquisition and essential skills<br />12<br />
  20. 20. Innovation<br />Program model that includes an Employment Centre component in the last three months of the student's program<br />Eau Claire Rotary Club initiative : Volunteerism as a Vector to integration<br />Resource Manual for cross cultural competency assessment.<br />Accent modification course to be offered in May 2011<br />13<br />
  21. 21. Adaptability<br />New Initiatives<br /><ul><li>Starting April/May 2011
  22. 22. Evening/weekends
  23. 23. ibTOEFL
  24. 24. Business Communications
  25. 25. Accent Modification
  26. 26. High School Tutoring
  27. 27. TOEFL Testing Centre
  28. 28. MCAT Testing Centre</li></ul>14<br />14<br />
  29. 29. Adaptability – Core Program: LLESE<br />LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT<br />Full time<br /><ul><li>Each semester is 6 months
  30. 30. Monthly intakes: We take students at every CLB level pre CLB 1 to CLB 8</li></ul>Our students are placed into a Literacy or Academic stream <br /><ul><li>We have the expertise to develop literacy skills of students whose education in their first language is between 0 to 7 years</li></ul>Approximately 35% of our students are in the literacy stream<br />Funding may be available for those who qualify through <br />Alberta Employment and Immigration<br />15<br />
  31. 31. ACCESSIBILITY<br />Location is accessible by LRT <br />Corner of 10th Street and 7th Ave SW<br />Just steps from the LRT stop<br />Ongoing appointments for registration<br />Intakes are monthly<br />Call 403 266-2355 or e-mail at info@mosaicli.ca<br />16<br />

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