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|Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook||Bow Valley College Publications||
Essentials for LIFE content is based on Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook. The handbook is designed for instructors, program coordinators and other stakeholders in ESL literacy. It is a practical handbook, outlining promising practices in program considerations, strategies for the classroom and four different levels of ESL literacy.
|Learning Strategies and Low-Literacy Hmong Adult Students||Online Library||
Reimer describes her formal study of the learning strategies of her low literacy Hmong learners. She affirms that learners are already using a number of learning strategies and that instructors can help them use more by breaking each strategy down into manageable pieces.
|LESLLA||Adult ESL Literacy Directory||
Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA) for Adults is an international forum of researchers who share an interest in research on the development of second language skills by adult immigrants with little or no schooling prior to entering the country of entry.
|Linkages: Connecting Literacy and English as a Second Language||Online Library||
This paper reviews the literature on ESL literacy and identifies some best practices in ESL literacy providing an in-depth summary of current Canadian research into ESL literacy, reviews Canadian policies on literacy and has a look at Canadian ESL programs. Published in 2007.
|Literacy Alberta||Adult ESL Literacy Directory||
Literacy Alberta works to help all Albertans develop and maintain the literacy and essential skills they need to fully participate in life: at work, at home, and in the community.
|Literacy and Basic Skills Practitioner Training||Adult ESL Literacy Directory||
This website was developed by the Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators (CESBA). There are links to a number of programs including Practitioner Training, which is a series of free courses that encompass a broad range of topics within literacy.
|Literacy Assistance Centre||Adult ESL Literacy Directory||
The Literacy Assistance Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the expansion of quality literacy services in New York. While the focus is on programs in New York State, this website has links to a number of other useful sites dealing with adult literacy, ESL, ABE, and family literacy. There are also links to other publications, curricula and lesson plans, and professional development ideas and opportunities.
|Literacy Center||Classroom Resources||
The Literacy Center Education Network teaches basic literacy skills, such as upper and lower case letter formation, as well as vocabulary and pronunciation of numbers, colors, and shapes, and some simple numeracy.
|Literacy Connections||Adult ESL Literacy Directory||
This website is devoted to promoting literacy skills and developing a love of reading. It is for teachers, volunteers, and directors of literacy programs. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, and word study. There are links to resources for literacy programs, second language literacy, Spanish literacy, adult literacy, and using music to build literacy skills.
|Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)||Adult ESL Literacy Directory||
The Literacy Information and Communication System, commonly referred to as LINCS, is resource gathering and professional development system providing information on a wide variety of literacy relevant topics, issues, and resources.