- Program Considerations
- Classroom Strategies
- Levels of ESL Literacy
The Centre for Excellence for Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement at Bow Valley College, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a champion of promising practices in ESL literacy. Our community is committed to reflective practice and responsive programming that fosters success for LIFE (Learners with Interrupted Formal Education). The ESL Literacy Network is the result of a collaborative effort to share our expertise in ESL literacy. It is our hope that this website will enhance the professional development of the ESL literacy community in Alberta and beyond.
Isabel Gibbins and Diane Hardy are grateful to the ESL literacy experts, administrators and practitioners who have created this online community of practice. We are inspired by their expertise, generosity, and collaborative spirit - all of which have informed the development of the ESL Literacy Network.
Thank you to Alberta Employment and Immigration for supporting the development of this website with special thanks to Carolyn Dieleman and Christine Land for their leadership and encouragement.
BVC Website Team
Development and Design
|Diane Hardy||Shelagh Lenon||Cameron Young|
|Val Millar||Heidi Macfarlane||Katrina Derix Langstraat|
|Shelley McConnell||Ruby Hamm||Jennifer Acevedo|
|Emily Albertsen||Margaret Downey||Susan Hessel|
|Julia Poon||Maureen Stewart||Theresa Wall|
|Cari Ann Roberts||Renee Pearson||Joan Bruce|
|Shannon Lu||Monica De Maria||Jennifer Jessop|
- Bow Valley College learners who graciously piloted materials, participated in the videos and photos posted on the site and in Bow Valley College publications.
- Simple Simple, website development and design
- Jas Brah, photography in the ESL Literacy Readers and the ESL Literacy Handbook
- Kyle Brade and Lawrence Lau, contributors development and design
- Members of the larger ESL literacy community that offered feedback, reviews and ideas.
Development of the ESL Literacy Network was funded by the Government of Alberta.
Bow Valley College has made every effort to obtain copyright permission. Please bring any omissions to our attention at:
Bow Valley College
332 6th Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2G 4S6
Attn: Director, Learning Resource Services
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