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Building a Program of Excellence
What does a program of excellence look like? We have collected promising practices in ESL literacy, based on what the research supports, what works for instructors, and most importantly, what proves to be effective for ESL literacy learners. These promising practices are recommendations to instructors, program coordinators and all other stakeholders in ESL literacy.
Program of Excellence Checklist
The purpose of this checklist is to help program providers reflect on their program as a whole, identify areas of strength and areas for improvement, and to identify strategies for growth, improvement or change in their program, in order to align with the promising practices.
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The learner is at the centre of any ESL literacy program. While there is a diversity of ESL literacy programs in Alberta, promising practices in building a program of excellence remain consistent. The best place for LIFE is in a separate program specifically designed for ESL literacy.
In this section, you can:
Watch the slide cast for recommendations on placing LIFE.
Read about defining program excellence and use the checklist to reflect on your program.
Explore the contents listed on the left for an in-depth look at program considerations.
Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook Section One: Program Considerations (1,371 kB)
Essentials for LIFE content is based on Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook. Section One of the handbook focuses on Program Considerations.Stakeholders are the people who are involved in the program or are affected by what occurs in the program. Key stakeholders in adult ESL Literacy programs include learners, instructors, program administrators, funders and community members.