- Program Considerations
- Classroom Strategies
- Levels of ESL Literacy
ESL literacy is a field focused on providing instruction and support for ESL (English as a Second Language) learners with interrupted formal education and limited first language literacy skills. ESL literacy programs combine language and literacy instruction in order to support learners with interrupted formal education to use English in its many forms (oral and written) in a variety of contexts.
|ESL Literacy Benchmarks||
The ESL Literacy Benchmarks are provided in the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners and describe the progression of reading, writing and numeracy skills for adult ESL learners who have limited literacy skills in their first language.
The ESL Literacy Benchmarks are divided into four Phases:
These phases are commonly referred to as ESL Literacy Benchmarks.
The foundational skills that people need for work, learning and life. Through extensive research, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and other national and international agencies have identified and validated nine Essential Skills. The nine essential skills are:
Evaluation portfolios are maintained by the instructor. They are a purposeful collection of samples that provide evidence of outcomes achieved and strategies used effectively. In an evaluation portfolio, instructors aim to determine whether or not learners have achieved curriculum outcomes, which informs decisions about learners’ future placement in the program.