- Program Considerations
- Classroom Strategies
- Levels of ESL Literacy
A systematic way of gathering and analyzing information about learners, learning needs and community needs. This information is used to determine a program’s purpose and goals.
Needs assessments are valuable in the development, evaluation and evolution of an ESL Literacy program. In an effective ESL literacy program, the program goals are based on three factors:
The skills and language for communicating about and coping with the mathematical requirements of everyday life (e.g. quantities, measurement, comparing, identifying patterns). Basic numeracy includes addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, percentages and fractions. It also involves an ability to understand information presented mathematically (e.g. in graphs, charts or tables). Basic numeracy skills contribute to a learner’s ability to cope independently with everyday life in Canada.