Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes database will help you set learning outcomes for your ESL literacy program and classroom. The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework provides learning outcomes in four strands:

Reading

The general and specific reading outcomes are skill specific and align with the development continuum described in the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners.

Writing

The general and specific writing outcomes are skill specific and align with the development continuum described in the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners.

Literacy Strategies

The literacy strategy outcomes combine strategies for reading, writing and spelling, and expand on many of the strategies outlined in the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners

Habits of Mind

Habits of Mind outcomes include life skills, learning strategies and intercultural competencies. Habits of Mind are the strategies and skills needed for demonstrating the characteristics of successful learners in many Canadian contexts, such as educational institutions, the workplace and the community.

 

While listening and speaking outcomes are not included in the learning outcome database, oral skill development is a key component of any effective ESL literacy program.  Include learning outcomes related to listening, speaking and pronunciation in your curriculum.  The recommended resource to guide you in this process is the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: English as a Second Language for Adults.