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Integrative Language Training for Newcomers OCASI Professional Development Conference November 4, 2009

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  • 1. Integrative Language Training for Newcomers OCASI Professional Development Conference November 4, 2009

2. Presenter Frank ChuM.S.W. RSW CHRPISAP Community Relations Manager Tel: (416)397-6530 /[email_address] Website:www.tcdsb.org/adulted 3. T C DSB and Language Training

  • Serving a multi-ethnic & multi-faith Community
  • Quality Programs with Professional Instructors and ProgramStandards
  • The Toronto Catholic District School Board has an integrativeand comprehensive approach for adult learners:
    • Variety of Programs and Locations
    • Program-Wide Settlement Services available on sites

4. Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)

  • National standard for designing curricula, program planning,lesson planning, teaching and evaluation
  • CLB posters foster learning and to track student progress
  • Stage 1Basic ICLB 1,2
  • Basic IICLB 3,4
  • Stage 2Intermediate ICLB 5,6
  • Intermediate IICLB 7,8
  • Stage 3Advanced ICLB 9,10
  • Advanced IICLB 11,12

5. Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)

  • Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
  • Example: CLB Level 6
  • Schematic Structure of the Canadian Language Benchmarks

6. Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) 7. Recommended CLB Levels

  • Minimum CLB 5 for TCDSB Adult Education job specific programs
  • CLB 8/9 to pass the TOEFL test
  • CLB 6 for a job interview
  • For more information on CLBs or to purchase CLB posters, visitwww.language.ca

8. Program Planning

  • Classroom Needs Assessment
  • Needs Assessment Analysis
  • Long-Range Planning
  • Daily Lesson Planning
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Ongoing Process 9. Program Planning

  • Classroom Needs Assessment
    • Illustrated assessment for lower benchmarks
    • Questionnaire for higher benchmarks
    • Classroom assessment activities
  • Needs Assessment Analysis
    • Needs Assessment Summary Chart

10. Program Planning

  • Long Range Planning
    • Program goals
    • Program objectives
    • Units and topics
    • Topic-based outcomes or CLB competencies
    • Language: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation
    • Computer skills (if applicable)
    • Community connection
    • Resources

11. Program Planning

  • Lesson Planning
    • Unit and topic
    • Objective(s)
    • Topic-based outcomes or CLB competencies
    • Language, computer skills, community connection
    • Materials/resources
    • Procedures/tasks
    • Assessment strategies/task

12. Program Planning

  • Assessment and Evaluation
    • Competency Checklists for Planning and Evaluation
    • Assessment tasks
    • Assessment Task Performance Chart
    • Instructor Program Evaluation Checklist
    • Learner Self-Evaluation
    • Student On-going Evaluation/Monitoring

13. Program Supervision

  • Location Support & Monitoring
  • Staff Support & Supervision
  • Classroom Appearance, Resources/Material, Methodology/Planning, Learner Participation, Documentation, Professional Conduct and Growth, Program Management, Health and Safety, Outreach, Housekeeping

14. TCDSB Publications

  • Curriculum documents and resources
  • The 2003 Adult ESL Curriculum Guidelines
  • The Citizenship Curriculum Guidelines, Canadian Language Benchmark Edition
  • The Program Planner full-time CLB 5-7, part-time CLB 1-2, part-time CLB 2-3, part-time CLB 3-4 with a focus on reading and writing
  • Beyond the Textbook II and III

15. Ontario Skills Passport

  • Ontario Skills Passport
  • http:// skills.edu.gov.on.ca/OSPWeb/jsp/login.jsp
  • The Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) provides clear descriptions of theEssential Skillsandwork habitsimportant forwork, learning and life . Essential Skills are used in virtually alloccupationsand are transferable from school to work, job to job and sector to sector.
  • Video Sample

16. 17. ESL (English as a Second Language)

  • Eligibility all immigrants
  • 18 years of age and older
  • Refugee claimants, convention refugees, permanent residents
  • (landed immigrants) and Canadian citizens
  • Not for speakers of English or French as a first language
  • Visitors - $6.00 per hour

18. ESL Registration

  • No registration fees(exceptions: COSTI, CICS and Skills for Change) on site registration
  • 2 documents required proof of status and proof of residency (one must be a photo ID)
  • On site assessment using a CLB referenced assessment tool followed by CLB placement
  • Provincially funded Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ontario

19. LINC Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

  • Eligibility: permanent residents (landed immigrants) and convention refugees)
  • Registration: YMCA referral form; no registration fee
  • Assessment: YMCA- uses Canadian Language Benchmark
  • Placement Test (CLBPT)
  • Funding: federal Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • Free child minding service : 18 months to 6 years

20. CLB Levels for Occupation Specific Programs/Job Interview

  • Minimum CLB 4 for occupation specific programs
  • Some programs may require a higher level
  • Minimum CLB 5 for a job interview
  • Provincially funded Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ontario

21. Accounting and Computer Skills

  • Pre-requisites: CLB 5/6, keyboarding @ 25 wpm
  • 14 week program; registration fee; $40.00
  • Immigrants who speak English as a Second Language (same criterion for all programs)
  • Little accounting or office experience
  • Development of English language and communication skills through the study of accounting principles, computer skills and work search strategies

22. Retail and Customer Service Skills

  • pre-requisites: CLB 6-7
  • 10 week program; registration fee; $40.00
  • Improve English communication for retail
  • Develop corporate terminology
  • Learn conflict resolution skills
  • Develop a service management strategy to ensure service
  • quality
  • 6 week placement following the course at a Hudsons Bay
  • store, Zellers or Home Outfitters

23. Language Upgrading for Internationally Trained Teachers

  • Pre-requisites: CLB 7, landed immigrant, convention refugee or
  • Canadian citizen
  • 11 weeks Part 1; 14 weeks Part 2; part-time program
  • Preparation to pass the language proficiency test
  • Interest in further language development
  • Elementary and secondary system in Ontario
  • Parent/teacher interviews

24. Hospital Volunteer English Language Training Program

  • Pre-requisites: CLB 4, information session, interview with volunteer coordinator, police check, TB test and CLB testing
  • Free; 2 sessions September-December and February-May
  • 21/2 days of classroom instruction (M. W. Th. A.m.)
  • 1 day of volunteering (Tues.) at Toronto East General Hospital
  • Physiological systems
  • Communication skills with staff and patients
  • Volunteer responsibilities asking and offering assistance

25. Specialized Language Training

  • Pre-requisites CLB 4+
  • Focus on language skills necessary for childcare or home healthcare
  • Prior learning assessment and individualized career path
  • Fee; part-time classes
  • Day, evening and Saturday classes available
  • Development of additional language skills needed for these areas

26. Enhanced Language Training

  • Funding: federal Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • Higher level language skill acquisition (CLB 7-10)
  • Sector and job specific language upgrading
  • provide bridge-to-work assistance, including mentoring, work placement and other assistance in accessing the labour market

27. Enhanced Language Training for ESL Instructors

  • Pre-requisites: CLB 7 in all 4 skill areas; preferably a foreigntrainedlanguageteacher; landed immigrant or convention refugee
  • Prior learning assessment and individualized career path
  • 200 hours of in-class training
  • 25 hours of work placement
  • Bridge to work component in a Canadian ESL classroom
  • 10 hours of professional development
  • Development of oral, written and socio-cultural skills

28. Immigrant Settlement and AdaptationProgram(ISAP)

  • Free Newcomer Services: Support and counselling, Information & Workshops, Interpretation / Translation, Assistance with Forms & Applications
  • Settlement Services Covering: Health, Housing, Child Care,Education, Employment, Social Benefits & More!
  • Service is provided for more than 20languages
  • 4 self-access resource centres
  • Funding: Federal Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

29. Immigrant Settlement and AdaptationProgram(ISAP)

  • Services are offered for different TCDSB Adult Education Program locations
  • (416)397-6600 (Toronto Central & North/West)
  • (416)397-6515 (Scarborough & Toronto North/East)
  • (416)397-6669 (Etobicoke & Toronto South/West)
  • (416)397-6540 (Toronto Downtown & South/East)
  • Website:www.tcdsb.org/adultedclick on ISAP

30. Academic Preparation

  • P re-requisites: various CLB levels
  • Full-time or part-time (day), evening or weekend; free
  • Pronunciation
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Listeningand Speaking with a Business Focus
  • Academic Reading and Writing
  • ibTOEFL/IELTS preparation

31. Additional Programs

  • ESL literacy only for ESL learners
  • Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS); for English speaking learners or ESL learners with a CLB 5+ level
  • Citizenship classes

32. Thank You! Thank you for your attention. If you have anyquestions in the future, please contact: Frank Chu (416) 397-6530