Sample CLB Lesson Plans
These lesson plans were compiled as part of a cross-Canada project. ESL teachers submit samples of successful lesson plans for learners at Stages 1 and 2 of the CLB (CLB 1 –8). These lessons outline ideas for activities and tasks to help learners develop CLB competencies in all four skills.
How were the Sample CLB Lesson Plans selected?
The sample lesson plans were selected according to how well they demonstrate the following:
use of CLB to establish appropriate learning outcomes for learners
use of themes and topics relevant to adult learners’ needs
selection of realistic and meaningful tasks for adult learners
focus on Canadian content and themes
integration of all four language skills in lesson planning
use of both skill-building and real world tasks
reflection of functional, linguistic, textual, socio-linguistic and strategic language items and use in the tasks
sequencing tasks to help learners better achieve the outcomes
use of community contact task ideas for language use outside the classroom
Learn more about using the CLB as a framework for lesson planning from the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: A guide to Implementation. Chapter 6 includes ideas and examples of lessons based on CLB, along with suggestions for further readings.
It is our hope that these samples provide a useful springboard for developing task-based lessons for your learners using the CLB as your reference.
As you use the CLB Sample Lesson Plans, you may also wish to refer to the CLB 2000: A Guide to Implementation (Chapter 6) for a very comprehensive, in-depth approach to using CLB to develop task-based lessons.
How to Use Sample CLB Lesson Plans