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June 4, 2015

CLB Online Bootcamp

The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (MCIIT) has had the opportunity to review the CLB Bootcamp online modules. The Bootcamp is now in the final stages of revision, based on suggestions provided by MCIIT.


MCIIT funded CCLB to update the online CLB Bootcamp to reflect content in the current CLB. The online Bootcamp is a 10-hour self-study course broken into three modules:

1. CLB Basics covers an introduction to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), including the theoretical framework, the revised CLB document and the CLB ESL for Adult Literacy Learners document.

2. Planning and the CLB covers needs assessment, a task-based approach to planning, module planning and lesson planning.

3. Assessment and the CLB deals with ongoing learner assessment and provides an introduction to PBLA.

Regarding public release, MCIIT will communicate with all the school boards that offer their program once it is available, and CCLB will open Bootcamp to other stakeholders.

In addition to Bootcamp, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (MCIIT) has also funded development of new online workshops. The workshops will be facilitated and will feature a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction as well as discussion. They will form part of a suite of preparatory courses for teachers wishing to consolidate their CLB expertise in relation to assessment.

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