Stakeholder Survey

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks/Centre des niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (CCLB/CNCLC) is undertaking a strategic planning exercise. We are seeking stakeholder input on our mission. This survey is intended for stakeholders of the Centre and we request that you complete it only once. The survey takes about 7 min to complete and closes Tuesday, Oct 27 at 11pm. The survey can be accessed through the following link in both English and French.

RFP: Not-For-Profit Strategy Consulting Services

Request for Proposal: Not-For-Profit Strategy Consulting Services 1 Introduction The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)/Centre des niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (CNCLC), an Ottawa-based, national, non-profit organization is seeking a consultant to lead the Board and employees as they work together to update CCLB’s strategic plan. Since 1998, CCLB/CNCLC has been the centre of expertise in support of the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens, the national standards for describing, measuring, and recognizing the second-language proficiency of immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada. 2. Scope of Services CCLB/NCLC is engaging in a

Employment opportunity at the YMCA of GTA

The language assessment centers of the YMCA of GTA are looking to recruit a full-time French assessor. Please click on the link to view the full position and contact the YMCA of GTA directly if you have any questions or would like to apply. Note that the position is only displayed in English, but that it is indeed a French language evaluator position.  

CLB Online Self-Assessment on Social Media

The Centre for Education & Training has recently launched a Facebook page and a YouTube Channel for the CLB Online Self-Assessment where they are offering info/updates, articles about language assessment and learning, information about relevant services for immigrants, Canadian Language Benchmarks, and other related topics that your clients may find helpful. They will also share pictures and videos from events they attend in the community. Join us on social media:    Please take a moment right now to visit their social media pages and click “Like/Follow” and “Subscribe.”

Introducing new IRCC videos

IRCC has recently produced two new settlement videos: 1. Language training options for newcomers to Canada describes the language training and learning opportunities offered through the Settlement Program. This video will help newcomers understand what they can expect from different types of language programming, including formal language training, employment-related language training, and informal language learning. EN: FR:   2. Understanding the Canadian Language Benchmarks (Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens) explains the national standards framework and its value for language professionals and learners. This video is primarily aimed at language trainers, administrators, service provider organizations and other partners with

Techy Writing Tasks for PBLA (TESL ON webinar)

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Presenter: Thura Aljubury, OCELT Webinar Description: Are you implementing PBLA in your classes and looking for some techy tasks? If so, this webinar will be of interest to you. The presenter will demonstrate examples of using some techy methods and strategies to either assign tasks or assess writing in PBLA. By the end of this webinar, you will have: obtained information on using several virtual platforms for assessing writing collected a list of platforms and apps to use in your classes for writing been introduced to the presenter’s authentic rubrics

Writing effective CLB-aligned comprehension items

Written by – Lisa Herrera, Consultant In a report completed for the Canadian government, Makosky (2008) indicated that, at the time of writing, exit test results from LINC programs across the country were “deemed to be subjective/situational and not comparable to any common standard,” with the result that “exit rating and feedback to newcomers may be inconsistent and the results not as portable as newcomers, instructors and program managers would like” (p. 2). Because of the lack of transparent, reliable outcomes, LINC’s funder, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (now Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada), determined that a consistent standard of exit