Message to Potential Candidates for CCLB Board of Directors 2020

CCLB is inviting applications to fill vacancies on its pan-Canadian Board of Directors. Appointments to the CCLB Board are made by the Board on recommendations from the Nominating Committee using a transparent set of criteria. The term for all positions is three years, starting in June 2020, renewable once. The Board meets four times a year: once in Ottawa and three times via video or teleconference. All CCLB Board members participate on their own behalf and not on behalf of their employer or any organization. Board members are expected to display a combination of the following attributes: Commitment to the

Executive Director CCLB

Title of the position: Executive Director Date Ad Posted: December 11, 2019 Position Type: Full Time Application Deadline: January 11, 2020 Region: ON – Ottawa Area Start date: April 1, 2020 Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)/Centre des niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (CNCLC) is an Ottawa-based, national, non-profit organization. Since 1998, CCLB has been the centre of expertise in support of the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistiques canadiens, the national standards for describing, measuring, and recognizing the second-language proficiency of immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in

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:  https://youtu.be/H0nSq2ieS2g FR:  https://youtu.be/pa5ounqb3y4   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

Are you involved in e-learning programs?

We are looking for instructors, program administrators, supervisors, coordinators, managers, and other e-learning staff and newcomers who have taken or are currently taking an online or blended class to participate in the NICO research study. The Newcomer Introduction To Classes Online (NICO) research study will identify the challenges, obstacles, and instruction methods for e-learning. This research will be used to adapt Norquest College’s Preparation for Online Learning (CLB 4-8) course to address learning obstacles and expand the program to CLB 3 learners. With the results of the research study, Calgary Immigrant Educational Society (CIES) will be creating an orientation introducing newcomers to