Teacher and Assessor Professional Development in BC

Teacher and Assessor Professional Development in BC The CCLB/CNCLC has received funding from BC Ministry of Advanced Education and the Ministry of the Attorney General for the following: Using training materials developed with funding from Alberta Employment and Immigration, deliver a train-the-trainer session for 2 BC trainers who will deliver CCLB facilitated training sessions on the newest CCLB classroom assessment resource: CLB 5-10 Exit Assessment Tasks Deliver training sessions in BC for ESL instructors currently teaching students in the CLB 5 + range on CLB 5-10 Exit Assessment Tasks Deliver professional development workshop(s) based on the CCLB resource: Integrating CLB

Regional Delivery of CLBPT Training

Regional Delivery of CLBPT Training The CCLB/CNCLC has received funding from Citizenship and Immigration for the following: To further develop and support the delivery of CLBPT training to LINC assessors in Alberta, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan To train an additional regional trainer to meet current demands in Ontario To offer up to 6 CLBPT training sessions for LINC assessors to address change of staff and new hires to a maximum of 20-40 LINC assessors To revise CLBPT Assessor Skills Sharpening webpages at www.language.ca  and add additional samples for training and professional development

Preliminary Research into the CLB and CEFR

Preliminary Research into the CLB and Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Language Project description As the national standard setting body for the Canadian Language Benchmarks, the CCLB is committed to developing and supporting the CLB standards and ensuring the CLB maintain currency, quality, relevancy, trustworthiness and transferability. As part of research and developments in the second language field in Canada, the CCLB has commissioned an exploratory report comparing the Canadian Language Benchmarks and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Language. This is seen as an introductory piece for the CLB and ESL community.  Key Outcomes An

National Consultations on CLB/NCLC

National Consultations on CLB/NCLC Established in 1998, the CCLB/CNCLC is the parent organization of the Canadian Language Benchmarks/Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens standard. In 2008 – 2010, the CCLB/CNCLC plans to consult a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups to gain insight into how the CLB/NCLC should evolve to meet needs of both existing and emerging groups. The CCLB/CNCLC is working closely with provincial and federal governments who, over the years,  have participated in the development of materials and programs based on the CLB/NCLC. The consultation process has been developed with a strong orientation toward developing a shared understanding of how the CLB/NCLC and its parent organization the

Essential Skills Project

Essential Skills Project Tools and Resources to Support the Use of Essential Skills and Canadian Language Benchmarks The CCLB/CNCLC has received funding from Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) for the following: The project goal is to develop a series of guidebooks in order to increase the capacity of a range of stakeholders to better support immigrant clients seeking to develop their Essential Skills. The guidebooks will include an introduction to the Essential Skills and Canadian Language Benchmarks as the national framework underlying workforce related training and learning programs, providing targeted stakeholder groups with guidelines, best practices and other tools in

Development of Exit Tasks Training Workshop

Development of Exit Tasks Training Workshop The CCLB/CNCLC has received funding from Alberta Employment and Immigration for the following: Develop a training workshop model and materials for training on the newest classroom CCLB classroom assessment resource: CLB 5-10 Exit Assessment Tasks Deliver a train-the-trainer session for 3 Alberta trainers who will deliver CCLB facilitated pilot and training sessions Deliver 3 pilot training sessions in Alberta for ESL, LINC and ELT instructors in using the Exit Tasks within the ESL classroom for students at CLB 5 and up Finalize training materials and workshop based on feedback from the pilot sessions and

CLIC 5 – 7 Curriculum Development

CLIC 5 – 7 Curriculum Development Project Description The CCLB is developing curriculum guidelines for NCLC 5 – 7 for the CLIC program (the French version of the LINC program for newcomers wishing to learn or improve their French as a Second Language (FSL) skills). This initiative is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ontario Region.

CLB Online Self-Assessment Phase 2

CLB Online Self-Assessment Phase 2 Project Description The CCLB is working in partnership with the Centre for Education and Training to develop an online self-assessment tool (in English and French) referenced to the CLB 2000 document.  Visitors to this website will be able to access an online assessment to determine their Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) levels in two skill areas – reading and listening. This online tool will be accessible to both immigrants and prospective immigrants interested in determining their second language proficiency level based on the CLB and NCLC to inform their decisions about: employment, access to

Benchmarking of Red Seal Trades – Year Two

Benchmarking of Red Seal Trades – Year Two Canadian Language Benchmarking of the Red Seal Trades Project Description The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks is leading a national team with considerable expertise in the language benchmarking of occupations and technical training programs and the development of Occupational Language Analysis, with the main goal of measuring and assessing the language competency levels needed for English as a second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL), in order to work in the Red Seal Trades. This work has involved working with the department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), the