The purpose of this project is to develop a comparative analysis of CLB-referenced occupational benchmarking methods that have been used to benchmark occupations and occupational training programs in Canada. The primary intent of this project is to inform the practice of occupational language benchmarking for all who have an interest in analyzing the language demands of an occupation. Shared knowledge, facilitating a discussion with current practitioners and provoking thoughtful reflection of how and why this work is done will help accomplish this intent. This research will lay the foundation for further consultation to suggest best practices in occupational benchmarking. This research and the final report documenting the results of the research will be of use to all stakeholders who have an interest in benchmarking the language demands of an occupation or occupation-related programming.
Karen Hammond and Tara Holmes
CLB Benchmarking; Analyzing language demands of occupations; Occupational Benchmarking
The Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) is a professional organization that promotes the highest standards of teaching and English language program provision for all learners in Alberta whose first language is other than English.