This curriculum manual was designed for an Arts and Crafts group comprised of senior immigrant women. The participants are mostly relative newcomers to Canada. Many have limited language and literacy skills, which leads to isolation and even depression. Due to physical limitations, limited English, responsibilities for their children and grandchildren in the home and lack of confidence, these women are often not comfortable joining mainstream support and activity groups geared to seniors. As they make connections with other senior women from different social and cultural backgrounds, they will become more comfortable integrating into the larger community. By overcoming language deficiencies, they will have the confidence and skills required to maintain / gain independence.
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
Liette Wilson (Curriculum developer); Mara Hawkins (Editor)
urriculum, teaching materials, lesson plans, seniors program
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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.