Alberta LINC 5 Curriculum: Linking Canadian Language Benchmarks to Essential Skills with an Implementation Guide for Instructors
Date: November 13, 2012 - 1:45pm
The Alberta LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) 5 Curriculum is designed to meet the goals and objectives of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 6 for listening and speaking, and CLB 5 for reading and writing. Additionally, the appropriate workplace and community Essential Skills (ES) have been woven into LINC 5 to better prepare students for further education or entry into the labour market, as well as participation in Canadian community life. The curriculum contains an Implementation Guide for Instructors to help with some of the classroom planning, The guide is mainly an “idea and sample bank” and has topics, tasks/activities, project ideas, resources, scheduling suggestions, rubrics, and evaluation forms that could be used or adapted by an instructor.
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.