Diversity at Work: Web-based Simulation Activities
Date: December 18, 2015 - 10:56am
To address the changing labour market needs of Alberta’s newest workers, skilled immigrants need easy to access resources that directly address language in the workplace to prepare them to more quickly and successfully move into employment in Alberta. Online resources can be flexibly used to support a range of language learning opportunities – from full-time English language programming to English language tutoring services.
This project developed an online resource that can be used by ESL teachers across the continuum of English language programming in Alberta, both for teacher-directed study and to support self-study. The online simulation activities will support adult ESL learners to practice making adaptive decisions in workplace communication. This practice supports these learners to build on their language proficiency, to communicate effectively and appropriately in the Alberta workplace.
NorQuest College Centre for Intercultural Education
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.