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Title Language is the key : a Canadian Language Benchmarks model / edited by Monika Jezak.

Publication Info. Ottawa, Ontario : University of Ottawa Press, 2017.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) -- Canadian language framework in the era of glocalization / Monika Jezak, University of Ottawa and Enrica Piccardo, University of Toronto, OISE -- Design-based research methodology for establishing the common theoretical framework and the CLB/NCLC scales / Monique Bournot-Trites, University of British Colombia -- Teaching and assessment with the CLB : teacher experiences and perspectives / Eve Haque and Antonella Valeo, York University -- Teaching and assessment : using the CLB in a range of contexts under the stewardship of the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks / Anne Senior, ASTEC Inc., Specialist Consultant CCLB -- NCLC in minority settings : past and future projects / Élissa Beaulieu, CCLB and Morgan Le Thiec, Université du Québec à Montréal, Consultant CCLB -- Building the bridge to the future : potential contribution of the CLB and the NCLC / Samira ElAtia, University of Alberta, Campus Saint Jean.
Summary "The development of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and their French equivalent, Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC)--scales representing the levels of learner language proficiency--gave rise to the widely recognized system of official language training for adult immigrants to Canada. Language is the Key offers an examination of this leading language training model. The CLB/NCLC success was dependent on many factors--outstanding work by leading Canadian scholars; steady commitment of the government and non-governmental stakeholders at the federal, provincial, and local level; and, last but not least, unconditional commitment and caring on the part of an invested community of practice. Language is the key covers a range of topics: historical and political context that lead to the development of the Canadian standards, their current positioning in global educational markets, as well as their research and teaching cultures. This edited volume provides a comprehensive overview of recent and ongoing projects and of CLB- and NCLC-related materials, tools and resources for teaching and assessment. Finally, it offers a bold outlook, proposing various scenarios to branch out beyond these benchmarks into the domains of higher education, essential skills, literacy, workplace training, as well as international and indigenous languages. The 20th anniversary of the CLB/NCLC provides an opportunity to reflect on the scope and importance of this exceptional Canadian intellectual product."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject English language -- Study and teaching -- Canada.
French language -- Study and teaching -- Canada.
Immigrants -- Education -- Canada.
Adult education -- Canada.
English language -- Study and teaching as a second language.
French language -- Study and teaching as a second language.
Anglais (Langue) -- Étude et enseignement -- Canada.
Français (Langue) -- Étude et enseignement -- Canada.
Éducation des adultes -- Canada.
Language learning: specific skills.
Language teaching and learning (other than ELT)
EDUCATION -- Testing & Measurement.
Adult education. (OCoLC)fst00797275
English language -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00911670
French language -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00934581
Immigrants -- Education. (OCoLC)fst00967726
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Jezak, Monika, 1962- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Language is the key.: Ottawa, Ontario : University of Ottawa Press, 2017 (CaOONL)20179036556
ISBN 9780776625843 (electronic bk.)
0776625845 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. NLC 000045169734
NLC 20179036564
AU@ 000065131087

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