ERIC Number: ED318286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Parameters for Projects under the Settlement Language Training Program.
Canada's Settlement Language Training Program (SLTP) began in 1986 to provide language training support for immigrants and refugees not bound for the labor force and likely to experience difficulties gaining access to language training through existing programs. Women in particular are targeted. The training is provided through community agencies. This paper reports on a 1987 study which looked at selected, representative projects to see if the projects met their own as well as SLTP objectives. The report contains the following: (1) background information on the SLTP and the work of the Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) with the program; (2) an outline of the main conceptual framework in which the SLTP has been considered in this report; (3) excerpts from the "Terms and Conditions," or general guidelines, set for the SLTP; (4) an explanation of terms and concepts used; (5) a discussion of SLTP project components (needs assessment, goal-setting, learner types served, proposal preparation, outreach, staffing, learner needs assessment, native language literacy, evaluation, scheduling, project format, methods and materials, funding uses, and volunteer use); and (6) resource lists, including adult ESL literacy courses, beginning adult ESL courses, workbooks and other materials for beginning adult ESL and literacy, teacher guidance materials on ESL and literacy, and ESL and literacy organization contacts. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Content, English (Second Language), Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Land Settlement, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Professional Associations, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Proposal Writing, Second Language Programs, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Volunteers, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Immigration Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Settlement Branch.
Authoring Institution: TESL Canada Federation, Toronto (Ontario).