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ERIC Number: ED501846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 106
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Articulation Guide for English as a Second Language Programs in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Transfer System. Seventh Edition, 2007-2008
Ministry of Advanced Education
The purpose of the provincial ESL articulation process is to maintain high standards of quality in ESL programming at the public post-secondary institutions of British Columbia, as well as to facilitate access to programs at other public institutions for students wishing to transfer. Goals of the provincial articulation process are to: (1) provide a mechanism for the exchange of information and to enhance cooperation and coordination among those providing adult ESL instruction at British Columbia's public post-secondary institutions; (2) aid in the process of transferring ESL students between post-secondary institutions in BC; (3) promote ESL course equivalency among post-secondary institutions offerings where appropriate; and (4) facilitate inter-provincial transfer among Canadian ESL programs, using the Canadian Language Benchmarks. This edition of the ESL Articulation Guide outlines a descriptive framework of English as a Second Language for Adult courses and provides uniform and comprehensible terminology to describe these courses to professionals in the field. The guide notes the re-alignments of the Canadian Language Benchmark levels with the English for Academic Purposes outcomes. Contents of this guide include: (1) Introduction; (2) History of ESL Articulation; (3) ESL Articulation Process and Committees; (4) Strategies for Using the Guide; (5) English for Academic Purposes; (6) English for Access; and (7) English for Work. Appended are: (1) Process for Adding or Making Substantive Changes to a Course or Program in this Guide; (2) English for Academic Purposes Course Description Form; (3) English for Access Course Description Form; (4) English for Work Course/Program Description Form; (5) Provincial ESL Articulation Steering Committee; (6) English for Academic Purposes Working Committee; (7) English for Access Working Committee; and (8) English for Work Working Committee.
Ministry of Advanced Education. P.O. Box 9059, Station Provincial Government, Victoria, BC, Canada. Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Advanced Education and Labor Market Development
Identifiers - Location: Canada