Smaller Centres & Remote Education

AMSSA Resources

Info Sheet: Immigration to Smaller CentresAMSSA
This info sheet examines the scope of immigration to smaller centers around the country, and the unique challenges they experience.

Resource Page: Smaller Centres & Technology, AMSSA
This section of the website provides resources to assist with the Settlement needs of immigrant and refugees living in smaller centres as well as promotes best practises in using technology to assist in the Settlement process in the Province of BC.

Program Resources

Program Resource: LINC Home StudyCentre for Education and Training
The Centre for Education & Training’s LINC Home Study program provides free distance education for eligible newcomers to Canada who cannot attend LINC classes in person.

Program Resource: Roots & ConnectionsNorquest College
The Roots and Connections resource supports the challenges rural communities face in welcoming newcomers including developing cultural awareness, and responding to change.

Classroom Resources

Instructional Resource: Multi-Level ESL Lesson Plans Level 2 and 4Norquest College
This set of lesson plans are developed for smaller communities  that were just starting to offer ESL programs. Since most classes in smaller centres are multi-level, there are three sets of lesson plans for each topic: one at Benchmark 2, one at Benchmark 4, and one at Benchmark 6. This publication contains only Benchmark 2 and Benchmark 4. Instructors may need to adapt certain activities. They may need to either simplify them or make them more challenging to accommodate their class. In addition, there are extension activities and suggested homework activities to accommodate learners who need more practice or further challenge.

Instructional Resource: Multi-Level ESL Lesson Plans Level 6Norquest College
This set of lesson plans are developed for smaller communities that were just starting to offer ESL programs. Since most classes in smaller centres are multi-level, there are three sets of lesson plans for each topic: one at Benchmark 2, one at Benchmark 4, and one at Benchmark 6. This publication contains only Benchmark 6. Instructors may need to adapt certain activities. They may need to either simplify them or make them more challenging to accommodate their class. In addition, there are extension activities and suggested homework activities to accommodate learners who need more practice or further challenge.

Instructional Resource: ELSA 6/7 for Smaller CommunitiesLISTN
This resource page is for programs in smaller communities and has been developed for newcomers outside the BC Lower Mainland to help them achieve their language, settlement, and individualized learning needs. The curriculum is task-based and incorporates the Canadian Language Benchmarks at Stage II, Levels 7 and 8.

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