Newcomer Women

Instructional Resources

Instructional Resource: Sara Learns and Works in Calgary: A Visual Guide to Employment for Low Literacy Women, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
This instructional guide was designed for low literacy immigrant women who want to find employment in Canada. It provides a visual story of the learning and training process low literacy immigrant women go through to improve their English language skills, gain the necessary workplace knowledge and skills, and integrate into the workplace.

Curriculum Manual: Employment Training for Low Literacy Immigrant Women, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
This manual contains lesson plans and resources that enable the practical learning required for workplace success of immigrant women with limited education and language skills.

Instructional Resource: People and Jobs, Best of the Reader
This collection of reading activities is appropriate for CLB Stage I learners and contains stories depicting women in a variety of different occupational fields.

Instructional Resource: Proud Women, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
This is a collection of biographies of senior immigrant women, appropriate for CLB Stage II learners.

Instructional Resource: Families, Best of the Reader
This collection of reading activities is appropriate for CLB Stage I learners and contains stories on families, raising children, and grandparents.

Instructional Resource: 60 Free Watercolors of Diverse Families, FRP Canada
This series of 60 watercolour pictures are free for non-commercial use to create lessons and inspire dialogue about parenting and family activities.

Instructional Resource: Questions to ask a Child Care Provider, Settlement.org
This instructional resource can be used to help students practice asking questions to potential child care providers for their children.

Instructional Resource: International Women’s Day, ESL Holiday Lessons
This lesson plan on International Women’s day is appropriate for LINC 6 classes and up and contains practice in all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Instructional Resource: Women’s Day, ESL Library
This lesson plan on International Women’s day is appropriate for LINC 6 classes and up and contains a reading text, vocabulary practice, and communicative pair work activities.