Are you a Canadian teacher looking for content for your CLB 5+ adult newcomers? ESL Library has several sections you might be interested in. Here are a few places to get started.
Teach about Life, Work & Culture in Canada
These sections and lessons include content related to LINC themes.
Try a lesson on Career Fairs. (CLB 5)
Try a lesson on Insurance. (CLB 5–7)
Try a lesson on Victoria Day. (CLB 5–6)
Try a lesson on Residential Schools. (CLB 5–8)
Try a lesson on Tim Horton. (CLB 5–6)
Try a lesson on Toronto. (CLB 5–6)
Try a lesson on The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (CLB 6–8)
Focus on Skills Needed for Reading & Writing at School & Work
These sections and lessons focus on reading and writing skills.
Try a lesson on How to Take Notes. (CLB 5–9)
Try a lesson on Identifying Register. (CLB 6–8)
Our Grammar Practice Worksheets lessons include practical writing and speaking prompts.
Try a lesson on Equative, Comparative, & Superlative Adjectives (with two videos). (CLB 5–6)
Read about & Discuss/Debate Real-World Topics
These sections and lessons focus on reading and speaking competencies, including comprehending and sharing information.
Try a lesson on Food Labels. (CLB 7–8)
Try a lesson on Online Privacy. (CLB 7–9)
Don't let this section title scare you away! We cover plenty of international topics.
Try a lesson on Hoarding Vaccines. (CLB 6–8)
These lessons are all centred around thematic lists.
Try a lesson on Diabetes. (CLB 5–7)
Try a lesson on Leadership Qualities. (CLB 9–11)
Find Extra Resources for CLB 5+
Visit our Resource Library for lots of extra resources and assessment tools.
- Speak Up (Speaking prompts)
- Conversation Questions (Themes)
- Teacher Evaluation Forms
- Digital Literacy Needs Assessment
- Grammar Test 3
- Grammar Test 4
- Advanced Reading Comprehension
- Role-Play Assessment Tool
- Personal Opinion Assessment Tool
- Vocabulary Cards
You can also invite your students to our For Students section on our blog where they will find extra activities for practising English.
Useful Courses/Folders for CLB 5+
Here are some ready-made, theme-based folders. You can copy these folders into your own folders to create the modules you need.
- Family & Relationships (CLB 4–5)
- Financial Literacy (CLB 5+)
- Health (CLB 5–8)
- Health (CLB 9–12)
- Digital Literacy (CLB 5+)
Here are some intermediate to high-intermediate materials that the publishing team is currently working on.
Reading for Business (CLB 7+)
Watch for a new Soft Skills section.
Try a lesson on School Letters. (CLB 5–6)
Watch for this new Business English section that will focus on speaking and listening.
Did you know that we develop materials based on teacher requests? This month we're working on a Holidays & Events lesson on St. Jean Baptiste Day as well as videos for our Everyday Dialogues lessons. These are just a few examples of requests that came in from LINC programs across Canada this spring. Please leave a comment and let us know what you and your students need so that we can try to fit it into our publishing schedule.