Resources for English language instructors

These resources have been produced by or in collaboration with the Province of Manitoba to support adult English language training. Please visit each section for more details and to download or view the resources.

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English at WorkEnglish at Work logo

These resources are intended for instructors who provide workplace-based language training.

iEnglish logoiEnglish

iEnglish is a set of resources and videos to give learners the tools they need to learn independently and to approach learning outside of the classroom in an effective way.

My Home is Manitoba thumbnail imageMy Home is Manitoba

The video series My Home is Manitoba showcases our province’s unique multicultural heritage and the benefits of cultural diversity. The video speaks mainly to new immigrants, breaking down the stereotypes they sometimes face, although all Manitobans will find it interesting. There are four 15-minute segments, each with a facilitator’s guide that can also be used for self-directed learning.

Learning English with CBC Manitoba thumbnail imageLearning English with CBC Manitoba

Learning English with CBC Manitoba has English as an Additional Language (EAL) lessons and newscasts which are based on CBC Manitoba radio stories broadcast on CBC Radio One 89.3 FM and 990 AM. All of the lessons provide opportunities for you to improve your English while learning more about Manitoba’s culture, people and language.

Healthy Eating Toolkit thumbnail imageHealthy Eating Toolkit: A Resource for Teaching English as an Additional Language (6 MB PDF file)

The Healthy Eating Toolkit is designed for use with a learning facilitator or instructor. Each activity includes a worksheet for CLB 1 / Literacy Phase 1 language learners, suggested methodology and materials for the instructor, background information on nutrition content for the instructor, and online / community resources.

Citizenship study materials for Newcomers to Manitoba thumbnail imageCitizenship Study Materials for Newcomers to Manitoba (17 MB PDF file)

This resource can be used for self-study or with a facilitator to help newcomers prepare for their citizenship test. It is based on the 2011 Discover Canada study guide. This resource is written in plain English and includes activities for facilitators.

A multiple-choice review is also available – don’t forget to cover the answers!

There are also audio recordings of the materials for self-study:

Water Safety Resource thumbnail imageEAL Water Safety Resource (3 MB PDF file)

The EAL Water Safety Resource is a CLB Stage 1 curriculum resource intended to be used with a facilitator. It contains activities related to personal flotation devices and lifejackets, swimming pools, beaches, boating, winter rivers / lakes / ponds, and kitchen / bathroom water safety.

Manitoba Adult EAL Curriculum Framework Foundations: 2009 (<1 MB PDF file)

Manitoba Adult EAL Curriculum Framework Foundations comprises a compendium of companion and curriculum-support documents intended to provide guidance and support to Adult EAL instructors in their development of specific curricula, instructional plans and assessments, and evaluation practices.

Winnipeg Public Library thumbnail imageWinnipeg Public Library Newcomer and EAL Resources

Winnipeg Public Library has a collection of resources for English language learners and instructors. The photo stories can be used with an instructor or for self-study.

Module and Lesson Plans

This resource collection contains CLB-referenced module plans and authentic materials to help you create your own lessons. Files were created by Manitoba EAL instructors.

National Resources and Guides

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) is the centre of expertise in support of the national standards in English and French for describing, measuring and recognizing second language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.

The CCLB offers a range of resources for language instructors, including: