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Citizenship Review Links

Citizenship Help Centre – CIC YouTube – CDN. Citizenship Video Channel Citizenshipcounts Citizenshipnow virtual resource centre Canadian Practice Citizenship Test Canadian History Test

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Identity Building for ESL Learners: Using your Blog to Build your Portfolio

An Internationally Trained Professional new to Canada will need to demonstrate their skills and experience through their diplomas, licenses, and resume. Many would need to supplement these documents with evidence showcasing their skills development through documenting career assessments, recognition of foreign credentials, English language assessment results (Canadian Language Benchmarks, IELTS, etc.) as well as provide evidence of learning completed during industry specific skills training courses, LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers) classes, employment workshops, volunteering (internships), and networking contacts.

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Think-Aloud Blogging – Preparing for Formal Writing

One of the concerns I have about enabling student blogging is that sometimes academics (and students, I hasten to add) entering into blogging with students have not themselves clearly identified heuristics for handling self-sponsored writing – blogging by students that is reflective, emotional and highly personal, and often not directly connected with anything being taught in the course.

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For ESL Students and Teachers: Journal Writing Starters

These are a few ideas to get started using the blog for personal journaling.  ESL learners and teachers need to begin using their blog as a sandbox, collecting photos, links, phrases, and quotes of ideas for later. This collection stage is quite important; it identifies what you are most interested in writing about, and highlights…

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