Archive for the ‘Resources for Newcomers’ Category

English Made Easy: Learning English through Pictures

The English Made Easy books are for ESL learners to practice conversation skills about everyday topics. These books are useful for learners because they use a series of photo stories to gradually introduce new words, phrases and grammar from context. We will be using these guides with participants to focus on developing English language fluency […]

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Navigating Resources Online: Citizenship Preparation

  Here are a few commonly used government websites that can provide many of the detailed information applicants for citizenship are looking for.   Determining your Eligibility for Citizenship http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/become-eligibility.asp This page provides details on the different conditions that need to be met to be eligible for application for Canadian citizenship. You will need to […]

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English Study Group returns on Monday August 19

The English Study Group will not have sessions this week, but will return on Monday August 19 at 915am. You are welcome to drop by for a coffee and visit us, ask questions about resources and referrals, and learn English on your own or with the help of a tutor using the self-access materials. You […]

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Preparing for the Citizenship Test? – Here are Some Useful Online Links

The Richmond Library has an online citizenship prep test to practice your knowledge about Canadian society. Citizenshipnow.ca is an excellent resource for helping newcomers prepare for the citizenship exam. You can also view a collection of short videos.   For more information about the citizenship application and for preparing for the citizenship test, please drop […]

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English made Easy: Learning English through Pictures

These English Made Easy books are going to be used during the non-formal English study sessions. These resources are intended for ESL learners to practice conversation skills about everyday topics. The main focus of our study group is to build English language fluency, to help participants feel more comfortable using everyday English in real situations […]

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1 on 1 workshop descriptions for Newcomers

    Digital Literacy/Using Computers: These hands-on orientation workshops are provided on a 1 on 1 or small group basis by appointment. Please contact Nancy to arrange a time to meet. Our support staff will work with you to navigate government sites, use the computer, find online resources, download materials, save to USB drives or […]

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Resources and Services Available for Newcomers

Newcomers are invited to visit the Resource Library at Hecate Strait Employment Development Society. We are open daily from 11am till 4pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and we are also open from Noon till 8pm on Wednesdays. We have collected materials to help prepare for a number of goals: Employment: Get help putting together or […]

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Online Self-Study Materials for English Language Learners

Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Non-Formal English Language Study I am coming at this idea from the perspective of how to assist students as participants who are intrinsically motivated to enhance their learning in both non-formal and formal settings. For my ESL participants attending a non-formal language study circle, for instance, the homework system using […]

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English Study Group Summer Sessions

  About the English Study Group My name is Glenn Groulx, and I am facilitating a non-formal conversation circle for newcomers here at Hecate Strait Employment Development Society in Prince Rupert. I would like to invite newcomers to drop by and attend our English Study Group sessions and check out our resources. Group sessions run […]

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Useful Links for Newcomers to Prince Rupert

These links are for general information for newcomers to Prince Rupert. Prince Rupert City of Prince Rupert Links to Local Service Organizations Links to Local Community Groups Links to Local Places of Worship Prince Rupert Public Library Regional Map for Prince Rupert Prince Rupert – Discover Our Nature | Tourism Prince Rupert North Coast Immigrant […]

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