Introducing the English Pronunciation Course on Avenue.ca
This presentation provides an overview of the National LINC Online Curriculum (NLOC) project activities and timelines, it explains the purpose of the courseware, and it includes a demonstration of an e-unit. It shows specific activities at CLB 4 and how users navigate this learner-centered, task-based, accessible courseware.
The NLOC project, developed for the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program, will introduce innovative and unprecedented online courseware on avenue.ca. This is a five-year project funded by IRCC for CLB-3, CLB-4 and CLB-5 learners. This curriculum incorporates digital literacy and specialized content, such as Indigenous perspectives, Francophone communities, inclusivity and cultural awareness. This accessible courseware fills a language learning gap for self-directed, asynchronous learning, offering “off the shelf” comprehensive e-units that learners can do anytime, anywhere. Also designed to be flexible, this courseware can be used as a blended model in face-to-face and virtual classrooms, providing a ready-made curriculum for instructors to supplement as they see fit. This courseware includes the principles and best practices for a PBLA-aligned curriculum, incorporating real-world tasks, prior knowledge and experience, skill-building activities, skill-using and assessment tasks and reflection. Content is organized under themes for the 21st century, and the activities are designed to take the learner on a journey that builds skills and strategies needed for integration in work, education and community.