SARN (Saskatchewan Action Research Network:
Our previous monthly blogs have focused on heroes/heroines that history has largely forgotten. But not this month. This month, our blog focuses on Jane Addams–a true EAL heroine remembered for helping establish the Settlement House movement in the U.S. which, in turn, helped thousands of the immigrants pouring into America in the early 20th century. Moreover, she is remembered for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership for women’s rights, worker’s rights, the rights of children and her courageous fight to avoid World War I with Germany.
Read about this EAL heroine.. about a 12 minute read. Click the below link to see our latest blog installment:
Government of Canada:
English Language TV Series
I am happy to announce that CITY SASKATCHEWAN will be broadcasting a new ESL series that may be of interest to your organization or members. This new series is a 120-episode, half-hour TV series that will be shown for the first time in this province. The series has been reviewed by and will be incorporated into the LINC program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. This is a great resource for newcomers to Saskatchewan who want to improve their English language skills – and will be of interest to learners at many levels. The episodes are segmented and cover many social, cultural and business topics and language skills.
Let’s Talk English is a variety-style program with 6-7 features per episode designed to help viewers learning English improve their communication skills — speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar and cultural knowledge.
The series differentiates itself from traditional classroom resources by approaching lessons in a contemporary manner similar to the online videos and internet learning communities.
And Let’s Talk English is more than just vocabulary. The show helps newcomers integrate into the community by developing soft skills — raising cultural awareness in North American behavior and customs.
WEDNESDAYS AT 2:00 pm and 2:30pm REPEATS FRIDAYS AT 1:00pm and 1:30pm – Channel info is below.
|ACCESS COMMUNICATIONS||REGINA / YORKTON / NORTH BATTLEFORD / WEYBURN||12|
|SHAW CABLE||MOOSE JAW / SWIFT CURRENT||13|
|SHAW CABLE||PRINCE ALBERT||9|
|BELL TV (SATELLITE)||NATIONAL||266|
|SHAW DIRECT (SATELLITE)||NATIONAL||352/024|
|Location not listed? contact your cable provider for channel number|
Jigsaw Instruction Videos
The first one is 3 minutes and best for teachers who really are not familiar with how a jigsaw lesson works:
The second one is 9 minutes and best for teachers who want to learn how use a jigsaw most effectively or how to make their own: