Literacy Zone
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ESL Literacy for Beginners
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Language Guide in Various Languages
Words and Pictures
Marshall Adult Education
Entry Level Jobs Videos
Reading Practice with Word Families
Basic Preposition Practice
Easy Readers for Adults
Dressing for Winter Video
Story Phonics Lessons
I Went to the Zoo
Walking and Cycling Safely
Literacy NYC Soap Operas
West Coast Literacy Readers
Money worksheet maker
Newcomer Finances Toolkit
Something's Up

Flashcard generator

MAP OF CANADA Map of Canada 2

Colours and Patterns

Greedy Mouse Greedy Mouse
ESOL Literacy BlogSpot
Kate Nonesuch

AAA math practice




Calgary School Rankings Elementary School High School

Rotation A


Week 1 The Body

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November 26 - December 2
Parts of the Face Parts of the Body
Describing People
1 Reading 1 Reading 2 Listening 1Listening 2Listening 3
Adding 1 (Video) Adding 2 (video) Adding 3 Video
Practice 1
Subtraction (video)
Multiplication 1 (video)Multiplication 2 (video)
Division 1 (video)
Division 2 (video)

Practice using a Ruler Measure it!

Week 2 and Week 3

December 3 - 16

I Feel Sick!!!

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Various Activities Related to Health
Illnesses and Medical Advice (listening)
Health Problems (video)
Medical Words (look and listen)
Health Problems (look and listen)

Reading: Health and Illness

A Long LifePreparing for a Doctor's Appointment
Going to the PharmacyA Headache
Sarah's Upset StomachTired All the Time

Listening: Health and Illness

Prescription Labels
Prescription Labels Quiz 1Prescription Labels Quiz 2
Over the Counter Medicine LabelsOTC Labels Quiz 1OTC Labels Quiz 2
Warning Labels Warning Labels Quiz 1
Side Effects Side Effects Quiz 1 Side Effects Quiz 2

Eli Goes to the Doctor

Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4
Exercise 5 Exercise 6 Exercise 7 Exercise 8 Exercise 9

Exercise 10 (crossword puzzle)
A Long Life

Week 4

December 17 - 23


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We watched these videos in class:

Video 1
VIdeo 2
Mr. Bean Rides Again part 1
Listening and Reading:

Calling 911: Various Activities one
Calling 911: Various Activities two
QUIZ: Should you call 911?

Mail your Christmas card to your classmate

Where are the mailboxes in your neighbourhood? Mailboxes in Calgary

Week 5 and 6: January 7 - 20

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

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Words in the Canada Food Guide
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Understanding the Canada Food Guide
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Men Don't Eat Enough Fruit and Vegetables

Week 7:

January 20-26

Household and Work Hazards

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Week 9 February 4 - 10

Important phone numbers 911, 311, 211, and 403-943-LINK

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311 Video 211 Video
Important Phone Numbers in Calgary:

  • 911 EMERGENCY!
  • 411 You need to find a phone number or address
  • 311 You need information from the City of Calgary
  • 211 You need information about counselling and social services
  • 403-943-LINK You need information about health (non-emergency)
  • 403-266-1234

Week 10 and 11 February 11 - 24

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1. House Vocabulary (outside) 2. House Vocabulary (inside)

3. Types of Housing

Reading: Jerry Needs Help

Google Maps
Google Maps

Find a home for rent

Neighbourhood surrounding Mayland Heights

A Letter to the Landlord

Week 12 February 25 - March 3
Places in Your Community

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What do you have in your community?

Getting around

Week 13 Volunteering March 4 - 10

Mina Wants to Volunteer Volunteer Application Form

Find a Volunteer Position in Calgary

Find Your Community Association

Week 14 March 11 - 17


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Transportation Practice

Rotation B

Week 1 and 2 ---------In Your Neighbourhood-----------------------------

April 2 - 14

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Population 500
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2013 Population 1,096,833
2013 Population 1,096,833

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Calgary now

Calgary in 1962

Week 3 and 4-------------Shopping---------------------------------------

April 15 - 28

Joanna's Shopping Trip Video 1: Let's Go Shopping Video 2: Let's Go Shopping

Mr. Bean Goes Shopping


What are the prices?
How much is that shirt?
Pants that fit
Missing Child
Returning items
How to save money on clothes part 1 How to save money on clothes part 2
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Value Village: Google Maps

Percentages: What do Canadians spend money on?

Elephant video


New shoes

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Week 5 and 6 -------------------Bargain Hunting----------------

April 30 - May 13

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The Best Bargain
Bargaining: VIDEO

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Crossroads Market: Video 1
Crossroads Market: Video 2
Crossroads Market

Garage Sales in Calgary

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Pick your own fruit and vegetables
Video: Pick Your Own Strawberries

Action Words: Past tense
Regular Irregular

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Better Business Bureau

House Repairs Mr. Bean: House Repairs
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National Denim Day: Let's Find a Cure for Breast Cancer

Week 8


Week 9 and 10------Banking-------

May 27 - June 9


ATM 1 ATM 2 (PIN 1234)
How to Write a Cheque
Math Cats
Name that Number!

Number Match Game

Peter Pig's Money Counter

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How to Write a Cheque Let's Go to the Bank!

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Week 11 and 12 ----------- Credit---------


Advice for Newcomers to Canada
Beware Payday Loans
How to avoid debt
The Bottom Line

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Payday Loans

What is the best credit card for you?

Week 13 and 14 -----Budgeting-----

Video: Love and Money

Rotation C

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August 6 - 14

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Practice: How can I register my child for school?

Practice: The first day at school

Practice: Taking messages

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Where are the schools in Calgary?

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Calgary Schools Map

How can I find information about my child's school?

Calgary school websites

What is my child learning at school?

Alberta school curriculum

What are parent-teacher interviews?

Video: Parent-teacher interviews (elementary)

Video: Parent-teacher interviews (high school)

Practice 1: Parent-teacher interviews

Practice 2: Parent-teacher interviews

How does my child feel about school in Canada?

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Video: New Moves

How do schools in Calgary rate? Calgary School Ratings Find schools by postal code

Week 3 and 4--------- Canadian Culture

August 15 - 30

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VIDEO: Heart of the New West

What do you know about Canada?

National Geographic: Canada

Take a class to study for the citizenship test

Becoming a Canadian Citizen

National Anthem: O Canada

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The study guide for the citizenship test is called "Discover Canada". You can listen to the book here: listen and read it here: read .

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You can also practice for the test online here: online practice

Practice: Canada map and capital cities

Really BIG numbers


Practice: Big Numbers 1Video

August 28, 2013: 50 Years Later

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On August 28, 1963 hundreds of thousands of people went to Washington, DC to fight for freedom and equality for African Americans. Martin Luther King was their leader. Learn about the civil rights movement in The United States here: I Have a Dream

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Week 5 and 6------------ Canada: Rights and Responsibilities---------------------------------------

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If you are a Canadian citizen, then you have a right to vote for how Canada should be.

How to vote: video

Why should you vote?

Rights and Responsibilities

Canadian citizens have rights and responsibilities.

A right is something that you are given, and never questioned. A right is like a gift that belongs to you - it cannot be taken from you. A responsibility is something that you must do - actions that make you a good Canadian.

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Read and practice: Rights in Alberta

Discover Canada: Rights and Responsibilities

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Are you a good Canadian citizen? quiz video

Naheed Nenshi is the mayor of Calgary. His parents immigrated to Canada from Tanzania. Tanzania is in Africa. Listen to what he says about what it means to be Canadian: Listen to Naheed Nenshi

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The Canadian government made the citizenship test more difficult in 2010. Also, in 2012, the Canadian government added a language requirement for adults who want to become citizens. Now people who want to become Canadian citizens must prove they have a language benchmark of 4 for speaking and listening. Listen to a CBC interview about the new rules becoming a Canadian citizen. CBC radio interview

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Week 7-------Canadian Holidays--------

Canadian Festivals

Fall Festivals

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Public holidays are also called "statutory holidays". This is a paid holiday for workers. If you work on a statutory holiday, then you be paid time and a half. If you make $10/hour, you will be paid $15/hour if you work on this day.

2013 statutory holidays in Canada

Week 9------------------- Short Term Goals and Long Term Goals

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Do you want to open your own business?


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Week 10 and 11 ----------Work--------

Abdul, Gaspa, Marta, and Samantha's Stories 1


listen and read

1. How to read a work schedule

2. More work schedules


Job Profiles

Jobs (occupations)

dishwasherhousekeeperhome support workerfarmeroffice workerblacksmith

Fill out a time sheet A bad bossI am a babysitter

Find a job

How to Roast a Turkey

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Turkey Recipe Watch a video

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Election brochure

Where can I vote?

Meet the candidates

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Watch the funny commercial

Reading a paycheque

Amir Gets his Paycheque

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Video - How to Save for Retirement

Video - How much money will I need after I retire?

RRSP calculator

Week 15 and 16 -------Don 't be Scammed!

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Video: Rental fraud

Video: Identity Theft Video: Identity Theft 2

Video: Email Scams Video: email scams 2

National Do Not Call List

Level 1 and 2 (old)
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The Alphabet Aa Bb Cc

Read and Learn the sounds of English Read and Listen

The Sounds of English
Let's Be Pals They All Can Picture Match b d p
Syllable Game

Electric Company
Numbers and Math
1 - one 2 - two Candy Machine Pop Bubbles Add one to ten Bowling subtract one to ten

Listen and Read
one two three four FIve

Listen and click on the word

Front Page Daily News

Mixed Activities

Remembrance Day: November 11

1. Remembrance Day 2. Remembrance Day 3. Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

Phase I

Practice your reading
Artists Music Poetry

Fiction and Non-Fiction Comics Folk Tales Chinese Folk Tales

The Sounds of English

The Hula Pool Syllable Game

Prepositions in/at/on

Sounds of English

Electric Company

Remembrance Day: November 11

On Remembrance Day, Canadians wear a poppy to show that they remember Canadian soldiers

1. Remembrance Day 2. Remembrance Day 3. Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

Level 4 (old)
Writing a Paragraph
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Practice 1

Writing an Essay

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How to write an essay

From thesis statement to topic sentence

Transition words - "gluing" your ideas together

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Every transition

Linking words: video video video Try this activity (click on "making connections"): Using transitions Activity 2 Activity 3

Practice your punctuation:

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!Does this sentence; (look) "good" to you?
If you answered "yes", you need to practice your punctuation! Punctuation

Parts of Speech

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What is a noun? What is a verb?
Parts of Speech

Websites for more practice:

BBC Learning English

Skills Wise

Randall's Cyber Listening Lab

ESL Games

Dictation 1 Dictation 2 Dictation 3 Dictation 4


Elementary: A BC

Intermediate: A B C

Dictionary Skills

BitesizeMelvin and StevenDictionary Quiz

A great DICTIONARY Another great dictionary

Online Picture Dictionary


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Practice grammar with the University of Victoria ESL Study Zone Study Zone

Homepage (old)

Welcome students!

Find your class on the right side
of the page and click

Columbia College Day Care
Register your child now :
Register your child

Stay in School
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Calendar Practice ABCDE

1st - first

2nd - second

3rd - third

10th - tenth

18th - eighteenth

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January 7th, 2013

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Take a tour in your language
Settlement Services

Do you have a pre-schooler?

Crossword Puzzles

Puzzle 1 Puzzle 2

Crossword Puzzles
Crossword Puzzles


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What time is it? 1 What time is it? 2
Hip Hop Around the Clock

Stop the clock 1Stop the clock 2

Willie the Watchdog

Rock Around the Clock

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Class Topics

Computers for Beginners

computer basics

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Canadian Money

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Some people say that Canadian money is very beautiful because it is colourful and has pictures of interesting things on it.
Pictures on Canadian Money:
The toonie has a polar bear on it: Polar Bear It is worth $2.00.
The loonie has a loon on it: Loon It is worth $1.00.
The quarter has a caribou on it: Caribou It is worth $0.25.
The dime has a ship on it: The Blue Nose Schooner It is worth $0.10.
The nickel has a beaver on it: Beaver It is worth $0.05.
The pennyhas a maple leaf on it: Maple leaf It is worth $0.01.

All Canadian coins have a picture Queen Elizabeth:
Young woman

Practice: 1. Making Change 2. Making change (harder)Making change (hardest)

Columbia College International Day

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Mr. Bean goes Back to School


Home Support WorkerOffice Worker

Work Videos

Listen and Read about students who found jobs Nancy, Rohan, Evelyn, and Mary

Job Applications
Practice filling out an application

Problems at Work 1 Problems at Work 2

General Practice

The Sounds Of English
Syllable PracticeVIDEO: What are syllables?
1. ABC
2. Learn to Read
3. Sounds of English

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Row, row, row your boat

Memory Match

School ASchool BFamily and Feelings

Make a Match Make a Match words and pictures

The Alphabet

Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

The Alphabet Song
Learn the Alphabet

Write the letters Type the letters The Alphabet (lower case) The Alphabet (upper case) Paw Park (upper/lower case letters) Mixed Up Alphabet

Paw Park (matching first sounds)

SNAP! Phonics Word Builder

Numeracy Games

Alphabetical Order

Game 1Game 2Game 3Alphabet TrainMissing Letters Bembo's Zoo


Words 1Words 2

Words 3 BBC CVC make words

Spin and Spell

Alien Scavenger Hunt (spelling)
Monkey Business (make sentences)

Words that rhyme
Listen and write the missing word

stop MOP top HOP pop TOP


Reading with pictures

1 Listen and read 2 Listen and Read

Listen and Click on the Word

Various Levels Visit the Art Gallery Three Little Plays Chinese Fables


Numbers 1-10 Game

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Math Activities
That's a Fact!

Multiplication Table twothreefourfivesixseveneightnineteneleventwelvemixed practice

Add + Level 1
Subract - Level 1

Multipliply X Level 1
Divide / Level 1

Reading Practice

Listen and Read 1

Listen and Read 2

Mixed Reading Activities

Sounds of English

Electric Company Syllable Game


1. Where should your hands and fingers be?

2. Where should your fingers be?

3. Typing Tutorials

Super Hyper Spider Typer

How do you spell...?

Spelling Practice