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Discussing Religion in the ESL Classroom • Emigration: Through the Eyes of a Child • Resources • Save the Date
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Discussing Religion in the ESL Classroom

By Dale Fisher

It’s helpful to discuss religion in our ESL classrooms because so many of our Canadian celebrations have roots in the Christian or other religious traditions. If we are to be cultural interpreters, we need to help our learners to understand our holidays and beliefs.  But we also want to give our learners the language that will help them interpret their religious traditions and beliefs to Canadians.... Read More

Emigration: Through the Eyes of a Child

By Karin Kossman (Jorgensen)

“MOTHER AND SIX CHILDREN SAY GOODBYE TO THE OLD COUNTRY” ~Headline of The Copenhagen News, December 1954

We will join my father who, for seven months, made enough money blacksmithing in the vast country of Canada, in America, for our departure from our homeland, Denmark. As an eight year old at the time—one of those six children—I will tell you how I saw this life changing experience, through the eyes of a child... Read More

Save the Dates


Are you interested in learning to teach English to adult learners in your church or community? Our 30-hour training course, Reaching out with English, is coming up again in October. This is a single course, taught over three weekends. Our 30-hour training will prepare you to use ESL to reach your community.
  • Reach out in love across cultural boundaries
  • Learn to plan and deliver conversation-style lessons
  • Receive a comprehensive training manual and resources
This year's course will run Oct. 2 & 3, Oct. 16 & 17 and Oct. 30 & 31. Save the dates and watch our Upcoming Events page for more details. Registration will open on July 15th. Space is limited.
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