Presentations

Annotated Bibliography and Literature Survey: Assessment of Language Proficiency in the Health and Social Services Sector

This PowerPoint presentation, an Annotated Bibliography and Literature Survey: Assessment of Language Proficiency in the Health and Social Services Sector [.ppt], was prepared by Juliane Bertrand and presented at the “Journée d’échange et d’information sur la mise en oeuvre du programme de formation linguistic” on November 24, 2005. This presentation covers the following:

  1. ESL proficiency tests for adults working in a professional environment, with emphasis on health and social services workers
  2. Materials generated by each such test
  3. Studies on ESL proficiency assessment

ESL Resources for Health Professionals across Canada

This PowerPoint presentation, a Report on ESL for Health Professionals Across Canada [.ppt], was prepared by Donna Lisney and presented at the “Journée d’échange et d’information sur la mise en oeuvre du programme de formation linguistic” on November 24, 2005. This presentation covers the following:

  • A survey of the ESL courses and programs available across the country for medical and social work professionals
  • Details of course and program descriptions
  • A list of Web sites with appropriate content
  • A list of pedagogical materials used
  • Texts
  • Glossaries
  • Dictionaries
  • Software

Language training models for health care & social service personnel

The PowerPoint presentation, Language Training Models for Health Care and Social Service Personnel [.ppt] was prepared by Dr. Samantha Wehbi and presented at the “Journée d’échange et d’information sur la mise en oeuvre du programme de formation linguistic” on November 24, 2005. This presentation covers the following:

Introduction

  • Current situation and need for language instruction
  • Literature review search strategy

Models

  • Common elements
  • Model description: Summary table
  • Impact on accessibility & quality of services of each model
  • Models: Strengths & Limitations

Recommendations

  • Course design
  • General recommendations
  • What would a model course look like?

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