349 resources were found.

The Way In
Posted: 12 October 2017

The Way In is a photo/essay book intended to highlight the very whole, full lives of 6 Albertans who have at some point in their lives been involved in literacy and learning programs. Each of these people found their way to literacy programs along different life paths. This book does not reflect the lives of all literacy students. This book is a ‘snapshot’ of these 6 people’s lives.

Literacy Alberta, 2006.


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Basic Computer Literacy Project
Posted: 23 August 2017

Created by literacy practitioners in British Columbia, this is a free series of 3-hour lesson plans on basic computer literacy for adults.  Student workbooks are also available for free.  

The topics are:  Introduction to Computers, Caring for Your Computer, Getting to Know Your Computer, Getting to Know Your iPad, Shopping Safely Online, Using Facebook, Using Gmail, Using Skype, Using Twitter, and Working with Photos.

This project was funded by Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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Statistics Canada: Young men and women without a high school diploma, updated July 2017.
Posted: 17 July 2017

A revealing national snapshot of education and employment, very relevant to the adult literacy and learning field.

Released May 4th, 2017; Correction issued July 24th, 2017.

Retrieved from, July 25th, 2017.

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Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Posted: 30 June 2017

This site provides a variety of resources including PDFs, videos, and other websites. The videos cover a wide variety of topics that may be of interest to not only your Indigenous learners. 

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Community Engagement: Focus Groups
Posted: 29 June 2017

Engaging community looks different depending on the uniqueness of your community or the purpose of your event.  This guide provides a look at 4 different types of focus groups including information about the stakeholder group, types of feedback that can be collected and links to example events and resources for each focus group.  There are some great tips and ideas to help you get started with your community dialogue events. 

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Learning English with Apps
Posted: 28 June 2017

Here are two new Rural Routes Tip Sheets you can access free to help you learners access Apps on their phones to strengthen their skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, and IELTS test prep.  With apps, any room becomes a language lab.  Apps support independent learning and allow tutors with mixed-levels classes to create one-on-one time.

Apps for Apple

Apps for Android

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National Adult Literacy Agency Worksheets
Posted: 17 May 2017

An online collection of resources gathered by an Irish literacy agency, including some UK material (beware spelling, vocabulary, monetary differences). However, good basic task-focused authentic-style materials at a Level 1 for both literacy and math.

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Rural Routes Tip Sheet: Useful Websites for ESL Teachers and Students
Posted: 27 April 2017

Explore these websites to help enrich your lessons or find learning activities requiring minimal prep:  Useful Websites for ESL Teachers and Students

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Literacy and Poverty - Discussion Paper from Frontier College
Posted: 27 April 2017

On April 26th, 2017, Frontier College hosted a national forum. The main objective of the 2017 Literacy & Poverty Forum was to increase knowledge of literacy intervention as a key support for Canadians moving out of poverty. This discussion was provided to all attendees who participated in cities across the country, and via webcast.


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Rural Routes Tip Sheet: Settlement Services and Language Assessment
Posted: 26 April 2017

Newcomers to Canada can access settlement services in many urban and rural communities across Alberta. These organizations may offer orientation, mentorship, employment and career consulting, interpretation, counselling, language testing & training, and/or citizenship information.  Use this tip sheet to locate agencies and organizations serving Albertan communities.

Access the Settlement Services and Language Assessment tip sheet and other Rural Routes tip sheets here.


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