Students of all Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels are welcome to advance their skills with a qualified English Language teacher.
As a Parkland College student, your studies will follow the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). The CLB describes the different skill levels of adults who are learning English as a second language. Currently the Parkland College English Language classes include instruction for people from CLB 1-8. Instructors in Parkland College’s EAL program will assess student progress using the Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) system mandated by IRCC (Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada). PBLA is integrated into the classroom, and is a collaborative effort between teacher and student. Each student will receive their own Language Companion binder in which to collect their portfolio and set their own language learning goals.
New to the program this year are weekly Conversation Circles. In these informal three-hour sessions, students spend time with a facilitator, speaking and listening to conversational English. Conversation Circles are a great companion to LINC Homestudy and English Online classes.