Language Training Resources

Document TitleSorted By Document Title In Ascending OrderDescriptionDocumentPublisherDate
2011 Census: Language - BackgrounderData set from 2011 Census on the language characteristics of Torontonians.DocumentCity of Toronto2012
Asking questions to facilitate communicationA resource for teachers and facilitators to help encourage student participation, elicit information - find out what students know, rather than telling them what you know.DocumentCanadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies (CCLCS)1998
Breaking the Language BarrierThis report highlights some of the challenges present with the intake assessment process, access and content of current ESL programs, and the outcomes in use that measure progress. Opportunities for improvements along each of these domains are also considered. This report presents a summary of the views and experiences of the participants. DocumentWelcome Home TO2018
Client Code of Practice for Conversation CirclesA Code of Practice developed for participants of Conversation CirclesDocumentToronto South LIP (formerly West Downtown Toronto LIP)2012
Coordinated Language and Assessment Referral System (CLARS) Centre Contact InformationA list of CLARS locations in Ontario with contact information and website links.DocumentOntario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI)2016
ESL Conversation Circle Sample Lesson PlanA sample lesson plan for teachers and volunteers of Conversation Circles.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP) 
ESL Conversation Circle ToolkitThis toolkit is developed for English Conversation Circles (ECC) volunteer facilitators and offers ideas, resources, helpful tips, session plans and sample activities to make conversation circles a success.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP) 
LIP Language Services - Key MessagesA brief three-point message, developed by the Language Services Working Group, about the importance of language services for the Briefing Subcommittee to include in their briefing sessions with community leaders to present the LIP Report "Planning Together for Welcoming Neighbourhoods."DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly West Downtown Toronto LIP)2011
Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT)A chart that lists which colleges are offering occupation-specific language training courses.DocumentOccupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) 
Statistical Summary and Client Demographics in the West Downtown Toronto AreaPowerPoint presentation for the Language Service for Newcomers Forum and workshop outlining client demographics, language statistics and highlights of changes in the past 3 yearsDocumentYMCA of Greater Toronto - Language Assessment and Referral Centre2012
Talking about Toronto LanguagesToronto is a large, multicultural community, where more than 200 different languages are spoken. In our 'Talking About Toronto Languages' series, we've compiled research and materials to help you explore Toronto's rich and diverse community of languages. Resources include 'Top 5 Facts About Toronto Languages', 'Interactive Language Map' and 'Talking Access and Equity Report.'DocumentSocial Planning Toronto2018

Language Training Websites

Toronto Language MapThe Toronto Language Map is an interactive resource that allows users to explore Toronto’s evolving linguistic diversity over the past decade. Using 2006, 2011 and 2016 census data, this resource reveals the changing linguistic makeup of the city based on the languages that residents speak most often at home. Planning Toronto