Canadian language benchmarks : English as a second language for adults
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Canadian language benchmarks : English as a second language for adults




The History of the Canadian Language Benchmarks In 1992, the Government of Canada introduced a language policy to address the needs of adult immigrants. [...] The task of the NWGLB was to guide the development of a set of benchmarks to describe language development in the Canadian context. [...] The CCLB commissioned the principal writer of the 1996 Working Document to make revisions, which CIC published as the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Adults.2 Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (2006) In 2002, the CCLB Board of Directors agreed to take responsibility for the French version of the CLB, which had been funded by CIC and was meant to inform the needs of French as [...] Maintaining the integrity of the three stages of the CLB (basic, intermediate and advanced), the 12 levels (to ensure the CLB reflect the full range of communicative competence) and the theoretical bases of the CLB. [...] In early 2012, the validation project leads and two independent validation experts confirmed that the revised and validated CLB and NCLC conform to the basic applicable standards for reliability and validity set out in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing,4 and that the validation process supports the use of CLB and NCLC as national standards of English and French for living, wo

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