Alberta Routes Tip Sheets

Alberta Routes tip sheets include topics such as Working with Wikis, Learning Assessment, ESL Literacy, Needs Assessment, and How to Become an ESL Teacher.


Designed for ESL/ELL/EAL coordinators, instructors, learning facilitators, volunteer tutors. Tip sheet topics include:

  1. Useful Websites for ESL Teachers and Students
  2. Starting a Classroom
  3. Lesson Planning for Small Groups
  4. Lesson Planning for One-on-One Instruction
  5. ESL Essentials for the New Teacher or Tutor
  6. Settlement Services and Language Assessment 
  7. ‘Steps on How to Start an ESL Program’ and ‘How do Learners Progress through the Program’
  8. Learner Assessment 
  9. The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
  10. So you want to be an ESL teacher
  11. Needs Assessment
  12. Learning Disabilities
  13. Key Resources
  14. English for Specific Purpose (ESP)/ English in the Workplace (EWP)
  15. ESL Acronyms for the Uninitiated
  16. Working with ESL Literacy Learners
  17. Learning English Apps
  18. Gender-Inclusive Learning Environments

Alberta Routes Tip Sheets are created by Sara Gnida, Linda Manimtim, and Janis Goad, ESL Alberta Routes Regional Advisors and revised by Karen Cook-Newbury.