Online Workplace Integration Language Resources

Excellent videos designed to assist learners in awareness of and practice in pragmatic topics (facilitator’s guide available).


The purpose of this project is to develop online resources to support the teaching and learning of workplace integration language skills for newcomers. The project will create a set of resources that can be used flexibly to support teacher-led and learner self-study of pragmatic language expressions within workplace contexts. Video and audio resources will support newcomers to be aware of the gap between language and behaviour that is perceived as appropriate and will help them learn to adjust their own language and behaviour to be perceived as acceptable to their Canadian co-workers and supervisors. A guide to teaching workplace-appropriate language usage (pragmatics) for English-as-a-Second language instructors will also be developed.