Welcome to this blog created for instructors at Burnaby English Language Centre and New Westminster English Language Centre. This bank of resources and links supports the teaching of LINC 1-8 classes. On this page, you will find a list of resources that cover a range of levels and themes. (The other pages support specific levels and themes. Please check back often as this blog will be regularly updated.)
LINC 1-4 Classroom Activities: pdfs and audio files related to LINC Curriculum Themes
LINC 5-7 Classroom Activities: pdfs and audio files related to LINC Curriculum Themes
Tutela: a repository of LINC materials. You need to sign up for this free resource.
English in Vancouver : a blog that has links to all the LINC videos and offers cloze exercises and more
Janis’ ESL Homepage: has links to materials for LINC themes
ISS of BC YouTube channel : numerous videos that can be used with LINC students
English for Financial Literacy, Vol. 1-3
The Westcoast Reader: Print and online newspaper. See the tab for free online articles with links to related audio and video
Immigrate Manitoba: Module and lesson plans from Manitoba.
Breaking News English: Offers free lessons for a range of levels on various topics
English Language Listening Library Online (elllo): Offers free listening lessons; great for students to practice independently
engVid: offers free English video lessons on a range of topics by various instructors
British Council: website with a wealth of lesson plans and materials (including audio and video) for all levels. Some of the material will need to be adapted for a Canadian context. Also, you will need to register (for free) to have access to all the lesson materials.
BBC Learning English YouTube channel: has a great number of videos on various different topics.
BBC Learning English “How To”: Covers a range of language needed for various functions. Includes audio and transcripts.
The Joy of ESL: has materials for LINC settlement themes
The Listening Room: Audio resources by Bow Valley College
Extra English Practice: This YouTube channel has videos on a number of topics related to making conversation in English, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary
MonkeySee: where experts from all walks of life share their skills and knowledge on video. Provides free access to a wide range of how-to videos across multiple content categories.
ELSA 7 Curriculum Guidelines: Curriculum developed for ELSA 7