Free Downloadable Resources
The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks is pleased to offer booklets and CLB mini posters to be used by Learners and Practitioners.
- The first set of booklets is designed for Learners in the range of CLB 1 to 4. CLB for Living and Working, include paper size version of the CLB posters 1 - 4. The booklet comes in two versions, one For Learners and one For Practitioners. The booklet and the mini-posters provide an introduction to CLB for learners at CLB 1 through 4.
- The second set of booklets is designed for learners with a minimun of CLB 5 in Reading. CLB for Study and Work includes paper size versions of the CLB posters 5 -10. The booklet comes in 2 versions, one For Learners and one For Practitioners. The booklet and the mini-posters provide an introduction to CLB for learners at CLB levels 5.
- CLB Mini Posters 1 - 4 and CLB Mini Posters 5 - 10 are now available!
Sample Lesson Plans
The Sample Lesson Plans were compiled as part of a cross-Canada project. ESL teachers submitted samples of successful lesson plans for learners at Stages 1 and 2 of the CLB (CLB 1–8). These lessons outline ideas for activities and tasks to help learners develop CLB competencies in all four skills.
Learn more about using the CLB as a framework for lesson planning from the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: A Guide to Implementation. Chapter 6 includes ideas and examples of lessons based on CLB, along with suggestions for further readings.
It is our hope that these samples provide a useful springboard for developing task-based lessons for your learners using the CLB as your reference.