Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-ii

Contents

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p. iii

Table of Main Acronyms

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p. vii

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Foreword

Monika Jezak

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pp. 1-5

I have been, on numerous occasions, an advisor on the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) since 2009, but it was my research residency at the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) in the fall of 2015 that really brought home to me the scope...

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1. Introduction: The Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens – Canadian Language Framework in the Era of Glocalization

Monika Jezak and Enrica Piccardo

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pp. 7-30

The twentieth anniversary of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) is an apt occasion to review the origins of the CLB and the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC), and to consider their current status in official-languages training for adult immigrants...

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2. Design-Based Research Methodology for Establishing the Common Theoretical Framework and the CLB/NCLC Scales

Monique Bournot-Trites

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pp. 31-53

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) (CIC a nd CCLB 2 012a) and the Niveaux de competence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) (CIC and CCLB 2012b) are language scales implemented by the Ministry of Immigration mainly for assessing the official language competency...

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3. Teaching and Assessment with the CLB: Teacher Experiences and Perspectives

Monique Bournot-Trites

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pp. 55-70

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) (CIC a nd CCLB 2 012a) and the Niveaux de competence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) (CIC and CCLB 2012b) are language scales implemented by the Ministry of Immigration mainly for assessing the official language competency...

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4. Teaching and Assessment: Using the CLB in a Range of Contexts under the Stewardship of the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks

Anne Senior

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pp. 71-88

This chapter outlines the evolution and expanding focus of the Canadian Language Benchmarks ( CLB) a nd d escribes t he m any tools and resources developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to support the use of the CLB as a practical, fair...

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5. The NCLC in Minority Settings: Past and Future Projects

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pp. 89-105

In 2002, the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) set out to develop a French version of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) (CIC 1996). This “working document,” Standards linguistiques canadiens 2002 ( CIC and CCLB 2 002), was revised in...

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6. Conclusion: Building a Bridge to the Future – Potential Contribution of the CLB and the NCLC

Samira ElAtia

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pp. 107-120

In January 2005, I joined the English Language Program (ELP) at the University of Alberta as a research fellow working on language tests. Dr. Grazyna Pawlikowska-Smith had retired as the director of the ELP, so I never had the chance to meet her. However, I had the chance to get...

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Contributors

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pp. 121-125

Élissa Beaulieu has over fifteen years of experience in the field of French as a second language. Beaulieu has been NCLC Program and Partnerships manager at the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) since 2010, where she has provided leadership...