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  • Language is the Key: The Canadian Language Benchmarks Model
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  • Edited by Monika Jezak, with contributions by Élissa Beaulieu, Monique Bournot-Trites, Samira ElAtia, Eve Haque, Morgan Le Thiec, Enrica Piccardo, Anne Senior and Antonella Valeo.
  • 2017
  • Published by: University of Ottawa Press
  • Series: Politics and Public Policy
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The CLB/NCLC success was dependent on many factors—outstanding work by leading Canadian scholars; steady commitment of the government and non-governmental stakeholders at the federal, provincial, and local level; and, last but not least, unconditional commitment and caring on the part of an invested community of practice. Language is the key covers a range of topics: historical and political context that lead to the development of the Canadian standards, their current positioning in global educational markets, as well as their research and teaching cultures. 

This edited volume provides a comprehensive overview of recent and ongoing projects and of CLB- and NCLC-related materials, tools and resources for teaching and assessment. Finally, it offers a bold outlook, proposing various scenarios to branch out beyond these benchmarks into the domains of higher education, essential skills, literacy, workplace training, as well as international and indigenous languages. The 20th anniversary of the CLB/NCLC provides an opportunity to reflect on the scope and importance of this exceptional Canadian intellectual product.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Contents
  2. p. iii
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  1. Table of Main Acronyms
  2. p. vii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Monika Jezak
  3. pp. 1-5
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  1. 1. Introduction: The Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens – Canadian Language Framework in the Era of Glocalization
  2. Monika Jezak and Enrica Piccardo
  3. pp. 7-30
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  1. 2. Design-Based Research Methodology for Establishing the Common Theoretical Framework and the CLB/NCLC Scales
  2. Monique Bournot-Trites
  3. pp. 31-53
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  1. 3. Teaching and Assessment with the CLB: Teacher Experiences and Perspectives
  2. Monique Bournot-Trites
  3. pp. 55-70
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  1. 4. Teaching and Assessment: Using the CLB in a Range of Contexts under the Stewardship of the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks
  2. Anne Senior
  3. pp. 71-88
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  1. 5. The NCLC in Minority Settings: Past and Future Projects
  2. pp. 89-105
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  1. 6. Conclusion: Building a Bridge to the Future – Potential Contribution of the CLB and the NCLC
  2. Samira ElAtia
  3. pp. 107-120
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 121-125
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