Instructional resource: Learning English with CBC – CBC News
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This instructional resource for language instructors contains weekly and monthly news-based lesson plans appropriate for CLB 4 and up.

This site uses CBC Edmonton radio news and feature stories as tools for ESL learners with a desire to improve their English. These are actual current news items heard on CBC Radio. Each weekly newscast story and monthly
feature story has a language lesson attached. The stories and interviews used in these lessons are a great way for ESL students to learn about their community and workplace. They have been developed with a dual purpose:

• As teacher resources for use in ESL classrooms
• As an independent online resource for ESL learners whom it is anticipated may be working independently and in a more isolated context.

There are two types of lessons:

Newscasts (Weekly News Stories) - The stories in this section are shorter. They focus on the three current events stories of the week. They are suitable for students who have reached Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
Monthly Stories (Monthly Feature Stories) - The stories in this section are a bit longer. They will feature items of general human interest. They are suitable for students who have reached CLB 6+.

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Source: CBC