Assessor was very open and friendly and informative.

-Tuhin N. - CLARS PHD Brampton 

A great Centre. Pankaj is such a sweetheart. I will never forget how I could comment with her.  And thanks to her, I’m on my way to doing the TESL from Humber.

-Meenu W. CLARS PHD Brampton 


The Assessor was very friendly.  When I showed my intention of going to a job fair in the same organization, she encourage me and motivated me.  Today, I am hired by the same organization.  It’s a great experience to have met Ms. Arjumand.

-Mangla S. CLARS PHD Brampton 


Pankaj is very friendly & cordial in her approach.  She is knowledgeable & informed me on all the details.  Loved my experience with her & will surely refer & come back!

-Asawari L. CLARS PHD Brampton 


I started LINC Home Study in July, 2017 . I was doing level 7 . My instructor and I spoke once every week for 30 minutes. She helped me with my reading, speaking and writing. She would also give me homework for the rest of the week. I really enjoyed the homework part because it was mostly about improving my vocabulary and doing research. All this helped me overcome my language barrier and speak with confidence in public. Doing the LINC Home Study program helped me become computer friendly. I hardly knew much about computers before starting the online learning. All I did was follow the instructions and I would be where I should be.  Now I can surf the Internet with no worries, use different web sites and know their differences. I also participated in online conversations, where I would get a topic of discussion and discus it in a group with other students from all over Canada.

I had a wonderful experience with LINC Home Study, and I will be a successful student at my new college because of this foundation in English.

My sincere thanks to all the LINC Online Learning staff.

 

-Syntyche M. - LINC Home Study


I started my online LINC course in 2014. At that time I lived in a small city located in a remote area in North Vancouver Island. This city is too small, there are limited education resources available. Based on this situation, my ESL teacher arranged this online LINC course for me. I believed this way was the best way I could continue my English learning.

-LHS Client.


I started my English course from level 3. My teacher, she taught me a lot of things like how to understand the Canadian culture, how to communicate with others in a wide variety of places like workplace, shopping, how to fill out a government form, etc. I would like to say these were pretty much helpful for my daily life.

-LHS Client.


I got laid-off in December 2015. For more opportunities and better education for my son, I moved to Great Vancouver. During that time, I didn’t have a job, so attending the online LINC course was the best way to cheer me up, to not feel discouraged, and it gave me a lot of skills and knowledge on how to find a new job. For example, we simulated a real life situation to learn how to have a telephone interview and an interview in person. These exercises were valuable on my job seeking road. I learned how to show my special skills, explain how useful I am for the company that I want to work for. Of course, my teacher has integrated these exercises with the modules, and I found a lot of resources in the LMS website. Getting laid-off was unfortunate, but I could feel a lot of warmth from my online LINC calls, because I knew I wasn’t fighting for life alone, LINC Home Study was always with me.

-LHS Client.


After these memorable days, I passed all level 6 tests, then I got a great job in Vancouver about 1 month ago. My new position was IT specialist, plus my boss has already promoted me to my new position of IT Manager and let me be in charge of the whole IT department. All employees in my workplace are speaking English, which is a new challenge, but I believe LINC Home Study will stay with me same as before. I really appreciate everything my teacher and your organization did for me. 

-LHS Client.

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Appropriate Use of TCET Assessment Tools

The Centre for Education and Training endorses the use of its assessment tools (CLBA / CLBA-LL / ELTPA) as a standardized measure of a client's proficiency for the purpose of initial placement in government-funded or other recognized English language training programs. Use of the CLBA / CLBA-LL / ELTPA or partial use of the assessment tools for other than identified appropriate uses is not authorized or condoned by the Centre for Education & Training.

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Resources

The following resources are available for all:

CANADIAN LANGUAGE BENCHMARKS

CLARS CENTRES IN ONTARIO

THE LASS WORD

Language Assessment: What you need to know

Pour tout savoir sur l’évaluation linguistique

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Coordinators and Assessors at CLARS Centres:

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NLPPG Assistance for Instructors Across Ontario

The Language Curriculum Training Services provides support to Language Training Providers (LTPs) in Ontario on the National Language Placement and Progression Guidelines (NLPPG). This support is provided via webinars on Tutela.ca, consultations through land line and Skype calls, emails, and a private group on Tutela.ca (NLPPG for Ontario Language Training Professionals).

LTCC webinars on the NLPPG

This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration  (MCI) and is available to LTPs in both IRCCand MCI funded programs.

From June 2014 – March 2015, a total of nine (9) webinars were conducted on both Using the National Language Placement and Progression Guidelines for Lesson Planning and In-Class Assessment and Progression Using the National Language Placement and Progression Guidelines. A total of 101 language professionals from within Ontario participated in the webinars. Recording of each webinar may be accessed at www.tutela.ca under the “NLPPG for Ontario Language Training Professionals Group.”

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Assessment Locations in Ontario

Language assessments for placement to funded language training programs are administered by certified assessors in CLARS Centres across Ontario. Training and support is also offered across Canada. For National Language Assessment Training Services in provinces outside of Ontario, please visit this link.

Please note: TCET strives to keep the following contact information current. Agencies may contact LASS directly to provide updates.

The * below indicates that this CLARS Centre conducts French language assessments for placement into French language classes.

 

Lieux d'Évaluation en Ontario

Les evaluations linguistiques pour le placement dans des cours de langues financés sont effectuées par des évaluateurs certifies dans des Centres SCÉLA à travers l'Ontario. Des formations et du soutien sont également offerts dans l'ensemble du Canada. Pour les services de formation d'évaluation linguistique nationaux dans les provinces autres que l'Ontario, veuillez visiter ce lien.

Veuillez noter que TCET s'efforce de maintenir les coordonnées suivantes à jour. Les agences peuvent nous contacter directement pour nous fournir des mises à jour.

L'* indique que ce centre SCÉLA conduit des evaluations en français pour des placements dans des classes de français.

ONTARIO

Brantford

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives
Joseph Brant Learning Centre
347 Erie Avenue
Brantford, ON N3S 2H7
Robyn Cook Ritchie
ESL/LINC/CLARS Coordinator
519-759-0000, Ext. 277312
Carolyn Usher-Cowling, Assessor
519-429-9929

General information: 519-759-3170

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Cornwall

T.R Leger School
1500 Cumberland Street
Cornwall, ON K6J 4K9 
Daphne Lane, Co-Manager
Roxane McDonell, Co-Manager 
Literacy & Language Services
P: 613-933-9626
P: 1-877-412-2472
F: 613-930-7251

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Durham

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centre
420 Highway 7 East, Suite 204B
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3K2 
Sites: Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Whitby
Cara Wallace, Manager
P: 1-855-330-8655

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Guelph

Immigrant Services of Guelph-Wellington
104 Dawson Road
Unit 102
Guelph ON N1H 1A6
Sandra Cocco, Executive Director
Marjan Bateni, CLARS Coordinator
P: 519-836-2222
F: 519-837-2884

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*Hamilton

YMCA Employment, Education and Immigrant Services
(YMCA Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford)
25 Main Street West, Suite 105
Hamilton, ON L8P 1H1 
Arsim Aliu, Program Manager
Maria Crapsi, Supervisor/Assessor
P: 905-526-8452
F: 905-526-7282

*French language assessments offered in partnership with
the YMCA in Ottawa.

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Kingston/Belleville

Language Assessment Services
Kingston and Belleville
P.O Box 413
Kingston, ON K7L 4W2 
Kendra Noble
P: 613-453-8144

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Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge

YMCA Language Assessment Centre
800 King Street West, 3rd Floor
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1E8 
Pari Karem, General Manager
Heather Rankin, Supervisor
P: 519-579-9622
F: 519-579-9624

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London

Cross Cultural Learner Centre
505 Dundas Street East, 2nd Floor
London, Ontario N6B 1W4 
Salvina Lauricella, Manager
Language Assessment and Referral Services
and Intercultural Education
P: 519-432-1133
F: 519-660-6168

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* Niagara Region

Niagara Region
CLARS Language Assessment & Referral Centre
Book an Assessment at 289-296-8400, ext. 512 or 289-213-5311

St. Catharines - Niagara Falls - Welland - Fort Erie - Grimsby - Beamsville - Port Colborne

* French language assessments offered in partnership with the YMCA in Ottawa.

 

Niagara - St Catharines Location

YMCA Employment & Immigrant Services
CLARS Language Assessment & Referral Centre
285 Bunting Road
St. Catharines, ON L2M 7T9 
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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Niagara - Niagara Falls Location

YMCA Employment & Immigrant Services
CLARS Language Assessment & Referral Centre
8123 Lundy's Lane
Niagara Falls, ON  L2H 1H3
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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Niagara - Grimsby

Employment Help Centre
63 Main Street West, Unit 6
Grimsby ON  L3M 4H1
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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* Niagara - Fort Erie

Fort Erie Multicultural Centre
62 Jarvis St
Fort Erie ON  L2A 2S4
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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* Niagara - Welland

Welland Job Gym
225 E Main St
Welland ON  L3B 3W7
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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* Ottawa - Central Location

YMCA-YWCA Language Assessment & Referral Centre
240 Catherine Street, Suite 308
Ottawa, ON K2P 2G8 
Melanie Vaughan
Senior Director, Employment and Immigrant Services
Raymonda Ibrahim, Director 
Language Assessment and Referral Centre
P: 613-238-5462
F: 613-237-4329

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* Ottawa - West Location

YMCA-YWCA Language Assessment & Referral Centre
1642 Merivale Road, 2nd Floor
Ottawa ON  K2G 4A1
Melanie Vaughan
Senior Director, Newcomer Services
Raymonda Ibrahim, Director
Language Assessment and Referral Centre
P: 613-688-2150
F: 613-688-2166

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 * Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Mississauga)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
Community Door, Sussex Centre
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2 
www.tcet.com/assessments 
Marsha Parry-Folkes
Manager
Paul Dela Cruz
Coordinator/Assessor - Mississauga
P: 905-949-0049 ext. 1223
F: 905-276-6797

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* Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Brampton East)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
263 Queen Street East, Unit 14
Brampton, ON L6W 4K6 
Balwinder Chohan
Coordinator/Assessor – Brampton
P: 905-595-0722
F: 905-595-0728

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Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Brampton South)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
7700 Hurontario Street, Suite 601
Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3 
Balwinder Chohan
Coordinator/Assessor – Brampton
P: 905-457-4747

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Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Malton)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
7420 Airport Road, Suite 104
Mississauga ON  L4T 4E5
Paul Dela Cruz
Coordinator/Assessor – Malton
P: 905-677-0007 ext 1223
F: 905-677-9661

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* Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Oakville)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
690 Dorval Drive, Suite 100
Oakville, ON L6K 3X9
Tara Hreljac
Coordinator/Assessor - Halton Region
P: 905-875-3851
F: 289-291-0616

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Peterborough

New Canadians Centre Peterborough
221 Romaine Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2C3 
Kemi Akapo
P: 705-743-0882
F: 705-743-6219

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Southwestern Ontario

YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario
Learning & Career Centre 
660 Oakdale Ave.
Sarnia, ON N7V 2A9 
Roxanne Gilroy-Machado
Manager, Sarnia LAC
P: 519-336-5950, Ext. 234
F: 519-336-1350

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Sudbury

YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
-Immigrant Services
10 Elm Street, Unit 133
Sudbury, ON P3C 5N3 
Karen Makela, General Manager
P: 705-674-2324
F: 705-674-3236

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Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
17 North Court Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7A 4T4
Cathy Woodbeck, Executive Director
P: 807-345-0551
F: 807-345-0173

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Toronto

Assessment Hotline
P: 416-925-5462

 
 

Toronto

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
2200 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6 

Manager
-->Teresa Costa
General Manager, Newcomer Programs
Mitra Neshat
Manager, Language Assessment and Referral Centre

P: 416-928-3362
F: 416-922-1295

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* Toronto (Downtown)

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
20 Grosvenor Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5
Mitra Neshat, Contact
P: 416-975-9168 
F: 416-928-9813

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* Toronto (North-West)

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
4580 Dufferin Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON  M3H 5Y2 
Michele Stewart, Site Team Lead
P: 416-630-0330
F: 416-630-0517

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Toronto (Etobicoke)

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
Rexdale Youth Resource Centre
1530 Albion Road, Unit #83
Etobicoke, ON  M9V 1B4 
Sandra Loughead, Site Team Lead
P: 416-741-6994
F: 416-741-8903

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Toronto (Scarborough)

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
10 Milner Business Court
Suite 600
Scarborough, ON  M1B 3C6 
Alexia Anderson, Site Team Lead
P: 416-609-0218
F: 416-609-3867

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* Toronto (North-East)

Toronto Consumers Road YMCA Centre
251 Consumers Road, Suite 110
(main intersection is Don Mills and Sheppard)
Toronto, ON  M2J 4R3
Mitra Neshat, Contact
P: 416-502-2484
F: 416-502-3114

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* Windsor

Language Assessment and Resource Centre
Greater Essex County District School Board Assessment Centre
1410 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, ON  N8X 5B2 
Debra DiDomenico, Manager
Language Assessment & Resource Centre
Employment Assessment Centre
P: 519-253-2724
F: 519-977-0575

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York Region and Simcoe County

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centre
420 Highway 7 East, Suite 204B
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3K2 
Sites across York Region and Simcoe County
Cara Wallace, Manager
P: 1-855-330-8655

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Canadian Language Benchmarks

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) are the national standard used in Canada for describing, measuring and recognizing the English language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.

The CLB is a descriptive scale of communicative proficiency in English as a Second Language, expressed as benchmarks or reference points.  Benchmarks provide a framework of reference for learning, teaching, programming and assessing adult English as a Second Language in Canada, and a national standard for planning second language curricula for a variety of contexts and a common “yardstick” for assessing the outcomes.  

The CLB was developed under the sponsorship of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and provincial governments of Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.

For more information on the Canadian Language Benchmarks, please visit www.language.ca.

 

Resources

The following resources are available for all:

CANADIAN LANGUAGE BENCHMARKS

CLARS CENTRES IN ONTARIO

Language Assessment: What you need to know

Pour tout savoir sur l’évaluation linguistique

The following resources are available for
Coordinators and Assessors at CLARS Centres:

COORDINATORS' CORNER (password required)

ASSESSORS’ CORNER (password required)

 

Eligibility

Requests for assessor training must be received from a sponsoring organization/centre, as assessor training is not offered to individuals. Training is delivered to federally and provincially contracted assessors in CLARS Centres across Ontario and in assessment and referral centres across Canada.

 

Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training

All agencies are responsible for ensuring that candidates for CLB assessment instrument training demonstrate competencies in six core areas. More specialized criteria may be applied to some CCLB-recognized assessment instruments. Criteria for candidates relate to the following areas and all assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should demonstrate:

1. Adult Second Language Acquisition

  • Theoretical understanding of and practical experience working with appropriate stages of the Canadian Language Benchmarks and the Canadian Language Benchmarks for ESL literacy learners

2. Assessment in Adult ESL

  • Theoretical and practical experience in assessing second language proficiency
  • An ability to comment orally and in writing on the effectiveness of client’s communication

3. Cultural Sensitivity

  • Have knowledge of factors that may affect client performance in testing situations
  • Be sensitive to diverse needs of clients
  • Demonstrate tact, diplomacy and respect when dealing with clients

4. Interview Skills

  • Demonstrate effective listening and elicitation strategies
  • Demonstrate level-appropriate speech for clients with language proficiencies covering all stages of the CLB 2000
  • Demonstrate awareness of educational counselling principles

5. Decision-making Skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate assessment decisions in the absence of clear indicators
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply policies and procedures effectively
  • Demonstrate use of personal judgment to effectively use CCLB-recognized instruments

6. English Language Proficiency

  • Demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English

 

 

Assessment Tools

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Contact LASS

Janet Guppy, Project Manager

Language Assessment Support Services (Ontario)

90 Burnhamthorpe Road W,
Suite 210
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C3
Canada

P: (905) 949-0049 ext. 1208

Email: jguppy@tcet.com

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Assessment Tools - ELTPA Training

The Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6-10), is a low-stakes assessment tool for placing adult newcomers, mostly internationally trained professionals and trades people, in Enhanced Language Training programs. As the ELT programs deliver work-oriented language training, the assessment focuses on evaluating language skills representative of those required in work or work-readiness settings.

The ELTPA (6-10) is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000 and is a task-based instrument addressing a range of genres and themes. The assessment distinguishes communicative competence in four skill areas across a range of abilities from Benchmark 6 and below (6-) to 10 and above (10+). As no distinctions are drawn in proficiency levels at Benchmark 6 or lower, it is intended that the ELTPA be used for assessment of those candidates whose language skills have been evaluated through prior CLB testing to be at Benchmark 6 or higher.

Included in ELTPA Training

  • 1.5 - 2 days of trainer-facilitated intensive instruction, skill application and coaching 
  • Instruction in test administration protocol 
  • Review of interview skills, with a focus on enhanced language clients 
  • Analysis and scoring of case studies 
  • Application of learned skills through practice interviews with candidates whose language skills have been evaluated through prior CLB testing to be at Benchmark 6 or higher 
  • ELTPA (6 – 10) certification 
  • An ELTPA (6 – 10) kit for certified candidates 
  • Additional ELTPA (6 – 10) material as developed (e.g. test revisions/updates) 


Assessor Training Eligibility

Candidates for ELTPA training must have prior certification in CLBA or CLBPT. All candidates for training must meet the Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training. Candidates and their sponsoring organization/centre will be held responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of CLBA use are adhered to, as described in the Agreements.

 

The CLBA-LL is a procedure that combines elements of both CLBA and the former CLBLA. 

The Canadian Language Benchmarks for Adult Literacy Learners document published in 2016 introduced a new scale for the measurement of literacy ability.  The scale aligns literacy benchmarks with ESL benchmarks so clients can be placed accurately and served appropriately in the classes that are available to them.  

Because literacy placement test results must be based on the client’s ability to perform literacy tasks in English, the CLBLA can no longer be used in its original design as a measure of first-language literacy.  For this reason, the CLBA-LL has been designed to utilize elements of the CLBA and CLBLA to determine an appropriate benchmark for a client.

 

Included in CLBA-LL Training: 

  • 1.5 - 2 days of trainer-facilitated intensive instruction, skill application and coaching 
  • Instruction in test administration protocol 
  • Review of interview skills, with a focus on literacy clients 
  • Analysis and scoring of case studies 
  • Application of learned skills through practice interviews with literacy clients 
  • CLBA-LL certification 
  • A CLBA-LL kit for certified candidates 
  • Additional CLBA-LL material as developed (e.g. test revisions/updates) 

Assessor Training Eligibility

Candidates for CLBA-LL training must have prior CLBA certification. All candidates for training must meet the Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training. Candidates and their sponsoring organization/centre will be held responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of CLBA use are adhered to, as described in the Agreements.


 

 

The CLBA is used to determine a newcomer's English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing at various stages of development.

The CLBA is an assessment tool rather than a traditional test.  Its purpose is to help place language learners in instruction programs appropriate for their level of competence in English.

The CLBA:

  • Is a task-based assessment instrument
  • Assesses English proficiency on the scale from Benchmark 1 to Benchmark 8
  • Assesses English Listening/Speaking through one-on-one interviews
  • Assesses Reading by means of responses to short answer/multiple choice questions
  • Assesses Writing by means of authentic, life-applicable tasks

CLBA training provides:

  • 4 trainer-facilitated days of intensive instruction, skill application and coaching
  • instruction in test administration protocol
  • instruction in language elicitation interview techniques
  • instruction in analysis and scoring of CLBA Listening/Speaking, Reading and Writing test instruments
  • application of learned skills through practice interviews with ESL students and through study and scoring of authentic test samples
  • CLBA certification
  • a CLBA kit for certified candidates
  • additional CLBA material as developed (e.g. test revisions/updates)
  • invitation to future CLBA professional development workshops/seminars (For Funded Programs)

 

Assessor Training Eligibility

All candidates for training must meet the Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training. Candidates and their sponsoring organization/centre will be held responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of CLBA use are adhered to, as described in the Agreements.

 

About the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB):

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) are the national standard used in Canada for describing, measuring and recognizing the English language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.

The CLB is a descriptive scale of communicative proficiency in English as a Second Language, expressed as benchmarks or reference points. Benchmarks provide a framework of reference for learning, teaching, programming and assessing adult English as a Second Language in Canada, and a national standard for planning second language curricula for a variety of contexts and a common “yardstick” for assessing the outcomes. 

The CLB was developed under the sponsorship of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and provincial governments of Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.

 

 

LASS (Ontario)

Language Assessment Support Services (LASS) provides support to all Language Assessment Centres across Ontario by coordinating and providing functional guidance and training, program delivery materials and tools, and sharing information and best practices.  Our ultimate objective is to ensure that newcomer clients receive accurate language assessments and referrals in accordance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

The Centre for Education & Training is the only provider of assessor training in CLBA, CLBA-LL and ELTPA.  TCET has provided assessor training to new employees of Language Assessment Centres since 1996.  TCET also provides certification and recalibration.

Services

Language Assessment Support Services is primarily responsible for providing the following services:

Assessor Training

  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment for Literacy Learners (CLBA-LL)
  • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)

Assessor Certification and Recalibration

  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
  • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)

Input to Guidelines for CLARS Language Assessment Centres in Ontario and Updates

Information Resource Services for Assessors and Coordinators

Training and Assessment Materials

Distribution of CLBA/CLBA-LL Assessment Forms

Annual Coordinators' and Assessors' Meeting

Toronto Employment & Social Services
Region of Peel
Service Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Government of Saskatchewan
Employment Ontario
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Region of Peel
Service Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Government of Saskatchewan
Employment Ontario
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