Immigration and Refugee Law – Citizenship
Barriers to Citizenship: How ESL teachers can help
A successful citizenship applicant must have "an adequate knowledge" of either English or French, and applicants between the ages of 18 and 54 must pass a test, which is supposed to demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship and a knowledge of Canada, including its history and values. For some applicants, these requirements pose significant barriers. This resource has been developed to make English as a second language (ESL) professionals aware of what they can do to help learners who may have difficulty with the Canadian citizenship test.
This resource is part of CLEO's English as a Second Language Resources series, available free of charge to be downloaded, printed, and used in Adult ESL and LINC classes. For more information visit http://www.cleo.on.ca/en/resources-and-publications/pubs?language=en&field_book_special_project_tid_i18n=113. The activities cover topics based on CLEO publications in the tenant and workers' rights series.