English as an Additional Language (ESL or EAL)

Developing Communication and Health and Safety Skills Using English as a Second Language (ESL)

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English as an Additional Language Part 1  

The goal of this 12-week program is to educate participants about workplace health and safety using an ESL curriculum model.

Participants will have an opportunity to improve their language skills while learning about workers' rights in health and safety topics such as workplace violence, preventing back injuries, workplace chemicals (WHMIS) and identification of hazards.

In this unique program participants commit to attend a weekly, four-hour day session for 12 weeks. There is no charge to participants.

Participants in these sessions will be able to use this knowledge and information to increase their awareness of health and safety and to become involved in OH&S committees at their workplaces.


English as an Additional Language Part 2  

This new 8-week program is only open to participants who have previously completed one of our English as an Additional Language (or ESL) courses.

The goal of this free program is to expand knowledge of some of the topics covered in Part 1, advance OH&S knowledge by looking at new topics and continue building English language skills.

Participants in these sessions will be able to use this knowledge and information to increase their awareness of health and safety and to become involved in the health and safety committees at their workplaces.


 

Part 1 Course Outline:

Courses generally start in January, April and September.

Check back here for the next start date, or contact the Centre for more information.

Private requests for organizations are possible.

 

The BCFED Health & Safety Centre's ESL program was featured in Our Times Magazine.

To read the article please click on this link: Knowing the Words and Your Rights

Register Early

Register early to receive 25% of our usual course price.