Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Canadian Workplace Culture Website

Every workplace has its own culture. Canadian workplaces may be different than what those from other parts of the world are used to. The easiest way to figure out what that culture is, is to observe and ask. Here at CIES we incorporate workplace culture studies into our LINC program, and specialize in such within our Employment Skills Training Program (EST) .

Workplace culture revolves around those ever intangible soft skills so vital to career success in Canada.  Google defines soft skills as "personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people." In other words, everything from patience to the art of conversation, most all of which you will not touch upon in any kind of practical training.

Our very own Inna Terry, CLB 3/4 LINC instructor in our SE, has constructed a great website and wonderful resource regarding workplace culture in Canada. This Technology Language Learning Module is done within the framework of the course Language Teaching and Technology in the Interdisciplinary Master of Education (MEd) Program at the University of Calgary. Reading material, full lessons, and assessments are all included on the site and I encourage anyone applying workplace culture in the classroom to take a look. CLICK HERE to for her Canadian Workplace Culture Site. Thanks for sharing Inna! 

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