Free teaching resources

01May
2013

Fire safety, Calling an ambulance, Beach safety and Understanding good health are designed to integrate safety and emergency training into ESL language programs.

The activities in these resources are aligned to the learning outcomes in the Certificates in Spoken and Written English

These four resources are FREE for teachers and students to use. 

All resources can be downloaded by clicking on the below links. Copies can be made but no changes must be made to the content. 

FIRE SAFETY

This learning resource was developed through a partnership between the NSW Adult Migrant English Service (NSW AMES) and NSW Fire Brigades.

It is designed to integrate fire safety training into English as a second language programs.

It should be used in conjunction with the booklet Fire safety and prevention in the home published by NSW Fire Brigades (attached as a PDF below) or with the website of NSW Fire Brigades

The activities in the resource are aligned to learning outcomes in the Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (NSW AMES 2007).

Files for download:

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CALLING AN AMBULANCE

This learning resource was developed through a partnership between the NSW Adult Migrant English Service (NSW AMES) and the Ambulance Service of New South Wales.
 
The Calling an Ambulance resource aims to equip people from non-English speaking backgrounds with the skills and confidence to call Triple Zero (000) in a medical emergency.
 
The activities in the resource are based on authentic Triple Zero (000) phone calls and Ambulance information. They are aligned to learning outcomes in the Certificates I, II & III in Spoken and Written English (NSW AMES 2007).
 
Specifically, the resource covers topics such as:
  • Knowing the Triple Zero (000) emergency number
  • When and how to call Triple Zero (000) in a medical emergency
  • Understanding the questions that will be asked by Ambulance call takers
  • How to answer these questions to ensure you are provided with the most appropriate Ambulance response
  • Preparing for the arrival of an ambulance

 

BEACH SAFETY

This learning resource was developed through a partnership between the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)  through the Diverse Australia Program, the NSW Adult Migrant English Service (NSW AMES) and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA).

It is designed to integrate beach safety training into English as a second language programs.

The activities in the resource are aligned to learning outcomes in the Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (NSW AMES 2007).

Copies of the resource can be made free of charge but NO changes must be made to the content.

When using this resource teachers should:

  • integrate Unit 2 into the program as this covers safety in the water
  • arrange for a respresentative of Surf Life Saving Australia to talk to the class or arrange an excursion to the local beach where a representative of the local surf club will talk to the class
  • print the A4 poster on page 63 - A guide to beach safety - and give it to their students to pin up in their house. 

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UNDERSTANDING GOOD HEALTH

The Understanding good health teaching resource was developed through a partnership between NSW Adult Migrant English Service (AMES) and Sydney and South Western Sydney Local Health Networks.

Funding for the resource was provided by NSW AMES and through the Bankstown Community Grants program. Metro Migrant Resource Centre assisted in identifying relevant issues and content of those issues.

This resource is designed for use with young people and women with low literacy levels. It is designed to integrate awareness of health issues into English as a second language programs.

The activities here are based on the approach widely adopted for preventative health programs. These health programs are aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of major health issues that are common in society today.

The health issues covered are:

  1. Depression
  2. Stress
  3. Anxiety
  4. Eating disorders
  5. Sexual health
  6. Heart disease
  7. Teeth
  8. Smoking
  9. Alcohol

For further health related information about this resource, please contact: Mary.johnston@sswahs.nsw.gov.au 

Content includes tasks framing advice and treatment information and which provide details of further online and other resources. Key vocabulary is translated into: Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Farsi, Bengali, Thai and Spanish.

Copies of the resource can be made free of charge but NO changes must be made to the content.

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/media/106112/04_eating_disorders_audio.mp3
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/media/106147/07_teeth_audio.mp3
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Now go  here to take a look at Talking Good Health -   the companion publication to Understanding good health.  

Talking Good Health is a resource for teaching English as a second language which provides non English speakers with the language skills to communicate with doctors and health workers, knowledge of preventive health strategies and contact details for relevant health services.