Law Related ESL Lessons


Educators who work with newcomers, youth and adults have an updated resource to help teach basic concepts about the law. Law-Related ESL Lessons is a set of lesson modules on legal topics, designed for English language classes for newcomers to Canada. Developed by People’s Law School and LISTN (formerly ELSA Net), in collaboration with Courthouse Libraries BC, this resource features downloadable instructional packages at varying Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels, together with assessment tools for instructors. The lesson modules include online quizzes that learners can take to assess their understanding, and online videos to support more dynamic learning.

Lesson topics include:

  • Fundamentals of the Law,
  • Consumer Law,
  • Elder Law,
  • Family Law with content on marriage, separation, divorce and family violence,
  • Working in BC including workplace bullying and harassment,
  • Paying Taxes,
  • Driving in BC,
  • Renting a Home,
  • Scams to Avoid,
  • Talking to the Police and
  • Youth and the Law

These lessons are the latest addition to the Learn & Teach section on Clicklaw Wikibooks.

The Law-Related ESL Lessons project was made possible with funding support from the Province of BC and Government of Canada.

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