The resources on this site address the needs in English as a second language of 100-level students in Arts programs enrolled in B-block courses. It makes available to teachers and students authentic materials that are both field specific to Arts students and appropriate for low intermediate level students.

Pedagogical objectives

To demonstrate comprehension of the meaning of an authentic message related to the student's field of study.

Right of use

The resources offered on this website were designed primarily for the teachers and students in the Québec college network. They can be used only for educational, non-commercial purposes.

We allow sites to post links to our resources, but reproduction, modification and re-routing to paid sites are strictly prohibited. Reference to the source (Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique/Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development) and the web address (www.ccdmd.qc.ca) is always mandatory.

Some of the resources may require authorization for reproduction and some are subject to specific restrictions. It is the responsibility of the user to check with the CCDMD which conditions apply.

Commercial use

Any use of any resource for commercial purposes requires a specific agreement between the applicant and the CCDMD.

Citation of the source

The user must always cite the authors and source of the resources. For e.g.,

Resources for ESL B-Block. (2017) Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD). Retrieved from http://esl-arts.ccdmd.qc.ca

For further information, please contact the CCDMD at info at ccdmd dot qc dot ca or 514 873-2200.


Resources for ESL B-Block is a production by the Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD).

Based on an idea developed by Daniel Boulerice, Cégep du Vieux-Montréal.

Content Development

Pedagogical design, research and selection of materials

  • Norman Spatz

Linguistic review

  • Susan Hertzberg


Graphic design

  • Christine Blais

Web integration

  • Véronique Pivetta

Project managers

  • Paulette Cake, CCDMD
  • Michel Hardy-Vallée


« 7 Beginner Tips for Feng Shui in the Home ». https://www.wayfair.ca/ideas-and-advice/7-beginner-tips-for-feng-shui-in-the-home-S11989.html

« Become a Background Singer ». https://www.careersinmusic.com/background-singer/.

« Build Your Future With an Architecture Career ». http://www.theartcareerproject.com/build-your-future-with-an-architecture-career/138/.

« Building Your Computer Animation Portfolio ». http://www.design-training.com/computer-animation/a/building-your-computer-animation-portfolio.html.

« A Day in the Life of a Fashion Designer ». http://www.design-training.com/fashion-design/a/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-fashion-designer.html.

« Discover the Lighter Side of Life With a Career in Cartooning ». http://www.theartcareerproject.com/discover-the-lighter-side-of-life-with-a-career-in-cartooning/7617/.

« Does Interior Design Apply to Other Fields of Study? ». http://newsactivist.com/en/news-summary/b-block-listening-and-reading-resources-library-ccdmd/interior-design-does-interior.

« Furniture Designer ». https://www.theartcareerproject.com/careers/furniture-design/.

« Get Movin' With a Career in 3D Animation ». http://www.theartcareerproject.com/get-movin-with-a-career-in-3d-animation/215/.

HEPPNER-WALDSTON, Sara. « Saragrafix Graphic Recording - Drawing Clarity from Dialog ». http://www.saragrafix.com/about-graphic-recording.html.

How Competitive is the Field of Fashion Design?. http://www.design-training.com/fashion-design/a/how-competitive-is-the-field-of-fashion-design.html.

« Jim Dine: Years Ago & Now ». Jim Kempner Fine Art press release. 2016, https://www.artsy.net/show/jim-kempner-fine-art-jim-dine-years-ago-and-now.

NEUFELD, Guenevere. « Concordia mourns the loss of Michal Hornstein », Concordia University Advancement and Alumni Relations press release. 27 April 2016. https://www.concordia.ca/alumni-friends/cunews/offices/vpaer/aar/2016/04/27/concordia-mourns-the-loss-of-michal-hornstein.html.

OLSON, Isaac. « A lifetime in academia », Concordia University Magazine, 11 February 2016.

SNIPPER, Nancy. « Actor takes on many characters with vocal versatility », The Free Press, 23 February 2016.

« Jabbour man and band brings new flavours to local scene », The Free Press, 24 May 2016.

« Photographer Saucier creates beautiful sleeping-baby portraits ». The Free Press, 26 April 2016.

Sumi, Glenn. « Dance preview: Men making moves ». NOW, 25 February 2015.

« Tales From the First Of May: Circus Sarasota Brings Bello, Big Fun to Big Top ». http://circusarts.org/blog/2016/03/.

« Trends in 3D Modeling ». http://www.design-training.com/computer-animation/a/trends-in-3d-modeling.html.

WEISSER, Cybele. « Jobs for people who love doing crafts ». https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/5-great-jobs-people-love-doing-crafts-0323.

« What Skills Will I Learn as a Graphic Designer? ». http://www.design-training.com/graphic-design/a/what-skills-will-i-learn-as-a-graphic-designer.html.

WIRKMER, Benedikt. « What Can I Become If I Study Industrial Design? ». https://www.mastersportal.com/articles/574/what-can-i-become-if-i-study-industrial-design.html.


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