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Real Life Stories

Published April 18, 2010

Creating Great Online English Tutors

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

Gina Lavine and Lucie Cantin, both teachers of ESL respectively at Collège Lafleche and Collège Ellis, as well as Mariane Gazaille, a professor of second language instruction at UQTR developed a cross-level tutoring program using the VIA Telecommunication Platform to pair future ESL teachers at the university level with college students to advance their mastery of the English language.

English (Second Language)

Real Life Stories

Published November 10, 2016

Using Action Research to Create an Inter-collegial Student Learning Community

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche
Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Having collaborated on past endeavours, we were excited about our latest initiative that would bring together students from different colleges, to work together on a common project. With help from an Entente-Canada-Québec (ECQ) grant, we were able to implement our project – Action Research: Learning Communities in Sustainable Development. The main objectives were to engage students in action research, related to sustainable development, and to participate in a learning community using an Internet based platform. The theme of the project made it very accessible, touching courses from various English second language classes, to geography, humanities, social science, science and more!

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Esl

Published March 30, 2015

Getting Second Language Students Talking Together with Social Media

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

As I previously observed on Profweb, getting second language students to communicate in English can be a challenge, since they are often uncomfortable speaking in front of their peers - especially at the 604-101-level. Recently, my colleagues and I have come up with a great way to break the ice and to get my students to use the English language using social media.

English (Second Language)

Real Life Stories

Published October 5, 2014

Second Language Adventure Tourism

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

International Baccalaureate (IB) students are generally motivated or they would not have chosen to go into such an intensive program. I wanted to give these students an experience where they would be working on their own, at their own pace and speaking with authentic Anglophones, a rarity in Trois-Rivières in order to deal with the multiplicity of language skills in my IB class. I knew that the Entente Canada-Quebec could provide a grant which would enable an actual immersion trip. All manner of information technology including Facebook and chat as well as a willing partner in a French as Second Language course at Cégep de Gaspésie des Îles made for a great way to realize these goals.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Published February 9, 2011

IT Boot Camp Bears Gratifying Results

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

At Collège Laflèche, preparations are being made to improve IT skills for students and teachers alike!. A departmental website for Modern Languages will give students access to information from anywhere and teachers a chance to effectively share valuable resources.

English (Second Language)

Real Life Stories

Published May 3, 2010

When not all your students are even close to equal – Surviving Multi-level ESL Courses!

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

ESL teachers are facing new program-related classes filled with students whose English abilities vary from perfect bilingualism to a working vocabulary in double digits. IT has allowed Gina Lavine to come up with some innovative solutions to this problem.

English (Second Language)