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holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science, French Literature and Secondary Education and a master's degree in TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She has been teaching English as a second language at cégep Édouard-Montpetit since 2008. She is convinced that success is possible with the right tools and resources and with the right commitment. Rebecca has continued to deepen her knowledge based on the needs of her students and her educational community, focusing on classroom technology, special education, and training of future second language teachers. In her spare time, she spends much of her time reading, seeing theatre plays and travelling around the world, but in her community, she enjoys volunteering.

Real Life Stories

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Published March 18, 2020

Turning Novels Into Engaging Multisensory Experiences

Rebecca Peters Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

In the fall 2019 semester, my students in the course Langue anglaise et culture (English 102) read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, which details the author’s growing up in his native South Africa during the Apartheid era. To help students connect with the book’s subject matter and social context in a more concrete and meaningful manner, I turned the reading experience into a multisensory experience by designing learning activities that involved virtual reality (VR) and audio content.

English (Second Language)