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Contributions from English as a Second Language 604

Published November 23, 2014  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Scattered around the province and often far from large English speaking population centers, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers have embraced the magic of using technology to bring the world, particularly the English-speaking world, into their classrooms. Their stories are often accounts of victories gained through effective networking with colleagues, with administrators and with technicians to achieve results. This makes many of these innovations easy to access for teachers in any discipline, who can take ownership of the technology and integrate it into their courses.

Real Life Stories

Creating Great Online English Tutors

Published April 18, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

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.

Real Life Stories

Cross-Campus Collaborations Part 2

Published May 23, 2016  |  English (Second Language)

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière
Margaret McCall Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

As you may recall, we penned an article which appeared on Profweb in March 2016 entitled Virtual Team Teaching is Gaining Ground in the Regions. This article described the Entente Canada-Québec supported cross-campus collaboration project involving CEGEPs from Jonquière, Alma and Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The project aimed to build a virtual regional team teaching network and to initiate our students to this approach through the use of multi-site collaborative activities. As promised in our previous article, we are now providing an update on the project as the semester comes to a close.

Real Life Stories

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Published February 16, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Guylaine Larocque Teacher, Vanier College

Vanier's French Department uses IT in many creative ways. Different solutions suggest themselves for different levels of fluency in students' second language.

Real Life Stories

Easy Learning with ESL Blues

Published September 26, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Eifion Pritchard Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Eifion Pritchard created the site ESL Blues to battle drop-outs in English as a Second Language courses. The blues in ESL Blues are like musical blues in the background. They are easy repetition exercises which fall lightly on the mind. ESL Blues are a great way to start the adventure that is learning another language!

Real Life Stories

Emergency Transition to Distance Education - A Language Teacher's Story

Published June 7, 2020  |  English (Second Language)

Andy Van Drom Teacher, Cégep Limoilou
Patricia Lapointe Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

In May 2020, Patricia Lapointe, pedagogical counsellor at Cégep Limoilou, interviewed (at a distance!) 2 teachers from her college about their experience with the emergency modifications that had to be made to their courses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Real Life Stories

Foodservice French and English: a lexicon for hospitality students

Published March 9, 2014  |  English (Second Language)

Diana Bruno Teacher, Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec

Students being trained in Quebec to work in the foodservice sector of the hospitality industry need to know the relevant technical terminology in both French and English. As the result of a project proposal to the CCDMD, Diana Bruno is producing a ‘one-stop shopping’ resource that will give students, and hospitality teachers and professionals, the answers they're looking for in one place.

Real Life Stories

From Character Blogs to VoiceThreads: Exploring Points of View

Published June 5, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Jane Petring Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

As the ancient art of weaving a good yarn is reinvented for the digital age, Jane Petring thought it would be interesting to find ways for students to explore literature and their own beliefs from different points of view. Two assignments that worked well to improve writing and pronunciation skills were character blogs and 'This I Believe' recordings.

Real Life Stories

Fun and Games Using IT

Published January 23, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Julie Hamel Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

During Julie Hamel's second time teaching future office workers, she was looking for an original and less teacher-centered way to review what had been covered during the term. She suggested that the class divide into 3 groups and that each group create a board game called ‘The Office'. The rest is IT!

Real Life Stories

Generating Content for the Flipped Classroom Using Panopto Software

Published November 23, 2014  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Last year Casey Burkholder worked for the Center for Engineering in Society. In an interview with her, she mentioned that Deborah Dysart-Gale, Chair and Associate Professor of the Center, promoted a hybrid course design for graduate level engineering students in a writing course on technical writing for computer scientists and engineers. Burkholder taught one section of this technical writing course where students completed most of their work outside of class and brought their results to class for revision. In effect, she ran the course like a writing workshop, creating lecture materials and videos before class and then posting them online. Students would watch them and be guided to a prompt where they would create a first draft of a writing piece. Class time was spent working in small groups and with one-on-one instructor / student time to focus on students’ actual writing. This approach was enabled through the use of Panopto Software.

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Real Life Stories

Published April 27, 2016

Using Google Docs to Teach Essay Writing and Create an Environment for Peer Learning

Johanne Morin Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

The collaboration possibilities provided by Google Docs have allowed me to take teaching essay writing to both a higher and more effective level. Students advance through the notions of essay writing, working continuously on improving the same document throughout the semester, to finish with a polished essay. Peer learning with Google Docs creates an atmosphere of collaboration and makes it easier for me and the students to see the progress being made as well as the competencies being acquired.

English (Second Language)

Real Life Stories

Published February 1, 2015

Mixing Business with Pleasure: Using Socrative on Smartphones in Class!

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Most students have smartphones. I didn’t used to enjoy them fooling around with these gadgets in class, whether they were browsing through their social media updates or texting. Since I don’t like policing my class either, I integrated the use of cell phones into my class. I made them a tool for learning!

English (Second Language)

Real Life Stories

Published March 8, 2016

Virtual Team Teaching is Gaining Ground in the Regions

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec is a bastion of the French language where students have few authentic opportunities to engage in English conversation with Anglophones or English-speaking Allophones. This can be particularly problematic for English as a Second Language teachers. Thanks to a grant from the Entente Canada-Québec and the assistance of Vanier College, our project was able to find an innovative solution that provided students with the next best thing to an authentic English environment.

English (Second Language)

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