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Reformed by the Reform

Published September 7, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Patti Holter Teacher, Collège Lionel-Groulx

Facing the dilemma of how to respect course criteria which stipulated vocabulary and texts that target students' individual programs and career choices when each class had students from many programs, I turned to tools like Moodle. I've made the surprising discovery that Moodle makes it easier for me to spend more time on pedagogy. In spite of the limited number of times we see them in class and their busy lives outside of the classroom, I am reaching out to students through IT!

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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.

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The Spirit of Porto Alegre – A Virtual Connection

Published October 9, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Marcello Quintieri Teacher, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf

Students at College Brébeuf are currently communicating with students from UNISINOS a university near the city of Porto Alegre in Brazil using Skype. Although the process has not been without technical problems, when the Brazilians in this program visit Montreal, they will be arriving among friends whose common interests and important differences can be better experienced and understood.

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Using Moodle and Other Educational Technology to Reach More Students

Published August 28, 2014  |  English (Second Language)

Giel Hofmann Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

I’m interested in Ed-Tech because students expect it more and more. The language of technology is becoming the language of this generation, and it is something that allows me to extend my teaching beyond the classroom. As well, the increasing presence of Moodle in our colleges means that building a Moodle course as a way to reach students more effectively is becoming increasingly unavoidable.

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Making Students Masters of Their Own Learning

Published November 10, 2008  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Profweb's animaweb, Norm Spatz puts what he learned as a reporter for Profweb into practice in his classroom.

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I May Never Correct an Irregular Verb Again!

Published May 3, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Jean-François Joubert Teacher, Cégep Garneau

I may never correct an irregular verb quiz again. Ever! I set up a group of exercises using the DecClic 2 platform, and I couldn't be happier about it.

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The Scenario for Better Essay Writing Through Online Research

Published May 24, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Julie Hamel Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

It is difficult and frustrating for ESL students to understand the ins and outs of essay writing in English. Not only are most of them awkward at making an outline or a plan, they apply a French methodology (sujet amené, posé etc.). Here is a scenario where students research essay writing advice in English on-line and apply it to their own writing.

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Preparing for a Hybrid Course to Better Serve ‘Gestion de commerces’ Students of Varying English Skills

Published May 1, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

During the development of the English in Business course at Vieux Montreal, there weren't enough students in the program to create more than one group whose students' language skills varied from beginner to bilingual. Norm Spatz felt that this situation could improve using information technology. Two or more teachers at different schools could divide their combined virtual class into two or more groups according to language levels.

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Teaching Without Books in 101

Published January 29, 2012  |  English (Second Language)

Sara Fernandez Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield
Julie Hamel Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield
Elizabeth Cowan Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

The authors decided to replace the traditional student books and grammar books used in their classes with material from the Net. All in all it was a wonderful experience in creativity, but because they ended up doing both the teaching and writing, time became an issue. Whether they repeat the experience depends on the publication du jour.

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PowerPoint and SmartBoards – A Dynamic Duo

Published February 26, 2012  |  English (Second Language)

James Laviolette Teacher, Cégep de Baie-Comeau

James Laviolette has found his college's Smartboards amazingly user-friendly.  Although many teachers use PowerPoints, after a semester of experimentation, he now mainly writes over Word documents. Unlike the traditional whiteboard, however, nothing is lost to students when he moves to the next panel.

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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.

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