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Publications in Profweb (61)

Real Life Stories

The Scene of the Crime

Published April 29, 2014  |  English (Second Language)

Derek White Teacher, Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon

Derek White thought it might be an interesting experience to use an interactive whiteboard. He went in not knowing a lot and essentially had a one hour basic training session. What he learned from his experience is that the negatives can sometimes outweigh the positives.

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Inspiring Digital Resources to Teach English as a Second Language at the College Level

Published September 16, 2019  |  English (Second Language)

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

Is there anything better, at the beginning of the semester, than to renew your material and dare to integrate new digital resources into your teaching? Today, I am offering you to examine some of those resources for teaching English as a second language. You will (re)discover real life stories and articles published on Profweb between 2016 and 2019 that explore interesting digital resources, as well as the resources and services offered by the various organisations of the network.

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Afternoon Tea with Seniors: A Model of Community Engagement Teaching

Published February 7, 2019  |  English (Second Language)

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

This community engaged teaching activity, funded by the Entente Canada-Québec relative à l’enseignement dans la langue de la minorité et à l’enseignement des langues secondes provided students learning English as a second language (ESL) the opportunity to interact with native speakers while integrating meaningful community service and the use of technology to collaborate at a distance. Students and teachers from 4 colleges collaborated around shared goals. The teachers developed projects that would allow the students to apply course content to real world contexts in their community.

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A World Wide Web: Engaging Learners Online

Published May 20, 2019  |  English (Second Language)

Linda Manimtim, M.Ed., Red River College, Winnipeg MB and EAL Specialist, PEG Canada

In this digital age, information is available to our students at the click of a Google search. They have access to amazing tools as well as unreliable information at the touch of a finger. As instructors, we have the opportunity to help guide this rushing river of data to benefit our students and ourselves. They’re online at home, on the bus, while they’re eating, while they watch TV, while they socialize, and sometimes while they are in class. So, why not take advantage of this almost natural proclivity, and make use of it for educational purposes?

Real Life Stories

A Virtual Teaching Assistant in the Blended Classroom

Published December 6, 2016  |  English (Second Language)

Frank Bonkowski Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

A blended learning approach (sometimes referred to as hybrid teaching) seems to be the best of both worlds, combining online instruction with face-to-face classroom interaction. Many report that the blended classroom–regardless of which model is used–is flexible and convenient, as it offers access to lots of resources. Using online tools can also increase student motivation. A 2012 article in Profweb reported that the hybrid/blended classroom is growing in popularity in Québec. This is not surprising since some recent research has shown that blended classrooms can outperform traditional classrooms. I’ve been teaching academic writing to high-intermediate and advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent for the past several years. Using the Moodle platform, I’ve been doing hybrid or blended teaching in multi-skill courses at the 102 and 103 levels.

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Pedagogical Implications of Online Readership

Published March 23, 2015  |  English (Second Language)

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Now that handwriting is on the way out (at least in Finnish schools), learners are likely to use some form of computer technology in most writing contexts. We may take computer-assisted writing for granted, but lots of things change when we bring them to the digital domain. Like most other human activities, the scriptorial domain is shifting.

Real Life Stories

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.

Real Life Stories

Three Lessons Learned from Virtual Team Teaching

Published May 4, 2014  |  English (Second Language)

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

Lisa Deguire participated in a virtual team teaching project for Winter 2014 which was a continuation of the project discussed by Norm Spatz in Profweb a year earlier. She presents information that she learned from this experience to help other teachers participating in similar initiatives.

Real Life Stories

Virtual Language Exchanges: Making Connections with Mixxer

Published May 1, 2017  |  English (Second Language)

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

For the past few years I have been experimenting with online collaboration with other teachers in the college network as part of my English as a Second Language courses. Last year, we were fortunate to have obtained a grant from the Entente Québec-Canada that permitted myself and some colleagues to familiarize ourselves with synchronous and asynchronous communication pedagogy, which became the subject of a Real Life Story on Profweb. Although I learned a lot through this experience, I felt that we could still make some gains in the efficiency of my use of our active learning lab and that we had yet to exploit all the possibilities these labs and Google tools could offer to both teachers and learners.

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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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