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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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Blogging for Newbies

Published November 1, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Janette Braun Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Assigned listenings don't always interest everyone, and I wanted the individual students to make their own choices. Maybe by allowing them to explore the Internet and chronicle in a blog, their interest in a project would be kindled.

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Time is for Learning

Published December 6, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Danielle Mackin Teacher, Cégep de Chicoutimi

Traditional English grammar teaching methods are not always a classroom favorite. How can class time be used to best advantage? IT opens the door for individually-tailored dynamic learning methods to deal with grammar concepts.

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Virtual Component of an ESL HELP Center

Published February 7, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

Created in 1998, H.E.L.P. On-Line (Help in English; Learning and Practice Online) was the result of the complementary desires to get the maximum benefit of new technologies for our students and to give them the best resources possible.

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Making Fond Memories of Youth Meaningful

Published February 14, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Marcello Quintieri Teacher, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf

The question of getting francophone students over an inability to use English at a register appropriate for the worlds of business, politics, medicine and academia has been a particular goal of Marcello Quintieri. Over the past two terms he has tried to create an IT environment where questions of tone and register could be addressed effectively.

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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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Migrating from WebCT to Moodle with Regular Expressions

Published April 25, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Melvin Shantz Teacher, Collège Ahuntsic

Mel Shantz, along with his colleagues at Ahuntsic over the years, has put many hours of preparation time into the creation of web-based quizzes. With the college's decision to change its course management system (CMS) from WebCT to Moodle, those hours of preparation time were in danger of being lost unless an efficient method of migrating the quizzes to the new CMS was found. Short of typing out each of the quiz questions, proofreading them, and re-piloting the quizzes on the new platform, Mel has been attempting to export his quizzes from WebCT and import them into Moodle using the quiz tool's import filter.

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

Published May 3, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

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.

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Moodle Correction Perfection

Published May 30, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Nicholas Walker Teacher, Collège Ahuntsic

Moodle can do a better job providing corrective feedback on writing errors than hand coding on MS Word through a repurposing of the standard glossary.

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IT in Education – Another Rhetorical Strategy

Published September 23, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Michael Helfield Teacher, Dawson College

Like many teachers at the beginning of their careers, Michael Helfield teaches in more than one school. In terms of information technology, this has proven to be a distinct advantage as he is experiencing IT from more than one vantage point.  

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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.

English (Second Language)

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