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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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Give Your Students the Ultimate IT Experience

Published August 23, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Jean-François Roy Teacher, Cégep Garneau

Two infallible ways to fire up students' motivation are to have them create something and then to provide them with an audience to share their creation with. For me, the website software Joomla has turned out to be the best tool to reach that goal.

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A Professional Development Resource for Going Beyond the Classroom: An Interview with Brett Fischer & Danielle Viens

Published September 10, 2019  |  English (Second Language)

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Thanks to a grant from ECQ (Entente Canada-Québec), a professional development resource for ESL (English as a second language) teachers who are interested in creating learning experiences outside the classroom is now available for the Quebec college network. I recently interviewed Brett Fischer and Danielle Viens who collaborated to create a private YouTube channel where teachers would share their innovative ideas for going beyond the classroom.

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

Published February 1, 2015  |  English (Second Language)

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!

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Using Screencasts and Flipping the Classroom to Increase Student Success

Published February 23, 2016  |  English (Second Language)

Patti Holter Teacher, Collège Lionel-Groulx

Have your students ever grumbled when you change the slides in one of your presentations too quickly? Do they start to panic when you erase crucial material from the board in your classroom? Perhaps they are at the end of their rope because they don’t have enough time to take notes the way that they would like. Screencasting may be just what the doctor ordered!

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To Learn Through Teaching

Published November 14, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

As an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, Lisa Deguire is always looking for an activity that could be designed to motivate and challenge students in the advanced English level IV courses where the goal is to develop job specific language skills for students in varied programs who often feel they have little to learn in ESL. Her Multimedia Writing Project is encouraging students to link their knowledge and skills with available resources in their respective programs and the college to learn through teaching.

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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.

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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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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.

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8 Online Grammar Checker Tools Sent Back from the Future

Published May 17, 2018  |  English (Second Language)

Nicholas Walker Teacher, Collège Ahuntsic

You probably already know that grammar checkers have come a long way in terms of coverage and eliminating pesky false-alarms. I previously highlighted 10 benefits of using such a grammar checker, the Virtual Writing Tutor, with students. This follow-up article focuses on an additional 8 fresh new learning tools, which seem to have been sent back from the future. It is impressive what a little artificial intelligence can now do for ESL learners. Here is a short list that is sure to contain at least a few surprises.

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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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