Profweb

Search results

67 search results for 'Active Learning' 'Differentiated Learning' 'Formative Evaluation' 'Interactive Software' 'Explanation of a product' 'Help Center' > English (Second Language) (67) : Publications in Profweb (67)

Publications in Profweb (67)

Articles

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.

Real Life Stories

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!

Real Life Stories

Videoconferencing to Build Bridges Between Student Communities

Published February 20, 2020  |  English (Second Language)

Muna Shafiq Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

In 2017 and 2018, I organized 2 very successful trips to Vancouver with my students, enrolled in the Language profile of Cégep Limoilou’s Arts, Letters and Communication program. Because this type of cultural exchange adds great value to the career path of our students, but also to that of students in British Columbia, in the fall 2019 semester, I organized a virtual encounter to continue forging ties between these young people living on both sides of the country.

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

I C IT from both sides now!

Published May 10, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Reporting for Profweb, a lot of exciting information about IT innovation crosses my desk. As I scan incoming content for its suitability to appear in our pages, I'm ever on the alert for things to use in my own classroom.

Real Life Stories

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.

Articles

Mumble: An Alternative to the Language Lab

Published March 27, 2018  |  English (Second Language)

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb
Kirsten Harris Teacher, Collège O'Sullivan de Québec

When O’Sullivan College started offering an AEC in Insurance, the teachers needed a tool that would allow students to simulate a customer call to an insurance agent. The objective of the Business English class is to give the students the necessary skills to be able to communicate in English and complete an insurance claim form or answer policy questions when speaking with customers who prefer to speak in English on the telephone.

Real Life Stories

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.

Real Life Stories

Using Twitter for Academic and Educational Purposes

Published March 16, 2018  |  English (Second Language)

Félix McMurray Teacher, Collège Mérici

Using Twitter in one of my courses was an idea that simmered for a while. Being a Twitter user myself, I have always been fascinated by the many opportunities that this social networking service offers.

Most viewed results

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)

Page 5 of 7