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Using Factile to Make Engaging Review Sessions

Published April 16, 2018  |  English (Second Language)

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

Keeping students focused and motivated is a constant challenge for teachers, especially in classes where a lot of the material has to be learnt by heart. An effective way to address that issue is to turn review sessions into games: the informal context allows students to relax and the friendly competition keeps them motivated. The web-based application, Factile, which I have used in my English for Adventure Tourism class, allows you to turn your classroom into the set of Jeopardy and make your review sessions efficient and entertaining.

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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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Fun and Games Using IT

Published January 23, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Julie Hamel Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

During Julie Hamel's second time teaching future office workers, she was looking for an original and less teacher-centered way to review what had been covered during the term. She suggested that the class divide into 3 groups and that each group create a board game called ‘The Office'. The rest is IT!

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Getting Second Language Students Talking Together with Social Media

Published March 30, 2015  |  English (Second Language)

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

As I previously observed on Profweb, getting second language students to communicate in English can be a challenge, since they are often uncomfortable speaking in front of their peers - especially at the 604-101-level. Recently, my colleagues and I have come up with a great way to break the ice and to get my students to use the English language using social media.

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Cross-Campus Collaborations Part 2

Published May 23, 2016  |  English (Second Language)

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière
Margaret McCall Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

As you may recall, we penned an article which appeared on Profweb in March 2016 entitled Virtual Team Teaching is Gaining Ground in the Regions. This article described the Entente Canada-Québec supported cross-campus collaboration project involving CEGEPs from Jonquière, Alma and Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The project aimed to build a virtual regional team teaching network and to initiate our students to this approach through the use of multi-site collaborative activities. As promised in our previous article, we are now providing an update on the project as the semester comes to a close.

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Blog to Better English

Published February 1, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Joy Blake Teacher, Cégep de Granby

Finding time to learn new technologies to use in the classroom is never easy, yet it has become a necessity, given that today's students are digital natives. Already my students seem bored with PowerPoint. Another PowerPoint. Well, at least we won't have to take notes or All our teachers ask us to use PowerPoint. Can't we do something else?

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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 Boot Camp Bears Gratifying Results

Published February 9, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

At Collège Laflèche, preparations are being made to improve IT skills for students and teachers alike!. A departmental website for Modern Languages will give students access to information from anywhere and teachers a chance to effectively share valuable resources.

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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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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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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)

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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)

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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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