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Publications in Profweb (57)

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Learning with IT at The Learning Centre

Published January 26, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Kim Muncey Coordinator, Vanier College

The Learning Center at Vanier College has used IT to make its services more accessible to students and to make student feedback count for more.

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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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Easy Learning with ESL Blues

Published September 26, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Eifion Pritchard Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Eifion Pritchard created the site ESL Blues to battle drop-outs in English as a Second Language courses. The blues in ESL Blues are like musical blues in the background. They are easy repetition exercises which fall lightly on the mind. ESL Blues are a great way to start the adventure that is learning another language!

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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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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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Hot Potatoes + Moodle = Fun + Learning

Published October 27, 2008  |  English (Second Language)

Sara Fernandez Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

Both programs are user-friendly, and they work well together.

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Making Students Masters of Their Own Learning

Published November 10, 2008  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Profweb's animaweb, Norm Spatz puts what he learned as a reporter for Profweb into practice in his classroom.

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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.

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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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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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