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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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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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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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“You’re Welcome” – The New Flipped-approach Tool for Extra English Practice

Published August 24, 2017  |  English (Second Language)

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angie Stevens Educational Advisor, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

The Modern Languages Department at Cégep Limoilou has developed a new interactive website called “You’re Welcome”, which provides complementary English activities for program specific English courses in general education. In addition to the website, in-person workshops are held twice a week. Three different programs were targeted for this project, all related to the service industries:

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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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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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SAILing with DECclic

Published September 11, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

James Laviolette Teacher, Cégep de Baie-Comeau

James Laviolette's involvement with information technology focuses on developing an approach, a philosophy. He explains how his efforts to make his teaching relevant to students in changing times has been reflected in his use of resources at Cégep de Baie-Comeau.

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A World Wide Web: Engaging Learners Online

Published May 20, 2019  |  English (Second Language)

Linda Manimtim, M.Ed., Red River College, Winnipeg MB and EAL Specialist, PEG Canada

In this digital age, information is available to our students at the click of a Google search. They have access to amazing tools as well as unreliable information at the touch of a finger. As instructors, we have the opportunity to help guide this rushing river of data to benefit our students and ourselves. They’re online at home, on the bus, while they’re eating, while they watch TV, while they socialize, and sometimes while they are in class. So, why not take advantage of this almost natural proclivity, and make use of it for educational purposes?

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The Flipped Classroom Could Be For You

Published November 17, 2013  |  English (Second Language)

Johanne Morin Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

Johanne Morin decided to flip her classroom, when she started teaching the second semester of general education courses in English as a Second Language which are commonly called B-Block courses. She's no longer regurgitating information, but delivering quality instruction that’s tailored to students’ needs.

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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.

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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)

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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