Back in the day, teachers purchased a big teacher’s guide that contained all of the pages from the student’s book and also some extra handouts to be photocopied. Forgot the teacher’s guide at home? Too bad, it would have to wait. And if your school already purchased a teacher’s guide...
More than just projecting: discover how to make better use of your digital components!
11 mai 2018
How can I help my students acquire field-related vocabulary that is relevant and meaningful to them?
13 avril 2018
Vocabulary acquisition in a B-block course is very much a double-edged sword. When I started teaching field-related English, I expected vocabulary to be a nonissue. After all, in a class where students are supposed to work on field-specific topics, focusing the selection of salient...
How can I help my students to become more confident and autonomous language learners and users?
12 avril 2018
Students and teachers alike agree on the fact that language learning is not an undertaking that begins and ends in a classroom, but a lifelong endeavour. If, as teachers, we want to meet the ministerial objectives of preparing our students to communicate in English in study and...
How Do You Argue about Beliefs, Facts, and Opinions?
09 avril 2018
It’s a trick question! Students often have a hard time understanding that they can’t really argue about beliefs, and can only use facts to support an argument. As for opinions, they can only argue about valid opinions.
Why, and what is the difference between the terms?
My eLab Tip: How do I copy a class that I have modified?
22 mars 2018
My eLab Tips
Ever wondered how to copy in your My eLab account the content of a class that was previously modified?
Well, it is simple!
When creating your new class, just follow these two steps:
STEP 1: Copy the class you wish to duplicate as shown in the example below.
Some of my students are in a Springboard program. How do I make sure they don’t feel left out?
20 mars 2018
For as long as I’ve been teaching B-block courses, every term, on the first day of class, at least one student inevitably raises the following question: How can I work on field-specific content and tasks if I do not yet “have” a field?
Students in so-called Springboard programs often...
5 ways to encourage your students to get talking!
19 mars 2018
To learn a second language, communication is key. But communication in a second language can be a source of stress for some students. There are lots of things a teacher can do to foster communication in the classroom and encourage students to take risks and talk!
1-Being a good role...
Trois activités créatives pour travailler en classe les trois aspects du français
12 mars 2018
Il existe de nombreux liens entre la lecture, l’écriture et la communication orale. Ces trois aspects de la langue sont interdépendants. Par exemple, la discussion autour d’un texte permet d’en approfondir la compréhension, de même que la révision d’un texte avec un pair permet de...
4 things you need to know in order to choose the right texts for ESL students!
21 février 2018
Choosing the right texts for a themed unit or activity is a challenge for ESL teachers. No one would argue that reading helps students acquire knowledge and vocabulary. Reading also helps with spelling and writing and can give students the much needed functional language to express...
Créer des liens avec ses élèves, la clé du succès?
05 février 2018
Enseigner, c’est entrer en relation. Enseigner, c’est convaincre. Enseigner, c’est partager une passion. Enseigner, c’est plus qu’une profession, c’est même au-delà de la vocation. Enseigner, c’est jongler avec toutes les aptitudes que requiert cette profession exigeante, y compris celle...