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A Proposed Blended Delivery Model for English Language Learners Using Blogs

  This table below describes a framework in progress of a non-formal English language sharing circle; it is a blended delivery model for English language learners in combination with the English Study Group activities and the Essential Skills practice activities. Again the principles for engaging participants are similar: participation is voluntary, the activities are based…

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Discussion Topic for ESL Students: Winter Break Activities

For Instructors: This activity is intended for intermediate students as listening/speaking practice to review simple past forms, phrasal verbs, and some commonly used Canadian idioms for newcomers living in Northwest Coastal British Columbia.  I suggest starting with the teacher talking about their Winter Break, highlighting the use of some of the terms, before handing out…

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workplace cultures – considerations for ESL teaching

In a recent ESL class, discussion among students surrounding the nature of relationships between employees and employers has led me to note down my observations and reflections. For one thing, I am struck by the assumptions we all make about how to communicate in the workplace, which is made up of a series of protocols,…

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Blogging the ESL Curriculum Development Process – Part 2: Discussing Differences in Workplace Culture

As I proceed with teaching the evening class, I am challenged by the limited number of hours I can focus on language skills each week. So, I ask myself what I can accomplish with learners for 1.5 hours each week? I focus more on business communications. The last lesson, for example, emphasized leaving a voice-mail…

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Questions to help you learn about the Provinces and Territories of Canada

How do you use online resources and library resources to find out more about the province or territory you want to find out more about? Wikipedia – I went to wikipedia as a first stop, then clicked on the geography portal link, before clicking on the North America sub-portal about 4/5 down the page (scroll…

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