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How to Teach Academic Writing

Hard writing makes easy reading - an old adage In Teaching by Principles, Brown compares swimming and writing. You might wonder, what does swimming have to do with academic writing? I am a swimmer, so I know how hard it is to swim well. I am a writer too, and it is just as difficult for me to...

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Teaching literature in the Second-Language Classroom: How? Part 2

Welcome to my series on teaching literature in the English second-language classroom with film: Activity 2 - The Film Festival. In today’s post, I will review the four steps of the first activity: literary / film analysis. Then I’ll describe activity 2: what I call "The Film...

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Teaching Literature in the Second-Language Classroom: How? Part 1

Welcome to my series on teaching literature in the second-language classroom: using film to teach literature, part 1. In today’s episode, I will review the why and what of teaching literature. Then, I will look at how to teach literature using film. I’ll give an overview of three activities...

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Teaching Strategies for the Dyslexia-Friendly ESL Classroom

Dyslexia, just like ADD, is no longer a dirty word in the English-language classroom. Educational professionals and ESL teachers are beginning to realize that there are more students with reading and spelling problems than we think. We as teachers should not see dyslexia as a deficit. We...

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Teaching Literature in the Second-Language Classroom: What? Part 2

Welcome to part 2 in this series on teaching literature in the second-language classroom: what literature to teach. Today's Agenda In today’s post, I will review the previous post on the topic. I will look at some American, British, Irish and Canadian writers I use in my teaching, and talk...

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Academic Writing in the Blended Classroom

A blended learning approach (sometimes referred to as hybrid teaching) to academic writing seems to be the best of both worlds. This approach combines online instruction with face-to-face classroom interaction. Many report that the blended classroom–regardless of which model is used–is flexible...

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Teaching literature in the Second-Language Classroom: What? Part 1

Welcome to part 1 of the second episode in my series on teaching literature in the second-language classroom: what literature to teach. Today's Agenda My name is Frank Bonkowski, online English-language course creator at English school courses and language professor at Cegep de Saint-Laurent in...

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7 Great Reasons to Teach Literature in the Second-Language Classroom

Welcome to this three-part series on teaching literature in the second-language classroom. In this post, I explore why teaching literature is so important. In the next post, I will look at what kinds of literature to teach. In the third episode, I will explain some of the ways I teach literature...

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How to Self-Publish and Make Extra Income: Webinar notes

My two-fold mission at ESC: Create online courses and coach EL teachers First, to provide learners– upper-level non-native speakers of English – interactive English language teaching materials through online courses. Second, to work with teachers to publish their own online English-language...

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