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How can I help my students acquire field-related vocabulary that is relevant and meaningful to them?

Par: Andy Van Drom

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...

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How can I help my students to become more confident and autonomous language learners and users?

Par: Andy Van Drom

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...

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How Do You Argue about Beliefs, Facts, and Opinions?

Par: Dr. Ken Beatty

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? 

Beliefs are...

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Some of my students are in a Springboard program.  How do I make sure they don’t feel left out?

Par: Andy Van Drom

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...

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