News and Information for LearnIT2teach participants

February 28, 2022 - Issue #117

Project News

The benefits of LINC blended learning #6. Our featured video for February is, “it supports PBLA and the teacher "
... Each month, we’re focusing on one of those videos and the learner, teacher and program benefits it describes. This month we’re looking at the Introductory video and video number six "It Supports Portfolio-based Language Assessment and the Teacher."

Part 1 Learning Technology Leadership
A new intake of this six-week course begins on April 16. More information is available here.

New PBLA-compatible Units CLB 5+ coming in early April 2022 
New PBLA-compatble units (Reading Product and Service Reviews, Getting Information From Tables, Charts and Graphs, Reading News and Feature Articles, Taking Notes While Reading, Taking Notes While Listening) from the Toronto Catholic District School Board will be available in April. Check the March newsletter for more information.

Web News

Let's Talk Immigration
Welcome to Let's Talk Immigration online engagement space! Below you can navigate through our open and ongoing consultations, as well as see any closed consultations we have conducted.....

Yorkville Faculty Publish ‘Teaching in Post COVID-19 Era’ Handbook
Yorkville University faculty Dr. Ismail Fayed and Dr. Jill Cummings recently released a new book that’s been hailed by UNESCO as offering a “rich reflection on pathways for transforming the purpose and practice of education” in a post-pandemic world. ... Teaching in the Post COVID-19 Era is a 73-chapter handbook that features digital solutions, innovative teaching approaches, case studies, online learning models, and inventive remote/online frameworks  ,,,

Immigration, booming population and global influence: Is this the 'heroic' Canadian dream?
 The future belongs to Canada, says author and global strategy advisor Parag Khanna, thanks to the country’s “heroic” approach to welcoming newcomers and its geographic advantage in a time of climatic emergencies. In fact, he argues the Canadian dream is now more attainable (and more sustainable) than the American dream – and that will make the True North a superpower when it comes to attracting immigrants. ...

How has the pandemic changed virtual ESL learning?
Students and teachers turned to ESL learning apps when in-person classrooms closed. But this approach doesn't totally bridge the gap for students. ...

Our system is setting immigrants and Canadians up for failure
I am a newcomer settlement worker, who has worked with immigrants for 20 years. I decided to write this out of a sense of frustration. Our recent economic class newcomers are not doing well. ... There is little to no affordable housing available for them. The social housing waiting list is about three to seven years long. ...  In the rural area where I currently work, there is no public transportation and no English as a second language school. ....


Moving Forward with Extensive Reading in the LINC Context
... In late 2021, Sepideh Alavi, a member of the Extensive Reading Foundation Board of Directors and Avenue mentor, and I [John Allan] started an extensive reading research project on the Avenue system. A critical part of this study is a pilot test of extensive reading with literacy-level classes. At this time, the Avenue extensive reading research project embodies the following characteristics: ...

10 Best, Shockingly Good Apps for ESL Teachers
... using some of these apps will effectively help you add a new dimension to your teaching. It’ll also give students a break from the traditional classroom, all while still reinforcing the skills they are learning. Many of these top apps are even free of cost! There’s no better time than the present to upgrade your teaching and try out some of the best apps for ESL teachers! ...

4 Benefits of Continuing Education Online
... when most people choose to continue their education, they do so in person. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people into distance learning. Two years later, more people are going back to school in person, but should you consider online learning over in-person learning?. ...

Pros and Cons of the Online Classroom
The transition from in-person to remote leaching two years ago has highlighted the fallacies of both new and old education models. As students were forced to stay at home and tune in to their Zoom classes, teachers struggled to keep them engaged and motivated with their work. Though online learning has been a great tool to manage the loss of school time during the pandemic, it cannot accommodate all the problems in education. ...

eLearning: A Substitute For Classroom Learning
The entire education system has been changed by improved access to information, interactive learning methods, easy information retention, and expanded data storage. Let us understand why eLearning is a substitute for classroom learning. . ...

Is Online Learning As Good As Classroom Learning In 2022?
... Over the past few years, the pandemic has affected the entire world. It has brought tremendous changes in various sectors, especially the education sector. While classroom learning allows for a face-to-face connection, online learning also has its own benefits. ... How These 2 Modes Of Learning Can Be Related And Which One Suits Your Needs ...

Professional Development

LearnIT2teach Annotated Bibliography New Resource: Innovative language pedagogy report.
This report presents 22 short chapters describing new and established teaching approaches and tools that are being implemented in language programming. The focus is solidly on practical applications and each author includes a critical look at any issues they have experienced

Book Launch - Teaching in the Post COVID-19 Era
Join 144 authors from around the world and a Special Guest Panel via Zoom on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 3 PM ET to Discuss the Future of Education in light of Innovations, Experiences, and Practices during COVID-19 Teaching and Learning. Register here ...

2022 TESOL International (Hybrid) Convention
March 22-25... 1 Convention. 2 Ways to Participate ...


Online English Teacher
TeacherTee are looking for patient, enthusiastic, dedicated online English teachers to assist students accomplish their language learning goals. You can teach full-time or part-time, it's all up to you. Work from the comfort of home or anywhere in the world.

Online English Teacher
Tiptop ESL Ltd is delighted to bring you the opportunity to teach online with Whales English. Their main focus is to teach Chinese students aged between 5 to 18. Their aim is to bring high quality English education to students from all levels of society. ...

e-Resource Corner

English Hub: Quizzes on Grammar, Vocabulary and Syllabus
English Hub is an educational services website, currently aimed at providing services to the ESL Learners. Our main focus, right now, is to help the teachers of English who teach English as second language and the students who learn English as second language. English Hub is a completely free website designed to help ESL Learners online with various services.

Infographic: Immigration and Canada’s economic recovery
This infographic summarizes Canada's 2021 immigration data.

Canada’s Immigration System: An Overview
A short video from IRCC explaining how immigrants are selected, screened and set up for success in Canada.


New Language Solutions is based in Ottawa, Ontario. We acknowledge that our head office is on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People. Beyond Ottawa, we have staff working in locations across Canada. New Language Solutions is grateful to have the opportunity to work as a guest in communities and territories across the country, and we honour the stewardship of the many Indigenous peoples who have resided on and cared for these lands since time immemorial.

We make our acknowledgement as a sign of respect for all Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island, past and present. We accept the true impact of the past and the pain suffered by generations of Indigenous Peoples. As an agency that works to support the integration of newcomers into Canadian society and cultures, we express our commitment to support activities that are inclusive of Indigenous Peoples. We resolve to address a history of injustice to First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

New Language Solutions Inc.


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 Avenue - LearnIT2teach News is researched and compiled by Jim Edgar