News and Information for LearnIT2teach participants

September 29, 2023 - Issue #134

Project News

New Avenue Leadership Group Begins Saturday, October 14th
Avenue Leadership Training now formatted as microcredentials; Participants build skills as lead teachers or managers; Grow your learning tech skills with a community of LINC or CLIC colleagues; MLITSD-funded Adult Language Training professionals are now eligible; Choose the Introduction microcredential to get started (about 2.5 hours); Complete seven microcredentials to earn a Leadership Certificate; Engage with videos, readings, audio podcasts and discussion forums; Dive deep on the Brand New Avenue Learning Technology Standards; Apply innovations and leadership principles to your language program ....

New Resources
Recent additions to the Avenue eUnit Catalogue/Course Builder

  • Deciding on a College Program (CLB 7-8)
  • Greetings and Introductions (CLB 1L-2L)
  • Using a Car (CLB 1-2)
  • Caring for the Environment (CLB 3-4)
  • Orientation to Avenue for LINC 3 Students
  • Orientation to Avenue for LINC 4 Students
  • Orientation to Avenue for LINC 5+ Students
  • REACH resources for newcomer mothers from MOSAIC (BC) (CLB 3) Intro webinar

The National LINC Online Curriculum (NLOC) Project Website
Hosted on, the National LINC Online Curriculum Project is a five-year project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), managed by Achēv, and supported by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. The complete and formal launch of this new curriculum will be in 2025. ...

Web News

The best language learning software of 2023
… These days, language learning software has become faster, easier, and mobile, designed for use not just at home on a desktop or laptop but also on tablets and phones. The number of choices has also increased exponentially. What should you choose? That’s going to depend on what you need. There are clear leaders among the best software out there, …

Bot or not? How to tell when you’re reading something written by AI
… In the wake of the viral success of ChatGPT late last year, a growing number of tools have launched that make it cheap and easy for nearly anyone to create convincing AI-generated text … But the recent explosion of those tools creates a new challenge for internet users: how to tell whether something was written by a human or a machine. …

Novakid Teacher Academy Gives Free Access to its Most Popular Unit: TEYL Games to Play Online
Novakid, a learning games company best known for its industry-leading English as a Second Language learning platform for kids, is proud to announce the launch of its free course on gamification, TEYL Games to Play Online …

How Duolingo has gamified learning
Duolingo has risen to the top of the language learning market. With 19 million daily active users by August 2023, but how has the company succeeded … [experts] attribute the app’s success to the gamification of its elements with features which encourage consistent engagement. Among these features are quests and limited-time activities, rewards in the form of …

Generative AI can be the academic assistant an underserved student needs
From essay writing to standardized test prep and scores, navigating the higher education path involves complex twists and turns that can put students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds at a disadvantage. AI tools could provide meaningful aid …

Online language learning Market to be Worth $38.71 Billion by 2030
The Online Language Learning Market is projected to reach $38.7 billion by 2030, ... The growth of this market is driven by globalization and the growing need for cross-border communication, the growing E-learning market, and the penetration of artificial intelligence in E-learning. ...


Learning New Vocabulary with Online Tools
… There are many different ways to get students to learn more lingo – including many methods involving the Internet. …Below are just some of the different internet resources that could be useful in teaching kids new words. …

4 Ways to Engage and Prioritise Education Staff
Education is a sector in which turnover rates can be high, especially among younger team members who are recently qualified and taking their first steps down this career path. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about boosting retention and increasing loyalty to your organization. …

Improve the Digital Accessibility of Your Content
Improving the digital accessibility of existing text ensures that you can reuse your learning support assets. In this article, I’m going to give you a list of ideas to achieve that objective, … In general, the content here will improve accessibility and readability for all learners. …

Adult eLearning: Basic Tips And Tricks For Optimized Learning Outcomes
In this article, we examine ways to make adult eLearning more efficient, offering a few actionable tips and tricks along the way.

The Roles Of An Efficient eLearning Facilitator
The article lists the essential roles an efficient eLearning facilitator must adopt to benefit modern learners and enhance their experience. …

Professional Development

New in the LearnIT2teach Annotated Bibliography: The Power of the Voice in Facilitating and Maintaining Online Presence in the Era of Zoom and Teams
An article examining the role of voice in supporting teacher presence in the online classroom and providing advice to instructors about how to improve audio quality in that context.

Hybrid Learning vs. Blended Learning: Difference and Importance
In today's educational ecosystem, you'll often find these two pedagogical titans thrown around randomly: Hybrid and Blended Learning. But what do they really mean? And why should you care? …

Tutela webinar: Demystifying Stage 2 of LearnIT2teach on Avenue (requires login)
Thursday, October 19 | 7:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Are you a teacher using Avenue? Did you use, but had limited training? Would you like to complete the LearnIT2teach training, but you are feeling overwhelmed? This is the workshop for you. Join us as we demystify Avenue and Stage 2 of LearnIT2teach. The presenters will give an overview of the Avenue site and ... then break Stage 2 down into manageable chunks.


LINC 2 Instructor (posting requires login)
Vancouver Formosa Academy requires a committed ESL instructor to teach an online beginner LINC class ( LINC 2) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings. Start Date: Oct 16, 2023

Online ESL Teacher
Teach English online with Shiliu.

e-Resource Corner

Learner Resources-MOSAIC (BC)
This page has links to digital literacy resources for newcomers.

Freerice is an educational trivia/vocabulary game that helps you get smarter while making a difference for people around the world. Every question you answer correctly raises 10 grains of rice for the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its work saving and changing lives around the world.


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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About  Avenue - LearnIT2teach
Through funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Avenue - LearnIT2teach Project provides LINC teachers with online tools and resources and extensive training to help them implement blended learning in their programs. Visit for more information.

 Avenue - LearnIT2teach News is researched and compiled by Jim Edgar