News and Information for LearnIT2teach participants

November 30, 2023 - Issue #136

Project News

Please Respond to our Avenue Client Survey
As part of a strategic review of all our services and activities, we are conducting a survey of teachers and administrators who use in their language training programs. Please help the Avenue team engage with constant improvement by completing this short survey.  Any input you can offer will inform our work on your behalf. We’ll be closing the survey to responses on January 15 2024.

FAQs for Avenue Teachers
The FAQs document for Avenue teachers was recently updated.

How to Report Errors in the Avenue eUnits and Modules
Please use this form to report errors in eUnits and Modules. A followup email will be sent to the instructor reporting the issue after it is fixed and updated in the eUnit catalogue.

Upcoming Webinar Planning Your Lessons with the Course Builder Content
Please join Margaret Stasiak on Thursday, December 7, at 4 pm ET, for the webinar Planning Your Lessons with the Course Builder Content. More information and registration is available here.

Web News

Our family's long journey to Canada has given us a shot at a 'real' Christmas in a new home
This First Person column is written by Shantanu Datta, a father who recently immigrated to Saskatoon with his family in November 2023. … It was just past midnight as we stepped out of the luggage area with seven bags in tow. It was a small, cozy airport — almost like a bus station back home in India. Welcome to Saskatoon. It was love at first sight. …

How nurses overcome challenges while treating patients with limited English proficiency
The increasing diversity of the U.S. brings an array of challenges, including the basic hurdle of not speaking the same language. The stakes are especially high in a medical setting. In collaboration with the Global Health Reporting Center and with support from the Pulitzer Center, William Brangham looks at how nurses are meeting the moment for our series, Critical Care: The Future of Nursing. …

7 Ways Web 3.0 Can Transform Learning And Development
With Web 3.0, learners have greater autonomy, resources are easily accessible, and technology drives innovation in teaching and learning. Discover how it benefits Learning and Development and start embracing the changes. …

The new stress-free English test that is revolutionising ESL learning
In December, innovative adaptive English language test will be released, potentially shaking up the way English as a Second Language (ESL) education is taught in classrooms across Australia. Envoy … combines the expertise of linguists with advanced AI technology to offer a true assessment of an individual's ability to use English in real-life situations. …


Can Moodle™ Detect Cheating? Exploring Academic Integrity in Online Learning
In the realm of online education, ensuring academic integrity is paramount. As eLearning platforms like Moodle continue to gain popularity, the question arises: Can Moodle detect cheating? In this blog, we delve into the mechanisms, strategies, and challenges of maintaining academic honesty in the virtual classroom. …

7 ChatGPT Prompts For Rapid eLearning Development
Discover 7 potent ChatGPT prompts optimized for rapid eLearning development. Through these prompts, benefit from AI's capabilities in course design, content sourcing, and interaction enhancement. Learn how ChatGPT can redefine your eLearning creation process.

Using AI to Support Multilingual Students
Artificial intelligence tools can help multilingual students better understand complex texts in English …

Microlearning: Bite-Sized Lessons for On-Demand Knowledge
We live in a busy world. Many learners today don’t have time for traditional learning, as it requires countless hours to acquire new knowledge or skills. Instead, they have a demand for quick and accessible lessons … Considering this, it should come as no surprise that microlearning has become a prevalent trend in recent years. …

10 Types Of Writing For eLearning Writing for Instructional Design
When I started counting the types of writing for eLearning required to produce a course, I was stunned. One instructional designer can provide the skills of an entire writing department. … Here, you’ll find some brief guidelines focusing on each type of writing. ...

Professional Development

New in the Annotated Bibliography: Potential Affordances of Generative AI in Language Education: Demonstrations and an Evaluative Framework
An article providing a comprehensive overview and practical examples of the potential affordances of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT for language instruction and assessment.

Collaborative Communities: Digital Tools for Collaboration (video)
Looking for just the right digital tool to use with your teaching colleagues to manage projects, reflect on personal and professional growth, and share resources? Watch this video for key tips on how to pick the right tool for your context and needs! …

e-Resource Corner

English Accent Coach
The interactive online game that improves your English pronunciation. Start changing your pronunciation the scientific way! English Accent Coach works because it trains the brain to recognize new sounds - an essential foundation for improved pronunciation. You will begin experiencing measurable improvement in your ability to recognize English sounds in just a few short sessions.

Compleat Lexical Tutor
Use this free Canadian site to analyze texts. A concordance is a list of words, phrases, or distributed structures + immediate contexts from a corpus or text.


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


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