Family Story Writing Project

Engaging Advanced English Learners with the Family Story Project People love stories and that‘s what makes using a family story as the basis of a writing project so powerful. This assignment was created for advanced English learners – primarily high school or college age, but feel free to modify to fit your younger learners as


Teach Academic Writing with “Teaching Writing”

What is Teaching Writing? “Teaching Writing,” 2nd edition, is a university-approved 3-credit teacher training course offered, by English Learner Portal, to teach academic writing. Frank Bonkowski, teacher trainer and experienced English language teacher, specialist in academic writing, offers best practices for helping your intermediate and advanced English learners succeed in academic writing. You can¬†register here.


Helen Hefter, College ESL Specialist

This interview with Helen Hefter, ESL specialist, follows on my first interview with Chris Rush of Off2Class about helping struggling English language learners. Helen Hefter teaches college-level ESL and academic writing in Montreal. She has taught English as a second language at two universities in South Korea. She currently teaches at Montmorency College in Laval,

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