Frank Bonkowski

How to Help Struggling English Language Learners

Learning problems and how Off2Class can overcome them At the college where I teach in Montréal, each term more and more English language learners enter with different kinds of learning issues. How can classroom teachers deal with these seemingly overwhelming problems without burning themselves out? This blog post will focus on how Off2Class can help …

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Five Tips on Getting Language Learners to Write a Family Story

Introduction Ever since I started creating and publishing “communicative” learning materials back in the 80s, I have been a big fan of project learning, both in my classroom teaching and writing. In this post, I will describe a family story project that I recently created for young-adult intermediate to advanced English language learners. What is …

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What is the Reaction of English Language Learners to Seeing a Historical Play?

Are you a teacher of intermediate to advanced English language learners? Do you ever take your students to see a live play in English?  If not, why not? Are you afraid that the language experience may be too difficult for your learners? Do you wonder if your English language learners will be interested enough to …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Like Online Learning

Introduction I have to admit I’m biased.  I’ve been involved in distance education and online learning for over 25 years, first at TELUQ, a distance-education university, and more recently in online teaching at CÉGEP de Saint-Laurent, a francophone college.   As a teacher, author and learner, it is no surprise I’m a big fan of …

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