March 6 #LINCchat Summary: Preparing for Refugee Rights Day

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The March 6 #LINCchat topic was Preparing for Refugee Rights Day, which is held each year on April 4. Thanks to our moderators, Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow) and Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL), and all who participated in our March 6 chat, either live or afterwards: @ram_diane, @seburnt, @thespreadingoak, @gabyG_jolie, @EALStories, @DawnTorvik,, @ShawnaWiKo, and @vislief.

Extra thanks go to our special guests for today’s chat, Brenda Lohrenz (@brenda_lohrenz), Executive Director of  B.C. TEAL and Taslim Damji (@DamjiTaslim), Manager of MOSAIC Works. We are grateful for the resources and expertise that they have shared with us. Be sure to check out the excellent resources on the BC TEAL website: https://www.bcteal.org/about/initiatives/refugee-rights-day/

And finally, thanks to all those who contributed questions to tonight’s #LINCchat by adding them to our Padlet wall. There were many good questions, so we’ve left them up for further personal reflection: https://padlet.com/eslwithjen/yjif9otuauw6

Please find a summary of this chat below. To read it, hover over the Twitter bird under the questions in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink.

New to #LINCchat?

If you have never participated in #LINCchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #LINCchats occur every other Tuesday, with the occasional Friday.  If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #LINCchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet or post a message on Tutela. Please join us for our next #LINCchaton Tuesday, March 20th at 6-7 p.m. PDT or 9-10 p.m. EDT. Please let others know about #LINCchat. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.


zAB6NaOy_400x400Bonnie Nicholas (@EALstories) is an enthusiastic participant in the bi-monthly #LINCchat as well as a member of the #LINCchat team along with Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL), Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow), Augusta Avram (@LINCInstructor), and Nathan Hall (@nathanghall). Bonnie teaches LINC at NorQuest College in Edmonton.

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Refugee Rights Day 2018

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We invite you to join BC TEAL’s Outreach and Awareness Campaign as we recognize Canada’s Refugee Rights Day and our role as EAL professionals in creating community through education. Utilize our Refugee Rights Day Lesson Activities and submit comments via the #EALaction hashtag on Twitter or Facebook.

You might also check out the webinar recordings from last year’s Refugee Rights Day.

We are looking forward to celebrating inclusion, community and diversity
in EAL classrooms with you!

 

 

BC TEAL Webinars: Moving Beyond Pronunciation Pairs: Teaching the Rhythm of Canadian English

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Moving Beyond Pronunciation Pairs BC TEAL Webinar Series

Are you reluctant to teach pronunciation due to the variation in your learners’ needs? Don’t be! You can create valuable aha moments for students of various backgrounds by teaching them the pronunciation features of syllable and sentence stress. They will suddenly understand why others often do not understand them, why they often don’t understand others, and why English spelling and grammar are often difficult to learn. In this webinar recording, you will learn key features of the rhythm of Canadian English, a suggested progression for teaching it, and recommendations for teaching materials.

Cari-Ann Roberts Gotta is one of BC TEAL’s regional representatives. She holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education from UBC and a TESOL diploma from Vancouver Community College. Cari-Ann has been teaching in the field of English Language Learning for the past 12 years and currently works for Selkirk College in Nelson. Over the years she has developed her interest and skills in teaching pronunciation and has shared her learning with many language instructors and literacy tutors through numerous conference and training workshops.

Slides (click on the image below):

BCTEAL pronunciation webinar

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February 20 #LINCchat Summary: Teaching Pronunciation

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Understanding pronunciation is essential for successful listening and speaking yet it’s sometimes neglected in our language classrooms. In our February 20 #LINCchat, we asked questions and shared resources and ideas for introducing pronunciation-focused activities in our classes.

Thanks to the educators who shared their thoughts during this #LINCchat and those who added their thoughts after the chat: @thespreadingoak, @LINCInstructor, @TanyacowieCowie, @ElleninSaigon@salaamay, @jennifermchow, @StanzaSL, @EALStories, and @ESLlibrary.

Thank-you also to moderators, Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow) and Bonnie Jean Nicholas (@EALstories) for facilitating the discussion and keeping us on track.

Please find a summary of this chat below. To read it, hover over the Twitter bird next to the subtopics in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink.

New to #LINCchat?

If you have never participated in #LINCchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #LINCchats occur every other Tuesday, with the occasional Friday.  If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #LINCchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet or post a message on Tutela. Please join us for our next #LINCchat on Tuesday, March 6th at 6-7 p.m. PST or 9-10 p.m. EST. Please let others know about #LINCchat. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.


zAB6NaOy_400x400Bonnie Nicholas (@EALstories) is an enthusiastic participant in the bi-monthly #LINCchat as well as a member of the #LINCchat team along with Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL), Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow), Augusta Avram (@LINCInstructor), and Nathan Hall (@nathanghall). Bonnie teaches LINC at NorQuest College in Edmonton.