IELTS & ESL Practice

Academic English & IELTS KacyC. favz.
An Internet Hotlist on IELTS & ESL Practice Websitescreated by KacyC. – Canadian TESL Instructor
Brock University,Canada
Introduction | ESL Websites | IELTS Links | TOEFL & MELAB | KacyC. Blogs | KacyC. Online Activities | KacyC. Professional Profile

 


KacyC’ favorite IELTS / CELPIP/ CELBAN / TOEFL / EAP / ELT/ ESP / OSLT / LINC/ CAEL / TOEFL / MELAB & ESL online practice websites to help second language learners (L2) practice and develop English skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Grammar & Lexical resources.
TESL Canada & Ontario Accredited, TESL Trainer and Language Instructor with extensive professional teaching experience with diverse (L2) learners, effectively facilitating the Non-native speakers’ (NNS) second language learning communicative competence with innovative pedagogical strategies to overcome the English language barrier and strive for excellence at various community (non-profit), colleges and university ESL-English as a Second Language and        EAP- English for Academic Purposes settings.Specialties:
Applied Linguistics,TESL- Theory & Methodology
Teaching of English as a Second & Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Language Instruction to New-comers to Canada(LINC)
Enhanced Language Training (ELT)
English for Workplace Communication (ELT)
Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT)
English for Engineering; College English
English for Specific Purposes- Engineering, ECE, Office Administration, Business (ESP)
Business and Functional English; English Language & Literature.
International English Proficiency Test Preparation – MELAB, TOEFL, CELBAN, CELPIP, IELTS

 



KacyC TESL / IELTS Instructor, CA

ESL Websites

International & Canadian English Proficiency Test Preparation Links :
IELTS, CELPIP, CELBAN,TOEFL, MELAB, CLB

KacyC. Blogs

KacyC. Online Activities

KacyC. Professional Profile

  • IELTS,TOEFL, MELAB Instructor – IELTS Tutoring Sessions by Ontario College Instructor! English Proficiency TEST Preparation – ACADEMIC or GENERAL IELTS EXAM; TOEFLiBT;MELAB
  • Kacy’s Professional Profile – TESL Instructor Professional Profile/Work History
  • KacyC. English Instructor Online – Test preparation as offered in CAD Colleges Skills Enhancement – Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing; Effective techniques and tips taught to achieve at least Band 7.5 – 8.5; For entrance into college, university, or professions/jobs; For working and getting accepted at Australia or Britain For Nurses, Police, Engineers, Architects, Doctors, other professionals. in Canada and Overseas.
  • TESL Instructor Facebook page – Exchange ideas and chat with the Instructor
  • KacyC Profile Weblinks

 

Professional Recommendations

KacyC. IELTS / English Toronto, CA. Professional Recommendations

IELTS / Academic English / ESL Students & Colleagues have recommended KacyC.

 http://www.linkedin.com/in/kacychohaneslinstructor

 

IELTS Student Recommendation – Stds. Profession: Doctor – In 3 Sessions- Prepared for Speaking Skill and achieved the desired band.

“KacyC. is one of the best teachers I have ever known. She is able to find personal approach to students, quickly evaluate their needs and elaborate the most appropriate plan of study. At the same time she is immensely positive and inspiring person. The mentioned above merits lead to impressive results, as her students not only get necessary knowledge, but also became extremely motivated.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Student: Volodymr Revchuk, Toronto, Canadan.: Hired C.- as a Personal Trainer in 2012

I’m writing to thank you for your lessons. As you probably remember, I’ve been working hard for almost 2 years to improve my English, but my marks on IELTS remained the same (6.5). Unlike others, you performed a miracle. In only three lessons you’ve helped me to increase my marks to desirable 7.0! I suppose it happened not only because you corrected my mistakes (you really did!) but also because you taught me how to think positively, how to believe in myself and first of all because you gave me a lot of positive energy and confidence.Thank you again very much. Good luck and best wishes to you!

Kacy C., a Professor at the English Academic Center at Centennial College is the one whom I would like to recommend. If you’re looking for help with English or College or university work, Kacy is the perfect professor for you. From my previous experience with her, she is always delivering everything that I need to learn like team projects like country power point presentations, preliminary essays and story writing strategies. I found her very professional, creative and outgoing to work with. It’s definitely worth the time with her, every time I learn something new with her after the session like how to improve on Microsoft PowerPoint, learning new words in English and how to be creative with presentation. She’s one of the best professors at Centennial College!
Kevin Kwok, Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Centennial College, Toronto, Canada ,February 7, 2013

“Kacy is a wonderful and passionate instructor. It is a pleasure to work with her.”— Alireza Kia,Coordinator, MicroSkills, worked with Kacy at MicroSkills Development Centre Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada.

“I know Kacy as a diligent and smart person. We were together at Humber College for a while. I wish her all the very best in her future.” — Cyriac George, Head – Cataloging Dept., University, worked directly with Kacy at MicroSkills Development Centre Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada.

“Kacy is a devoted teacher who makes a strong effort with the students. She also uses all the resources at hand and spends extra time preparing material for her classes.— Eric Garsonnin, LINC Teacher, MicroSkills Community Resource Centre, worked directly with Kacy at MicroSkills Development Centre Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada.

“I met Kacy at Benn’s Educational Services and studied with her. I have known her to be a diligent worker and is very conscientious about her work. Her interest in her discipline is unquestionable.”— Barry Lee, studied with Kacy at Benns Educational Services, Toronto, Canada.

“Kacy Chohan is a competent professional and has interacted with me in TESOL Arabia activities.She is actively involved in professional development.”— Mabel S Lahlou, Lecturer, University of Sharjah, was with another company when working with Kacy at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, Canada

‘Kacy was a pleasure to work with, always pleasant and dedicated.’

Paula Girardi-Monteiro, Bilingual Employment Consultant, Employment Ontario at College Boreal, Toronto, Canada.

‘We have worked together at Ajman University of Science and Technology as ESL teachers. She joined the University in 2003 as a full time faculty member and very soon exhibited an excellent background in the field of ELT. She is highly motivated teacher and used to conduct interesting and interactive classes for her students. She received above average evaluation from her students and had a very good rapport with them. In addition to her organized attitude and excellent teaching skills she had contributed to the department outside the classroom through various committees like the Independent Learning Center, CALL Lab, etc. Judging from both inside and outside classroom Kacy is very efficient and skillful instructor capable of adjusting and fulfilling the duties of her job description.’

Tanveer Fatima, ESL Instructor at University of Sharjah,UAE. April 18, 2010

Ms. Kacy has a love for English language and has excellent communication and navigation skills. She encourages thinking about English in real world example such as practicing writing resumes and cover letters. She uses new and innovative tools and technique to teach IELTS to students and make them capable to get a high score.
Waqas Chohan, Component Management Officer at Emirates Airlines, Dubai, UAE.

Impact of Technology on Teaching KacyC. blog on Teaching and Technology

In my opinion, technology recently has greatly affected and is completely going to change teaching in the future. Teachings have been greatly accommodated by different educational/instructional technologies and its use will increase continuously.

Impact of Technology on Teaching

Educators are effectively using technology by

  • incorporating it into their experiences, into a lesson
  • creating new teaching techniques
  • trying to enhance the learning process
  • enhancing student motivation, interest, engagement and satisfaction
  • giving students a much more compelling experience
  • trying to incorporate students’ experience
  • giving students a sound learning experience, enhanced by online tools
  • giving them tools to know how , skills and encouragement – basic instructions and convincing them to use their imagination
  • providing creative possibilities
  • focusing on the creativity and technological advances that students have made in their everyday lives, and allowing them to use that in their education
  • to give students the tools and know how that will allow them to take course material and begin to create things they are proud of
  • having our students learn without them seeing that process as a chore, but rather, integrate the technology part with their own technological advances
  • to strive to enable students, through the learning process, to teach themselves

Thus, technology in future would be one of the media tools which would cause a shift from traditional classrooms to a technology integrated ones. It would implement a variety of pedagogical philosophies, approaches and strategies to support teaching goals.

Presently, Online Teaching and Learning, anywhere, anytime, is empowering in the field of education. It’s a student oriented approach, learner-centered, where students are free, independent, made responsible for their learning by using new, various, exciting emergent technologies – in the form of web pages, software, IT devices, etc.   To name a few, like,

  • Internet-: www, cyberspace
  • YouTube / Teachers Tube
  • Blogs / Wikis / Piczo
  • Audacity / Moodle/ Hot potatoes
  • Blackboard / WebQuests
  • Tweet / Face book / LinkedIn / Scribd
  • Skype / Messengers – yahoo, msn, google
  • Digg / Technorati / RSS feeds
  • Nexus Lexus / SoHo / del.icio.us /  Buzz Up / Clip
  • Fark / hulu / magnolia/ reddit / stumbleupon.com
  • killer startups.com/ netvibes.com / Jott
  • myspace.com, billboard.com, limewire 4.10, Wikipedia,  mp3.com, podcasting
  • Virtual Worlds – Second Life

Technology in future will provide more opportunities for teachers, a means to teach their required courses in a very relevant and cultural experience. It has in fact, become second nature to students. Students in future will be ‘Online generation’, having their own learning environment, their own world, a part of their everyday nature. Students will be teaching themselves. Even now, students are more ‘tech. savvy’, ahead of their teachers in the technology realm and for this reason, teachers will have to integrate all substantive issues in a more technological environment. The gap between a teacher’s technological skills and those of students will have to be filled.

Example of E-teaching

Þ    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=GX94ws03o3o

Andy Mercer, a musician who teaches music over the Internet, to high-school students in rural communities, has used technology effectively by incorporating technology already used daily by his students. One example is his use of PICZO, where students can build their own websites. He uses Piczo as a site where his students get all their course information and share their thoughts. Andy also goes to the latest news sites pertaining to his subject and finds ways to incorporate this news into the day’s lesson. He deals primarily with material that students in that age group can relate to.

Þ    Michael Wesch’s Video: “A Portal to Media Literacy”

Michael, a cultural anthropologist, with his “portal” in his classroom has “designed to bring students together in new ways that also allow students to explore new media”. He uses almost every media tool in his ‘platform’: Blogs, Wikis, YouTube, Twitter, Face Book, Digg, Vision, SoHo – different learning tools to teach his students.

The key to learning is significant both in the semantic meaning and the personal meaning. He believes that learning is all about the connection within the material but also between students and faculty and among students themselves.  The challenge for teachers would be to create ‘platforms of participation’ – our own “portals” as they pertain to the subjects we teach, and to allow students to interact with these “platforms” and “leverage this media environment”.

Educators will have to “move from a closed system to an open system; from control to enable; from structure to platform”, and, most importantly, Michael feels “we need to move students from being knowledgeable to knowledge-ABLE. This means that students need to learn to critique, and well as create, new information.

KacyC