ABCE Blog

Strategize for Success

Recent Posts

Numbers and Letters Why enroll at ABCE?

Founded in 1995, ABCE is Canadian-owned and operated while accredited by the Federal Government
Building French and English language proficiency for more than 25 years

Read More →

What brought you here?

A grey-bearded man posed on a bench outside the Ottawa Public Library on Laurier, the street behind ABCE. He
recited lines from the book he was reading. His sentences halted pedestrians in the morning traffic.

Read More →

ABCE operates during pandemic times

There is a word in Japanese, nagaame that translates as long spell of rain. I discovered this word in a book by
Pico Iyer, Autumn Light.

Read More →

About you, the learner

Learner engagement and learner-centered education at ABCE defines our methodology. In online learning,
multiple platforms and varied digital technologies are used to connect students with instructors across town or
across the world.

Read More →

Core Values at ABCE

Due to COVID-19 a major transition at ABCE is the movement from in-person to online training. When restrictions are lifted, in-person, on-site and off-site training would continue.  Intrinsic core values at ABCE still energize all training sessions across multiple modes of delivery and these read as follows: Advocating Diversity  At …

Read More →

Redefining the language journey, online and in-person through our in-house teaching philosophy

Our progressive outlook on training at ABCE stems from an enduring teaching philosophy that redefines the language journey.  In fact, the educational process never ceases. We review the quality of our training programs on a continuous basis to increase effectiveness and to maintain their appeal to learners. Our training programs …

Read More →

Education and bell hooks

How might we help educators, parents, and students adapt to remote learning while also using this moment to radically reimagine what we need our education systems to be?  #IDEOReimagineLearning – 21C Skills Lab Education is in constant evolution and as educators we must adapt to the new sprit that has …

Read More →

The Local Level Ottawa Scenes

Arrival  Icy rain pelted the tarmac as an Air Canada flight landed in Ottawa from Van City.   Baggage in hand along with a boxed mountain bike, an Uber ride across town ended in the calm residential neighborhood of Sandy Hill. A place I recalled in name since childhood ever since …

Read More →

Fictioning and Storytelling

Education cannot happen without acknowledging the learner’s story and in fact, the act of education also involves storytelling. In a previous blog post (Number 6) entitled Redefining the Language Journey, the word Indiginized was mentioned to illustrate how the cultural roots of storytelling in Indigenous cultures translates into the primacy …

Read More →

Critical Thinking and the Question Factory

Moreover, questions are indeed the fuel of debate and remain at the center of good education where we, as teachers or educators encourage our learners to ask questions and to respond. We want our classes to include robust and vibrant debate. This dialectical style of education is necessary especially in …

Read More →