Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD) / Collège de Maisonneuve – The Language and Reading Companion

The Language and Reading Companion website provides students of English as a second language with college-level texts they can listen to and read at the same time. This double input meets the differences in students’ needs and learning styles as they strive to achieve competency in English. By listening and reading at the same time, students may not only improve their comprehension, but also their pronunciation. Moreover, at the click of the mouse, the students have access to a glossary for words they might not know and comprehension questions using Netquiz software. Several texts on this site are reprints of business articles from a Canadian newspaper and others are short stories by Canadian authors. Instructors can integrate these texts into either A or B block intermediate level courses.