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Below you will find articles written by staff, faculty, and students about topics related to the field of TESOL.

The 8 Most Interesting Countries Where You Can Use Your TESOL Certificate

– August 14, 2015  by Dr. Julie Ciancio

With a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate, you will be qualified to teach English to non-English-speaking students both here and abroad. In fact, many TESOL program graduates use their qualifications to secure teaching positions in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, where knowing English can be critical to career advancement.

For those accustomed to modern amenities, … Read More  

Find MA TESOL in Irvine; Get Your TESOL Degree

– August 4, 2015  by Dr. Julie Ciancio

Today, approximately 13 percent of the American population is foreign-born, according to the Brookings Institution.* Most of these 40 million non-native English speakers grew up speaking such languages as Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, French, Korean and German. While these men and women may have the skills, intelligence, and motivation to be productive contributors to the American economy, their career prospects may be limited by a lack of expertise with English.

Fortunately, many American universities, colleges, and community colleges, … Read More

Teach English Abroad and Travel for Free

– September 15, 2013 by William Ian Arbuthnott

Have you ever met a person that’s said they wouldn’t like to travel to new, interesting places? If you have, congratulations (sarcasm)…because they are the exception to the norm. There are vast amounts of people out there that wish they had the opportunity to travel but, at the same time, they are held captive by two major factors: work and money. As we all know too well, traveling requires time off from work which, in turn, causes a reduction in income. At the same time, traveling in itself tends to cost a lot of money. These factors … Read More


TESOL Certifications on the Rise

– September 10, 2013 by William Ian Arbuthnott

The recent decline of the U.S. economy and the increased unavailability of jobs in the United States over the last five years or so have caused many college and university graduates to struggle to find a career. Although unemployment rates have been showing slight signs of improvement, they have been fluctuating around 7.5% for over a year (United States Department of Labor). Many graduates find themselves ill-prepared to compete in a competitive arena as tumultuous as it is today, and often times they are left forced to accept menial jobs in order to provide themselves with the basic necessities in addition to repaying their student loans. As it once was …. Read More