How to Put Together a Teaching Portfolio while Enrolled in an Online or Onsite TESOL Program to Take to Job Interviews

By Sheila Corwin and Jennifer Hirashiki

A professional teaching portfolio can be an extremely useful tool. It is a valuable record of your learning and teaching experiences and represents your study (and/or work) in English language teaching. It can also Continue reading

A Conference Designed by Teachers for Teachers

By Professor Christa Bixby

I vividly remember sitting in a massive theatre hall with over 3,000 educators attending yet another conference, and as I was listening to a seemingly never ending welcome speech (the third of the morning), I Continue reading

Maximizing Every Second of the Lesson: Warming Up Adult ELLs

By Thomas Tischler

Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash

As both an administrator and an educator, there is nothing more that grinds my gears like observing a class that does not start on time because they are “… waiting Continue reading

The Importance of Corrective Feedback

By Sulaiman Jenkins (Professor – College of Education Westcliff University)

In order to achieve anything in life, we always measure ourselves and our performance against a certain standard. Success then is determined and measured by that standard and we are Continue reading

Flip your Classroom, Flip your Teaching Style

By Professor Evelin Suij-Ojeda

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher so I was always observing my instructors and would often ask them why they would use certain strategies (yes, I was THAT annoying kid!). One particular memory Continue reading

Five Activities You Can Do in Your Class Next Week That Require Little or No Preparation

By Professor Sean Dailey

How do you and your students feel on Monday morning? Sometimes it’s difficult to get students to wake up, let alone motivated to learn English at the beginning of the week. This short article describes five Continue reading

Instructing Diverse Learners: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

By: Dr. Monique Woodley

“The controversial Nike advertisement revealed in September 2018 has a picture of Colin Kaepernick with the words ‘Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything.’ Based on your knowledge of Colin Kaepernick’s situation with the Continue reading

CAN WE ACTUALLY DESIGN THE PERFECT TEST?

By Evelin Suij-Ojeda

 

Assessing students’ performance is a complex process that involves measuring their language abilities so as to understand the progress they have made. One of the purposes of assessing learners relies on the need to provide useful Continue reading

Asking the right questions (at a private language school) during a TEFL interview

By Sheila Corwin

 

Knowing the right questions to ask during a TEFL job interview is very important (especially for new TEFL teachers). Here are some ideas and tips to help prepare you for your upcoming interviews.

Classround Bound? Not Anymore!

Classround Bound? Not Anymore!

Professor Christa Bixby

My journey in education started with a desire to teach primary school, until well, I did it. I spent a year in Vietnam teaching children from ages 3 (that’s right, 3!) up until Continue reading