Graduate Student: Opportunities for Publishing and Presenting

by Caroline Kim (2018 Graduate)


In the completion of my MATESOL journey, I have reflected on the unprecedented experiences of publishing and presenting at local CATESOL events. Let me begin by underscoring the importance of staying active in our Continue reading

Professional Development in TESOL

by Sean Dailey

Each year as the semesters draw to a close, I often find myself wondering what I will do with all of my newfound free time (aside from rest and recuperation). How does one stay current on the Continue reading

Fostering Learner Autonomy in the Language Classroom

By Evelin Suij-Ojeda

We, at the MA TESOL program, do our best to help our students become independent learners and language users. That is why lately, we have been reading and discussing a lot about how to help our students Continue reading

Fulbright Specialist at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain

By Dr. Julie Ciancio

I recently had the opportunity to work as a Fulbright Specialist on several interconnected projects at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain. UNED has over 260,000 students and is the largest Continue reading

Increasing Student Talking Time

by Sean Dailey

How do people learn to speak in another language? Listening to the teacher talk in the target language is only one small but necessary part of how our students learn. Moreover, teacher talk is not always the Continue reading

What makes an effective/affective change agent in TESOL

What makes an effective/affective change agent in TESOL? Reflections from the Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession

By Evelin Suij-Ojeda


Last February, more than 200 TESOL professionals got together in Greece to reflect and discuss the future Continue reading

Teaching with Technology

by  Jennifer Hirashiki


A lot of my early teaching years were done without classroom internet, computers, and apps.  I taught in the same room as my students and we had plenty of avenues of interaction.  My Continue reading

Teach English Abroad and Travel for Free

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 Continue reading

Find MA TESOL in Irvine; Get Your TESOL Degree

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 Continue reading