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  • Non-credit TESOL certificate option: $2150!

    Non-credit TESOL certificate option: $2150!

    The School of Teaching ESL is excited to announce an affordable, non-credit option for those seeking a TESOL certificate. Starting Fall Quarter 2017, we are offering 4-Week Intensive enrollees the option to […]

     
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  • Teaching English For Specific Purposes

    Teaching English For Specific Purposes

    Add some real expertise to your résumé Teaching English for Specific Purposes ELT 5539 | Online | July 6 – Sept 14 This course is designed to prepare participants to meet the […]

     
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  • FREE TESOL Information Sessions in Seattle

    If there are no info sessions scheduled, or you are unable to attend an info session, please contact us at 206-781-8607 or stesladmissions@spu.edu to set up an advising appointment that fits your […]

     
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  • 10 Relaxed Ways to Help Students Acquire Grammar Accuracy

    Ah, correcting grammar. It is so easy to mess it up. Over-correct, students feel browbeaten. Under-correct, they get ossified grammar errors. So let’s start with a few basic guidelines that I know […]

     
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  • Up Your Game at TESOL 2017 in Seattle

    Up Your Game at TESOL 2017 in Seattle

    Going to an ESL (TESOL) conference is like going to a Lollapalooza for English Language Teachers. It is loud, garish, frenetic, fun, overwhelming and mind expanding. And that is just the foyer. […]

     
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  • 5 Reasons to Start your Lesson with a Student-Centered Activity

    5 Reasons to Start your Lesson with a Student-Centered Activity

    1. Let your students know the lesson is about them Starting your lesson with a student-centered activity, especially one where the content is personalized, sends the message to students that this lesson […]

     
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  • Summer One-Week Intensives are here!

    Summer One-Week Intensives are here!

    Preparing for the one-week intensive When considering any intensive course, be sure to read “Is a One-Week Intensive Right for Me?” (below) to help you determine if this format suits you. One-Week […]

     
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  • 10 Things to Consider When Making an ESL Lesson Plan

    10 Things to Consider When Making an ESL Lesson Plan

    As your lesson plan goes, so goes the class. Organizing your thoughts and plans with clarity will assure a much better, enjoyable and efficient class with a minimum of awkward moments and […]

     
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  • TESOL 2017 Intl. Convention Coming to Seattle!

    TESOL 2017 Intl. Convention Coming to Seattle!

    Clear your calendars for the week of March 21-24th, 2017. The TESOL international organization, or “Big TESOL,” as it is affectionately called, will be holding its annual conference here in Seattle on […]

     
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  • 10 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation

    10 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation

    Teaching pronunciation is a complex subject, and it is worth a whole class or two of instruction. However, as befits the frenetic times we live in, I’ll offer here a listicle of […]

     
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