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  • BYOD Response Systems for Classroom Competitions

    BYOD Response Systems for Classroom Competitions

    BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is the latest trend in student response systems that let teachers and professors “flip the classroom” and encourage more student involvement during time previously filled by teacher […]

     
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  • Cross-cultural Joys of the Season

    Cross-cultural Joys of the Season

    Nothing spruces up an ESL class like some interesting and timely holiday cross-cultural communication activities. They can be used to help implement a content curriculum, of course, but also a Task-based curriculum, […]

     
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  • Jumpstart your ELT career with Jumpstart!

    Jumpstart your ELT career with Jumpstart!

    The Jumpstart option allows you to accelerate your TESOL education by completing ELT 5530 (Foundations of English Language Teaching) in one week (9:00am-3pm, Monday-Friday + the following Monday). By completing Jumpstart, you […]

     
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  • Implicit Grammar Teaching: DO’s and DON’T’s (Part II)

    Implicit Grammar Teaching: DO’s and DON’T’s (Part II)

    6. Correct errors compassionately DO gather errors during class activities, games and tasks where they are using the targeted grammar. Then get the most common/important errors on the board in full sentences […]

     
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  • Implicit Grammar Teaching: DO’s and DON’T’s (Part I)

    Implicit Grammar Teaching: DO’s and DON’T’s (Part I)

    When teaching form and structure, we are ‘going meta’ in the sense that we are teaching ABOUT the language and not necessarily immersing ourselves in the interactions that make up the language […]

     
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  • What’s with all the acronyms?

    What’s with all the acronyms?

    Sorting through the “acronym soup” Many people, after only a few minutes of online research, become extremely frustrated with all the different acronyms used in the field of ELT (That’s an overall […]

     
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  • Get your ELL Endorsement at S-TESL!

    Get your ELL Endorsement at S-TESL!

    Open doors to new opportunities The School of Teaching ESL offers the Seattle Pacific University ELL and Bilingual Endorsement programs. WA State certified teachers (or future teachers) can meet all of the […]

     
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  • Find your path to higher ground

    Find your path to higher ground

    ©University of the Fraser Valley via Flickr | License Proud of our Unique Program As you can see, we at S-TESL are very proud of our TESOL programs. According to TESOL International […]

     
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  • 4-Week Intensive TESOL Course

    4-Week Intensive TESOL Course

    By MalcaHyman (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons General Information The 4-Week Intensive works well for people who are motivated to complete the TESOL Certificate in one month and are […]

     
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  • How to Lead a Successful ESOL Activity

    How to Lead a Successful ESOL Activity

    OK, time to reinvent the wheel! Every teacher knows what an activity is within a classroom setting, and English Language Teachers are all aware that activities are the bedrock of Communicative Language […]

     
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