ANNOUNCEMENT:

The School of Teaching ESL closed its doors on December 31st, 2017.

However, we are happy to announce that Seattle Pacific University will be offering S-TESL's ELL and Bilingual Endorsement programs online starting this Spring.

To inquire, contact:
SPU’s Center for Professional Education

 
 

S-TESL Blog

 
  • The Bear in the Classroom

    The Bear in the Classroom

    I love hiking. You never know what you’re going to see along the way!  The surprises keep the familiar paths fresh. Kind of like teaching… When I was six years old, I […]

     
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  • What I have learned from teaching English to kindergartners

    What I have learned from teaching English to kindergartners

    I wanted to share some tips that I’ve figured out while teaching my babies. Prior to this I had taught ABOUT young learners, but this year is the first time I’ve actually […]

     
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  • Unleashing the Power of Images

    Unleashing the Power of Images

    Ceri Jones gave a fascinating talk at the Image Conference held in Barcelona last year. You can watch her valuable workshop here: “Unleashing the Power of Images” In her hands-on presentation, she […]

     
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  • Why ESL Teachers Are Terrified of Teaching Grammar

    Why ESL Teachers Are Terrified of Teaching Grammar

    Do you have nightmares about PASSIVE VOICE? Or PAST PARTICIPLES lurking under the bed? Have you thought about teaching English but freaked out when you realized that teaching ESL almost always means […]

     
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  • What’s in a Name?

    What’s in a Name?

    Students with emergent reading and writing skills have few words that they can read and few opportunities to do meaningful reading. We need to get mileage out of the few words they […]

     
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  • Game Plan, Play Book and Game Night Strategy: How to Coach a Multi-level Group

    Game Plan, Play Book and Game Night Strategy: How to Coach a Multi-level Group

    Multi-level teaching is a lot like being a football coach. You are less likely to stand at the front of the room and deliver the same material to all the students at […]

     
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  • Beyond Tacos on Tuesday: Why ESL Teachers Fail

    Beyond Tacos on Tuesday: Why ESL Teachers Fail

    Tacos on Tuesday – Good, but not enough. Black History Month. International Women’s Day. Tacos on Tuesday. What do you do to celebrate your students? Not enough. Not enough to meet them […]

     
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  • TEN Ways to Smart[er] Phone Use in Your Classroom

    TEN Ways to Smart[er] Phone Use in Your Classroom

    If you get ESOL teachers together, the problem of smart phones comes up. There is no doubt that smart phones can be a huge distraction, so go with the flow. As a […]

     
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  • Too Many Letters, Not Enough Words (I-Z)

    Too Many Letters, Not Enough Words (I-Z)

    Hello ESL/EFL/ESOL teacher! In your classroom, do you use L1? L2? TPR? CALL? CBI? IPA? Are your NNSs interested in ESP? Do your ELLs want to take the BEC? CAE? KET? TOEIC? […]

     
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  • Too Many Letters, Not Enough Words (A-H)

    Too Many Letters, Not Enough Words (A-H)

    Hello ESL/EFL/ESOL teacher! In your classroom, do you use L1? L2? TPR? CALL? CBI? IPA? Are your NNSs interested in ESP? Do your ELLs want to take the BEC? CAE? KET? TOEIC? […]

     
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