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

 
  • A dozen reasons to get a TESOL certificate before you take that job!

    A dozen reasons to get a TESOL certificate before you take that job!

    Imagine standing in front of a group of people who don’t speak English. How will you begin? What will you do for the next 30, 45, 50, or more minutes? Is being […]

     
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  • Using the Recycling Bin to Develop Literacy

    Using the Recycling Bin to Develop Literacy

    Using the recycling bin to extend learning for adult students with beginning literacy We know that learning to read and write in English takes time and repeated effort. In order to increase […]

     
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  • TEN Cheap, Easy, and Useful Props

    TEN Cheap, Easy, and Useful Props

    It is very easy to fall into predictable patterns when teaching every day and sometimes a few simple props can make the difference between a ho-hum class and an exciting one. Every […]

     
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  • 5 Helpful Phrases Every Student Needs to Know

    5 Helpful Phrases Every Student Needs to Know

    How often have you thought, “Why won’t my students tell me if they don’t understand something?” The reason could simply be you haven’t taught your students how to communicate their need for […]

     
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  • Respecting the Adult Learner

    Respecting the Adult Learner

    I am learning to play the violin in my seventies.  What I am constantly reminded of is how similar this is to a mature adult who is just beginning to grapple with […]

     
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  • SIX Ways to Make a Class a Community

    SIX Ways to Make a Class a Community

    “Building community” sounds cliche, but how do we build a sense of unity and friendship among those who show up for our adult ESL classes? Save the Date Through class activities and […]

     
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  • Five Key Qualities for a Successful TEFL Career

    Five Key Qualities for a Successful TEFL Career

    Are you considering teaching English abroad? Good for you! To be honest with you, I never thought I would be an EFL teacher. I didn’t think I had what it took. Now, […]

     
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  • Being Better Prepared = Getting a Better Job; Doing a Better Job!

    Being Better Prepared = Getting a Better Job; Doing a Better Job!

    Understanding the TESOL Certificate, Part 3What are you paying for in a higher cost TESOL certificate program? A quality program has a strong curriculum and highly qualified teaching staff.  You will learn […]

     
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  • 100 Hours Is the Magic Number – Or Is It?

    100 Hours Is the Magic Number – Or Is It?

    How many hours does it take to learn enough to teach English? Well, it’s hard to attach just hours to learning, but that is what has happened internationally. Schools want to hire […]

     
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  • TEFL? TESL? TESOL?

    TEFL? TESL? TESOL?

    So, what certificate do you really need to apply for this job? Each label tells you a little something about the program’s location and maybe its history. TEFL =  Teaching English as […]

     
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