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Get certified to teach English at top language schools, reach the position of Director of Studies, and/or qualify for admission to a master’s degree program. OnTESOL’s 250-hour TESOL Diploma is the most comprehensive teacher training program before DELTA, Trinity DipTESOL or a MA degree in TESOL. Study online and pursue accreditation with TESL Canada, which is the leading TESL organization in Canada and the world.

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Communicative TESOL: Are You Teaching or Testing Listening Skills?

Teaching Listening Skills ESLIn the communicative classroom, teaching listening skills should be approached in the same way as the other skills – with a communicative purpose.  Often, listening is taught with a linguistic purpose first and foremost – to improve and develop listening skills in the target language (this applies to other language skills as well).  This is, of course, a key goal of most listening lessons; however, in the “real world,” how often do we listen with this goal in mind?  Do your students go to the shopping mall on the weekend to buy a cell phone, and then listen to shoppers and store workers intent on improving their listening?  In the shopping mall we listen because we need to get certain information, whether that information includes specific prices and options on a cell phone, or another shopper telling you why she prefers shopping at one store instead of another.

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