The use of dictionaries in ESL classes has always been a controversial issue. There are several teachers who feel very strongly about the detrimental effect dictionaries may have on students’ second language development; while other teachers believe they are actually quite beneficial.
2013 was a great year for OnTESOL as we celebrated our 10th anniversary with new courses, books, and job assistance services. We want to thank all our trainers and trainees for helping us grow and improve once again.
In March, we launched the new 20-hour Teaching Business English Course (TBEC). Now trainees can take the 120-hour Specialized TESOL Certificate, which combines our standard 100-hour TESOL Certificate program with their choice of 20-hour TBEC or Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) specialization.