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Helping Learners Become Independent

What is independent learning?

Independent learning is:

Reflective: students think about what they have learned and what it means

Connected: students make connections between what they are learning, what they know already, and what they experience in the world outside the classroom

Self-directed: students do not wait  for the teacher to tell them what to learn- they are read to create learning experiences on their own

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TESOL Icebreaker: Handshakes

Icebreaker ESL ActivityThere are many excellent icebreaker activities and game ideas for those first class meetings.  Sometimes, though, a simple handshake can be a very good way to quickly build rapport and capture the interest of your students from the very first class.

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Teaching Writing: Peer Editing

Teaching writing skills - peer editingTeaching writing skills can be boring because writing is traditionally a lonely, isolated pursuit; however, the ESL writing class offers many opportunities for collaboration whereby both students and the instructor can work together at various stages of the writing process.

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Recession Proof TESOL Certification

With job creation at a record low and student debt totalling $1 trillion in the United States, many university graduates find that TESOL is a great opportunity to save some money and have a lot of fun.

Teach English abroad! Explore another culture, learn a new language, and travel to places you’ve always dreamt of.

East Asia is the most popular destination for native-speakers from US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa who want to TESOL.

The average salary in Asia is $1,500/month and 90% of the schools pay for accommodation, travel expenses, and health insurance. You can easily save $5,000 per year if you spend wisely. Teaching experience is not required and a recognized TESOL certificate course only costs $285.