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December 20, 2018

Mark Forehand, MA TESOL ’09, Georgia, USA

“I started the program in 2007 and finished in 2009 as part of the first group of 15 students in the MA TESOL. During my time in the program I […]
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November 28, 2018

Rob Sheppard, MA TESOL ’14, Asia

Rob Sheppard Rob Sheppard finished the MA TESOL program in 2014. He now lives in Asia (the exact location varies frequently) “For the past year and a half I’ve been […]
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Nergis Gjinolli, MA TESOL ’18, Kosovo

  Nergis Gjinolli Nergis completed her MA TESOL degree in the summer of 2018. She chose to complete the program fully onsite in New York City,  and now lives in […]
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November 26, 2018

Because Native Speakers

The other day I had an exchange with a student that left me in a quandary of a sort that I didn’t really expect to still have over a decade […]
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November 2, 2018

Kill your wifi

Disaster With a full mug of instant coffee in my left hand, and a blue crate of bulky toys in my right, I kneed the classroom door open, flicked the […]
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October 22, 2018

What Happens to ESL Programs When the Money Dries Up?

A Personal Story  This blog entry grew out of my experience of working for a community-based ESL program that closed when its funding was not renewed.  My disappointment that the […]
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September 25, 2018

Increasing and Preserving Academic Learner Engagement through Enhancing EAP Curricula

In the recent past, I began to notice an eerie phenomenon happening with the learners at the private language institute where I teach. Learners who had been highly motivated, eager […]
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August 6, 2018

Summary of “Mutual Empowerment in Challenging Times”

On July 18, a large audience gathered in the Tishman Auditorium to hear Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman’s thoughts on “Mutual Empowerment in Challenging Times.” Dr. Larsen-Freeman is a prolific author who […]
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June 1, 2018

ESP and Entrepreneurism

Many ESL teachers start their career in an entirely different field. Ex-nurse, ex-accountant, ex-actor, ex, ex, ex. TESOL is a field of career shifters who all share one goal: to […]
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April 27, 2018

A Dialogue with International Graduate Students in New York (Part 2)

In her recent post on this blog Roshii Jolly shared some of her thoughts, experiences, and questions related to teaching and learning. Here, in this post, she shares her interview […]
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