Stingna 借助WeblishPal的雅思口语冲刺培训为第二次雅思考试准备了一个月。她在5月11日的进行了考试。结果如何呢？在短短的一个月内，她口语成绩从5.5提高到了6.5. Stingna刚拿到了加拿大Sheridan的Interactive Design专业的Offer.
Summer Tutoring - New Tools to Help you Teach!
We love our English teachers and tutors on WeblishPal - over the last few months we listened to your feedback that you wanted more online class functionality. We're happy to announce that we're almost ready to set these tools free to help you create more engagign learning environments and classes for your students. So what are the new tools? Read on...
1. New Interactive Live Classrooms
Star Studded & Inspirational Speakers at NAFSA Just the Beginning...
Kofi Annan, Dr. Q, extensive networking and learning sessions - it’s amazing that the great folks at NAFSA were able to jam in so much content into this year’s amazing conference! Here were our highlights and sessions we found interesting at NAFSA 2013.
1. Tracking Student Pathways to your School
Have you felt constrained by existing teaching methods and materials? Need a little inspiration to get making cool materials? Then let Steven Mayeux be your guide to the cooler side. Steven is an ESL teacher at the UC Davis Intensive English Program and has successfully combined his passion for hip hop music (yes, the kind with Kanye, Jay-Z, and the Wu-Tang Clan) and teaching English. Not only has he created an institutional course (yes, at his university) based around hip hop, but he’s also a launched his own hop hop English teaching website. And guess what, it’s pretty damn good. Here's my interview with Steve (~17 minutes):
This weekend I had the opportunity to connect with over 300+ ESL teachers at the Northern Regional CATESOL conference. It was a wonderful experience to meet so many many interesting attendees and, with it being a smaller conference, actually make time for deep conversations. Those of you on conference circuits understand when I say it’s a rarity to have an in-depth hallway conversations. Most folks at large conferences are rushing from one talk to another, or succumb to conference-induced sensory and info overload type of ADHD*. Not at CATESOL, thankfully. Here’s what I learned a from our conversations:
Today we hosted our first online ESL webinar. Thanks for all of you who were able to join - your questions were great and really added to the conversation! I'm glad to see the tool is so useful for many of you in-class and independent ESL teachers!
For those of you who were not able to make it, or just want to see we covered, I've actually recorded the webinar (consider it the abridged <20 minute version) as well as the slides. Have your pick!
Video (~20 minutes):