Changes in Job Opportunities for American and Saudi Women

Changes in Job Opportunities for American and Saudi Women

by Christen Powell-Essinger, English Language Faculty Rawan Alhejaili is a student in the English Language Program at City University of Seattle. I taught her for her level 7 Reading and Writing class. She wrote a research paper titled  “Changes in Job…

Choosing the Right TESOL Certificate

Choosing the Right TESOL Certificate

by Christine Knorr, WAL Director So you’ve decided that you want to teach English to adults?  You might even know exactly where you would like to do this.  Your bags are packed and you are ready for the next adventure…or…

Lunch Bites and “Teach & Eat” Episodes at WAL - It’s Nice When the Tables are Turned!

Lunch Bites and “Teach & Eat” Episodes at WAL – It’s Nice When the Tables are Turned!

Photo above: Richa and Darshini entertained staff and students with their Indian recipes. by Debbie Chan, WAL Student Activities Coordinator Over the years, Lunch Bites, hosted by Washington Academy of Languages, has become a welcome tradition at City University of…

ACTFL Workshops Coming to CityU

ACTFL Workshops Coming to CityU

By WAL Staff Here at WAL, we are proud to announce that we were selected to host a Summer Institute for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The Proficiency and Performance Summer Institute will be at…

In My Students' Shoes: A Language Teacher’s Perspective

In My Students’ Shoes: A Language Teacher’s Perspective

by Hong Ying Douglas, ESL Faculty I have always loved the French culture, movies, and language, but I did not want to take on the language because I knew if I really wanted to be a proficient French language user,…

TESOL:  Jobs, jobs, jobs, but no takers!

TESOL: Jobs, jobs, jobs, but no takers!

by Christine Knorr, MA TESOL, Director of Washington Academy of Languages As Director of the TESOL Certificate Program, I am always on the lookout for ways to connect our TESOL graduates to teaching assignments. In fact, just this past year,…