Going Full Circle:  Reconnecting with Former Students Abroad - as Friends

Going Full Circle: Reconnecting with Former Students Abroad – as Friends

Featured image: Stanley Yen (middle; WAL, 2007) with Debbie Chan (R) and her husband Gordon. by Debbie Chan, Washington Academy of Languages (WAL), Student Activities and Services Sometimes it just takes a year or two (or how about a decade…

TESOL at CityU: Innovation, Creativity, and Teamwork

TESOL at CityU: Innovation, Creativity, and Teamwork

by Christine Knorr, Director of Washington Academy of Languages It has indeed been a very exciting year for the TESOL Certificate Program.  In just a short year, we have redesigned five courses to meet exemplary standard and introduced a third…

Freezer Burn on Your Words

Freezer Burn on Your Words

by Adam McGarity, World Language Program Manager So, you’ve been studying a language for a bit…going to classes, doing homework, watching videos, maybe listening to podcasts, or using your flash card app.  Then, there you are, in a restaurant, at a…

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…