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,…

Volunteer Minute with WAL at Seattle Urban Academy  - Looking Back with Joy

Volunteer Minute with WAL at Seattle Urban Academy – Looking Back with Joy

by Debbie Chan, Student Services & Activities Coordinator, Washington Academy of Languages (WAL) We always hear that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.   How about to a teenager’s heart, whose future seems sometimes difficult and unsure? …

WAL’s Lunch Bunch for Foodies:  Seriously Loving Food Enough to Write About It

WAL’s Lunch Bunch for Foodies: Seriously Loving Food Enough to Write About It

by Debbie Chan, Washington Academy of Languages, Student Services & Activities Coordinator A small group of WAL FOODIES (those who love to eat and cook food) headed out to the Fremont District on Saturday, January 13, and had a wonderful…

Christina Tkacs

Travel lover earns her master’s degree on the road

Christina Tkacs took a five-month motorcycle trip through Central and South America with her husband, and not only did she take in fresh sights, meet new people and explore different cultures, she discovered her next career path, too.

Students and teacher in an English class in a coffee shop

Travel the world, teach English with a TESOL certificate

Have you dreamed about living abroad and experiencing different cultures, meeting new people and becoming a true citizen of the world? This dream could become a reality if you pursue a career teaching English. Earning a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate, which is a globally recognized standard, may be your key to unlock new opportunities around the world.