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A Cultural and Linguistic Journey
By: Peter Maximilian HM Well over 60 years ago, on the tin Island Bangka, in the archipelago of Indonesia, I was birthed in a city named Pangkalpinang. Specifically, it was November 27, 1954.  I was the third of 3 siblings. This was post WWII and Indonesia after 300 years of being held hostage …
The Communicative Approach in Teaching (CAT)
In defining CAT, we include CLT (Communicative Language Teaching).  So, what exactly is CAT? Let’s break it down step by step:   A. Communication happens only when the decoder (the recipient of the spoken  language provided by the encoder) accepts and “successfully” interprets the  words, phrases, and …
The Current State of the TESOL Industry in the USA
How has the pandemic affected the TESOL Industry? Do we know only what we see, or do we see what we somehow already know?  CYNTHIA OZICK, “What Helen Keller Saw,” New Yorker, June 16 & 23, 2003 Let’s consider the following points first: The TESOL Industry …
The Difference Between TESOL and TEFL
Today’s blog will cover some common questions asked about TESOL/TEFL certification programs and how to pick the program best for you. Question 1: What is TESOL?  Answer 1: TESOL represents a billion-dollar industry that has fundamentally advocated for, promoted, and presented the English language as a …
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