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ESL Thanksgiving Writing Contest

What Are You Thankful For? In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, we have asked our current ESL students and alumni to share with us what they are thankful for this season. Today, we are proud to announce three winners whose essays we are excited to share with you! ICLS would like to thank all of our … Continue reading ESL Thanksgiving Writing Contest

Meet the Staff: Connie Lee

Meet the Staff: Connie Lee Connie Lee is the Director of the ESL Division at the International Center for Language Studies.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and holds a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from … Continue reading Meet the Staff: Connie Lee

Community in the Virtual ESL Classroom

by: Shei Sanchez, ICLS ESL Teacher Building a strong and engaged community of students is a key ingredient in teaching. If learners feel excluded or left behind, the classroom environment can become disjointed and leaden. It just doesn’t feel right. Therefore, the classroom should feel like a second home – a place where students and … Continue reading Community in the Virtual ESL Classroom

Can I learn a foreign language in my sleep?

While some people find they have an aptitude for picking things up quickly, there is no magic formula, nor is there a quick fix approach to learning a new language.  Think about it, how long did it take you to master the language you are currently fluent in? Developing proficiency depends on many factors; one … Continue reading Can I learn a foreign language in my sleep?

How do you learn? Are you a socialized or private learner?

First of all let me say there is no right or wrong answer.  As with many things it is often a factor of time and money as well as your own personal preference and prior exposure to learning.  How we learn is different for each of us.  You were probably taught early on there are … Continue reading How do you learn? Are you a socialized or private learner?

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