Category Archives: Community Resources

Advanced Plus Field Trip: Learning about the United States through Its Art

By Cathy Sunshine On May 22, the Advanced Plus PM class took a field trip to the Phillips Collection, an art museum just a few blocks from Washington English Center. We saw “Made in the USA: American Masters from The … Continue reading

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Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and More: Foreign Language Classes in DC

By Cathy Sunshine Does teaching English ever make you want to be on the other side of the desk for a change, learning a language, or brushing up on one you learned a while ago? It has had that effect … Continue reading

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Surviving a Washington Winter: Advice from Our Students

By Cathy Sunshine When the polar vortex swept into DC in January, a number of my students were shocked and awed. Several have recently arrived from warm countries and are experiencing a US winter for the first time. Suffice it … Continue reading

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Community Services Fair at Language ETC

A few years back one of my students had a toothache that lasted for a week. He didn’t have a clue where to get help for the problem, and we didn’t know either. We did a little research and directed … Continue reading

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ESL Teacher Training Programs in the DC Area

One of the wonderful things about Language ETC is that you don’t need formal teaching credentials to teach here. Fluency in English, plenty of energy and enthusiasm, and a desire to help your fellow humans are the key qualifications for … Continue reading

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