Category Archives: Student Voices

Students Write: Why We Like the Washington English Center

At the end of winter term, several students in the Advanced Plus class were so enthusiastic about their experience that they volunteered to write the following short essays for the blog. Elvia is from Colombia, and Abdallah is from Sudan. … 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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“I Like It When Teachers . . .” : Student Views on Teacher Practices

By Cathy Sunshine Do you ever wonder, when you walk into the classroom and see ten or fifteen faces gazing back at you, what your students are really thinking? I know I do.

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Empowering Students as Teachers

Theresa Schlafly is an experienced teacher at Language ETC and a graduate of Georgetown University’s TEFL certificate program. She values a student-centered classroom. As Theresa explains below, she recently took this concept to a new level — letting her students … Continue reading

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Pronunciation Practice: Students Want More!

Students often worry about their pronunciation and ask for help with it. Most of the time, though, we’re focused on getting through the assigned Ventures lesson, and no time is set aside for work on pronunciation. Or maybe we overlook … Continue reading

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