Category Archives: Volunteer Profiles

Teaching English Abroad: Advice for Teachers and Lessons Learned at Washington English Center by Devin Foil

Former Volunteer Devin Foil sharing Thanksgiving with his Chinese students I teach English at in the little town of Pengshan, China. Whether or not my students are English majors, keeping them engaged is the priority and the challenge. The hands-on experience … Continue reading

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Language ETC and the Peace Corps: A Long and Strong Connection

Fellow volunteers: need a break from the present perfect progressive? Want to see Lee Griffith, our famously clean-cut weekend volunteer coordinator, with shaggy hippie hair and pig blood makeup on his face?

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Teaching Advanced ESL Students at Language ETC

Last week’s post explored the joys and pitfalls of teaching Basic students, who speak almost no English. How is the teaching experience different when students are relatively proficient? I asked three veteran teachers of LETC’s Advanced classes to share their … Continue reading

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The Couple that Teaches Together . . . A Belated Valentine’s Day Post

So, Valentine’s Day got by me again. Or maybe I let it go. It’s been all downhill since third grade. What ever happened to those ossified candy hearts with “Kiss Me” (or, in recent years, “Text Me”) stamped on them? … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Longtime LETC Volunteer: Interview with Chris Frangione

Volunteer Chris Frangione recently took time to sit down with Ashley Lipps before his Monday evening advanced class. We thank Chris and hope that other volunteer teachers and tutors will step forward to share their experiences at Language ETC.

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