Category Archives: Pedagogy


Michelle Reynolds, Teen Programs Director, Rennert International

Michelle Reynolds, Teen Programs Director, Rennert International

The secret to a successful summer program for juniors: getting students engaged

In order to run a successful summer program for juniors, you have to get students engaged.  We’ve found that the best way to do this is by allowing students to select elective courses that speak to their passions and interests and use projects as the cornerstone of the curricula.  Read more

Robynne Walsh, Principal, Phoenix English Language Academy

Robynne Walsh, Principal, Phoenix English Language Academy

What language teachers can learn from Direct Instruction teaching methods

I have been interested in the amount of discussion that is going on in Australia at the moment around the area of Direct Instruction (DI). There have been some amazing success stories in the far north of Australia where schools have been successfully improving the literacy skills of indigenous children. Comparisons are being made with the success of DI in Chicago with Hispanic children.

As I have been reading this media coverage it became apparent to me that much of the methodology that provides the foundation of DI are also the rudiments behind good ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching methodology. Read more

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Members of IALC share their insights on the language travel industry. Contributors are owners, directors, managers, teachers or administrative staff of IALC-accredited language schools worldwide.

IALC Workshop

IALC 2017 Workshop in Boston Massachusetts, USA - 23-26 March 2017

IALC 2017 Boston
Dates: 23-26 March 2017
Location: Boston, USA
Educators: IALC-accredited language schools worldwide
Hosted by: ELC Boston
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ELC Boston hosts the IALC 2017 workshop

IALC Study Travel Research Report 2016

Trends in the demand for foreign languages
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IALC Study Travel Research Report 2015

Perceptions of independent and boutique chain schools in language travel
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