Position Opening at Teachers College University of Columbia

Language Program Director

The Applied Linguistics & TESOL Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a Full-Time Language Program Director.  This position entails directing two related programs: the Community Language Program (CLP) and the TESOL Certificate Program (TCP). The CLP provides English and foreign language instruction to adult learners and is an onsite language lab for students and faculty in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. The TCP offers a Summer full-time intensive program as well as a part-time Fall-Spring program.

5 ways to keep students’ attention in class

In one of our posts earlier in the year we suggested a few ways of getting students’ attention when the class is not listening. Ideas such as call and response, transitional chants or songs, and countdowns can work well when you need to get the attention of the whole class, although if used too often can lose their effectiveness.

Read: 8 Young learner first lesson problems and solutions. 

So what can we do to get, and more importantly, keep our students’ attention? Here are five top tips!