Meet Kevin, a recent graduate from our TESOL Certificate….

During my junior year at Brooklyn College, I was offered an opportunity to travel to China to study abroad. The offer sparked my interest, not because of the main reasons why people want to travel, for example; food, adventure, etc., but mainly it was to learn about a new culture that I was unfamiliar with…

Teachers love to learn

Teachers also love to learn. In fact, our trainers often attend training sessions themselves. In November, Rennert Tesol Director, Caroline will be attending and presenting at MATSOL in Boston Then in 2020, you can find us in Denver at the TESOL conference where we will be attending amazing professional development sessions and presenting.  If you…

Congratulations!

Huge Congratulations to our SIT TESOL Certificate students!  This class graduated last Friday, after an intense and fun month-long course.  Two have started teaching already, two are off to Japan, one to Italy and one is studying ‘Teaching Business English’ with us next week. We are SO proud of our amazing students and cannot wait…

Reasons why NYC is the best place to study……

 NYC is diverse.  You can hear people speaking nearly every language imaginable.  This also means that the food is amazing. NYC is welcoming. The standard of education in the city is very high with amazing colleges and trade schools and of course, the best language schools such as Rennert. Culture….museums, art, theater, and music.  NYC…

How to get classroom experience when you study online!

Nothing beats studying to become a teacher like an intensive training course.  However, in this fast-paced world that isn’t always possible.  Online training courses are growing in popularity but they cannot, by nature, cover all aspects of becoming a teacher.  For example, you cannot study how to be in a classroom or to respond to…

It’s been a while!

Hi Everyone, It has been a while since we posted!  You know how it is, life gets busy and you have to move with the flow….and wow, have we been busy!! Firstly, we moved!  We started a very exciting new venture alongside Berkeley College and now have gorgeous new offices and classrooms in their College. …

Applying for a Job with the EPIK Program

The EPIK Program is one of the most reliable sources of job placement for international teachers looking to work in South Korea. It is a well-known and well-respected organization, but is a doozy. One of the graduates of my TESOL Certificate course (the SIT TESOL), Brittany Burgess, completed the EPIK application process and will be…

Highlights: Fall 2017 TESOL Mini Conference

  Our Fall mini conference took place a few weeks ago on Saturday, September 30th and was a great success!  The mini conference was attended by 120 guests from around the tri-state area, making it the most packed conference to date! Presenters included many of Rennert’s own, including Autumn Westphal (yours truly), Head of Teacher Training;…

Applying for a Job with the JET Program

The JET Program is one of the most competitive (and reliable) sources of job placement for international teachers looking to work in Japan. It is a long and arduous process to apply, but if you are accepted, you will receive a job working as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Japan. It is a well-known…

Quick Tip: Set the Task First!

It is common practice to use reading or listening texts to introduce new vocabulary or grammar.  This is a great way to introduce language because it not only helps integrate skills, but it also provides a (hopefully) natural context for the new language.  Context is so important because it is gives the new language meaning…

Teaching Ideas to Enrich Instruction and Increase Motivation

Teaching Ideas to Enrich Instruction and Increase Motivation It is that time of the year again! Our Fall Adult Ed/IEP TESOL Mini Conference will take place on Saturday, September 30th and we are excited to share the details with you. Here is the tentative schedule:   Based on attendee feedback, we have decided to continue…

Reward Games

When your students are really really good. As in, “homework-done-on-time-participating-like-nobody’s-business-contributing-to-a-safe-and-enjoyable-classroom-environment” kind of good, what do you do to reward them? If you are working in adult education, you might be thinking, “My students’ progress is their reward.” And in this case, I am inclined to agree…for the most part (Honestly, I use reward games with…