Nicola Teague
M.Ed. in TESOL and Special Needs

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After completing her studies in England, Nicola Teague spent four years teaching ESL in Switzerland. She has since taught ESL in San Diego for over twenty years, specializing in designing and delivering interactive communication classes. Teague joined the American Language Institute at SDSU where she taught in both the academic and communicative programs. She taught a range of levels from beginner to advanced in reading, writing, listening, speaking, presentation skills and TOEFL. Not only did she teach in the two primary programs but also in short term programs that included business and teacher training programs.

In 1991 Teague moved to the English Language Program at UC San Diego, where she started in the 10-week program, again teaching a range of skills and levels. She also worked in the short term customized programs which included Korean and Brazilian teacher training. For the last eight years she has taught in the TEFL program instructing core classes of reading, writing, listening and speaking. In addition, she instructs a teacher-trainer workshop that teaches students how to teach the TOEFL. Teague is also a private tutor both in San Diego and to online students in Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

"I believe my job is to push, challenge and motivate the future teachers in TEFL. The result, the joy of seeing the pure delight of students achieving things they thought impossible. They are our future. "
- Nicola Teague
Teague, Nicola

My Courses

Introduction to Teaching Writing

This TEFL certificate course will prepare prospective, novice, or experienced ESL and EFL teachers with a foundation of writing skills in English.

You will be introduced into the...
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Oral Presentations for Language Teachers

If you are a prospective, novice, or experienced English teacher, this TEFL certificate course will provide you with the skills necessary in speaking to small, medium, or large groups...
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Teaching Writing for Academic and Professional Purposes

This TEFL certificate course will treat in-depth the discourse features of successful writing in English, in particular for academic and professional communication in the U.S. and around the...
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TEFL Practicum: Best Methods in Developing and Delivering Lesson Plans

Learn how to be in control and maintain an effective learning pace when teaching English as a foreign language in this practical TEFL certificate course.

You will review techniques of...
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Theory and Methods of Reading Instruction

In this TEFL certificate course, you will receive an overview of various theoretical approaches as they apply to: