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Queen's Professional Studies Blog

Cultural Immersion: Taking Your TESL Certification Abroad

Published September 28, 2023

Are you craving a life-changing experience that goes beyond the ordinary? Teaching English as a second language abroad offers adventure and cultural immersion that takes you beyond textbooks and classrooms! Here’s your guide on how to and why you should...

The Importance of Well-being, With Sunaira Tejpar

Published September 18, 2023

In this post, Internationally Trained Teachers (ITT) instructor Sunaira Tejpar shares her efforts to promote mental health and wellness for both educators and students. As a recent recipient of the Champions of Mental Health award from Queen’s University, Sunaira’s dedication to mental health and wellness is inspirational.

The Value of Interpersonal Skills in Healthcare Settings

Published August 28, 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, where advanced technology and medical breakthroughs often take centre stage, it can be easy to overlook this key feature of quality patient care: well-developed interpersonal skills. While medical knowledge and technical expertise are undeniably crucial...

The ITT Student Experience: An Interview with Shreya Badakh

Published July 31, 2023

In this blog, we learn from ITT graduate Shreya Badakh who shares her experience with ITT and offers advice to prospective and incoming ITT students. With over 20 years of experience as a teacher in India, Shreya was ready to explore teaching at an international level and choose the ITT Program...

Unlocking the Power of Language: The Ultimate ESL Teaching Guide

Published July 13, 2023

In our interconnected world, the ability to communicate in English has become fundamental. As a result, the demand for English language teachers has skyrocketed, offering rewarding opportunities to make a difference in the lives of non-native English speakers...

Ways to Develop Cultural Competency When Moving to Canada

Published June 12, 2023

If you're moving to Canada, it can be easy to feel like an outsider. Canadians are different from other cultures in many ways, but they share a lot of similarities as well. Developing cultural competency is crucial to ensuring you have a positive experience living in Canada...

4 Tips for Learning Online

Published June 12, 2023

According to a study conducted by the Centre for Extended Learning at the University of Waterloo, adult learners like online learning because it fits in with their work and family obligations. But adults are busy people, and fitting online learning into an already busy schedule requires strategy...

The Benefits of Office Yoga and Meditation Practices for Employees

Published May 15, 2023

Yoga and meditation are gaining popularity in the workplace. These practices not only provide numerous benefits to employees, but they can also help improve productivity and retention. If your company is thinking about including yoga and meditation in its employee benefits package, here are some reasons why it’s a worthwhile investment.

A Short Guide to Inclusive Language

Published May 15, 2023

By now, most institutions, schools and businesses have taken steps to establish equity, diversity and inclusion programs. Their purpose, according to equity, diversity, and inclusion consultant Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, “is to address barriers faced by traditionally underrepresented groups in the workplace.” Underrepresented groups include...

4 Kinds of Professional Development: Which Kind is Right for You?

Published May 15, 2023

Professional development comes in many forms, from workplace training to attending seminars or webinars, to completing a full-length college or university program. The right type of professional development for you depends on your current situation and long-term goals. Do you need to solve an immediate problem? Do you want a better job? Or are you thinking about changing careers? We explore four types of professional development and how each can help you achieve your education, job, or career goals.