Michele DeBella

Michele has an M.A. TESOL and has spent her career teaching both abroad and in the United States. She currently lives in New York City, where she teaches academic English. She's also a freelance writer, author of ESL textbooks, and founder of From Inwood Out, a New York travel blog.

Posts by Michele

English Testing at Home: Convenient and Safe, but Is It Accessible (and Acceptable) to All?

When established, test-development leaders discuss their online English proficiency tests, similar themes emerge. Online tests, most of which can be taken at home, have a wider reach than computer-based tests that are only available at designated testing sites, and are therefore more accessible for test-takers worldwide. People have more options for testing their English ability […]

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Will English Language Teachers Be Traveling Again in 2022?

Though the coronavirus pandemic has been a global event, its impact has been uneven, varying across borders and within communities. Industries everywhere, particularly those that rely on travel, have suffered, but even those consequences have been dissimilar. While borders closed and the international tourism industry came to a halt, travelers headed for mountain towns and […]

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