Category Archives: TESOL Blog

 
Using Technology to Promote Reading

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

There are so many excellent resources online for teaching all the various aspects of the English language and culture. I have previously shared some of my favorite sites and tools for listening and speaking as well as writing. This month’s … Continue reading

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Digital Games for the Writing Process

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome back to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning blog. To kick off this month’s post, I wanted to encourage everyone to visit the new Ludic Language Pedagogy journal by James York and Jonathan DeHann. The journal strives … Continue reading

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Collect, Select, Reflect: Portfolios for L2 Writing Assessment

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

Portfolios for assessing students’ writing have been around a long time, but I believe it’s worth another visit, particularly given the tools we now have available online for collecting and sharing our work. What Is a Portfolio? A portfolio is … Continue reading

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6 Arguments for Smaller Class Sizes

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I was recently reading an article about the Chicago Teachers Union and how it is pushing class size as a contract issue. This led me to wonder about how class size affects the academic achievement of English learners (ELs). According to … Continue reading

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TESOL Member Moment: Araceli Salas

Araceli Salas
Araceli Salas

TESOL Member Moment celebrates our members’ achievements and contributions to the field of English language teaching.

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Board Games for the ESL/EFL Classroom

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another installment of the games and learning blog. In last month’s blog post, we looked at Minecraft as a standout video game for the classroom. This month, we go analogue and take a look … Continue reading

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Writing for Professional Development

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

So far in my posts about second language writing, I have focused on topics about teaching writing to language learners. As writing teachers, however, we owe it ourselves and our students to be writers as well as teachers of writing, … Continue reading

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Strategies to Combat Anti-Immigration Bullying

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

On 3 August 2019, a mass shooting occurred at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, USA. A gunman killed 22 people and injured 24 others using a version of an AK-47 assault rifle. The gunman posted a White nationalist, … Continue reading

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