Category Archives: TESOL Blog

TESOL 2015: From the Eyes of a First-Time Attendee

Navnish Sidhu
Navnish Sidhu

As I sit down to write this blog, I realize that my brain has reached its capacity to receive or produce information. I am overwhelmed, over stimulated, and overworked, and yet I feel I have only just scratched the surface … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: What Keeps a Long-Time TESOLer Coming Back

Barbara Gottschalk
Barbara Gottschalk

Toronto TESOL will be my 23rd TESOL convention, and, of course, I’ve experienced just about everything the conference offers. I’ve attended sessions, volunteered, browsed the exhibition area, and networked at receptions. I’ve presented, but received more rejections than acceptances; I’ve … Continue reading

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ESP Sessions at the TESOL Convention in Toronto

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Have you seen the Program Book for the TESOL convention in Toronto? For ESP practitioners and researchers, there are some very exciting and informative sessions! In this TESOL Blog post, I would like to share some information … Continue reading

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6 Websites for Learning English Idioms

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

When you ask university-level English language learners how they would like to improve their English, many of them say they want to use more idiomatic expressions. Unfortunately, teachers seem to rarely have time to explicitly teach idioms in class. Luckily, … Continue reading

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2015 Teacher of the Year’s Most Memorable TESOL Moments

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

What are your most memorable TESOL moments? Here are some of my most memorable moments from past TESOL conventions. 1. Cerebral Moments How can you satisfy your intellectual curiosity as an ESL educator? The impressive diversity of scholars each year … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Technology in an Adult Ed ESL Program

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Realizing that readers of the TESOL Blog teach in a wide variety of contexts, I invited a colleague, Darrin Hetrick, whose students are very different from my own, to share his experiences with technology in the classroom. For those of … Continue reading

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A Congressman in My Classroom: Making Connections

Guest Author
Guest Author

A Guest Post by Lori Menning Lori has been teaching in the School District of New London, Wisconsin, for the past 13 years, where she is also the district ELL/bilingual coordinator. In addition, she instructs current and future ELL and bilingual … Continue reading

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7 Magic Steps Toward Developing Teachers as Leaders

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog With all the educational reforms around the world and increased demand for teacher accountability and more rigorous student learning outcomes, the need to engage teachers in professional development has never been as urgent as it is … Continue reading

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4 Strategies for Scaffolding Instruction for ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In this blog, I am going to highlight how teachers of ELs can meet the language needs of their students through scaffolding. Teachers need to take into account the language demands that ELs face in content classrooms and use scaffolding … Continue reading

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Transforming Students Into Researchers and Leaders

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! One of my passions has been preparing my undergraduate students in Japan for their leadership roles in the future. What I have been learning in this regard is also important for ESPers. In this TESOL Blog post, … Continue reading

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