Category Archives: TESOL Blog

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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5 Apps for English Learning and Teaching

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

It’s quite common to not allow the use of mobile phones in the English classroom. However, there is an increasing array of opportunities to use them in meaningful ways. Because students today are likely to have their own devices, we … Continue reading

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Tidying Up Your ELT: 3 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Teaching

Gabriela Kleckova
Gabriela Kleckova

In this blog, I share a few tips on decluttering your teaching. My thinking about the topic of clutter in teaching has been inspired by recent movements to let go of our possessions in order to be happier and freer—becoming … Continue reading

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Back to School With Minecraft

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome back to another TESOL games and learning blog post. As a new school year starts in many parts of the world, it’s a great time to take a look at Minecraft. Perhaps most everyone has heard of Minecraft at … Continue reading

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The Unapologetic Advocate: Advocacy is Just a Click (or Two) Away

David Cutler
David Cutler

After a summer hiatus, which included a successful 2019 TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit, my annual Golden Girls marathon (180 episodes over 3 months, you do the math), and the departure of my boss and mentor John Segota, I’m back to … Continue reading

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Graduate Students and L2 Writing

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

Much discussion on academic writing revolves around undergraduate students and their transitions from secondary school into university. Despite the large numbers of international students enrolled in U.S. institutions—nearly 400,000 in 2016-17, according to the Migration Policy Institute (Zong & Batalova, 2018), … Continue reading

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